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All you need to know about caravan covers

510P h6ID8S. AC SL1000Caravan covers are an essential purchase for people who live in colder climates and want to protect their caravan from the elements. Winter can be a particularly harsh time of year for those living in less temperate climates, but with the right cover, you can keep your caravan safe and dry.

These covers are designed to fit over your caravan, protecting it from rain, sleet and snow. They also prevent damp from building up inside the caravan, which is a leading cause of mould growth.

There are many different types of covers available on the market today, but not all will suit your needs. It is important to do some research before you buy one so that you know what type of cover you need for your specific situation.

This article will outline some of the best covers on the market today.

What are the reasons why you might need caravan cover?

A caravan cover is a protective cover that fits over the top of a caravan to protect it from rain and sun. A caravan cover is typically made of a durable material such as PVC, cloth, or canvas.

A caravan cover can be used to protect your investment and make it last longer. It will also help keep the caravan clean through the winter months, making it easier to prepare for the holiday season.

What are the different types of caravan covers?

There are a few different types of caravan covers available in the UK market, and it’s important you choose the right one to suite your caravan. Although covers can be used to protect your caravan from wind, rain and UV rays, some may lock in damp if the material isn’t able to breath.

Full 4 Ply breathable covers – 4 layers of protection which will allow air to circulate and is designed to protect against Rain, Snow, Dust, Moisture and UV Radiation.
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Polyester, heavy duty – Less breathable than other types but harder wearing.

Top covers – Caravan cover that just cover the roof and awning rails, allowing air to flow underneath them.

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Front covers – Usually used to protect the caravan whilst towing. Stones, insects and mud can often kick up on to the front of the caravan and damage the surface or windows.
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What are the benefits and features of a caravan cover?

Caravan covers are not just for the rain. They can protect your caravan from the sun, dust and debris. They also protect it from thieves, who might be interested in stealing your expensive belongings.

Caravan covers are made of polyester or polypropylene and come in different colors and designs that you can choose from. If you want to get a cover that is more durable, then you should go for a polyester one. Polypropylene covers are cheaper but they don’t last as long as polyester ones do.

A caravan cover is a must-have if you want to keep your caravan safe and clean at all times!

How much do caravan covers cost?

Caravan covers vary massively in price, but as with everything, if it looks too good to be true it probably is. Investing in the right cover for your caravan can help preserve its lifespan and resale value. If you make the wrong decision, it might mean your caravan becomes an early victim of damp invasion.

Ready-made caravan covers are often the cheapest and usually over the cheapest materials to match. You will also find covers which have been made for your caravan model which will tend to fit better and thus reducing the risk of it damaging or blowing away. The most expensive option is to find a supplier that can supply a made-to-measure cover, giving you full control over the materials and design.

Typically, caravan covers can vary from £60-£800 depending on the type and quality you can afford.

What is the lifespan of a caravan cover?

As mentioned in our articles above, caravan covers come in all shapes, sizes and materials, which makes this an almost impossible question to answer. However, a good quality cover that is installed and stored correctly should last between 5-10 years.  

Can caravan covers cause damp?

Caravan covers are a controversial subject as some believe they can increase the chances of damp. Despite this being true with some types of cover, some have been proven to prolong the life of the paint and structure as long as air is able to flow through easily. 

In our opinion, if you are going to invest in a cover for your caravan, use a top cover so that the air get underneath it more easily. Ensure you measure your caravan in advance so that you get one that fits properly and get someone to help you put it on. Good quality covers will come with poles to help you lift the cover over the top of the caravan. Without these you are prone to causing damage as most caravans are over 8ft in height.

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