2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

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2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

Postby jmarsh2665 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:43 pm

I'm totally confused and could use some help. Just purchased a new 2015 2000 Esx with PowerTower that is being delivered to my marina in early May. Coming from a slipped 2006 2665 which i sold over the winter, this boat will be trailored several times a year. I called my dealer to ask about purchasing a Regal Travel Cover and got this reply " The cost sir will be $ 1450 , but Regal does not recommend trailering with the cover on " What the #%$@ ? Has anyone heard this before ? I asked the guy why and he said possible damage to the boat and cover. Am I missing something here ? Its called a travel cover. The boat comes with a bow and cockpit cover, but I don't think that's a towing option. especially on highways. Any thoughts or ideas from you guys. I don't like the idea of traveling topless for 5 or 6 hours on the highway. Thanks guys
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Re: 2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:44 pm

The reason they say don't travel with them is because the straps and edges if they flap will burn into the gel coat. I had a travel cover on my Crownline and was custom made for just that, and made sure I could cinch down all the straps going under the boat. Also you have to twist the straps to prevent them from flapping in the wind. Worked fine for me. I also traveled with the snap in bow and cockpit covers and never had any issues either.

To trailer with no covers is an option, just make sure anything that can fly away like removable cushions are removed and put away. Then you would be fine.
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Re: 2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

Postby cbsmith » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:51 am

I have the Regal travel cover for my 1900 and have towed about 400 miles with it and don't have any issues. It conches down tight with ratchet straps and ties to the trailer frame as well. I also use it when the boat is on the trailer, it is a bit more waterproof than the bow and cockpit covers that I also have. I'm don't use the travel cover when the boat is in the water on the dock overnight, it is just a pain to put On in the water. The price of $1450 seems high, I the it was $700 for the 1900 one when ordered with the boat.
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Re: 2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

Postby aviator1 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:36 am

I am not sure where Regal stands on this but other boat vendors say that the cover will add pressure on the windshield frame.
I have towed my 1900 probably around 4000 miles since we have had it, not an issue and the cover still looks great.

I would invest in the custom cover from Regal, its made by a company here in CT and they stand by their covers...I have had them on other boats and three years later they are willing to fix something for next to nothing as far as money.
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Re: 2015 2000 Esx Travel Cover ?

Postby On Holiday » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:26 am

I have a cover that I use for long distance towing, the cover goes just below the rub rail and has snaps about every 18" with a draw cord and has 3 telescoping poles to support the cover.
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