Motorhome Covers

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Benni-Boy, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Benni-Boy

    Benni-Boy Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax
    Hi Guys. With the weather being a bit naff today my thoughts turned to the winter months. For the last couple of years I have contemplated buying a cover for the van. They seem to have a massive range in price from about £80 up to a made to measure Pro-Tec one for about £500. I have also seen the roof top cover, which leaves the sides free.
    My question is, does anyone use one of these products and are they of any benefit? Also, are they likely to increase the risk of damp/mildew.
    I tend to use the van up to November and start again round about end of February and have heard these covers can be a pain to get on and off.
    Whats the word guys?:rain:
     
  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7,652
    Likes Received:
    4,284
    Location:
    East London
    Dont use one personally however if you are storing your motorhome where its easily accessed by a member of the public I would suggest a cheaper alternative is a sheet of tarpaulin that way if it gets stolen its far cheaper to replace.
     
  3. madbluemad

    madbluemad

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    spain
    I dont use one for the very reasons that you have stated. My van hasn't been affected by the weather and I woudnt expect it to be. Its designed to withstand all extremes.

    I did ask this very question a couple of winters ago and the response was overwhelming, dont use one.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,443
    Likes Received:
    34,535
    Location:
    kent
    I did cover mine last year when I wouldn't be using it for a month or so - as much to keep the bird shit off as anything else. Worked well.

    The only problem we did have was when the weather was really cold and the cover stuck to the van. It only happened once and it might be that the van was damp when I put the cover on.

    Personal choice of course but i would recommend one.
     
  5. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    London
    I personally would never use one for reasons stated in your post.

    In all the years that I have used motorhomes and caravans have never felt the need for one. If you can keep an eye on the van through periods of non use both inside and out, you should be OK.

    During periods of non use I always open the windows and roof whenever the opportunity presents itself, and open lockers and internal doors to allow plenty of air through the van.

    Also if packing up and know I won't be using I take upholstery indoors.

    Feel this is the better approach, covered up would think I would tend to forget this routine,(out of sight out of mind.)

    Best method is keep using the van through winter months, even if only for day trips.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,248
    Likes Received:
    5,199
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
  7. cornishaich

    cornishaich Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    West Cornwall.
    :Blush:

    Breathable Motorhome Covers





    • There are no products in this category.
    Come on John :Rofl1:
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,248
    Likes Received:
    5,199
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288

    Thanks for that, pointing out the glitch, now sorted:thumb:

    Breathable Motorhome Covers

    Peter
     
Loading...

Share This Page