Winter (Rain) Cover for 2014 Little Guy Five Wide
Hi there - We just bought a used 2014 Little Guy Five Wide (so happy) but unfortunately we don't have a garage to keep it in. We have a space right next to the house, but it will need to be out in the rain for a lot of the Pacific Northwest winter. We live in Seattle. I was thinking of buying a cover _and_ an awning in addition to the cover.
Do you all have any tips for the best brand or style of cover to buy? I haven't seen any brands online that target Little Guys specifically. Also - what strategies do you all have for keeping it dry inside, even when covered? Thanks for any ideas you can share! - Laura
PahaQue is the only one that manufactures a cover specifically for the Little Guys. They are a bit pricey but they are really well made. I know some in the past have used other types of covers and just used a lot of bungees or tie downs to make it work.
Thank you for the recommendation!
I once considered a cover for mine. It's now in the regular garage, it gets s lot of dirt on it. But I gave up the idea of a cover when I added the roof rack, roof basket, and awning because it would not fit over all that, I mean the Pahaque wouldn't. Another thing that could have been a problem for me, I could just imagine every mouse and squirrel wanting to get under it to make a nest. I ordinarily try to use the trailer once a month, so decided it would be a nuisance to get a cover on and off by myself.
We have one to sell. Brand new never used. We ended up fitting our 5-Wide into our garage. Label on it says it works for the Silver Shadow as well.
@Isammo. This popped up again for some reason, and two years later, I realized I did not finish answering! I'm probably too late. I use a very small electric dehumidifier in my little trailer and check it every now and then to empty it. It keeps it from getting any damp, musty smells.
Also, I keep a cast iron skillet and dutch oven in the galley and don't want them to rust.
Some use Eva-dry. Some use Damp Rid. Damp Rid is rather sticky if you spill it.
Anyway, it all keeps the trailer from smelling funny.
Just checked this board after a long absence and saw this.
My 2012 5 wide lives outside in NE Oklahoma weather which is a lot of sun, wind, ice etc.
I got the best service out of a quality duck tarp spaced over my roof rack and solidly attached to the little guy. I think it is good to have space between the teardrop itself and the tarp for good air circulation which I think solves a lot of potential problems.