MH Covers

Gregors

Free Member
Feb 26, 2020
48
8
Funster No
69,017
MH
Pilote
Exp
2014
Hi All,

For Christmas my wife bought me a complete cover for our MH. I was about to put it on yesterday then realised that the cover would block the solar panels which I rely on to keep everything topped up especially at the moment when we are not using the MH at all...

I don't think the panels will work when covered and if they do very little power produced, so I guess my question is how long should the domestics last without charge, will they go flat or will they be fine as is ???? Also we don't have power at the storage so I can't plug in either...

Should I forget the cover and sell it ???? What does everyone else do - Thanks in advance Chris
 
Jan 3, 2018
827
1,616
Suffolk
Funster No
51,836
Hi All,

For Christmas my wife bought me a complete cover for our MH. I was about to put it on yesterday then realised that the cover would block the solar panels which I rely on to keep everything topped up especially at the moment when we are not using the MH at all...

I don't think the panels will work when covered and if they do very little power produced, so I guess my question is how long should the domestics last without charge, will they go flat or will they be fine as is ???? Also we don't have power at the storage so I can't plug in either...

Should I forget the cover and sell it ???? What does everyone else do - Thanks in advance Chris
Yes your battery's will go flat, I'd suggest you don't bother with the cover.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Jul 14, 2019
203
284
UK
Funster No
62,410
MH
Hymer MLT 570
Exp
Our 1st Motorhome
Would a strategically placed piece of awning window PVC let in enough light to allow your solar panels to operate?

If so, you could try a local tent repair / sail repair (or even horse rug repairer) to add a panel to your cover.
 
Feb 18, 2009
500
183
Guisborough North Yorkshi
Funster No
5,677
MH
Carthago
Exp
Since August 2008
Would suggest it is unwise to put a cover on whilst in storage, OK if it is at home and if you follow recommendations of use. Do a search on here and you will see why. Lots of different views.
 
OP
Gregors

Gregors

Free Member
Feb 26, 2020
48
8
Funster No
69,017
MH
Pilote
Exp
2014
Would suggest it is unwise to put a cover on whilst in storage, OK if it is at home and if you follow recommendations of use. Do a search on here and you will see why. Lots of different views.
Hi Surely that's why you would have a cover though to protect it from the elements ?

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Nov 8, 2019
160
1,451
Surrey
Funster No
66,685
MH
A Class
Exp
Since 2017
I had my cover made with a clear panel over the solar. I don’t think it would be much of a job to get a piece of pvc to replace a cut out section, as pointed out above, but it depends on the quality of the cover.
 
Aug 18, 2014
16,244
67,692
Spain
Funster No
32,898
MH
Transit PVC
Exp
6 years since restarting
Hi Surely that's why you would have a cover though to protect it from the elements ?
It also allows a nice warm home for mice, rats, squirrels ,etc to nest in/under

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
OP
Gregors

Gregors

Free Member
Feb 26, 2020
48
8
Funster No
69,017
MH
Pilote
Exp
2014
I had my cover made with a clear panel over the solar. I don’t think it would be much of a job to get a piece of pvc to replace a cut out section, as pointed out above, but it depends on the quality of the cover.
Hi - Yes I am considering this - there is a boat yard just up from me I may give them a call and show them the cover if I do decide to go down this road ! Thanks
Chris
 
Top