Adco Pop-Up Camper Tyvek All-Climate and Wind RV Cover Review

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Review of the Adco Pop-Up Camper Tyvek All-Climate and Wind RV Cover


AJ: What's up everybody. It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today we're checking out this Tyvek camper cover from ADCO. This is a good solution for if you're wondering to put your camper away for the winter and you want to cover there to protect it from all the elements. We carry a lot of different camper covers on our website and get kind of confusing, and 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 works with that situation. 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 is, it'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 winter, you want to get more heavy duty to cover. The next cover we're going to show you is the Aqua shed. Now you'll spot the difference right away. It's got a bit more reinforced top on this one. Our last one was made of the polypropylene all around.

This one still has on the side, so it's still nice and breathable in the sides, 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. It'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 in 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 cover for that one, you want our next one.The Tyvek cover 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 where 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 long-term 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.Do you want to hear a little bit more of the comparison between the covers You can stick around the end of the video and watch our discussion I had with our writing team here. Along we figured 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 measurement 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 measure all the way from the back. It kind of comes out like this at the back through a measure all the way up front, in line with this front box here.Looks 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 take a look at the top of this cover because that's really what's going to set it apart from the others. It's a matter of a Tyvek material. So it's going to be the more heavy-duty top on a cover that we have. So it's going to hold up just fine to rain, ice and snow, but something else you might not have figured out when you pulled this out to uncover it in the spring, there's going to be a lot of pollen. This also protects against particles, such as pollen, so you won't have that on your camper when you pull the cover off. In combination with the Tyvek top, the sides are made of polypropylene, which means it still can breathe so that you don't get any of that mildew build up or anything like that on your camper on the inside.I want to point out the construction of the cover as well. You can see the double stitching here on the corner is really going to help it because these are the parts that probably get stressed the most on this cover. You're pulling it on, you can see it's applying all the pressure right here. Also, I'm going to pull on a little bit, cover feels nice and sturdy. I was trying to pull on it, you see, it didn't feel like it was just about the rip or anything like that. Same with the top, the Tyvek didn't feel like it was going to rip at any time. So, that's good and if it's high winds or something like that, you can see I'm pulling the cover around. It's not coming off, it's not slowly sliding up or anything, everything's staying in place. Now, what helps keep the cover in place is the three straps underneath here.They got buckled on the other side and run the strips through and that pull nice and tight, that helps it stay under here all the time. That way, when I pull here at the end, it's not always constantly sliding up the side. It stays in place, it doesn't even come close to coming off. Then the further protection is this rope that you can run around through these grommets, and that pulls the bottom part tighter to the camper itself. And when it is time to uncover the camper, you just take the cover off, fold it up, put it in its own carrying bag. You just sent it up and it's ready for next time. Let's see how easy it was to install.I've got the cover all pulled out and ready to throw on our camper. Just want to give you a few tips before we start doing that. You can see it's marked front and rear, so that helps you when you're going to throw it on your camper, and put which side the right way. I'm going to kind of drag it along with me here, I'm kind of drape over the rear first. Good, kind of set on the camper. For first, drag some of it up there. I'm going around the camper and kind of adjusted the cover on. It went on there pretty smooth and nice in the right spots. I kind of adjusted it as I pulled it over. So there's not a whole lot adjusting to go. Now we're going to throw our straps to the other side, to buckle up and then pull it tight.Can you see the buckles here are sewn to the bottom, so you don't have to worry about them becoming detached or losing them. We've got extra stitching here to help when it's pulled, they won't just rip right through. So we're going to just kind of bundle it up and toss it under the other side. I'm going to do that with all three of these. Now on the other side, the buckle you flip into is also sewn in. So you don't have to worry about it becoming detached or losing it. Just snap the clip in there, and it's good.Now we'll go ahead and pull our strap tight, and we'll do the same thing for the following three straps. And when you're done, you can kind of just take the excess and tie it to its own strap. That way it's up and off the ground. And then the last thing is, you're going to run this rope around the whole cover and your camper. It's got grommets here on the side, that keep it protected, that way it's not going to wear down on this polypropylene or anything like that. It's made for this rope to go through there and not causing damage. That way you can inaudible 00:08:12 it just a little bit tighter around the bottom of the cover.Welcome along everybody. Today, we're going to go over a few of the camper covers from ADCO. We had set up the deck, we got three of them we're going to look at. The one we have installed right here in front of you is the Tyvek one. It's the most heavy duty. It's the one for long winter storage. So you want this one and this is going to be out there through all seasons when you're not using it on your off season. It's got the nice Tyvek material on top, just like siding on your. For the inaudible 00:08:43 side of the house before you put the siding on there. At the side is polypropylene, which the other over here, is all polypropylene. So there's going to be the same material here except this one doesn't have a nice top like this one over here.You have to reinforce 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 ripping right through that part. So, that's the only part that they're going to catch. Plus you have the tie-down points with the included rope to tie down and fasten it to your camper and so. Any question so far And then you have an aqua shed up too, rightAJ: Yeah, we're going to the other side to the aqua shed. I laid it out up here, show you difference in the tops of it with the Tyvek one and aqua shed one. It doesn't feel as thick. It's almost like, what'd you say, a plastic feel kind ofAdam: Yeah, like a thicker plastic on the Tyvek. And then the aqua shed one, kind of just feels like a slightly thicker polypropyleneAJ: Yeah, this feels more like a cloth material, I guessAdam: Yeah. AJ: So you can feel the difference for sure. And this is the one that has the three different layers. So it lets the water out. But as you told me earlier, it's not good in humid areas because it's just going to hold all that humidity. Adam: Yeah. Yeah. I looked into it a little bit more, it looks like, yeah, if you're in a wet or 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 that's super rainy to get in the aqua shed. But if you're in an area where it's rainy, but also can get really hot and humid and it has more of a well-rounded climate then probably one of the other two would be better. I am curious though too, because I know the Tyvek is supposed to be like they mentioned, the descriptions, it mentions a lot like it's good. AJ: inaudible 00:11:05, polypropylene one, sorry.That was more for when you're not using it in the summertime or wherever. You're not supposed to leave it on there very long. It isn't fully protective like these do. So, the polypropylene one is mainly just if you just want something quick that you you don't. I guess it's like the cost-effective one that you and you don't need for too long. Okay. Adam: inaudible 00:11:37 Yeah. AJ: Yeah. I kind of puts it like, yeah, maybe you live somewhere that'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 the nice cover that should protect you from the sun pretty much. Doesn't really do much to protect it the rain or anything, I think it will go right through. But it's super breathable though. So, that's what we said. That was the positive thing, we said about weight kind of being a little negative, but that makes sense. And they all attach the same way and inaudible 00:12:12 somewhere. If you want to look at the inaudible 00:12:14, we can look at the inaudible 00:12:14 up next. inaudible 00:12:27 here.Can you see under here inaudible 00:12:30Adam: Let's see. Let me get down on the ground here. Okay. AJ: 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 clearly. Yeah. AJ: But 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 like bunch up in here, because it's not the straps not being held down. Usually, you'd run it through two little gaps that keeps it in line. But this one grab kind of travels everywhere where you're trying to tighten it down. So installation then is pretty easy and straightforwardAJ: 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. Edd 00:13:41, you helped do the front and I did the back, which I could have 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. Yeah. Okay. AJ: And the other thing we've got to check is. We're definitely going to parts on the video is measuring your camper to see exactly what cover you needed. So you don't get one that's too big or too small because there's a lot of different sizes out there. 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 just measure to the roof here. And then from the natural back of it to that in front. It's not included in the excess inaudible 00:14:33 front. This would be that natural front of the camper. Okay. I guess, I'm also wondering for the larger size, like motor and stuff in campers that you would put one of these covers over, like say, "No, why a lot of them have the ladders or other things sticking out either in the front or the back" I don't know if you know this but how would you include those with measurements or would you not know Okay. AJ: I don't think so, because it's got inaudible 00:15:15 a little bit it's elastic you can take and pull it out a little bit more. Okay. AJ: Covers that. I think that they say it's like 10 to 12 or something like thatAdam: Yeah. AJ: So it may inaudible 00:15:30 more. So I think they take an account that it's supposed to be stretched over some items. Okay. Adam: They had a lot more wiggle room than I was expecting. And it still fit really well because this is a 12 foot camper with a 12 foot cover. But there still a lot of room to kind of go around the front end, and over the rooftop accessories. AJ: Like I can pull on here, it's not really moving. I'm not starting to pull it off or anything. It's going to knock stuff off up, not good. Adam: So I'd imagine it'd be the same with the larger covers. If there are anything kind of how this one was all measured out You said height it's important too, rightAJ: Yeah. So on the page it says you measure from the natural bottom of it to the natural roof. Okay. Because I noticed too, because in the facets they only have a facet for the length, but you have rather than the height. And I'm just now wondering if it would be beneficial to add thatAdam: I think length is the most important measurement, it seems like from what we looked at on the other pages and all that, that's really the main factor that kind of changes between these at least with the pop-up campers. Okay. Adam: And there's plenty of room height wise. I don't honestly see that being a big issue, but we're just kind of going off of what the page said and how to measure the dimensions of the trailer. AJ: There's a little extra underneath, so if it was a little taller would be that big of a problem. Okay. And kind of going back to the breathability, because I know, I think Bob mentioned that in his comment before this meeting, so I guess of the three, how would you rank that Which is the most breathable, which is the least breathableAJ: The most breathable would be the polypropylene one here. Okay. AJ: And then the inaudible 00:17:40 doesn't have one of these, not a hard top, but a different material top. And it takes away from the breathability. Adam: Yeah. AJ: This, is all this material. So I guess that it breathes and it breathe all around. But this one definitely is the most, I guess the layer one for Ray 00:17:56 , Since it's three layers and lets water out better, would be the second most breathable, and then this would be the least. The Tyvek one, Okay. AJ: Yeah. Because I guess when you're putting this one on, in the winter or solar for a long time, you don't want anything getting in there and getting hold of your thing. Right. The only other question I really had is, I didn't know a few installed covers of other brands. I was just curious as to see, again, I haven't had much chance to work on this product group yet, but I didn't know how this ADCO one's differed from the Classic accessories covers or the Camco covers. AJ: I'm not sure if I've done a Camco. I think I've only done ADCO ones. I haven't been on video for them yet, but I have done a shot a few of the RV one, but I think they we're ADCO ones. So I'm not quite sure about the others. Oh, I was just curious. AJ: The RV ones are certainly way more involved with those ones. I know that though. Yeah. AJ: crosstalk 00:19:05 do that next, get pretty crazy. Yeah. I can imagine they're are 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 00:19:24 Or Adam wanted to add any questionsShaylee: Nope. I'm good. AJ: Cool. Adam: Yeah, I'm good too. Okay. AJ: inaudible 00:19:37. Okay. All right. Thank you so much. AJ: No problem. Thanks guys, see you inaudible 00:19:39. Shaylee: Thanks guys. Bye. AJ: It really is that easy to install. It took me about 10 minutes to do it myself, but an extra set of hands. It'd probably taken five minutes. So, and that's just doing the corners in the back at the same time and pulling the cover over. And instead of me jumping back and forth, back and forth, but now our camper's ready for winter. It's not the helmets that are going to get to it at all. I think it does it for our look at the ADCO, Tyvek camper cover. Hope this helped..


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