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    Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 12:00pm
Here is a picture of the GastroPod in 'her' winter coat just waiting for spring. The door cover zips up on both sides of the door for easy access and there is a velco strip to hold the rolled up flap. The one problem I have found is that the snow drops off the roof and down your neck when trying to get into the pod during the winter Shocked - but it's a dry cold in Alberta.
Tom and Bette
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dsmiths Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 12:30pm
Took mine off yesterday, possible record setter for today in Southern Indiana 83 degrees F. Pulled the Pod to work this morning and Put the lift kit on, Its so much easier with professional quality floor jacks, big air compressors and employees that are professional mechanics, took about 20 minutes, I like the looks of her setting up. It really has not hurt the height of the step, I think its better than before the lift kit was on. Now dewinterize and hit the road.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 1:14pm
I felt the step was a little low pre-lift kit, compared to going from the step into the pod.  Now its an even step up from ground-step-pod.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snowbound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 8:03pm
We have the risers and you can see in the picture above that the step even when folded in is not really high.
Tom and Bette
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where did you get the cover if i my ask
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Goose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2012 at 9:17am
   It looks like a cover from Forest River, they fit like a glove. When we ordered our trailer it was one of the options that we included. You could call Forest River or check with your dealer to order one. The other option is to go to Northern Tool and order one from them.   Goose
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Took my cover off last weekend. Bought it from N. Tool. Once little incident while I was pulling it off from the front it snagged on the R-Dome track and tore a silver dollar sized hole in it. Didn't pull it very hard so the material is pretty fragile. Not a big deal. Axle risers don't seem to hurt the step height. Except for my short legged wife no one seems to notice and it really does look better.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snowbound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2012 at 1:31pm
Originally posted by rid415

where did you get the cover if i my ask
 
Yes, the cover is from Forest River. You can see there is plenty of room for the a/c and the fabic is water repellant and fairly tough.
 
We had a choice between this colour and camoflage green/black. To my way of thinking this stands out less than the camo. I am pleased we bought it as our cargo trailer just has a blue tarp on it which flaps around and is a nuisance when we want inside for something.
 
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I bought something similar on eBay 
We passed the winter in Québec and it did very well. 

Everything is alright on our R-Pod 
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I'm very thankful for our BRB cover, which keeps the Pod warm and dry all winter, and is easy to access all doors. Oh, yeah, BRB stands for "Big Red Barn" LOL
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