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We have just fitted a caravan cover which we bought from Towsure. We were a bit sceptical at first about using one but having our new van on a storage for one week was enough to persuade us for it. Anyway we had to order it online because they didn't have our size in stock.

 

My 10yr old son and I both fitted the cover in about 20mins and it was a piece of cake. It fits like a peach as well. . The size was absolutly bang on.

 

RESULT. ..................... ;)

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That's what I like to see. A happy customer.

ATB,

Gordon.

Fourwinds Hurricane 31D Motorhome. Also MGTF135 1. 8i Roadster (fun) & Volvo V70 3.2Ltr LPG (everyday car)
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Pageant,

 

What size cover did you buy for your Pageant Provence? Is it breathable? We are still undecided about whether to buy a cover or not.

 

Some say "yes"

- Near Trees

- Near Birds etc

 

Some say "no"

- Damaged paintwork

- Window crazing

 

Hard to know what is best.

 

Also, did you need to remove the status ariel before you fitted the cover?

 

 

Cheers

 

 

The Hodkys

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We contacted bailey for the cabin size prior to us collecting ours. We were told that the size was 20ft 6in back to front not including a frame. We looked at towsure but didn't have any 19-21ft in stock. We were tempted to buy the larger 21-23ft. I'm glad I didn't, we ordered online and it took ten days to be delivered from towsures warehouse.

 

The 19-21 fits our pageant provence like a glove, not too tight and not baggy so to flap about in the wind.

 

Like I said earlier their is a guy on our storage site with the same cover. He has had he's on for two years now and I personaly think it looks better for it.

 

I wouldn't chance buying one if I thought it was going to damage my new van.

 

Hope I could be of some assistance to you. Good luck. ........

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Hi

 

Interesting comments on covers which I will bear in mind when we get our new Provence in May. I must admit with a 6 year warranty for the shell I wasn't planning on covering it at all - if it leaks in the first 6 years I'm hoping I won't have to pay to fix it. However, my neighbour has a tree and I did get a lot of green 'stuff' down one side of the van when it was parked up. Any ideas on combatting this?

 

Emma

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:D Chainsaw :D

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Sorry for the hi-jack on a topic. I couldn't help noticing tricky that you have one of the new type awnings with the flexi poles. I am thinking of getting one - are they as good as people say they are?

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Hi

 

Interesting comments on covers which I will bear in mind when we get our new Provence in May.   I must admit with a 6 year warranty for the shell I wasn't planning on covering it at all - if it leaks in the first 6 years I'm hoping I won't have to pay to fix it.   However, my neighbour has a tree and I did get a lot of green 'stuff' down one side of the van when it was parked up.   Any ideas on combatting this?

 

Emma

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Hi you could considr using one of the polishes list below in webb links, they claim to make it very easy to remove bird /sap/and other air bourne deposits.

 

Polish 5 year Ultra Glaze www. netparts. co. uk

Paint guard not DIY http://www. paintsealdirect. com/caravan. html

Paint protection http://www. paintprotection. co. uk/index-2. html

Polish 5 year 5Starshine www. 5starshine. com

 

Dave

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;) Hi we have a Pageant Auvergne 2004 and also have fitted a tow sure cover just before the van went into storage in a barn. I know its seems daft putting a cover on it when its already under cover in the barn,but when i went to look at this place all the other vans looked to be covered in dust and bird droppings. It would seem our feathered friends have a nest in some part of it. ..

I checked the van last week and it looks great, no dust and no bird dirt. The cover itself, as has already been said was very easy to fit and looks the part,but i dont know if i fancy leaving it on outside over winter,its the correct size ok for the van but it does look a bit big and i would think in high winds may flap about a bit even with all the straps tight. For our job of keeping the van dust and bird free its a great job. ..

Bob Watson

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;) Hi we have a Pageant Auvergne 2004 and also have fitted a tow sure cover just before the van went into storage in a barn. I know its seems daft putting a cover on it when its already under cover in the barn,but when i went to look at this place all the other vans looked to be covered in dust and bird droppings. It would seem our feathered friends have a nest in some part of it. ..

I checked the van last week and it looks great, no dust and no bird dirt. The cover itself, as has already been said was very easy to fit and looks the part,but i dont know if i fancy leaving it on outside over winter,its the correct size ok for the van but it does look a bit big and i would think in high winds may flap about a bit even with all the straps tight. For our job of keeping the van dust and bird free its a great job. ..

Bob Watson

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We're considering getting a cover for our new Carolina (almost a month old now!) - we saw the breathable covers at the Earls Court show which looked good and we were told by the salesman that if it is made to fit the van properly it will not damage the bodywork or windows. He said the cover should be a snug fit - loose covers flapping around in the wind act as almost a scouring pad on the windows and bodywork and cause damage. I know he was doing his sales pitch but he was pretty convincing when he said that you are wasting your time with anything other than a tailor made cover.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Si.

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We're considering getting a cover for our new Carolina (almost a month old now!) - we saw the breathable covers at the Earls Court show which looked good and we were told by the salesman that if it is made to fit the van properly it will not damage the bodywork or windows. He said the cover should be a snug fit - loose covers flapping around in the wind act as almost a scouring pad on the windows and bodywork and cause damage. I know he was doing his sales pitch but he was pretty convincing when he said that you are wasting your time with anything other than a tailor made cover.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Si.

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The Sales man is spot on. If you want a cover for a caravan that is stored ouside then you really need a tailor made one,the problem with this is that it will cost at least twice as much as the type from Tow Sure. ..We only wanted one for inside a barn (NO wind or rain).

I priced a cover from 3 of the tailor made to measure folks and the price was around £325 plus post. I only paid £114 inc post from towsure. ..

I guess you get what you pay for. If our van had to stay ouside during the winter I would consider getting the more expensive and yes better fitting type of cover.

If your van is inside and you want to keep dust Etc off it then a less expensive cover seems to do the job fine.

Bob :):)

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We have a tailored cover from Specialised Accessories for our Bordeaux. Also had one for our Imperial for several years. Definitely recommended.

 

I've only found that you get some whitish marks on the windows which polish off with Mer. Not sure if it's chafing - looks more like limescale (I know rainwater's soft water but that's what it looks like)

 

The van is parked on our drive under a row of about 5 trees - lots of pigeons doing big poo's(!) and green algae. The old cover which we let go with the Imperial ended up stiff as a board with all the goo on it. You can scrub them clean but it's not easy - (might be easier cleaning the van without a cover perhaps??)

 

The cover has pockets sewn in to go over the Heki sunroof, the heater flue and the status aerial (you just need to unscrew the spike off the top). We use two of those extending poles you can get from B&Q for putting onto paint rollers to reach the ceiling without ladders. A tennis ball forced over the end, stops the pole going thru the cover, and we just lift and walk along to fit the cover.

 

Hope this helps

 

David

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We have certainly had some testing weather this month with ice, snow, winds, rain and a bit of sunshine thrown in.

 

I have inspected my van internally and externally, the condition is as I left it a month ago. This was my objective, so I can only sit back and wait to see if the problems relating to damp start to appear.

 

We have also bought a rechargable de-humidifier which lasts for about three/four weeks.

 

:D

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We have also bought a rechargable de-humidifier which lasts for about three/four weeks.

 

  :D

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De-humidifiers wont work in a caravan - the van is not an airtight box, it has lots of vents in it right? All you're doing is de-humidifying the atmosphere!

 

Si.

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If you look around the Provence there are vents all over the place - especially in the floor under the electrical control unit, in cupboards etc. I presume the vents you are referring to are the vents for the fridge.

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Well after two months of rain snow winds and everything else. I removed the cover to find my van in pristine condition. I took one look at the other vans that have been out in the elements and feel content in knowing I bought my cover for this reason and it was worth every penny. If you are thinking of buying one trust me the towsure covers are worth every penny.

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