Why Caravan covers are important to protect it from the weather

Posted by Covers 4 U on November 13th, 2020

A caravan whether you have the latest top of the range model or an older version it represents a large financial investment and needs to be taken care of in the best possible way. Using quality caravan covers is the first step in maintaining your caravan and protecting it from the weather and the hostile environment.

Caravans are made to be weather proof and they will remain in reasonable condition if left outside, but over time they will deteriorate without extra protection from the elements.

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Caravan covers give protection to the exterior of your caravan as well as stopping excess heat build up inside that can cause damage and fading to the interior.

  • Rain Protection

Because of atmospheric pollution there tends to be a lot of contaminants in rainwater that can affect the surface of your caravan over time. To counter this, using high quality water resistant caravan covers designed to allow the water to run off rather than pool on the surface are recommended. Before you put your caravan covers on, be sure your caravan is clean and dry. Using a high quality polish designed for automotive use will add an extra layer of protection

  • Bird Droppings and Tree Sap

Both of these sky borne contaminants will adversely affect your caravan’s external finish. Good quality caravan covers are made to withstand the acidic compounds in bird droppings, insect droppings and sap from trees, contaminants that would otherwise eat into your van’s painted surface spoiling the finish and allowing moisture to penetrate

  • UV Protection

Australia has a wonderful climate and many hours of bright, clear sunshine, especially in Queensland and the Gold Coast regions. Unfortunately, the sun also emits harmful UV rays that can quickly cause fading and discoloration as well a breakdown of your caravan surfaces. Good quality caravan covers provide total UV protection, keeping you caravan in showroom condition for years to come. This is not only to keep it looking fantastic, but to preserve its resale value if you decide to upgrade or sell it in the future

  • Damage Control

Quality caravan covers will protect your caravan from accidents and theft while you’re not using them and can also help protect them from stone damage and minor scraped when being towed long distances

  • Good Fitting Caravan Covers

When you choose caravan covers, make sure they are a good fit for your caravan as a loose cover can potentially rip in bad, windy weather and flap around causing surface damage. High quality caravan covers have a soft inner layer that is designed to avoid scratching or scuffing your van if there is any movement when being put on, removed or during road travel and in storms

  • Custom Covers

While they may be a little more expensive, custom made caravan covers are usually made using better quality materials and designed to fit your caravan like a glove. They take into account extras such as aerials, sat disks, solar panels, CCTV cameras and things like storage racks that standard caravan covers cannot accommodate. They are also much easier to put on and take off

Your caravan is your home away from home and by using good quality caravan covers you will be able to keep your caravan protected whether is left outside on in a covered area, so it all ways remains in pristine condition and is ready for your next road trip whenever you are.

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