I need a good laugh re covers

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  1. Brakers

    Brakers Funster Life Member

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    Hi Kiddiwinks
    I started a different thread ref cleaning my Motorhome earlier now I've decided what I'm going to do with that problem,
    I would now like to know what you good people think about covers over the winter, do you use them, do you recommend them if so which one or are you of the opinion that they are a waste of time.
    All comments welcomed especially funny ones, I could do with a good laugh now I've found out how much to have my Motorhome valeted. :-/
    Many thanks Tony
     
  2. Hymie

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    Winter cover?

    We still use her at least every other weekend throughout the winter so no need for a cover Tony.

    Hope to be spending most of the winter in Spain and Portugal this year.

    Hymie.
     
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  3. DuxDeluxe

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    If they don't fit perfectly and completely snugged down they can rub the surface and damage it, plus even breathable covers can trap moisture. I bought one for first van and never used it more than once after discovering the hard way how much of a pain they are to put on and off
     
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    Never even considered one because we use our MH all year round.
     
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    Before putting any cover on the van must be spotlessly clean as any dirt left on will be ground into the van surface. As has been said even the "breathable" covers will trap moisture in the van resulting in green mould over surfaces inside the van. Unless the van is in a very sheltered position the cover will move and damage the van surface, I have seen vans with the gel coat rubbed through on the corners.
     
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    Will also block your solar panels.
     
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    Never had one, always thought that any movement would abrade the surface, more especially if not thoroughly clean. and if they rub against Acrylic Windows?. I always think that the one`s you see on the fronts of Caravans, will eventually produce microscopic scratching as no matter how tight you get the straps they are going to move?

    I do have one though for the Triumph, "auto pyjama`s" (currently undergoing "surgery"!). And used as a "Dust Cover", as it lives in the garage in winter, where it`s nice and warm (ish).!!.

    Pete
     
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    Ours is covered with a big shed and seems OK, no problems with it rubbing or breathing as it a fairly loose fit BUT the roof part does cover the solar panels which means I run the EFOY fuel cell in storage.

    Martin
     
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  9. TerryL

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    Have never considered covers for any vehicle I've had. My belief is that they were made to live/operate outdoors so should be okay without them. However any vehicle benefits from being cleaned regularly and, more importantly, being used, even if only for half an hour every couple of weeks.
     
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  10. Spidey

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    When we had a caravan we covered it in winter. Such a faff to put on and take off. Kept the van clean but it caused lots of condensation inside. Would not have one for MH we use it too much.
     
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    It would be a pain in the arse to put on and discourage you from using the van and even if you are not using the van you should be taking it out for a drive every few weeks. You get far more clutch, engine & brake problems with vans that are left standing.
     
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    Its like a loose condom............... not that I'd know, you understand.... :whistle:
     
  13. Brakers

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    You've been looking over the urinal haven’t you, I must watch who is standing next to me when using public toilets next time :)
    Best Wishes Tony
     
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    Never used a cover, seems they produce more problems than they cure.
     
  15. Brakers

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    Hi Reallyretired Yes it seems that this is the concensus that these covers can be more problems than enough, but I was hopeing to reduce the cleaning to the roof not the rest of the van which I can access quite easily.
    Best Wishes Tony
     
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    yes and can really feck your van up
     
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