Shrink-wrap ?

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Shrink-wrap ?

Postby BobBash » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:49 pm

I was watching a YouTube video the other day about a guy who was building a ice fishing shanty & was using the shrink-wrap that marina's use to winterize boats to cover his shanty . I didn't get to see the whole video & couldn't find it again but I was wondering if any members had tried it to cover a teardrop camper ? I know that it protects even large boats quite well over the winter or in outside storage, but I don't know how durable it would be going down the road at 65 miles per hour .
Has anyone tried this &/or knows if it's a viable option ?

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Re: Shrink-wrap ?

Postby cantsitstill » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:40 pm

Sounds interesting. Sub'd to hear responses.
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Re: Shrink-wrap ?

Postby tac422 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:54 pm

When I picked up the Big Pink from Mike, I shrink wrapped it. (What I used was like industrial strength Saran wrap)
I thought it would protect the raw foam (it's a foamie) and keep the windows and door closed.
After towing just a couple blocks, I had to take it all off. The plastic slid up and came loose, then started to whip the foam. I tried redoing it tighter and more wrappings, but nope.
I never got it up close to highway speed.... that was just getting to the highway.
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Re: Shrink-wrap ?

Postby cantsitstill » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:03 pm

I don't think that's what OP is talking about. Looks like stretch film. Shrink wrap that is heat shrunk around boats is one big piece and much thicker.
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Re: Shrink-wrap ?

Postby rowerwet » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:19 am

I would be concerned about moisture build up inside all that plastic. a cover that breathes is a better idea
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Re: Shrink-wrap ?

Postby BobBash » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:17 pm

Yes , I was refering to the large one piece of shrinkwrap that is heated to shrink it down to cover boats . The teardrop would need to be vented just as if it were totally fiberglassed .I'm picturing covering the teardrop , shrinking it down & then adding windows & doors , etc . Would it be durable enough ? Would windows & doors seal against it with weather stripping ?
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