Choosing the Right Caravan Cover


To Australians, a caravan is a great investment. According to a survey, 1 out of 13 households owns a registered motorhome. This shows the love of Australians for adventure. In fact, in the same survey, it shows that 80% of those who have a caravan travels to new places without any prior planning.

It’s not every day that caravans are used. They are usually parked in garages, the owner’s front yard, or public parking lots until the next expedition, which may happen a week after, or it may take a few months. To keep a camper out of potential damages from being idle for long periods under the heat of the sun or torrential rains, acquiring the right caravan cover can be of significant help. There is a wide variety of caravan covers to choose from, and sorting through the many brands may be truly exhausting.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right cover for your caravan.

Measure Your Caravan Correctly

 It helps if you measure your caravan from end to end and not leaving awnings and other any attached equipment when taking the measurements. Keep a considerable buffer so you will have a larger cover than the actual size of your camper. This will ensure that it will be able to cover all your caravan and attachments. You will also have an easier time fitting it into your motorhome. Sometimes, covers are subject to tears when they fit exactly on the body of your camper. You may also have to remove the attachments so they will not be damaged by the elements. That will be more work to do.

Check for Water and UV Resistance

If you can look for a caravan cover that is waterproof and UV resistant, it would mean that your motorhome can be protected from the damaging effects of water and UV. But while the ideal cover should possess these qualities, it should be breathable as well. A caravan cover that is not breathable will trigger moisture to accumulate within it and maybe the cause of damage to your camper’s exterior. You can go for waterproof cover tops only while leaving the seams on its sides unsealed.

Compare Warranties

caravanCaravan covers are not meant to last forever or at least match the life span of your vehicle. Some brands may only last for a few years. When purchasing, always be wary of the warranty. Some warranties can run up to four years, which may work to your advantage.

Some may also come with a sleek design and may command a higher price. Covers may also differ on the fabric type. But as to functionality, covers are all the same in purpose.…

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