Adco Pop-Up Camper SFS AquaShed RV Cover Review

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AJ: What's up, everybody It's AJ with Today we will be checking out the AquaShed, camper cover from ADCO. This is a great solution if you want to cover up your camper, and put it away, and keep it protected from the weather, and the UV rays. Let's take a closer look. We carry a lot of different camper covers on our website and get kind of confusing. They throw a lot of information at you, and it depends on where you live, which one's going to work best for you or how much you use your camper, it's just a lot.

So, I laid out three of them to show you and go over which ones worked with best situations, so that helps you out picking out your cover.First up, we have the polypropylene one, this is the most breathable option, and good for short-term storage. So, what that means's good for when you're using in that season. If you only use it once a month, but it's the summertime, you can throw this cover on there in between uses, and it'll keep it nice and dry. It is the most breathable though, it doesn't have a cover on the top so, it will allow some moisture in there, because it's so breathable, that's why it's not good for winter storage. When you go to store on winter, you want to get more heavy duty cover.The next cover we're going to show you is the Aquashed.

Now you'll spot the difference right away. It's got a more reinforced top on this one. Our last one was made of the polypropylene all around, this one still has on the side, it's still nice and breathable on the side but on the top, it's reinforced for rainy climate.So, if you live somewhere where it rains a lot more, and your camper is going to be out there, this is going to be a better cover for you. It's got three layers, there's actually an image on the box that helps explain it. There's three layers of protection against the rain, but also it's breathable.

So, the rain, if it gets in there to one of the layers, it can get out and it won't ever get to your camper. That way it doesn't get trapped in there and cause it to get mildewy or smelly or ruin your camper at any way. But, with that said, if you live in the Southern United States and you're in constant humidity, this cover's not going to be good for that. That means that humidity will never dry out because the water will always be in there. You don't want to get this covered for that one.

You want our next one.The tieback covers is going to be the most heavy duty, and best one for all climates. You see the material on top of this one, is made out of actual Tyvek material, which is what they usually put on the side of a house for you add siding on top of it, so if it's good enough to protect your house, it's going to be good enough to protect your camper. It already feels more heavy-duty than the last one and the one before that. It's going to be great, it's your longterm storage solution. So, if you're putting it away for winter, this is the cover you're going to do. It's going to stay on there for months, protect against all the rain and the snow that come out, and not to mention when the seasons change you're going to have pollen it's not going to let any particles through, to get on top of your camper itself. So, it's protected against everything. It's going to be out and exposed to any elements.If you want to hear a little bit more of the comparisons between the covers, you can stick around the end of the video, and watch our discussion I had with our writing team here. How long we figuring out the right type of cover for yourself, you want to make sure you get the one that's going to fit your camper, the best.So, it means you probably need to measure your camper before you buy the cover. The way to do that is you can just measure from the bottom here, to the top, and we did that earlier, and it measures out to be about a little over 32 inches. Now we're going to measure from the back, to the front. Now, the same thing goes for the height measurements is you don't do any extras on there, so you have the extra AC unit and these extra roof bars on top, don't measure those. These covers are made to have a little extra on top, so you can pull it over there and it doesn't cause any issues. So, it is kind of accounted for already in the cover. Same goes for the front.So, we're to measure all the way from the back, it kind of comes out like this at the back, to a measure all the way up front. In line with this front box here, looks like about 12 feet. So, it's going to be 12 feet long, with 32 inch high, so that's good to keep in mind to get the right cover.Let's check out the top of the cover first, because that's usually what sets these covers apart from each other. This one is a three layer design. So, what that does is, it keeps the moisture from getting to the bottom layer and your camper, but also is breathable enough so that it doesn't hold the moisture in there. Now, I wish that has been designed for those rainy environments, what it's not designed for is humidity. So, if you live in like the Southern United States, where there is a lot of humidity, this cover isn't the one for you. I would go with one that breathes a little bit more. There is other options that are more breathable covers, those are the ones that go with.Coming in a little closer, I want to kind of check out the texture and the stitching of the cover, and see how it's going to hold up. The top definitely feels more cloth like, the sides, a little rougher, but, they feel tough. I mean, I'm going to rip at it a little bit, even though it feels like cloth up here, I'm pulling up pretty good. It didn't leave any marks or anything. And I didn't feel like it was about to break so, that puts some confidence in there. They also have the double stitching, that goes all the way around it, and down the seams, and the places that it gets pulled on the most. Maybe when you're pulling it on, you can see it's going to pull right there on that corner, and add more stress to it, so it's designed to hold up to that. Now it's time knowing, uncover the camper and take the cover off. You can fold it up and fit it in its own bag, that way it's ready to go for next time.Let's check out how easy it is to install. Getting ready to install the cover on the camper, just want to show you it is marked front, and rear, so that helps when you're going to lay it out before you put it on there, you know which end it goes where. I want to walk the rear over here, I'm going to attach this one corner here on the bottom, so that it'll catch there and I can spread it across the top of the camper. Probably said a little bit more of the cover on top. So it comes over with me.Get underneath there, and I'll start pulling the cover back up over and adjust it as I go. Just get the rear, on there, nice and center. Sure it should over the AC, it's made to be stretchy so, it's not that hard to do that, go back over the other side and adjusted there.And it's installed. With the cover installed on the camper, now we're going to attach it. So, they'll run these straps underneath the other side, you can see that they're sewn in. So, they're not going to ,come detached and you can't lose them. I suggest keep it like this, and throw it over that way. That way it's got some weight. I'm going to do the same thing for the next two straps. We'll do it over on this side, we'll just go ahead and secure it here at the buckle, and then pulling the access of the strap out, looks like it's nice and pretty tight. It's going to hold it on here. We'll take the rest of this, and tie it up here. And I'll repeat the process on the other two straps. It also comes with this rope. You can run through these grommets here, on four points on all sides of the cover.If you want to get it even tighter to your camper, I feel like it's pretty tight right now, I mean, I'm going to try and move it back and forth, you see, it's not moving that much. I can't even pull it up here because of the straps underneath are attached, holding in place. Welcome everybody, say we're going to go over a few of the campus offers from Echo. We have set up there and we have three of them to look at, while we have installed right here in Bonnie is the tieback one. It's the most heavy duty, it's the one for long what's your story So, you want this one and it's going to be out there, through all the season when you're not using it on your office. It's got the nice Tyvek material I saw, just like siding on your, that they put on the side of a house before you put the siding on there, at the side. It's polypropylene, which the other column over here, it's all polypropylene. So, there's going to be the same material, here is that this one doesn't have a nice hot like this one.Okay. You have the reinforced corners here too, so, when you're going to put it on, if it gets caught on the camper or anything, you have to worry about like ripping right through that part. I think that's the only parts that are going to catch. Plus, you have to tie down points was included road, the timed out or faster than to your camper. So, any questions so farYep. We're rolling the other side of it, yeah. We lay it out up here, show a difference in the tops of it, with the tie back one, and offer shed one. It doesn't feel as thick, almost, almost got like a, what would you say A plastic you feel kind of. Adam: Yeah, like a thicker, thicker plastic on the Tyvek. And then, the Aqua shed one kind of just feels like a slightly thicker polypropylene. AJ: Yeah. This feels more like a cloth material, I guess. Adam: Yeah. AJ: So, you can feel the difference for sure. And this is the one that has the three different layers. So, that's the water out. But as you told me earlier, it's not good and humid areas because it's just going to hold all that humidityAdam: Yeah. Speaker 3: Yeah. I looked into a little bit more. It looks like. Yeah. If you're in a wet, rainy area, you probably want to. I don't know. I'm thinking like Seattle, it's the only place I can think of right now, but super rainy. It's getting the Aquashed, but if you're in an area where it's rainy, but also can get really hot and humid and more of a well-rounded, I guess climate then probably one of the other two, that'd be best. It would be better. I am curious though, too, because, I know the Tyvek is supposed to be, they mentioned the descriptions. It mentions a lot. It's good. Adam: inaudible 00:11:49AJ: That was more for when you're not using it in the summertime or whatever. We're not supposed to leave it on there very long. It has a fully protected like these do. Speaker 3: So the propylene one is just mainly just, if you just want something quick that you, you don't, I guess it's like the cost effective one that you, that you don't need it too long. Okay. Adam: That's what kind of what we we're thinking. Yeah. AJ: Yeah. I kind of fix it, maybe you live somewhere that's not, there's not really a winter season, so, you don't need the heavy duty ones. There's no winter to put it away for. This is nice coverage protection from the sun, Pretty much doesn't really do much to take it from the rain or anything. I think it will go right through, but super breathable though. So, that's what we said. That was the inaudible 00:12:42 thing we said about it. We can kind of be a little negative, but that makes sense.And they all attach the same way and face down somewhere. inaudible 00:12:56Adam: Here Can you see under that stuffAJ: let's see, let me get down on the ground here. Okay. So, you just throw the buckle underneath here, to the other side. This is sewn on to the opposite side. So, you don't have to worry about these being unattached or losing them. So, that's kind of cool that they're always there just clamp it like that and then pull it tight. I was having a little trouble with the straps, for a reason. I don't know if you can see it clearlySpeaker 3: Yeah. AJ: But instead of, instead of it running through two different parts, this open triangle part, lets it move around a whole bunch. So, as I was trying to pull it with a bunch of in here, because it's not the straps not being held down easily, you'd run it through two little, two little gaps that keeps it in line. But this one grab kind of travels everywhere where you're trying to tighten it down. Speaker 3: So, installation then is pretty, pretty easy and straightforward. AJ: Oh yeah. It was quick. We just threw it over the top of it. It was stretchy enough to go around the whole thing, we didn't have to pull at it or struggle, and help do the front. And I did the back, which I could've done the whole thing, but by the time we we're done, I was like, Oh, I could probably go do that myself. But I mean, it was quick. Speaker 3: Yeah. Okay. AJ: And the other thing we got to check with, we're definitely going to touch on in the video is measuring your camper to see exactly what cover you need. So, you don't get one that's too big, or too small because there's a lot different sizes out there. Speaker 3: Yeah. AJ: And what we went by, is measuring from the bottom of your camper to the natural roof type, which that doesn't include. This guy has a roof rack on his camper actually. And the AC unit over here, you wouldn't measure that. You're just measuring to the roots here from the national back of it. That's not included in the accessory.This would be the natural part of the camp roof. Speaker 3: Okay. I guess I'm also wondering for the larger size, motor homes and stuff that in campers that you would put one of these covers over, I know a lot of them have the ladders or other things sticking out in either in the front or the back. I don't know if you know this, but, how would you include those with measure, measurements Or would you not know Okay. AJ: I don't think so, cause it's got a little bit, it's elastic, you can take and pull it out a little bit more. Speaker 3: Okay. AJ: Covers that, they both know them, I think that they say it's 10 to 12 or something like that more. Adam: Yeah. Speaker 3: Alright. AJ: So, I think they take an account that it's supposed to be stretched over some items. Speaker 3: Okay. Adam: They had a lot more wiggle room than I was expecting. It still fit really well, because this is a 12 foot camper, with a 12 foot cover. But there is still a lot of room to kind of go around the front end, and over the rooftop accessories,. AJ: Hold on here, not really moving. I'm not starting to pull it off or anything. It's going to knock stuff off. Adam: So, I'd imagine it'd be the same with the larger covers If there are anything like how this one was all measured out. Speaker 3: And height, you said height, it's important too, rightAdam: Yeah. So, on the page it says to measure yeah, from the natural bottom of it to the natural roof. Speaker 3: Alright. So, I noticed too, because in the facets they only have a facet for the length boat you have, rather than the height. And I'm just now wondering if we, if it would be beneficial to add that. Adam: Okay. crosstalk 00:17:23 I think length is the most important measurement. I, it seems like from what we looked at on the other pages and all that, that that's really the main factor that kind of changes between these at least with the pop-up campers. Speaker 3: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Adam: And there's plenty of room like height wise. I don't honestly see that being a big issue, but we're just kind of going off of like what the page said, how to measure the dimensions of the tree. AJ: So if it was a little taller, wouldn't be that big of a problem. Speaker 3: All right. And kind of going back to the breathability, cause I know, I think Bob mentioned that in his comment before this meeting, so I guess of these three, how would you rank that Which is the most breathable, which is the least breathableAJ: Breathable would be, the one here. Speaker 3: Okay. AJ: Doesn't have one of these, not a hard top, but a different material top takes away from the building. Adam: Yeah. AJ: All this material, so I guess it just breathe and this one's got the most, I guess we'll layer one for Ray, since it's three layers and the less water out better, would be the second most breathable, And then this would be the least. Speaker 3: The tie-backOkay. AJ: Yeah, because I guess when you're putting this one on, in like the winter, so for a long time, you don't want anything getting in there and getting cold here. Speaker 3: Right. Can we, other question I really had is, I didn't know, a few installed covers of other brands. I was just curious as to, I haven't had much chance to work on this product group yet, but I didn't know what, how these ADCO ones differ from the classic accessories covers, or the Cameco coversAJ: I'm not sure if I've done a Cameco. I think I've only done ADCO ones. I did a couple, I haven't been on video for them yet, but I have done a shot, a few at the RV, but I think they we're ADCO. So, I'm not quite sure how they differ with others. Speaker 3: Oh, I was just curious. AJ: Your RV ones are certainly, way more involved with those. I know that. Speaker 3: Yeah. crosstalk 00:19:47AJ: That's pretty crazy. Speaker 3: Yeah. I can imagine, they're a lot taller and longer, and yeah. okay. I think that's all I had, unless you had anything else you wanted to add or Shaylee or Adam wanted to have any questionsShaylee: Nope. I'm good. AJ: Cool. Adam: I'm good too. crosstalk 00:20:16Speaker 3: Alright. Thank you so much. AJ: No prob. All right, Thanks guys, see you later. And that's it to get it installed, pretty easy overall. It took me about 10 minutes by myself. If I hadn't somebody else here and barrel probably five, I cut it in half and that's just starting at the back and me not having to jump back and forth. My friend would help pull it up over the camper and save that much more time. But 10 minutes isn't that much anyway, that does it for our look at the Aquashed. I hope this help..

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