13 Oct Motorhome Covers
A motorhome covers is an essential motorhome accessory to protect your leisure vehicle from the worst that nature can throw at it. Most major motorhome issues are caused when the vehicle is parked up over the winter period. Although a motorhome cover will do little to protect against engine and battery problems it certainly will protect the body of your vehicle from the elements. A harsh winter will not only cause your vehicle to look aged but more seriously can cause leaks. Here are some key features that you should expect from a motorhome cover.
The first purpose of a motorhome cover is to keep your motorhome clean and mildew free. This protection should combat the effects of sun, rain, snow, dust, bird lime, tree sap, airborne pollutants and heat. The cover needs to manufactured from a breathable material so that water and condensation under the cover can easily escape. Some of the more advanced covers will have a triple or four layer composite system, that is breathable allowing water vapor to escape but preventing liquid from penetrating and providing maximum resistance to rainfall and snow. The cover should also reduce internal heat build up in the motorhome, thus protecting internal furnishings from the fading effects of the sun.
Other desirable qualities of a motorhome cover are UV protection, tough rot proof seems and some form of elasticated hem that will provide for universal fitting. Ideally the cover should be a soft and lightweight one that will not cause any scratching to the motorhome. The motorhome owner will need access to his vehicle, without needing to remove the cover completely. Most good covers will come with a zipper around the door to provide for this access.
Finally be aware of how to measure your motorhome correctly for a cover – measure form the rear of the motorhome to the front. Allow for aerials, flues, roof vents and any other fixtures on the vehicle roof.