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Caravan cover

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Posted: 6 years ago
Hi, can anyone recommend a good caravan cover and or supplier, I am looking for a waterproof but breathable one with access door and recess for arial and flue etc, I have a 2009 sterling Europa 520, I read in a recent article that some covers can stain the caravan so am a bit unsure, any help would be much appreciated, Den.
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Posted: 6 years ago
One thing I can recommend is not to buy a cover from Specialised Caravan Covers. I bought a so called 'tailor fitted' towing cover from them which after 12 months and 6 covers did still not fit! In addition to that their cover has now caused £1200 of damage to my caravan by attachements coming loose in the wind and hitting sidewall. Currently having battle to have them pay for caravan repair. To be honest I wouldnt bother with any cover becasue, my troubles apart, they are just a pain and another job to do!
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Posted: 6 years ago
We had one from specialised accessories and it made the caravan go mildew inside over winter, luckily it was just surface but I'd never get another one from them. We now use just a top cover to keep the worst of the muck off as we're parked near trees in storage. It's much easier to take on and off and also easier to store in a locker when we go away as being in storage and not a home not having somewhere to leave the cover is a consideration for us when it's not actually on the van.
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Posted: 6 years ago
hmmmm now thats interesting ,we are considering buying a breathable cover for ours for overwintering .but you have now thrown doubt my way .also seen the roof only covers for sale but we get terrible winds through the winter due to being directly in front of the dee estuary on a hilltop with nothing in front of us but open sea .hmmm what to do .
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Posted: 6 years ago
Solicitors now battling with Specilised Covers regarding cost to repair my caravan. If there is one accessory I wish I had never bought it is this. The type they provided incuded industrial suckers on one side which came loose and caused the damage. Specilised Covers are now stating the cover should not remain on a caravan if left unattended. The latter means that even when towing if you were to say stop at the motorway services, you would have to remove the cover if somebody wasn't present! I also found the cover left black marks on the caravan where it had been rubbing against the front.
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Posted: 6 years ago
Do not use one, they are more trouble than they are worth. I read more horror stories than 'how good they are'. The wind will get under it and can damage your van as is rubs against it....
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Posted: 6 years ago
I do not use a cover and never have but I pre-winter my van with a good quality wax polish and subsequent to that over-wintering spray.
I have no damp on my 7 year old van and I can see through windows that have no abrasion marks from a rubbing flapping cover.
ALSO
By not using a cover my solar panel array keeps my battery trickle charged all winter long.
A comment from a Bailey rep a few years ago was "caravans are meant to be, and are designed to be, outdoors in all weathers"