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#1 Ondaroadagain

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:30 am

Hi peeps

 

I cant see myself cleaning the windows after each trip, so was thinking what about a  towing cover.

 

Not too sure on make or model its for a Eccles 564 Sport 2012.

 

Any opinions ?

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:40 pm

I bought one from Pro-tec I think it was about £160, easy to fit, fits correctly and seems to be well made and robust. I have not travelled very far with it. However, I did about 20 miles on the motorway in the rain and it did not slip at all or become sodden on the inner lining.  Quick delivery from date of order.

I do not know how it compares to others but I am pleased with it.


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#3 Specialised Covers

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:14 pm

Hi Ondaroadagain,

                             We're a UK based manufacturer of bespoke covers for cars, caravans, motorbikes and more or less anything on wheels, or not!

 

There are plenty of options on the market, varying in price, features and materials. We'd advise you write a little list of;

  • How much you want to spend
  • What features you are looking for
  • What you prioritise (aesthetically pleasing, waterproof, soft underside etc).
  • Guarantee
  • Whether you want to be able to use it again if you change your van regularly (Universal/Tailored).

 

Hope this helps!

 

http://www.specialis...ing-covers.html


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#4 Roger3596

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:14 pm

Hi Ondaroadagain,
                             We're a UK based manufacturer of bespoke covers for cars, caravans, motorbikes and more or less anything on wheels, or not!
 
There are plenty of options on the market, varying in price, features and materials. We'd advise you write a little list of;

  • How much you want to spend
  • What features you are looking for
  • What you prioritise (aesthetically pleasing, waterproof, soft underside etc).
  • Guarantee
  • Whether you want to be able to use it again if you change your van regularly (Universal/Tailored).
 
Hope this helps!
 
http://www.specialis...ing-covers.html

Ah but is a cover designed for the Oz outback suitable for a wet UK climate? Will it act like a huge sponge and therefore get heavy with all that absorbed rain water and therefore affect your caravan balance and Nose Weight?
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:16 pm

But both OP and specialised are UK based?

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:50 pm

But both OP and specialised are UK based?

 

But the TP Elite was designed for Oz in conjunction with Bailey. There's another thread somewhere discussing the TP Elite acting as a sponge ending up with the cover sliding down the 'van front due the additional weight of the absorbed water. SC have addressed this with a modified fixing system on the latest TP Elite but that doesn't help owners of the previous design.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:31 am

Dear CTS 50

 

Any customers that have our Tow Pro Elite and have experienced the issue with the water we would encourage them to contact us for the modification free of charge.  It is not a cover wide issue and only appears on certain caravans due to shape of the fronts and the location of the gutter rail.  The modification allows you to tension the top section further preventing any movement and reducing the water travelling down the back of the cover.  

If you have any queries please call on 01943 864646.

 

Thanks

Katie 



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:04 pm

I have the Protec universal cover and used it on a trip to France last year. It fits fine although I had to make the cut-outs for the front lights. It doesn't move once on, even when in heavy rain and does a great job of protecting the front from flies, stone chips and diesel exhaust fumes. 


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:34 pm

Dear CTS 50
 
Any customers that have our Tow Pro Elite and have experienced the issue with the water we would encourage them to contact us for the modification free of charge.  It is not a cover wide issue and only appears on certain caravans due to shape of the fronts and the location of the gutter rail.  The modification allows you to tension the top section further preventing any movement and reducing the water travelling down the back of the cover.  
If you have any queries please call on 01943 864646.
 
Thanks
Katie

The current modification will not stop the cover absorbing water imho. Unless they now say it doesn't absorb water and therefore doesn't get any heavier when wet?

Edited by Roger3596, 26 July 2014 - 07:37 pm.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:24 pm

The current modification will not stop the cover absorbing water imho. Unless they now say it doesn't absorb water and therefore doesn't get any heavier when wet?

The cover at some point is likely to get wet, which yes will cause the cover to get marginally heavier (1kg at most) but will not pose a problem to towing nose weight restrictions etc.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:14 pm

Our Specialised Tow Pro Elite cover comes with two Fiamma awning stoppers. After fitting the cover to the caravan, insert the Fiamma stoppers into the awning channel below the cover. Tighten, pull down the cover to the top of the stoppers. The cover will not slip, even if you spray it with a hosepipe. Our cover has become wet when travelling and we have experienced no problems at all.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:51 pm

I have a Towpro elite for my Peg 2. But just ordered a new van so will need to order a new one at some point. If anyone is interested in my old Towpro cover then please PM me

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:10 pm

My new TowPro + is going back, the two top buckles fell off on first time use due to poor stitching and too short a strap by the looks of things. Specialised have just asked for photos so far so will see what happens later. Disappointed to say the least after spending a lot of money but at least its a really good fit on my Rimin gt65.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:08 pm

I used mine Twice but couldnt be asked to put it on for the 7 other outings in 4 weeks.

 

Its up for sale now lol


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:35 pm

I have a Protec cover which I attached and then drove from Devon in storm Bertha if you remember that. Cover was dry on the inside when I reached the storage depot some 220 miles later, and it had chucked it down all the journey. I just wouldn't be without one protecting the front of the van! Yes, really pleased with it.

Edited by Speleccy, 29 August 2014 - 07:38 pm.





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