Covering Your RV



    Not everyone has the means or resources to store their RVs in storage facilities or indoor areas. Some RVs will have to remain outside and exposed to brunt of the weather and other environmental factors like animals and people. Even those in storage are still exposed, as seen in the discussion below. You need a solution to ensure your RV is in optimal condition and ready to go whenever you need it, and covers are the best option available so far. RV covers are absolutely essential as they protect your vehicle from the weather, thieves, and many elements that usually prevail in the environment.


    Your RV is probably exposed to weather elements more than anything else. After all, RVs are meant to act as houses and shield us from harsh weather and other things, but this does not need to be the case. You can ensure both you and your RV are well-protected against weather elements. Rain, snow, wind, heat, UV rays, and even uncommon elements like magma can seriously accelerate your RV’s wear and tear. Rainwater, no matter how little, can find its way into your RV via cracks and seams and facilitate the growth of mold and mildew and create a bad smell. In addition, water can cause the roof to warp. A waterproof RV cover will work to ensure no moisture gets into your RV, and most offerings are breathable to allow any moisture under the cover to escape. Snow has a similar effect, but most of its damage is due to freeze and thaw. Snow water collects in cracks, gaps, and seams and enlarges them when it freezes, causing breakages and damage to sealants, creating pathways for the entry of moisture. The weight of snow can also damage the RV’s roof and cause it to warp downwards. Using an RV cover will ensure no snow water gets to the car and none collects on the rooftop. This is another instance where waterproof covers come in handy. Strong wind usually carries with it fine dust particles and pollen that cause abrasive damage to your RV’s finish. Using an RV cover will ensure these particles do not get to the finish. Also, most covers are made from material that is hard to wear, so your RV will be protected for a long time. Strong UV rays and heat are your RV’s silent enemies that slowly damage sealants and create holes via which moisture and dust can get into the car. In addition, these elements damage the vehicle’s finish and cause the paint to fade and degrade. There are covers made specifically to protect from the sun, but most offerings in the market are designed to protect from all elements. The same is true for rare elements like magma.


    RVs are very vulnerable when left outside. RVs are basically houses on wheels and so have a number of tempting valuables that make them a good option to rob. The situation is made worse by the typical ease of entering the vehicles. In addition, RVs are usually parked in sparsely populated areas of the city to allow for privacy and avoid inconveniences caused by their larger-than-normal sizes. RVs are good targets because one only needs to break a window to gain full access. Therefore, it is imperative that you find a deterrent because grills are an impractical solution. RV covers provide a protective layer between the car and the outside, acting as a deterrent to crime. Time is usually critical for any successful robbery, and RV covers increase the time it takes to gain access. Thieves and burglars will often pass by a covered RV because it will need more time to access, which increases the likelihood of being caught in the act. It would be best to always cover your RV, even when in neighborhoods with a low crime rate. You will need to cover your RV even when in places like these because they usually have a low volume of traffic, meaning that thieves and burglars will have a lot of time to work with before someone passes by and catches them. You will need to always protect your RV because ‘out of sight out of mind.’ It won’t always be in your mind, but a cover will ensure it is always well-protected.


    Paint is the Rv’s most vulnerable part as it is in direct contact with the elements. Paint can be damaged by animals, dirt, dust, pollen, and twigs and sticks from trees. RVs are usually parked outside in nature and are likely to be in contact with animals. Animals can rub against the outside and cause scratches and dents to paint. RV covers will stand between animals and the paint and keep animals from damaging the paint. As stated before, dust and dirt cause abrasions that degrade the paint, and using a cover will keep them from getting the covered paint. RV owners often find that the best spots are under trees and in areas with substantial plant cover. This means that their vehicles are vulnerable to falling fruits, twigs, and sticks that can scratch and dent the paint. An RV cover stands between the car’s paint and these objects and either minimizes or outrightly prevents damage. With that, one should take care when covering newly painted cars as RV covers themselves can be sources of scratches and abrasions. Newly painted cars should be handled with care, and owners should ensure they install covers gently to avoid rubbing against the paint.

    The Best Type of Cover

    Given their utility, you might ask yourself, what is the best RV cover to use?  There are different covers in the market made from different materials, and the best choice to go with depends on your needs, resources, and preferences.  With that, your choice should be waterproof and breathable.  Waterproof breathable covers keep water and moisture from getting to your RV while also allowing any trapped moisture to escape.  This keeps your RV safe from damage by either incoming or trapped moisture.  RV covers are mainly made from solution-dyed acrylic, polyester, cotton and Polypropylene.  Each of these materials has its own advantages and use cases.  For instance, cotton and polyester are good options but mainly meant for indoor use.  Solution-dyed acrylics are also a good option but are usually expensive.  Polypropylene , therefore, emerges as the best option as it is usually very affordable for the benefits it offers.  Polypropylene fabric can also be used both indoors and outdoors, making it the go-to choice for many RVers.


    RVs are usually exposed to a number of factors and elements that they need protection from. RVs are vulnerable to damage from weather, animals, and people. RV covers act as a barrier between the car, keeping it away from damage. The best covers to go with are both water-resistant and breathable. This is true regardless of the material they are made from, which can be solution-dyed acrylic, polyester, cotton, satin, or propylene. Polypropylene  is easily the best choice as it affords excellent outdoor and indoor protection at an affordable price.


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