Motorhome covers

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Drew, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Drew

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    I have an open barn to keep my new purchase in for a few weeks but then it will need to go outside while we use it (the barn silly) to store hay. The barn is also home to some swallows so I am thinking of getting a cover. I have read differing views on covers and have found a company, Leisureshack, that do them for a reasonable price; but am I wasting my money?:Doh:

    Any thoughts or experiences?:thumb:
     
  2. DESCO

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    I have always thought covers cause more problems than they are worth.

    Have seen motorhomes and caravans that the surface has been damaged by the cover despite them being made to measure, and costing a lot of money it does not seem to matter how well fitted they all seem to rub in the wind in the end. I am not sure but feel a well maintained van is far better off being able to breath, can't prove this but it has always been my opinion. Unless you have a dry undercover place to store then I would sooner take my chance outside.

    All the vans I have had have always been kept outside without a cover.
     
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    Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!! Ours stands out in storage on a farm and we have never had a problem, 3 vans over 8 years. :thumb:
     
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    I bought one but never used it after realising it was just catch bucket loads of water on the roof due to Sat dish, solar panel, hatches, roof rack e.t.c.

    I guess handy as a dust cover for use inside, I have a brand new one never used for a 7.5mtr motorhome if you are looking for one :Wink:
     
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    Can't comment on Motorhomes but I'm sure they are not much different.

    I have kept classic cars for years and the cover question has came up time and time again.

    The best thing IMO is a Car Port design, cars kept in a damp garage sit and rot slowly, cars kept in a heated garage are great but unless its nice and warm you are better of with your vehicle outside. It gets wet - it drys out.

    If you don't have a heated garage/shed a car port is the best, it doesn't get wet and if it gets damp it has plenty of air around it to dry out.

    A friend of mine who has been caravaning since before the dinasours reckons a caravan should not be kept in the dry as it drys out to much, wood shrinks and breaks the seals which cause leaks.
     
  6. Drew

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    OK that looks like a thumbs do:thumbdown:wn then
    Glad I asked first cos I thought it might be a good idea but had some reservations, now I know:thumb::thanks:
     
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