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Good morning all.

 

Just wondering on peoples thoughts of caravan covers? We are about to purchase a second hand van and I was considering getting a cover for it whilst it's parked up on the driveway. So my questions are as follows:

  • Are they worth it? Some are listed as waterproof, but breatheable. Do they stop the van getting wet in the rain?

  • Is it worth spending the extra quoted for a 'specialist' fitted one, taking into account they are about 4x the price

  • The generic ones, such as towsure, state there's a zipped entrance for gaining access when covered. How do you know where the zipped entrance will be in relation to your caravan door?

Many thanks in advance.

towcar #1: Vauxhall Vectra 1. 9 CDTi 150

towcar #2: Honda CR-V 2. 2 CDTi

caravan: Compass Corona 475

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Good morning all.

 

Just wondering on peoples thoughts of caravan covers? We are about to purchase a second hand van and I was considering getting a cover for it whilst it's parked up on the driveway. So my questions are as follows:

  • Are they worth it? Some are listed as waterproof, but breatheable. Do they stop the van getting wet in the rain?

  • Is it worth spending the extra quoted for a 'specialist' fitted one, taking into account they are about 4x the price

  • The generic ones, such as towsure, state there's a zipped entrance for gaining access when covered. How do you know where the zipped entrance will be in relation to your caravan door?

Many thanks in advance.

 

Regarding are they worth it, In my opinion yes, If you wash and polish your van before putting the cover, you know that when you want to next use the van, it will be just as clean as when you put the cover on.

 

We have used Specialised Accessory ones on our last three vans, they are listed as Breathable and waterproof and no the van does not get wet.

 

Specialised Accessory covers are certainly not the cheapest, but you do get what you pay for, they are tailor made to fit your particular make and model of caravan, the doorway is in exactly the right place, the cover itself fits like a glove.

 

If and when we change our present van, I shall certainly have the same make again.

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Terry Birch
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i would agree they are worth it, i bought a standard size cover and it works a treat, it was handy when i was doing some repairs it then allowed me to carry on when it was raining. my zip is at the back corner which i just undo and roll the side up out of the way to get at the door, i think its worth it, i see it as a secondary layer keepiing all the weather out and dirt off. please remember to put something over your aerial and flu's to stop the cover being torn. you might need two people to put it on.

regards

matt.

***** old tow car + ***** old caravan!. .....new tow car in eight weeks.

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Guest John KS

We have got one. Did buy an expensive one some years back but this time bought a cheap one from Towsure. A cover is a cover . They both do the job but is it worth paying a lot more? In my view no. Have a week in the van instead!

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I agree with all of the above.

 

Our cheap cover was under £100 and is in it's 4th season and still going strong. We should get at least another 2 or 3 years from it, perhaps more.

 

It stops the 'van from weathering and fading over winter. Last week we removed our cover after 5 months of winter storage and the 'van looked as good as new.

 

We only use our cover for the winter as it isn't convenient for us to use one in the summer. The storage yard has no where to store the cover whilst we are away in the 'van and it is too bulky to take with us. If we kept ours at home then I think I would use the cover all the time.

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We bought a specialised accesories cover for our van and it is a perfect fit with the velcro door access so it's easy to get in and out of the van when covered,as we have to park the van nearish to a tree it's a godsend at keeping the green stuff off and the pidgeon "presents",also in my opinion it also protects seals and plastic parts from the elements,well worth the money when you think what covered storage would cost

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We've just purchased a protec cover - took us ages to decide whether to save the money and go for a generic one, but in the end we decided we had paid enough for our van, so thought it deserved the expensive cover! :blink: It fits perfectly and has easy access through the velcro door, so far we are more than happy.

Angelothenorth

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2008 Vauxhall Vectra

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we bought a light weight cover -- posh - for the van a couple of years ago and it has been worth its weight in gold -- if not just for the NOT having to clean the van -- etc. .

 

we got ours from Rushden -- and it works -- you can roll it up and pack it in a Tesco bag. .

great bit of kit

 

Maurice

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We bought a Specialised Accessory cover about eight years ago to fit our now eighteen year old ABI Marauder 380 and its kept the van protected and in lovely clean condition. The cover itself is a bit worn now and has been patched here and there but is still in use as my daughter now has the van.

We now have a new fixed bed van and the first accessorey we bought was. ....you guessed it a new cover. ps as we were an old customer of Specialised Accessory we got a discount.

regards Adrian

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We bought a Protec and it's just done it's 3rd winter and is going strong. .. heed the warninga about aerials and flues and I reckon it'll be good for a few more years yet.

 

That said if you plan to change your 'van regularly it may pay you to get a generic one!

 

G.

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