To cover or not to cover

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  1. Rnidpete

    Rnidpete Read Only Funster

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    Hi guys
    I'm new to this motorhome lark lol sorry if this has been asked before but I pick up my new ( to me) autosleeper on the 28th and don't know if I should get a cover for it. Been looking on the web and there's such a mixture of answers both pro and against so should I cover or not
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  2. Wildbill

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    covering can cause other issues I have never bothered my shelf but all the vans I have had were very old
    bill
    o and welcome to the forum
     
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    Unless you can keep the cover from rubbing on the motorhome I wouldn't bother.

    If you can put it in a garage or a carport then that's another can of fish!

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    Thank you looks like a very useful little club glad I joined
     
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    Only had moho for 6 mths, but had caravans for 20 years. Had a cover for one and the constant movement of cover in wind scratched the windows, so sold it
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Just another bit of advice / heads up, unless you pay your sub you only have a couple more posts before ou become "read only". As a paid subscriber you get all sorts of discounts (soon save your membership sub) and access to all the site - plus you can come on the rallies and to the meets. It was the best value £10 I have ever spent on the motorhome :) :)
     
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    Ditto
     
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    hi and welcome and it only cost £10 to join you will certainly get your moneys worth
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    Might be the best £10 you've spent for yourself but it was the worst for the rest of us!!!:whistle2::imoutahere:
     
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    I would agree with other that have said that unless you can tie the cover down so that there is absolutely NO movement in the wind, don't was your money.
    The other issue is they are a real faff to fit. I had one for my caravan and actually only fitted it 3 or 4 times.
    Again like others say, spend £10 and you can ask as many questions as you like and join in the Fun (y)
    Welcome to the forum by the way :welc:
     
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    If you intend to lay your van up for a length of time then a cover is practical ,but you need to tie them in a way that stops the wind moving it ,personally I use a descent wax ,a two pack such as diamond bright
     
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    Can only agree with what others have said, the paintwork won't like it. I've used them on cars before and the paintwork on corners of the wings and roof often gets marked. This was with the covers tied down securely using more than just the supplied fastenings.
     
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    Good job I have waterproof, fireproof and bulletproof feathers....... anyway you haven't met me yet! :)
     
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    cover goes on in november and comes off april, road tax does the same [opposite way round]:cool:

    don't get makes but it is a custom fit one

    don't get as much fading and sun damage

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    Certainly the worst Tenner I ever spent, and I begrudge it every year I spend another one,

    .....where could I buy a business where so many people pay me a tenner and then so many more bully others into paying me a tenner.......:wub:
     
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    Another reason not to use a cover is if you have solar panels fitted which keep your vehicle battery topped up.
    Not much light will get through the cover!
     
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    Right, @Gellyneck and everyone who put a like on the post are off the Christmas Card list and I'm now cream puffed. :) :)
     
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    Definitely not they can do some serious damage to paintwork. Mate of mine used one his first winter when he removed it paintwork was damaged on corners from wind buffeting and mould everywhere. Took ages to clean and get rid of the mouldy smell plus the cost of paint damage. Went in a skip and hes had no more problems when storing.
    Best way use the van all year.
     
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    We had a cover for our caravan and it seemed to cause a lot of condensation over the winter months. I was mopping the ceiling! It was a pain in the neck to put on and off. then if wet you need some where to spread it out while it dries. We would never get another one. To be honest the main reason we got one as we park it near some trees and it stopped the roof getting grimy. Much easier to wash the roof :)
     
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