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I recently bought a 'Kampa' caravan cover having read several favourable reviews The cover has been on the caravan for about a month.

Yesterday I partially uncovered the van to access inside to place a few 'condensation' collectors.

 

To my horror the outside of the van was absolutely soaking wet. The claim that the cover would be 'breathable' was to be far from the truth.

I have had many covers over the years and this is the first time I have encountered this problem.

 

I realise that there are arguments for and against covering vans but for me who is paranoid about damp they are a must. .....until now !

 

Has anyone out there experienced problems with this particular cover as the one I have is,as the saying goes,is not fit for purpose.

 

Thanks in advance.

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If you read the bumf about the chinese made covers, they all say they're water resistant, which is nowhere near the same as being waterproof like Specialised covers or Protec covers. You may have a fight on your hands to prove it's not fit for purpose because of that wording, but good luck.

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hi charlie,I used one of these covers last year,it had been on just 6 weeks on a nice day I opened up the van and like you it was soaking wet outside and inside mould had started to appear,I took the cover off packed it up and took it back to the camping shop,told them it was not fit for purpose,in fact I said what it said on the box it would it does the opposite,got a full refund,will not use a cover again. the camping shop had a area where sale items were for sale,they had about 7 covers for sale reduced after customers returned them?say no more

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I recently bought a 'Kampa' caravan cover having read several favourable reviews The cover has been on the caravan for about a month.

Yesterday I partially uncovered the van to access inside to place a few 'condensation' collectors.

 

To my horror the outside of the van was absolutely soaking wet. The claim that the cover would be 'breathable' was to be far from the truth.

I have had many covers over the years and this is the first time I have encountered this problem.

 

I realise that there are arguments for and against covering vans but for me who is paranoid about damp they are a must. .....until now !

 

Has anyone out there experienced problems with this particular cover as the one I have is,as the saying goes,is not fit for purpose.

 

Thanks in advance.

Can I ask, your condensation collectors, are they the Dessicant Crystal type where the crystal bag sits on a grill and the liquid drips into a tray below?

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I have used a caravan cover for quite few years and often found it to be damp and even slightly wet on the caravan but certainly not soaking. I reckon you need to have a bit of wind to occasionally dry it out. Having said that I would still use the cover as the paint always looks good when the cover comes off and it saves cleaning and polishing which I only now do once a year just prior to it being laid up for the winter.

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If you read the bumf about the chinese made covers, they all say they're water resistant, which is nowhere near the same as being waterproof like Specialised covers or Protec covers. You may have a fight on your hands to prove it's not fit for purpose because of that wording, but good luck.

Toby,

The fact it may not be waterproof is not the issue, I am sure it is. My problem is the 'sweating' of the van under the cover.

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Have a Kampa cover on my van, no problems at all, rain just runs off it and van is dry

That surprises me. ....Your van is not stored on the Maldives is it !

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Well, I was just wondering why I found water collecting in pockets formed where the elastic bottom curls under the van. Not sure how it could get there if not through the cover material.

 

It's a Maypole cover, and cost about £100. Are more expensive ones worth spending the money on?

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I've had four covers, three caravans. The third cover was kampa type cover, it was false economy, I could see it was a loose fit, it condensated and a dampness in the caravan. It came off, ordered specialised made to measure and used for the past four years. After fitting I put several plastic footballs between the fabric and cover, that allows air to circulate and cover to dry. A couple of plates of salt help keep damp from the inside. These latter tips have come from this forum and they work. The caravan is an investment buy good cover.

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Not sure I want to read this. I purchased a maypole cover for our newly acquired Fleetwood and have not been back to the farm where it's stored to check since October.

Now not sure I'm going to like what I might find.

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And no I didn't tow it fitted, it was easier to put on before it's final resting place.

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