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I Have a Tow Pro Elite Towing Cover that I use on our 2013 Elddis Avante. As we drive the thing slips down so that after 30 miles or so the bottom corner lights are obscured. It won't come of but I won't be able to use it in the dark.

I know other people on here use the Tow Pro covers? Any one else got this issue?

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Wait until it rains, then it gets ten times worse as the backing material soaks up the water like a sponge.

 

On our 2013 Delta, the Tow Pro Elite cover used to slip down an inch or so over 150 miles but not as bad as yours. We'd got used to pulling it up that bit extra when fitting to compensate. I'd get in contact with SC, both by email and phone, to discuss your concerns.

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As a new caravan near I see so many negative comments regard towing covers. Such as the above, and they trap dirt and scratch the front of your van etc.

 

Hence I opted for factory fitted mudflaps, followed by a sponge and water at the end of every trip. .. Hopefully a protected van and car. ...

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I have to say that we haven't had a problem with our Elite! :lol:

 

Specialised have developed straps to further tension it - I'd contact them to discuss it.

 

I've always found them to be extremely helpful with any queries or issues.

 

Al.

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When we ordered our Elite for a Coachman, in the carry bag was a plastic bag containing two Fiamma awning stoppers. If you put the cover on the caravan, then insert the stoppers into the bottom of the awning channel and tighten, then pull the cover down to the top of the stoppers you will find that the cover will not slip. We have travelled 1000's of miles with ours and have had no problems.

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I remember wondering what those little bits were for! I wonder where I put them?

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BradleyWiggins if you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact our customer services department on 01943 864 646 for technical advice. Once the stoppers that Midsman1 mentioned are inserted, the cover will essentially sit ontop of them and not be able to move anywhere!

 

Hope this helps.

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Ah I bought one of these covers at end of last year. So not used it yet but will be very soon.

 

I didn't realise it would soak up water if it rains! Which of course is likely in the UK.

 

So sliding down is one concerning factor I wasn't expecting! Must ring Specilised tomorrow! But I also wonder how heavy it gets when wet and what effect that has on the Nose Weight issue?

 

Anyone got any thoughts please?

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Ah I bought one of these covers at end of last year. So not used it yet but will be very soon.

 

I didn't realise it would soak up water if it rains! Which of course is likely in the UK.

 

So sliding down is one concerning factor I wasn't expecting! Must ring Specilised tomorrow! But I also wonder how heavy it gets when wet and what effect that has on the Nose Weight issue?

 

Anyone got any thoughts please?

The sliding down will not occur if the Fiamma stoppers provided are used. They basically act as a fixed anchoring for the cover, which are to be used on caravans which do not have the plastic mouldings at the bottom of the rails.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any advise or technical help B)

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I did speak to a young lady who advised that I shouldn't leave the towing cover on if it's raining before starting the journey as this will prevent water absorption on the inside. ..............which kind of makes the folding down window feature for quick overnight stops redundant, just incase it rains.

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I love my towing cover. It certainly protects the van. Having travelled back up the M5 in the teeth of storm Bertha on 10th August, the inside was dry when I took it off. I can't imagine a tougher test! Protec, thanks!

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