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You are asking a question to which there will always be 2 answers. Some like them some don't.

 

The good is they can protect the van especially in heavy snow and if the van is under trees. No mould on the roof. The van comes out in Spring gleaming as new.

 

The bad is they can scratch, at least according to some users, and they can be a pain to get on. You need 2 people and a stepladder. I have had one for 6 years and would not do without it, but others have completely different opinions.

 

If you do decide remember to get a breathable one and like many things you get what you pay for.

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i will let you know when i get mine,just new to caravanning my self and i am getting a protec cover made for my van, should hopefully be with me shortly.

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If you use Fenwicks Winterising Fluid you will not need a cover. It puts a film on after you have washed the van down first.

 

Some have condensation problems, others have marks because the cover has chaffed the paintwork or marked the window.

 

Enter 'Caravan Covers' in the search box and check the posts?

 

http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/55418-caravan-covers-yes-or-no/page__hl__caravan+covers__fromsearch__1

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We have had 3 Specialised Accessory covers on different vans, they are more or less tailor made to fit your van and they cater for things like aerial, chimney, roof lights and air con if fitted. The doorway is exactley where it should be and we also have a small doorway over the battery compartment locker as an extra as I always check the battery on a regular basis. When we change our present van it will certainly be another SA one.

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If you use Fenwicks Winterising Fluid you will not need a cover. It puts a film on after you have washed the van down first.

Sorry chap, have to disagree.

 

A caravan has many nooks and crannys and places like trims where water can reside. With repeated freezing and expansion of ice during winter, over the years some trim or joint somewhere will eventually allow water ingress which leads to damp and death of the caravan. Seals are also hindered by body movement during towing or scorching heat of summer which forces mastic out of the joint.

 

However, as mentioned covers can damage the paintwork or windows, even a good cover where dirt was sticking to the inside before fitting, or got blown inside by the wind.

 

The best storage is 1.) without a caravan cover but dry under cover, then 2.) a clean, quality breatheable cover, finally 3.) no cover at all stored outdoors with whatever polish or Fenwicks you apply.

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