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RV Cover FAQ

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our quality RV covers.  Hanna RV is proud to offer top RV cover brands like ADCO and Camco. We carry a complete inventory including class A RV covers, class C RV covers, travel trailer covers, fifthwheel covers, and RV tire covers. If this FAQ does not answer your questions, contact the trailer and RV experts at Hanna RV at 414-762-7950.

RV Trailer Questions

I know the model of my RV/Trailer, which Flow-Pur replacement water filter would I need?

Model: FP10GT FP10GKC FP10GKT FP10GKJ GAC10N/KDFRV MAXVOC-975RV WCBCS-975RV
Water Drop: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
Type: In-line carbon replacement filter cartridge with 1/2" threaded fittings. In-line GAC/KDF filter cartridge with quick connect fittings. In-line GAC/KDF filter cartridge with 1/2" threaded fittings. In-line GAC/KDF filter cartridge with John Guest fittings. GAC/KDF replacement filter cartridge inhibits bacteria growth. 0.5 micron carbon block filter cartridge to reduce cysts, chlorine, tastes, & odors. 5 micron carbon block filter cartridge
Original Equipment For: Eclipse/RV

Holiday Rambler to '07

Monaco to '07

NuWa Industries

Thor, CA

Custom Camper

K-Z '09

Cruiser RV '09

Carriage to '02

Dutchman

Fleetwood M/H '89 - '02

SunnyBrook to '09

General Coach West

Gulfstream '89 - '02

Triple E thru '04

 

Coachman '02 - '07

Damon to '10

Georgia Boy '02 - '07

Jayco

Komfort '04 - '05

Newmar (Ice Maker)

Starcraft

Shasta to '07

SunnyBrook '09

Kestone: Bullet, Residence, Passport

Triple E to '04

Fleetwood M/H '01 - '03

Fleetwood T/T to '08

Alpha Leisure

Country Coach

Teton

Coachman

Newmar

Peterson

Coachman '07

Crossroads

Damon '11

DRV

Evergreen RV

Fleetwood T/T

Fleetwood M/T '04 - Current

General Coach East

Glendale

Georgie Boy '07 - Current

Holiday Rambler '07 - Current

Jayco: Class "C" '11, Eagle '11, Pinacle '11

Keystone: Big Sky, Montana & Mountaineer

Komfort

Monaco '07 - Current

Shasta '07 - Current

Tiffin '03 - Current

Weekend Warrior

Which HWH Spring Kit is the right one for replacing the springs on my HWH Hydraulic Motorhome Jack?

The following reference chart lists the correct model number of the HWH Spring Kit that is used on each of the most popular HWH Hydraulic Motorhome Jacks listed by model number and jack type:

 

HWH Jack Model# HWH Jack Type HWH Jack Replacement Spring Kit
AP0468 Straight Jack R3847
AP0585 Straight Jack R3847
AP0947 Straight Jack R3847
AP0979 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP0980 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP0991 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP0992 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP1042 Straight Jack R3847
AP1152 Straight Jack R3847
AP1168 Straight Jack R3847
AP1197 Straight Jack R3847
AP1198 Straight Jack R3847
AP1204 Straight Jack R3847
AP1206 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP1613 Straight Jack R3847
AP1615 Straight Jack R3847
AP1901 Straight Jack R3847
AP1930 Straight Jack R3847
AP1954 Straight Jack R3847
AP1955 Straight Jack R3847
AP2023 Straight Jack R3847
AP2024 Straight Jack R3847
AP2025 Straight Jack R3847
AP2026 Straight Jack R3847
AP2416 Straight Jack R3847
AP2512 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP3289 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP3342 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP3664 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP3706 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP3898 Fixed Jack R3847
AP7001 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP7002 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP7129 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP7164 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP7729 Fixed Jack R6824
AP7786 Fixed Jack R1171
AP7787 Fixed Jack R1171
AP8082 Fixed Jack R3847
AP8112 Straight Jack R3847
AP8125 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP8130 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP8242 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP8251 Kick Down Jack R1171
AP8443 Straight Jack R3847
AP8579 Straight Jack R3847
AP9099 Straight Jack R3847
AP9306 Straight Jack R3847
AP9551 Straight Jack R3847
AP10107 Straight Jack R3847
AP10466 Straight Jack R3847
AP10717 Straight Jack R3847
AP10793 Straight Jack R3847
AP10882 Straight Jack R3847
AP10908 Straight Jack R3847
AP11311 Straight Jack R3847
AP11312 Straight Jack R3847
AP11517 Straight Jack R3847
AP11546 Straight Jack R3847
AP11703 Straight Jack R3847
AP11712 Straight Jack R3847
AP12076 Straight Jack R3847
AP12275 Fixed Jack R6824
AP12276 Fixed Jack R6824
AP12277 Fixed Jack R1171
AP12447 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP12504 Straight Jack R3847
AP13154 Straight Jack R3847
AP13326 Fixed Jack R6824
AP14070 Kick Down Jack R6824
AP14695 Straight Jack R3847
AP14696 Straight Jack R3847
AP14797 Straight Jack R3847
AP14916 Straight Jack R3847
AP14917 Straight Jack R3847
AP15196 Straight Jack R3847
AP15291 Straight Jack R3847
AP15292 Straight Jack R3847
AP15561 Straight Jack R3847
AP15891 Straight Jack R3847
AP15892 Straight Jack R3847
AP16076 Straight Jack R3847
AP16077 Straight Jack R3847
AP16105 Straight Jack R3847
AP16106 Straight Jack R3847
AP16108 Straight Jack R3847
AP16109 Straight Jack R3847
AP16112 Straight Jack R3847
AP16113 Straight Jack R3847
AP17805 Straight Jack R3847
AP17919 Straight Jack R3847
AP17920 Straight Jack R3847
AP17942 Straight Jack R3847
AP17943 Straight Jack R3847
AP18307 Straight Jack R3847
AP18308 Straight Jack R3847
AP18376 Straight Jack R3847
AP18377 Straight Jack R3847
AP18811 Straight Jack R3847
AP18812 Straight Jack R3847
AP18813 Straight Jack R3847
AP18815 Straight Jack R3847
AP18816 Straight Jack R3847
AP18817 Straight Jack R3847
AP19035 Straight Jack R3847
AP19036 Straight Jack R3847
AP19037 Straight Jack R3847
AP19038 Straight Jack R3847
AP20239 Straight Jack R3847
AP20313 Straight Jack R3847
AP20316 Straight Jack R3847
AP20770 Straight Jack R3847
AP20771 Straight Jack R3847
AP20955 Straight Jack R3847
AP21091 Straight Jack R3847
AP21092 Straight Jack R3847
AP21986 Straight Jack R3847
AP22317 Straight Jack R6824
AP22419 Straight Jack R3847
AP22420 Straight Jack R3847
AP22657 Straight Jack R3847
AP22658 Straight Jack R3847
AP22808 Straight Jack R3847
AP22809 Straight Jack R3847
AP25180 Straight Jack R3847
AP26327 Straight Jack R3847
AP26328 Straight Jack R3847
AP26651 Straight Jack R3847
AP26652 Straight Jack R3847
AP26658 Straight Jack R3847
AP26659 Straight Jack R3847
AP27117 Straight Jack R3847
AP27118 Straight Jack R3847
AP27351 Straight Jack R3847
AP27352 Straight Jack R3847
AP28806 Straight Jack R3847
AP28808 Straight Jack R3847
AP28810 Straight Jack R3847
AP28812 Straight Jack R3847
AP28814 Straight Jack R3847
AP29355 Straight Jack R3847
AP29368 Straight Jack R3847
AP29382 Straight Jack R3847
AP29384 Straight Jack R3847
AP29386 Straight Jack R3847
AP29388 Straight Jack R3847
AP29390 Straight Jack R3847
AP29392 Straight Jack R3847
AP29547 Straight Jack R3847
AP29620 Straight Jack R3847
AP29621 Straight Jack R3847
AP29622 Straight Jack R3847
AP29623 Straight Jack R3847
AP29971 Straight Jack R3847
AP29972 Straight Jack R3847
AP29973 Straight Jack R3847
AP29974 Straight Jack R3847
AP29975 Straight Jack R3847
AP29976 Straight Jack R3847
AP29977 Straight Jack R3847
AP29978 Straight Jack R3847
AP29979 Straight Jack R3847
AP30386 Straight Jack R3847
AP30414 Straight Jack R3847
AP30717 Straight Jack R3847
AP30718 Straight Jack R3847
AP31012 Straight Jack R3847
AP31653 Straight Jack R3847
AP31656 Straight Jack R3847
AP31700 Straight Jack R3847
AP31701 Straight Jack R3847
AP31982 Straight Jack R3847
AP31983 Straight Jack R3847
AP32034 Straight Jack R3847
AP32035 Straight Jack R3847
AP32094 Straight Jack R3847
AP32095 Straight Jack R3847
AP32240 Straight Jack R3847
AP32241 Straight Jack R3847
AP32536 Straight Jack R3847
AP32959 Straight Jack R3847
AP32960 Straight Jack R3847
AP32961 Straight Jack R3847
AP32962 Straight Jack R3847
AP32964 Straight Jack R3847
AP32965 Straight Jack R3847
AP33043 Straight Jack R3847
AP33118 Straight Jack R3847
AP33119 Straight Jack R3847
AP33120 Straight Jack R3847
AP33288 Straight Jack R3847
AP33289 Straight Jack R3847
AP33954 Straight Jack R3847
AP34331 Fixed Jack R3847
AP34501 Fixed Jack R1171
AP34502 Fixed Jack R1171
AP34503 Fixed Jack R6824
AP34583 Straight Jack R3847
AP34584 Straight Jack R3847
AP34592 Straight Jack R3847
AP34593 Straight Jack R3847
AP34595 Straight Jack R3847
AP34596 Straight Jack R3847
AP34641 Straight Jack R3847
AP35121 Straight Jack R3847
AP35122 Straight Jack R3847
AP35123 Straight Jack R3847
AP35124 Straight Jack R3847
AP35344 Straight Jack R3847
AP35345 Straight Jack R3847
AP35346 Straight Jack R3847
AP35347 Straight Jack R3847
AP35510 Straight Jack R3847
AP35511 Straight Jack R3847
AP35957 Straight Jack R3847
AP36172 Straight Jack R3847
AP36945 Fixed Jack R1171
AP36946 Fixed Jack R1171
AP36952 Fixed Jack R3847
AP37056 Straight Jack R3847
AP37057 Straight Jack R3847
AP37065 Straight Jack R3847
AP37066 Straight Jack R3847
AP37148 Straight Jack R3847
AP37149 Straight Jack R3847
AP37472 Straight Jack R3847
AP37609 Straight Jack R3847
AP39897 Straight Jack R3847
AP39927 Straight Jack R3847
AP39928 Straight Jack R3847

 

HWH RV Jack Replacement Spring Reference Chart:

 

HWH RV Jack Replacement Spring Reference Chart

How often should I wash my RV cover?

There is no precise answer to this question since it depends on how much debris collects on your RV cover. ADCO RV covers resist moisture but excessive amount of dust and dirt absorb dampness and odors. Simply follow the washing instructions on your Class A or Class C ADCO RV covers when they appear to be getting dirty.

How does my RV cover stay secure?

Our ADCO RV covers secure snuggly into place using a weighted strap and buckle system. Ventilated side panels allow the RV cover to stay tight against the side of your camper while reducing the chance of billowing damage. Affixing our RV cover is easy, see our RV cover installation guide for more information.

How should I store my RV cover?

Our ADCO RV covers come with storage bags. The easy to use storage bag protects your RV cover from dirt, dust, and moisture. Simply fold your RV cover neatly and insert it into the storage bag for a space-saving storage solution.

If I forget something in my camper, will I be able to get to it without taking off my RV cover?

Yes. Our RV covers include zippered entry panels. Class C and Class A ADCO RV covers feature automotive grade zippers which glide smoothly along their track for easy access to the camper.

I like my RV cover a lot, but why bother with RV tire covers?

RV tire covers offer a fast return on investment for protecting a camper in storage. While full RV covers protect a larger overall investment, tire covers offer repeat savings by delaying and preventing tire replacement. Improper protection allows sun and moisture to rot and crack tires, requiring RV owners to spend money on frequent tire replacement.

When storing your motor home for extended periods of time, we recommend putting boards underneath your tires and protecting them with quality RV tire covers.

What are the benefits of a 5th Wheel RV Skirt?

Upon arriving at your campsite, 5th Wheel RV covers provide weather-protected storage space for the lawn furniture and toys which won't fit into your truck or RV. The area beneath your overhang is a perfect place to hide bikes and grills from the both passersby and the elements. The useful storage space can be accessed via the nylon zipper doorways on your 5th Wheel RV skirt.

Hanna RV carries 2 types of 5th Wheel RV covers; both our 236 inch ADCO 5th Wheel RV Skirt or our 266 inch ADCO 5th Wheel RV Skirt now include free shipping.

Does DuPont Tyvek Fabric really make my RV cover better?

Yes. DuPont Tyvek Fabric is the material used in ADCO RV covers. DuPont Tyvek is durable and tough to resist weather and wear, while staying soft to the touch to reduce the damage from billowing or other impact. DuPont Tyvek Fabric doesn't scratch or scuff paint, making it an optimal material choice for Class C and Class A ADCO RV covers.

What are the new features on the latest line of ADCO RV covers?

Class A and Class C ADCO RV covers have undergone some improvements. Aside from incorporating an appealing multi-color design into the side panels, these RV covers now provide an unmatched level of protection. Additional vents have been added to reduce billowing, ensuring your Class C or Class A ADCO RV covers will fit snuggly against your camper without banging into the surface. The strap-and-buckle attachment mechanism has been simplified thanks to the addition of a weight underneath the coach. Tyvek roof panels now extend further down the sides of your motor home to protect awnings. Additionally, ADCO RV cover side panels now feature three layers of material.

What are those black streaks on the side of my camper? Will an RV cover protect against them?

Black streaks are caused by moisture combining with dirt, dust, and other debris and running down the vertical surfaces on your RV. The moisture culprit is usually rain or snow but can sometimes be humidity or dew. Black streaks can bake into paint and hard-to-replace decals. Perhaps the most troubling property of black streaks is the difficulty in cleaning them without damaging the finish or protective wax.

A quality RV cover defends against black streaks by providing moisture resistance and preventing sap, bird droppings, and other filth from collecting on the surface of your motor home. Hanna RV offers the best Class A and Class C RV covers from top brands like Camco and ADCO. Check out our full selection of RV covers including travel trailer covers, fifthwheel covers, Class C, and Class A RV covers of all sizes.

How do RV covers save me money?

RV covers are an investment in the future of your motor home. Quality products like Camco and ADCO RV covers are a cost effective alternative to expensive monthly fees for renting indoor storage. Class C and Class A RV covers guard against depreciation and protect the resale value your camper. They defend against damage against hard-to-replace camper accessories like plastic vent covers. RV covers also save time and money on washing and unnecessary maintenance.

Is it difficult to install or remove an RV cover?

No. Whether you are dealing with small models, like the 20-23 foot ADCO Class C RV cover, or our largest model, the 40-43 foot ADCO Class A RV cover, applying or removing the unit is as simple as cinching a few straps into a snug position. Well designed RV covers are a fast and easy, year-round storage option.

Will an RV cover damage the paint on my motor home?

Not if you choose the right one. The best brands of RV covers are engineered with your RV 's paint and finish in mind. Class C and Class A ADCO RV covers and Camco RV covers have been thoroughly tested to provide maximum weather protection to your motor home while minimizing the chances of scuffing, scratching, and denting.

When choosing an RV cover, how should I measure the length of my mobile home?

Simply measure your motor home from end to end, using the longest length. Be sure to factor in bumpers, ladders, racks and any other component requiring coverage. Class A and Class C ADCO RV covers feature an easy-to-use strap and buckle cinching mechanism, so choose slightly larger RV covers when in doubt. RV covers should fit loose. Hanna RV carries models as large as 43 foot class A ADCO RV covers to meet your year-round protection needs.

How do I wash my Camco or ADCO RV cover?

Much like camping tents, quality RV covers are made of treated fabric to combat moisture and the elements. Many soaps and detergents carry a risk of reducing some of an RV cover’s resistance properties. The DuPont Tyvek fabric which makes up Class C and Class A ADCO RV covers is no exception. The best way to wash away dirt and bird droppings is to drape your RV cover over a clothes line, spray it with water, and allow it to dry in the sun.

Class A RV Cover Size Fit Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options
18'-20' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVCA252
20'-21' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-142 FSG
Classic Accessories 70263
Classic Accessories 80-160
21'-24' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-142 FSG RVCA300
Classic Accessories 70263
Classic Accessories 80-160
24'-25' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-143 FSG
Classic Accessories 70363
Classic Accessories 80-161
25'-28' ADCO 34823 Camco Classic Accessories 80-143 FSG RVCA348
Classic Accessories 70363
ADCO 52203 Classic Accessories 80-161
28'-29' ADCO 34824 Camco 45731 Classic Accessories 80-144 FSG
Classic Accessories 70463
ADCO 52204 Classic Accessories 80-162
29'-30' ADCO 34824 Camco 45731 Classic Accessories 80-144 FSG RVCA372
Classic Accessories 70463
ADCO 52204 Classic Accessories 80-162
30'-31' ADCO 34824 Camco 45732 Classic Accessories 80-145 FSG
Classic Accessories 70563
ADCO 52204 Classic Accessories 77563
Classic Accessories 80-163
31'-32' ADCO 34825 Camco 45732 Classic Accessories 80-145 FSG RVCA408
Classic Accessories 70563
ADCO 52205 Classic Accessories 77563
Classic Accessories 80-163
32'-33' ADCO 34825 Camco 45733 Classic Accessories 80-145 FSG RVCA408
Classic Accessories 70563
ADCO 52205 Classic Accessories 77563
Classic Accessories 80-163
33'-34' ADCO 34825 Camco 45733 Classic Accessories 80-146 FSG
Classic Accessories 70663
ADCO 52205 Classic Accessories 77663
Classic Accessories 80-164
34'-36' ADCO 34826 Camco 45734 Classic Accessories 80-146 FSG RVCA456
Classic Accessories 70663
ADCO 52206 Classic Accessories 77663
Classic Accessories 80-164
36'-37' ADCO 34826 Camco 45735 Classic Accessories 80-146 FSG RVCA456
Classic Accessories 70663
ADCO 52206 Classic Accessories 77663
Classic Accessories 80-164
37'-38' ADCO 34827 Camco 45735 Classic Accessories 80-147 FSG
Classic Accessories 70763
ADCO 52207 Classic Accessories 77763
Classic Accessories 80-165
38'-40' ADCO 34827 Camco Classic Accessories 80-147 FSG RVCA492
Classic Accessories 70763
ADCO 52207 Classic Accessories 77763
Classic Accessories 80-165
40'-41' ADCO 34828 Camco Classic Accessories 80-148 FSG
ADCO 52208 Classic Accessories 77863
41'-42' ADCO 34828 Camco Classic Accessories 80-148 FSG RVCA516
ADCO 52208 Classic Accessories 77863
42'-43' ADCO 34828 Camco Classic Accessories FSG
ADCO 52208

* RV Length is measured bumper to bumper, including ladder and spare tire. Covers are already sized to fit roof top accessories such as A/C unit.

Class C RV Cover Size Fit Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options
18'-20' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-127 FSG RVCC258
20'-21'   ADCO 34812   Camco 45740 Classic Accessories 80-128 FSG
Classic Accessories 79263
ADCO 52842   Classic Accessories 80-168
21'-22'   ADCO 34812   Camco 45740 Classic Accessories 80-128 FSG RVCC294
Classic Accessories 79263
ADCO 52842   Classic Accessories 80-168
22'-23'   ADCO 34812   Camco 45741 Classic Accessories 80-128 FSG RVCC294
Classic Accessories 79263
ADCO 52842   Classic Accessories 80-168
23'-24'   ADCO 34813   Camco 45741 Classic Accessories 80-129 FSG
Classic Accessories 79363
ADCO 52843   Classic Accessories 80-169
24'-26'   ADCO 34813   Camco 45742 Classic Accessories 80-129 FSG RVCC330
Classic Accessories 79363
ADCO 52843   Classic Accessories 80-169
26'-27'   ADCO 34814   Camco 45743 Classic Accessories 80-130 FSG
Classic Accessories 79463
ADCO 52844   Camco 45713 Classic Accessories 80-170
27'-28'   ADCO 34814   Camco 45743 Classic Accessories 80-130 FSG RVCC366
Classic Accessories 79463
ADCO 52844   Camco 45713 Classic Accessories 80-170
28'-29'    ADCO 34814    Camco 45744 Classic Accessories 80-130 FSG RVCC366
Classic Accessories 79463
ADCO 52844   Camco 45714 Classic Accessories 80-170
Classic Accessories 70433
29'-30'    ADCO 34815    Camco 45744 Classic Accessories 80-131 FSG
Classic Accessories 79563
ADCO 52845   Camco 45714 Classic Accessories 80-171
Classic Accessories 70433
30'-32'   ADCO 34815   Camco 45745 Classic Accessories 80-131 FSG RVCC402
Classic Accessories 79563
ADCO 52845   Classic Accessories 80-171
32'-33' ADCO Camco 45746 Classic Accessories 80-132 FSG
33'-34' ADCO Camco 45746 Classic Accessories 80-132 FSG RVCC426
34'-35' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-132 FSG RVCC426
35'-36' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-133 FSG
36'-38' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-133 FSG RVCC462

* RV Length is measured bumper to bumper, including ladder and spare tire. Covers are already sized to fit roof top accessories such as A/C unit.

Travel Trailer RV Cover Size Fit Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options
14'-15' ADCO 34838 Camco Classic Accessories FSG
ADCO 52238
15'-16' ADCO 34839 Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTT197
ADCO 52239
16'-17' ADCO 34839 Camco Classic Accessories FSG
ADCO 52239
17'-18' ADCO 34839 Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTT220
ADCO 52239
18'-19'   ADCO 34840 Camco Classic Accessories 80-134 FSG
 ADCO 52240 Classic Accessories 73163
Classic Accessories 80-174
19'-20'   ADCO 34840 Camco Classic Accessories 80-134 FSG RVTT246
 ADCO 52240 Classic Accessories 73163
Classic Accessories 80-174
20'-21'   ADCO 34841 Camco 45740 Classic Accessories 80-135 FSG
 ADCO 52241 Classic Accessories 73263
Classic Accessories 80-175
21'-22'   ADCO 34841 Camco 45740 Classic Accessories 80-135 FSG RVTT270
 ADCO 52241 Classic Accessories 73263
Classic Accessories 80-175
22'-23'   ADCO 34842 Camco 45741 Classic Accessories 80-136 FSG
ADCO 52242 Classic Accessories 73363
Classic Accessories 80-176
23'-24'   ADCO 34842 Camco 45741 Classic Accessories 80-136 FSG RVTT294
ADCO 52242 Classic Accessories 73363
Classic Accessories 80-176
24'-25'   ADCO 34843 Camco 45742 Classic Accessories 80-137 FSG
ADCO 52243 Classic Accessories 73463
Classic Accessories 80-177
25'-26'   ADCO 34843 Camco 45742 Classic Accessories 80-137 FSG RVTT330
ADCO 52243 Classic Accessories 73463
Classic Accessories 80-177
26'-27'   ADCO 34844 Camco 45743 Classic Accessories 80-137 FSG RVTT330
ADCO 52244 Classic Accessories 73463
Classic Accessories 80-177
27'-28'   ADCO 34844 Camco 45743 Classic Accessories 80-138 FSG
ADCO 52244 Classic Accessories 73563
Classic Accessories 80-178
28'-28.5'   ADCO 34844 Camco 45744  Classic Accessories 80-138 FSG RVTT366
Classic Accessories 73563
ADCO 52244 Classic Accessories 80-178
Classic Accessories 70433
28.5'-30'    ADCO 34845 Camco 45744  Classic Accessories 80-138 FSG RVTT366
Classic Accessories 73563
ADCO 52245 Classic Accessories 80-178
Classic Accessories 70433
30'-31'   ADCO 34845 Camco 45745 Classic Accessories 80-139 FSG
ADCO 52245 Classic Accessories 73663
Classic Accessories 80-179
31'-31.5'   ADCO 34845 Camco 45745 Classic Accessories 80-139 FSG RVTT402
ADCO 52245 Classic Accessories 73663
Classic Accessories 80-179
31.5'-32'   ADCO 34846 Camco 45745 Classic Accessories 80-139 FSG RVTT402
ADCO 52246 Classic Accessories 73663
Classic Accessories 80-179
32'-33'   ADCO 34846 Camco 45746 Classic Accessories 80-139 FSG RVTT402
ADCO 52246 Classic Accessories 73663
Classic Accessories 80-179
33'-34' ADCO 34846 Camco 45746 Classic Accessories 80-140 FSG
ADCO 52246
 34'-35' ADCO 34847 Camco Classic Accessories 80-140 FSG RVTT426
ADCO 52247
 35'-36'  ADCO 34847 Camco  Classic Accessories 80-141 FSG
ADCO 52247
 36'-37' ADCO 34847 Camco  Classic Accessories 80-141 FSG RVTT462
ADCO 52247
37'-38' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-141 FSG RVTT462

* RV Length is measured bumper to bumper, including ladder and spare tire. Covers are already sized to fit roof top accessories such as A/C unit.

5th Wheel And Toyhauler RV Cover Size Fit Chart

Fifth Wheel RV Cover Size Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options 
20'-21'   ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-121 FSG RV5W282
Classic Accessories 75263
Classic Accessories 80-149
21'-23'   ADCO 34851 Camco Classic Accessories 80-121 FSG RV5W282
Classic Accessories 75263
ADCO 52251 Classic Accessories 80-149
23'-24'   ADCO 34852 Camco Classic Accessories 80-122 FSG
Classic Accessories 75363
ADCO 52252 Classic Accessories 80-150
24'-25.5'   ADCO 34852 Camco 45751 Classic Accessories 80-122 FSG RV5W318
Classic Accessories 75363
ADCO 52252 Classic Accessories 80-150
25.5'-26'    ADCO 34853 Camco 45751 Classic Accessories 80-122 FSG RV5W318
Classic Accessories 75363
ADCO 52253 Classic Accessories 80-150
26'-27'   ADCO 34853 Camco 45752  Classic Accessories 80-123 FSG
Classic Accessories 75463
ADCO 52253 Classic Accessories 80-151
27'-28'   ADCO 34853 Camco 45752  Classic Accessories 80-123 FSG RV5W354
Classic Accessories 75463
ADCO 52253 Classic Accessories 80-151
28'-29'    ADCO 34854 Camco 45753  Classic Accessories 80-123 FSG RV5W354
Classic Accessories 75463
ADCO 52254 Classic Accessories 80-151
Classic Accessories 70433
29'-30'     ADCO 34854 Camco 45753  Classic Accessories 80-124 FSG
Classic Accessories 75563
Classic Accessories 75863
ADCO 52254 Classic Accessories 80-152
Classic Accessories 70433
30'-31'    ADCO 34854 Camco 45754 Classic Accessories 80-124 FSG RV5W402
Classic Accessories 75563
ADCO 52254 Camco 45724 Classic Accessories 75863
Classic Accessories 80-152
31'-32'    ADCO 34855 Camco 45754 Classic Accessories 80-124 FSG RV5W402
Classic Accessories 75563
ADCO 52255 Camco 45724 Classic Accessories 75863
Classic Accessories 80-152
32'-33'    ADCO 34855 Camco 45755 Classic Accessories 80-124 FSG RV5W402
Classic Accessories 75563
ADCO 52255 Camco 45725 Classic Accessories 75863
Classic Accessories 80-152
33'-34'    ADCO 34855 Camco 45755 Classic Accessories 80-125 FSG
Classic Accessories 75663
ADCO 52255 Camco 45725 Classic Accessories 75963
Classic Accessories 80-153
34'-36'    ADCO 34856 Camco 45756   Classic Accessories 80-125 FSG RV5W450
Classic Accessories 75663
ADCO 52256 Classic Accessories 75963
Classic Accessories 80-153
36'-37'    ADCO 34856 Camco Classic Accessories 80-125 FSG RV5W450
Classic Accessories 75663
ADCO 52256 Classic Accessories 75963
Classic Accessories 80-153
37'-38'    ADCO 34857 Camco Classic Accessories 80-126 FSG
Classic Accessories 75763
ADCO 52257 Classic Accessories 75063
Classic Accessories 80-154
38'-40'    ADCO 34857 Camco Classic Accessories 80-126 FSG RV5W498
Classic Accessories 75763
ADCO 52257 Classic Accessories 75063
Classic Accessories 80-154
40'-41'    ADCO 34858 Camco 45759 Classic Accessories 80-126 FSG RV5W498
Classic Accessories 75763
ADCO 52258 Classic Accessories 75063
Classic Accessories 80-154
41'-42' ADCO 34858 Camco 45759 Classic Accessories FSG
ADCO 52258
42'-43.5' ADCO 34858 Camco Classic Accessories FSG
ADCO 52258

Toy Hauler RV Cover Size Chart

RV Length                                     RV Cover Options                                  
18'-20' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTH252
20'-21' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG
21'-24' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTH300
24'-25' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG
25'-28' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTH348
28'-29' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG
29'-32' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTH396
32'-33' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG
33'-36' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories FSG RVTH444

Class B/Teardrop Trailer/Truck Camper RV Cover Size Fit Chart

Class B RV Cover Size Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options
17'- 18' ADCO 12236 Camco Classic Accessories FSG
18'- 19'  ADCO 12210 Camco Classic Accessories 80-104-151001-00 FSG
19'- 20' ADCO 12220 Camco Classic Accessories 80-103-141001-00 FSG RVCB240
ADCO 12230
20'-21'  ADCO 12220 Camco Classic Accessories 80-104-151001-00 FSG
ADCO 12230
21'-22'  ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-104-151001-00 FSG RVCB276
22'-23'  ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-104-151001-00 FSG
23'-24' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-105-161001-00 FSG RVCB300
24'-25' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-105-161001-00 FSG
25'-26' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-106-171001-00 FSG RVCB324
26'-27' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-106-171001-00 FSG

Truck Camper RV Cover Size Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options
8'-10' ADCO 12262 Camco Classic Accessories 70023 FSG RVPU120
ADCO 12264
10'-12'  ADCO 12263 Camco Classic Accessories 70033 FSG RVPU144

Tear Drop Trailer RV Cover Size Chart

RV Length RV Cover Options 
11'-13' ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-198-041001-00 FSG
13'-15'  ADCO Camco Classic Accessories 80-199-151001-00 FSG

Can we use the camper trailer lights and plug in appliances on battery power only?

When not hooked up to campsite power and operating your camper on battery power only, you will be able to run your 12-volt lights.  But, your outlets will not have power to operate anything you might want to plug in.  If your refrigerator is electric only, it also will not turn on. But, if your refrigerator uses propane for power, it will run.

Tent And Pop-Up Camper Parts And Questions

Can we use the camper trailer lights and plug in appliances on battery power only?

When not hooked up to campsite power and operating your camper on battery power only, you will be able to run your 12-volt lights.  But, your outlets will not have power to operate anything you might want to plug in.  If your refrigerator is electric only, it also will not turn on. But, if your refrigerator uses propane for power, it will run.

I think my pop-up camper was made by Coleman, but how can I be sure?

Coleman was the manufacturer for the following Camper Trailer makes and models:

Model Year

Manufacturer

Model Series

1978

Coleman

Concord, Rebel, Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Brandywine, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Yorktown

1979

Coleman

Ligonier, Rebel, Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Valley Forgelite, Brandywine, Brandywine LTD, Saratoga, Saratoga LTD, Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga LTD

1980

Coleman

Ligonier, Rebel, Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Valley Forgelite, Brandywine, Brandywine LTD, Saratoga, Saratoga LTD, Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga LTD

1981

Coleman

Colonial, Niagara I, Niagara II, Sun Valley, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg

1982

Coleman

Colonial, Niagara I, Redwood, Niagara II, Redwood 7, Sun Valley, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Liberty

1983

Coleman

Jamestown, Jamestown LTD, Colonial, Colonial XL, Columbia, Royale, Sun Valley, Shenandoah, Sequoia, Williamsburg

1984

Coleman

Jamestown LTD, Colonial, Redwood, Columbia, Newport, Royale, Sun Valley, Cape Cod, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg

1985

Coleman

Aspen, Jamestown, Redwood, Columbia, Chesapeake, Newport, Royale, Sun Valley, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Savannah, Tara

1986

Coleman

Jamestown, Colorado, Redwood, Columbia, Laramie, Newport, Sun Valley, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Savannah, Tara

1987

Coleman

Colorado, Columbia, Laramie, Newport, Sun Valley, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Savannah, Tara

1988

Coleman

Colorado, Columbia, Laramie, Newport, Sun Valley, Laramie LTD, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Plantation

1989

Coleman

Colorado, Columbia, Newport, Sun Valley, Laramie LTD, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Plantation

1990

Coleman

Colorado, Roanoke, Roanoke Royale, Columbia, Newport, Sun Valley, Laramie LTD, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Plantation

1991

Coleman

Colorado, Roanoke, Roanoke CD, Columbia, Laramie, Newport, Sun Valley, Roanoke Royale, Chesapeake, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Williamsburg, Plantation

1992

Coleman

Grandview, Brandywine, Shenandoah, Sequoia, Williamsburg, Colorado, Colorado Sport, Cedar, Roanoke, Royale, Sedona, Newport, Arcadia, Chesapeake, Seneca

1993

Coleman

Cape Cod, Grandview, Sequoia, Williamsburg, Cedar, Roanoke, Rio Grande, Royale, Sedona, Newport, Arcadia, Chesapeake, Evergreen, Seneca

1994

Coleman

Sequoia, Williamsburg, Cedar, Cedar XL, Roanoke, Rio Grande, Royale, Cape Cod, Yosemite, Columbia, Arcadia, Avalon, Chesapeake

1995

Coleman

Sequoia, Williamsburg, Cedar, Cedar XL, Roanoke, Montauk, Rio Grande, Royale, Stony Creek, Cape Cod, Hatteras, Utah, Yosemite, Columbia, Arcadia, Avalon, Chespeake, Chesapeake CP

1996

Coleman

Laredo, Sedona, Taos, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Bayport, Laramie, Yukon, Key West, Niagara, Shenandoah, Sun Valley

1997

Coleman

Laredo, Taos, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Bayport, Westlake, Yukon, Key West, Niagara, Sun Ridge, Sun Valley

1998

Coleman

Taos, Redwood, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Mesa, Natchez, Rio, Westlake, Bayside-Glide Out, Casa Grande, Grandview SP, Grandview-Glideout, Niagara, Sun Ridge

1999

Coleman

Taos, Redwood, Santee, Cheyenne, Nevada, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Bayside, Mesa, Niagara, Sun Valley, Utah, Westlake

2000

Coleman

Taos, Sedona, Fairview, Tacoma, Timberlake, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Mesa, Sun Valley, Utah, Westlake, Bayside, Niagara

2001

Coleman

Taos, Sedona, Fairview, Tacoma, Timberlake, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Mesa, Sun Valley, Utah, Westlake, Bayside, Niagara

2002

Coleman

Taos, Cottonwood, Laramie, Sedona, Fairlake, Tacoma, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Sea Pine, Mesa, Sun Valley, Utah, Westlake

2003

Coleman

Taos, Yuma, Cottonwood, Laramie, Sedona, Taco, Cheyenne, Carmel, Santa Fe, Mesa, Sun Valley, Utah, Westlake, Bayside, Monterey, Niagara

2004

Fleetwood

Taos, Tucson, Yuma, Laramie, Sedona, Timberlake, Cortez, Pecos, Tacoma, Carmel, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Mesa, Utah, Westlake, Bayside, Monterey, Niagara, Hemlock, Redwood, Sequoia

2005

Fleetwood

Colonial, Resolute, Victory, Allegiance, Rushmore, Valor, Tucson, Yuma, Sea Pine, Bayside, Utah, Newport, Niagara, Sequoia

2006

Fleetwood

Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Timberlake, Bayside, Sun Valley, Williamsburg, Taos, Tucson, Yuma, Sea Pine, Neon, Cobalt, Graphite, Evolution E1, Evolution E2, Niagara, Sequoia, Scorpion S1, S2, S3

2007

Fleetwood

Royal, Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Bayside, Sun Valley, Utah, Williamsburg, Yuma, Sea Pine, Westlake, Neon, Cobalt, Graphite, Evolution E1, E2, E3, Saratoga, Arcadia, Avalon, Niagara, Sequoia, Scorpion S1

2008

Fleetwood

Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Bayside, Sun Valley, Utah, Williamsburg, Sedona, Taos, Yuma, Sea Pine, Westlake, Cobalt, Evolution E1, E2, E3, Saratoga, Arcadia, Niagara, Avalon

2009 Fleetwood

Cheyenne LE, Santa Fe LE, Bayside, Mesa, Sun Valley, Utah, Sedona, Seapine, Yuma, Westlake, Cobalt, Evolution E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, Saratoga, Niagara, Avalon

2010 Coleman

Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Santa Fe CP, Sun Valley, Sedona, Yuma, Westlake, Cobalt, Evolution E1, E3, Niagara, Avalon

2011 Coleman

Bayside W/HW, Bayside CP, Utah W/HW/CP/SP, Cheyenne, Santa Fe HW/CP, Sun Valley, Sedona, Yuma W/HW, Cobalt, Evolution E1, E3, SV3, Niagara, Avalon

Why should I have an extra crank handle?

Having an extra crank handle can be a life saver for you. When the time comes that you are getting ready for vacation and you are making sure the pop-up is packed and ready, you may not have the crank handle where it was supposed to be. If you have an extra crank handle in the garage or in your shed, you will not have any problem going on vacation.

How do I know which cable I need to replace my lift assembly cable?

To know which cable you would need for your lifting assembly, you will have to look in your owners manual, or you can call us at the store. We will need the following information to assist you:

  • Make of pop-up
  • Year of pop-up
  • Serial number or Vehicle Identification Number.

How do I know which wiring assembly I need for my pop-up?

To determine which wiring assembly you need, you will need to know the year and make of the pop-up. The following chart will assist you in determining which one you will need.

Match Your Color To Find The Correct Connector
Molded 7-way Female to 6 or 8-way Female Connectors
Order No. Mfg. No. Model Years Color
3316-6079 40015 Jayco 71-Current Black
3316-6090 40025 Starcraft 87-00 Blue
3316-6093 40035 Coachman 87-Current Red
3316-6093 40035 Viking 87-Current Red
3316-6083 40046 Forest River 83-Current Yellow
3316-6083 40046 Rockwood 83-Current Yellow
3316-6083 40046 Palomino 03-Current Yellow
3316-6085 40055 Coleman 72-98 Green
3316-6086 40065 Palomino 83-02 Orange
3316-6086 40065 Tracker 98-02 Orange
Molded 6-way Female to 4-way Male Connectors
Order No. Mfg. No. Model Years Color
3316-6071 30010 Jayco 71-Current Black
3316-6072 30020 Starcraft 87-Current Blue
3316-6073 30030 Coachman 87-Current Red
3316-6073 30030 Viking 87-Current Red
3316-6074 30040 Dutchman 93-Current Yellow
3316-6074 30040 Skamper 96-Current Yellow
3316-6075 30041 Forest River
83-Current Yellow
3316-6075 30041 Rockwood 83-Current Yellow
3316-6075 30041 Palomino (8-way)
03-Current Yellow
3316-6077 30050 Coleman 72-Current Green
3316-6078 30060 Palomino (8-way)
83-02 Orange
3316-6078 30060 Tracker (8-way)
98-02 Orange

How do I know what crank handle I need?

Measure the size of the crank mechanism to know what size it is. Coleman cranks are all the same but there are other brands of pop-ups out there.

Pop-up Crank Handles
Make Year of Unit Crank Handle Needed
Palomino

1980 - Current

Prior to 1980

Goshen System Crank

HECO Crank

Starcraft

Prior to 1994

1994 - Current

Starcraft Crank

Goshen System Crank

Dutchman All Years Goshen System Crank
Skamper All Years Goshen System Crank
Apache All Years Special Order
Rockwood

Prior to 1993

1993 - Current

Rockwood Crank

Goshen System Crank

Coleman All Years Coleman Crank
Jayco All Years L & W Crank
Viking*

1994 & Older

1995-2012

L & W Crank

Goshen System Crank

Coachmen*

Prior to 2009

2009 - 2012

L & W Crank

Goshen System Crank

Coachmen By Forest River* 2009 - 2012 Goshen System Crank
Flagstaff By Cobra

1988 - June 1993

June 1993 - 1996

Unknown

Goshen System Crank

Flagstaff By Forest River

1997 - Current

Goshen System Crank

 

 Early models of 2013 Coachmen & Viking campers used the Goshen lift system. The Canimex lift system which requires a Canimex crank handle has been used on most models since then

Trailer Wheel And Tire Questions

How often should I check for tire wear? What should I look for?

Check for tire wear frequently in order to identify problems early. If the problem is corrected, you still may require new tires to avoid further complications. Be sure to take action and correct problems before mounting new tires. The following chart provides further detail on the causes of extreme tire wear, the recommended actions, and tips for what to look for to identify the tire wear condition.

Tire Wear Pattern Cause And Effect
Wear Pattern Wear Image Caused By
What To Do
Center   Over-inflation Lower tire pressure to recommended PSI
Both Edges   Under-inflation Fill tire to recommended PSI
One Side Edge  

Incorrect camber angle

or operating with overweight load

Re-alignment and balancing to correct camber

or make sure not to exceed axle weight capacity

Toe-in   Incorrect toe-in Re-alignment and balancing to correct toe-in
Cupping   Incorrect tire balance Check bearings and balancing
Flat Spots  

Skidding

and/or wheel lockup

Adjust brakes

and/or take action to prevent sudden stops and wheel lockup

Where can I find the maximum load capacity and maximum PSI for trailer tires?

The following chart displays the tire size, load range, diameter, max load capacity, max PSI, as well as equivalent tire sizes. Locate your tire size to determine the max load and max fill for your trailer tire. When purchasing a new tire, please make sure that the tire you select is capable of carrying your required load weight. A weekly tire inflation check is recommended and should be checked while the tire is cold. Further recommendations and specifications are usually available on the tire manufacturer's website.

Tire Max Load And Inflation Guide
Tire Size Load Range Overall Diameter Max Load Cap Max PSI Equivalent Size
4.80-8 B 16.7 590 60  
4.80-8 C 16.7 745 90  
5.70-8 B 16.7 715 50  
18.5 x 8-8 B 18.2 770 35 215/60-8
18.5 x 8-8 C 18.2 940 50 215/60-8
20.5 x 8-10 B 20.4 905 35 205/65-10
20.5 x 8-10 C 20.4 1105 50 205/65-10
20.5 x 8-10 D 20.4 1330 70 205/65-10
20.5 x 8-10 E 20.4 1535 90 205/65-10
4.8 x 12 B 21.3 780 60  
4.8 x 12 C 21.3 990 90  
5.3 x 12 C 21.9 1045 80  
ST145/R12 D 21.4 1220 65  
ST145/R12 E 21.4 1520 80  
ST175/80D13 C 24 1360 50 B78-13
ST175/80R13 C 24.41 1360 50 B78-13
ST185/80D13 C 24.4 1480 50 C78-13
ST185/80R13 C 24.6 1480 50 C78-13
ST205/75D14 C 26.1 1760 50 F78-14
ST205/75R14 C 26.69 1760 50 F78-14
ST205/75D15 C 27.1 1820 50 F78-15
ST205/75R15 C 27.68 1820 50 F78-15
ST225/75D15 C 28.3 2150 50 F78-15
ST225/75D15 D 28.3 2540 65 H78-15
ST225/75R15 D 28.86 2540 65 H78-15
ST235/80R16 E 30.8 3520 80  

How do I know what bolt pattern I have for my trailer wheels?

How To Determine Bolt Pattern:

Match wheels to hubs by the number of bolts and bolt circle. To determine the bolt circle on wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure center-to-center on bolt holes directly across from each other on the diameter 

  • Example: 8 on 6-1/2 would mean 8 bolt holes with 6 1/2” center-to-center diameter 

On odd number bolt wheels, measure any bolt hole center to the point halfway between bolt holes on the diameter 

  • Example: 5 on 4 1/2 would mean 5 bolt holes with 4 1/2” measure to a point halfway between the opposite bolts
How To Measure Bolt Pattern on Trailer Wheels

We have created a Trailer Bolt Circle Template for your convenience. You can download the file at:

/files/FAQs/TRAILER-BOLT-CIRCLE-TEMPLATE.pdf

Simply print the template on an 8.5" x 11" page, and make sure the document size is set to actual size. Hold the template up to the bolt pattern on your trailer wheel and match up the holes to determine the size.

What can I use to help break rusted or stuck lug nuts free?

We recommend a few sprays of Corrosion Block CB-12 for use in braking free rusted or corroded lug nuts. Corrosion Block CB-12 is available for purchase on our website at the following link:

Corrosion Block CB-12

Use product as directed.

How do I properly secure the wheel bolts or nuts when mounting a trailer tire?

First of all, you should always hand screw the nuts or bolts to get them started. Then tighten the nuts or bolts in the recommended sequence based on the chart below.

Wheel Torque Sequence Guide
Wheel Size 1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step
12" 20-25 35-40 50-75
13" 20-25 35-40 50-75
14" 20-25 50-60 90-120
15" 20-25 50-60 90-120
16" 20-25 50-60 90-120
16.5" x 6.75" 20-25 50-60 90-120
16.5" x 9.75" 55-60 120-125 175-225
14.5" Demounted Tighten in sequence 85-95

17.5" Hub Pilot

w/ Clamp Ring/Cone Nuts

50-60 100-120 190-210

17.5" Hub Pilot

w/ 5/8" Flange Nuts

50-60 90-200 275-325
Standard Bolt Patterns
       

Snowplows And Salters

Why Choose A SnowDogg Stainless Steel Snowplow?

Shopping for snow plows for your commercial or residential plowing needs can be tricky. Many features of modern snowplows are built to look attractive, but offer little value when plowing through a big Winter storm at 3am. Hanna Trailer Supply is here to help point out the primary features that make high performance SnowDogg Stainless Steel plows the envy of the snowplow manufacturing industry. Browse this year's inventory of SnowDogg by Buyers Plows and SaltDogg by Buyers Salters and conquer Winter's worst conditions often experienced in the Midwest and Great Lakes.

The number one factor that influences snowplow performance is the snow plow moldboard skin material. So, what's the difference?

Painted Steel Moldboards used to be the only option for most snowplows back in the early days. They were an inexpensive solution as far as the initial cost is concerned, but the long term costs later became apparent. These types of plows became famous for "browning", when their original color may have been red, yellow, orange or another brightly colored plow.
This was due to plowing operations performed in a wet, salty and dirty environment. Special primers and premium paints are no match for these common Winter elements. When paint becomes worn or chipped, the material underneath will eventually rust away and become unrepairable. Your only option is complete replacement when this happens.

Polyethylene Moldboards were developed as a solution to the issues experienced with painted steel moldboards. Polyethylene plastic had been used for years as a moldboard material for municipal plows and therefore seemed to be a natural replacement for painted carbon steel. The biggest asset for using polyethylene in plow moldboards is that it never rusts. However, polyethylene has several major flaws when used in real world plowing situations. It is not very strong or rigid, requiring a thicker skin and heavier frame in order to provide the same functionality as thinner steel or stainless steel moldboard skins. In addition, polyethylene cannot be repaired when broken or cracked, leaving complete replacement as your only option if damaged. Regular sunlight exposure can also fade the polyethylene color, which can become a serious issue for many plow owners.

304 Stainless Steel moldboards have been rigorously tested and performance evaluated in salty and wet environments. This has proven to be the ideal material for plow moldboards. The hard, strong, slippery surface of 304 stainless steel will not rust and maintains its surface finish. The surface of the moldboard skin can be restored to brand new condition with a simple, good cleaning, and it can easily be repaired by welding if damaged.

What is 304 Stainless Steel?

There are several different grades of stainless steel. 304 (also known as 18/8) is a non-magnetic stainless steel alloy with 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel. This gives it a very high level of corrosion resistance. There are less expensive grades on the market with lower nickel content that provide some corrosion resistance, but significantly worse performance in real world salt water environments. Some, but not all of these inferior grades are magnetic. 304 stainless steel maintains its surface finish and color, and it is never magnetic. Buyers uses only 304 stainless steel in all of its stainless salt spreaders and snowplows.

Why isn't everybody using 304 Stainless Steel?

304 stainless steel is very expensive, usually about 3 times more costly than carbon steel (and up to 50% more expensive than inferior grades of stainless steel). When Buyers released the SnowDogg line in 2006, there was only one other major truck plow on the market with a stainless skin that was priced quite expensively. Since 2006, with the introduction of the SnowDogg plow, most manufacturers have begun advertising stainless or polyethylene snowplows as a premium product, but at a premium price. Their carbon steel plows remain as their entry level offering at a much more affordable price, though at a price still generally higher than that of the SnowDogg plows.

How can Buyers sell a stainless plow for less?

Buyers Products began over a decade ago, marketing SaltDogg stainless steel v-box salt spreaders at a lower cost than existing carbon steel spreaders. Just 6 years ago, Buyers Products brought to market the SnowDogg snowplows with the 304 stainless steel moldboards at less cost than existing carbon steel moldboards. This has been done because Buyers Products buys more 304 stainless steel than all other snow removal product manufacturers combined. Buyers Products runs a factory that runs non-stop all year round manufacturing snowplows, salt spreaders, toolboxes, towing products, reservoirs, lightboxes, kingpins and several other products. This was done to split the cost of overhead between thousands of 304 stainless steel manufactured products, not just SnowDogg snowplows. Buyers Products is a privately held company founded in 1946, which holds no debt. This means that there is not any debt interest built into the price or their plows. The price of the plow is based on straight cost of manufacture and delivery. Buyers products remains vertically integrated and buys the 304 stainless material directly, cuts it, forms it, welds it, paints it, assembles it, tests it and ships it all from the same facility.

Besides the 304 Stainless Steel moldboard skin, what other characteristics set SnowDogg plows apart from the competition?

EPDM rubber edge guards between the 304 stainless skin and the powdercoated moldboard frame provides extra strength and a snug fit, which eliminates looseness and noisy rattling that you might find on a less quality "floating skin" plow.

The #4 brush finish on the front face provides a shiny and attractive, yet durable finish. 304 stainless steel is a hard impact, low friction material and doesn't gouge or scratch easily. It allows the snow to simply roll off the ultra smooth 304 stainless steel surface, preventing the possibility of snow or slush from grabbing into any surface defects.

Finally, the eye catching finish of the 304 stainless steel moldboard matches well with the color of any truck and provides increased visibility for others in bad weather or while plowing. The 304 stainless steel finish will never fade or wash out.

The 304 stainless steel skin material is just one factor when selecting a plow. SnowDogg by Buyers plows are designed from the ground up as a tough, simple, cost effective solution to the plowing needs of America's plow operators, contractors and homeowners. Call (414) 762-7950 or stop by Hanna Trailer Supply at 7575 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, WI and see for yourself why SnowDogg plows are just right for your plowing needs for the upcoming Winter snow season.

Trailer Brakes And Brake Parts

How would I know when to replace my trailer's electric brakes or brake parts?

Sometimes repairing a brake can be too time consuming and expensive to be practical. In these cases, we recommend replacing the complete assembly. Hanna Trailer Supply is your best resource to find your replacement brake assembly, individual brake parts, new brakes for a trailer build, or if you are in need of brake service and repair.

When To Replace Brake Hardware:

  • When worn or weak return springs cause the brake linings to drag against the drum, replacement is recommended. This can lead to total brake failure if left unchecked.
  • When hold-down springs lose their tension, the brake shoes will wobble or ride up against the face of the brake drum, replacement is recommended. This will cause brake lining failure if not resolved.
  • When an adjusting screw is frozen and does not allow brake shoes to be adjusted properly, replacement is recommended.
  • When rubber dust plugs crack from age and wear, they allow dirt to contaminate linings. Replacement is recommended.
  • When the self-adjusting cable is stretched preventing the self-adjusting lever from properly aligning the shoes, replacement is recommended.

Selecting Electric Brake Parts:

  • Determine the size of your brake.
  • Measure the diameter of the mounted brake shoe.
  • Measure the width of the lining.
  • Determine the manufacturer of your brake.
  • Select the brake you have by looking at the key identification points shown in the drawing below.
  • A Hanna Trailer Supply brake specialist can also help you find the brake assembly or part that you need.

When selecting new brake assemblies, you can determine the right or left side brake assembly on the shelf by positioning the brake with the magnet at the bottom. On electric brakes, the actuating arm will always curve from the pivot pin to the magnet, toward the left for left hand brakes and toward the right for right hand brakes (See Below).

FAQs/How-To-Select-Electric-Brakes-And-Brake-Parts-Diagram.jpg

Useful Brake Control Information

Below you will find a few helpful charts from Hopkins Towing Solutions®. The first chart shows you how to connect your new brake controller to your vehicle based on year, make and model. The second chart shows the trailer weight limits at which you are required to have a braking system in every state across the country.

Triton Trailer Questions

Which Triton gas shock do I need for the gas spring kit, center prop arm or cover door for my Triton trailer?

 
Triton Gas Shock Cross Reference List
Gas Shock Part Number (Available Parts) Type of Ends Where Used Description
03266 Fork 10' Z-Arm (2001 Season Only)
06928 Ball Gas Spring - XT
08152 Fork 12' Z-Arm (2001 Season Only)

10' Center Prop Arm

08158 Ball 2K 10' Cover

2K 10' Cover With Light Kits

2KF 10' Cover

2K 10'Cover With LK SST

2K 10' Cover With LK SST

2KF 10' Cover With LK SST

08266 Ball Gas Spring Kit - XTD (Under)
08386 10mm Ballstuds 2K 10' Cover - Cover Door

2K 12' Cover - Cover Door

2K 10' Cover With Light Kits - Cover Door

2K 12' Cover With Light Kits - Cover Door

2KF 10' Cover - Cover Door

2KF 12' Cover - Cover Door

2KF 10' Cover With Light Kits - Cover Door

2KF 12' Cover With Light Kits - Cover Door

2K 12' Cover With LK SST - Cover Door

2KF 10' Cover - Cover Door

2KF 10' Cover With LK SST - Cover Door

2KF 12' Cover With LK SST - Cover Door

08417 Forks 12' Center Prop Arm
Gas Shock Part Number (Obsolete Parts) Type of Ends Where Used Description
06578 Eye KD Cover 12' Aluminum Prop Arm (2002 Season & Before)
06579 Eye KD Cover 10' Aluminum Prop Arm (2002 Season & Before)
07302 Ball Gas Spring Kit - XTD (2002 Season Only)
07781 Fork 10' Z-Arm (2001 Season Only)

12' Z-Arm (2001 Season Only)

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