Should We Put A Cover On Our New Travel Trailer?
by Dale Zastrow
(Milwaukee WI )
Why You Should Cover Your RV
We have a new 09 trailer and are wondering if a cover is a good thing in the winter or does it damage the finish by banging in the wind?
ANSWER: Hi Dale, the answer to your question is yes, if any RV is going to be stored outside for a month or longer regardless of the climate you should cover it.
Rain, Snow, Sleet, the Sun's Ultraviolet Rays and Ozone all have an effect of dulling and damaging your RV's finish. These elements do not only damage the finish, they also shorten the lifespan of your RV's Tires, Weather-stripping, etc. Covering your RV with an RV Cover protects it from these harmful elements.
Your concern about an RV cover causing damage to your Travel Trailer due to wind is a legitimate one. If you just go down to your local hardware store and buy a tarp and put it on your RV, yes, the wind could catch it and cause damage. For a little extra money you can buy a fitted cover that is designed for use on an RV. These RV Covers when installed properly will protect your RV for many years.
RV Covers are reasonably priced and come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some great places to look for RV Covers. RV Covers At Amazon.com, eBay has a huge selection of RV Covers and RV Covers From Campingworld.
If the cover you buy does not also cover your RV's tires sufficiently there are Tire Protectors
(pictured above). Your tires should always be covered when your RV is parked. Tires will become damaged very quickly when exposed UV Rays and Ozone.
When you browse through the RV Covers in the links I have above, you will see that there are even RV covers that will allow you to enter the RV without having to remove the cover.
In my expert opinion, buying a cover for your RV is one of the wisest investments you can make to prevent unnecessary damage to the RV you have spent your hard-earned money on.
I hope that this information has helped you.
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