Measuring and Installing your RV Cover
Q: Measuring and Installing your RV Cover
A: The best way to make sure your cover fits properly is to physically measure your RV. If you know the make and model, the manufacturer specifications are generally different than what you really have. Its always a good idea that you physically go and measure .
Q: How do I measure my coach for an RV cover?
A: Measure RV from end to end (including bumpers, and spare tire) to determine the cover needed for proper fit. From our experiences, Do not rely on manufacturer's specifications. The RV Cover should have a little loose.
* If you're going to get a GOLDLINE cover and the size of your RV happens to land on the cusp of a size change, we always suggest you move up to the larger size, for instance if you have a 22' RV exactly and the cover sizes are 20-22' and 22-24' you will take the larger of the two size brackets.
* The EXPEDITION AND TRAVELER covers are a little bigger in length so the 20-22' cover will fit nicely if you have a 22' rig. You can see the inch size in length at the detail page. So measure your rig's length in inches and match it up against our length size. Lengths can be found on each product page in the description area. You do not need to worry about width.
Q: How about air conditioners and other roof equipment?
A: All of our covers are meant to go over air conditioners. The cover will just ride a little higher on each side of your RV where the roof equipment is. You do not add the air conditioner as part of your overall height.
Installing Your RV Cover
RV Covers can be installed without climbing on the roof of your RV by utilizing stepladders. Depending on the vehicle, you may be able to save time by climbing on the roof. Below you will find a description of the process as told by one of our customers. NDC takes no responsibility for the liability involved in climbing on the roof. Please note that extreme caution should be taken when climbing on top of your RV. RV Cover installation gets easier with practice. Most full size coaches can be covered and secured in under 10 minutes.
1. Place the Cover at the rear of the R.V. next to the ladder. Find the front of the cover on the ground.
2. Lower all antennas. PAD ALL SHARP EDGES, SHARP CORNERS and all protruding objects that sticks out of your RV (mirrors, bumpers, A/C units, etc.). Pad anything that could snag or tear a hole in the cover. Remove the antenna if possible.
3. Pull the front of the cover up with you as you climb up the ladder.. Once on top of the R.V., pull as much as you can towards the top, creating a pile of cover next to your feet. Once the pile gets big enough, stretch it towards the front of the RV.
4. Once a strip of cover is created, start at the front by pacing the cover over the corners, working your way towards the back, allowing the cover to drape over the sides of the R.V.
5. Once you are at the rear of the R.V., place the cover over the corner (opposite of the ladder). Climb down the ladder pulling the cover down with you. Put ladder cap (if needed) in place prior to covering the rear bumper.
6. Once you are on the ground, start adjusting the cover all they way around the R.V. First secure the rear corners under the R.V. and make your way around the front to do the same with the front corners.