How RV Covers Can Protect Your
Recreational vehicle covers should be part of every RV owner's protection arsenal.
Whether you are driving a motor home, travel trailer, fifth-wheel, or camper truck,
you have a huge investment on wheels. And for some folks, it even becomes a second
home for several weeks or months out of the year.
if you are on the road much of the year, your rig will still sit idle for weeks
at a time, exposed to damaging UV rays, wind-driven rain, tree sap, pollutants,
bird droppings, dirt, and dust. You may be lucky enough to have an enclosed garage,
or even a prefab canopy shelter in which to park your vehicle. But if not, one
of the top quality RV covers is the next best thing.
Recreational Vehicle Covers: The 'Bottom LIne' On What To Look For
course, size and shape will vary according to the type of RV involved. Beyond
that, there are only a few basic but important decisions to be made.
1) Vehicle Style
Protective RV coverings are available for any vehicle type on the road, in all
- Class A, B, or C
- Large travel trailers
- Small camper trailers
- 5th Wheelers
RV covers are made of heavy duty polypropylene material. They are inexpensive,
breathable, water repellant, and will give all the protection you need if your
motor home or camper is stored in a garage or under an outdoor canopy.
you expect to have your recreational vehicle covered for several months out of
the year, or exposed to extremes of weather, the extra protection from a custom
fit will be well worth it. A cover that is made for a specific RV model will provide
better protection because it conforms to the exact contours of the vehicle. Therefore
it will keep out more dust and dirt, and will not move around or billow in the
You can also get a custom cover
with zippered or velcro panels for easy access to doors and storage areas. There
is no need to remove the cover in order to go into and out of the vehicle. Optional
air vents reduce wind lofting and further reduce inside moisture.
3) Fabric Matters
An important consideration is selecting the
right type of fabric for your geographical conditions. High performance 100% polypropylene
material is the most common.
is strong, water repellant, and forms a good barrier against damaging UV rays,
airborne pollutants, tree sap, and bird droppings. A good fabric will also prevent
interior sun fade and deterioration.
best covers will often have triple-layer polypropylene that is stronger, and with
more water repellant than standard fabrics.
quality RV covers are “breathable,”. If it does not breathe well, unwanted moisture
can get trapped against the vehicle’s finish and promote rust or discoloration
of any gel-coat, paint or plastic graphics. Breathable covers will also help reduce
the formation of mold and mildew and allow heat to escape, keeping interiors cooler.
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? These are the best of the bunch, and for the quality, are also the lowest priced.
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