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Storage Cover for 2018 Starcraft Launch and How to Protect Cover From Gutter Extensions

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Hi. I have a 2018 Starcraft Launch 26RL. I am interested in purchasing one of your covers ASAP. We are in New York and want to protect the camper as it, unfortunately, will be stored outside for the next 6 months. Im looking at the ADCO SFS Aquashed but am open to recommendations. Main Question: What do you do to protect the cover from the gutter extensions? It looks like they will poke right through the cover. Thanks

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The Adco SFS AquaShed Covers that you referenced do feature a heavy-duty construction that does well in moderate climates with above average moisture, but for a potentially harsh New York winter I recommend going with the Adco All-Climate Cover # 290-34845 instead.

This cover is designed specifically for long term storage in harsher climates that include wind, high sun exposure, high moisture, and snow. It has extra reinforcements throughout the top and bottom, a water-resistant (but breathable) material, and a Tyvek top panel to bead water on contact. It will fit trailers that are 28'7" to 31'6" long.

In my research I found that your 2018 Starcraft Launch 26RL has an overall length of just under 31 feet (30.92). I was not able to verify though if this listed length includes the trailer tongue. When measuring a trailer for a storage cover you will want to measure the trailer from the two longest points including bumpers, spare tire, or ladder, but excluding the tongue.

I do recommend taking a quick measurement on your Starcraft to verify its length without the tongue to ensure the above-cover is the correct size.

Lastly, we have actually talked to Camco before regarding your exact question when it comes to protecting the cover from gutter extensions or any other parts that might cause wear or damage over time. They simply recommend adding padding to these areas on the trailer. We have found that customers will typically use tennis balls or pool noodles for this purpose with great success.

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