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We have been thinking of getting one of these and just wondered if any other members have experience of them, are they any good and worth the money at around £90. 00

 

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I have a tailor made front towing cover from Protec and it is well worth the money IMHO. I tow with a Sorento fitted with the manufacturers mudflaps, they are next to useless as far as protection goes. The caravan arrives at our destination, clean as a whistle and as it's a Alu-tech, dent free. The covers do nothing for the looks of the outfit on the road, but who cares, I don't. Our cover takes about 10 minutes to fit (now we know what we are doing) and a few minutes to take off.

For my part, they well worth the time and money. :)

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I have a tailor made front towing cover from Protec and it is well worth the money IMHO. I tow with a Sorento fitted with the manufacturers mudflaps, they are next to useless as far as protection goes. The caravan arrives at our destination, clean as a whistle and as it's a Alu-tech, dent free. The covers do nothing for the looks of the outfit on the road, but who cares, I don't. Our cover takes about 10 minutes to fit (now we know what we are doing) and a few minutes to take off.

For my part, they well worth the time and money. :)

 

I can't get my head round where the dirt goes. You have a clean van and a dirty cover. Do you then wash it before next use?

I would have one in a flash if I could work out what to do with it off the van. Does dirt get in between the inside and the windows from off the roof?

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I can't get my head round where the dirt goes. You have a clean van and a dirty cover. Do you then wash it before next use?

I would have one in a flash if I could work out what to do with it off the van. Does dirt get in between the inside and the windows from off the roof?

 

I have not come across that problem yet. Although the first two times we used it, we had monsoon rain conditions. There was no dirt evident on the inside of the cover. I also put it on after first washing the caravan front. We dried the cover in the awning, packed it away in its storage bag. Not sure if when towing in heavy if the forward motion is enough to push the water off the back of the roof.

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Cheers for the replies guys, think will invest in one especially as the ML doesnt have mupflaps . .

 

Small price to pay if it saves the front of the van. Couple of years back a guy on site in Cornwall spent all week with a taped up front window, damage caused by a rather large and fast moving stone being flicked up

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Cheers for the replies guys, think will invest in one especially as the ML doesnt have mupflaps . .

 

 

A front towing cover is probably cheaper than a pair of ML mudflaps?

 

As a matter of interest, I was following a Fiesta (no mudflaps) on my motorcycle this morning. My visor was misting up, so I had it raised. A small stone flew up and hit my cheek and boy did it sting!!! I am now sporting quite a bruise, so the visor stays down in future. Anyone know of a decent anti mist for motorcycle visors? Please PM me to keep the thread on topic.

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. Couple of years back a guy on site in Cornwall spent all week with a taped up front window, damage caused by a rather large and fast moving stone being flicked up

 

I don't think they are Kevlar fitted. ;)

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We were thinking of one of these to cut down on the amount of diesel smoke we get on the front of the van from our exhausts. I've seen them on Ebay for about 70 quid but they are full front covers and what I was really after was the ones that just cover the lower half of the front. ANy ideas where to get them?

Cheers all

Gareth

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I think you need a deflector on the exhaust pipe. I had a friend with a Rover and he had the same problem until he fitted one.

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We were thinking of one of these to cut down on the amount of diesel smoke we get on the front of the van from our exhausts. I've seen them on Ebay for about 70 quid but they are full front covers and what I was really after was the ones that just cover the lower half of the front. ANy ideas where to get them?

Cheers all

Gareth

 

I think Protec still do a apron/bib type front cover? It may be worthwhile looking on their website and filling in their on-line enquiry form?

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I think Protec still do a apron/bib type front cover? It may be worthwhile looking on their website and filling in their on-line enquiry form?

 

Hi Guys,

 

We do a standard towing skirt which just covers the bottom of caravan and we also do a towing skirt especially for the Bailey Alutech range as it only has one awning channel http://www. pro-teccovers. co. uk/index. php/products/protec-towing-skirts-for-bailey

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I have a full towing cover for my Orion from Specialised covers. Used it twice so-far and like it. I was bothered about damage to Alutec panels and the front window from stones being kicked up. The cover takes 5-10 minutes to fit, is a close fit and the van is spotless when we arrive at a site. I would buy it again.

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Can these 'live' on the front of the van in storage as a protection from UV etc?

My van lives in a car port but the front is very exposed to the sun also driving rain that normally comes in from the South west.

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Can these 'live' on the front of the van in storage as a protection from UV etc?

My van lives in a car port but the front is very exposed to the sun also driving rain that normally comes in from the South west.

 

Yes using the cover in storage would I think protect your van from the weather. The cover I have although lightweight, is of a quite dense fabric and should stop UV. I would contact the company to confirm this first;but I am confident it would. The cover is a good fit and when I tow the cover adheres itself to the front of the van due to the additional wind force. The cover slides into the awning rail on one side has 3x rubber cups/suckers which stick to the van on the opposite side and the cover is fixed to these by large screw fittings. The underneath is secured by straps that are made to measure and fit well. I was sceptical about the rubber suckers ;but these are strong and you would be pushed to remove them without breaking the vacuum. I now use these for attaching the wheelarch cover in my awning,and rigging a clothes line from the van when on site. The cover folds neatly into the storage bag provided. Hope this helps

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Yes using the cover in storage would I think protect your van from the weather. The cover I have although lightweight, is of a quite dense fabric and should stop UV. I would contact the company to confirm this first;but I am confident it would.------Hope this helps

 

Yes thanks it does. I have been measuring up and photographing the setup to be able to instruct the cover makers about what I need. Sounds a way forward as over the year successive vans have suffered from the UV.

John

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Hi Guys,

 

We do a standard towing skirt which just covers the bottom of caravan and we also do a towing skirt especially for the Bailey Alutech range as it only has one awning channel http://www. pro-tecco. ..irts-for-bailey

 

Hi Protec

I have looked on your website but can't find the standard towing skirt, just the Bailey ones. Can you point me in the right direction please?

Many thanks

Gareth

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Hi Protec

I have looked on your website but can't find the standard towing skirt, just the Bailey ones. Can you point me in the right direction please?

Many thanks

Gareth

 

Hi Gareth,

 

Thanks for the heads up, we've just put a page up for the Standard Towing Skirt.

 

Here's the general info:

 

http://www. pro-teccovers. co. uk/index. php/products/caravan-towing-skirt

 

and it can be purchased here:

 

http://www. caravanaccessoriesonline. com/protec-caravan-covers/protec-towing-covers-and-towing-skirts/protec-half-caravan-towing-skirt. html

 

Nice pic Scaramanga :)

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hi all,there seems to be a bit af a misunderstanding here,ref bailey alutec body,s and how many awning rails they have.

just to be sure(although i knew really)i have just come back indoors having checked my bailey pegesus/2 verona has 2 rails,one each side,i knew this otherwise i would not have been able to slide my new specialised covers tailor made front cover on,its also a one peice cover and takes 3/4 minutes to fit,it is a bit more pricey than some,but its down to personal choice.

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Scaramanga, I notice that your cover is like mine and covers the clear reflectors on the front of the van below the windows, what is your opinion on this.

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Scaramanga, I notice that your cover is like mine and covers the clear reflectors on the front of the van below the windows, what is your opinion on this.

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It doesn't cover the front reflectors on my van as the vans reflectors are integrated into the front running lights. Which are exposed by the windows that Protec fit into their covers

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New cover on a Lunar Quasar 524

Perfect fit.

 

 

 

 

 

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