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Benefits of RV Covers

Benefits of RV Covers

By Danny Smith

Here are the benefits of RV Covers

How would you feel when you plan to go on an RV trip, and you see dust and dirt covering your RV?

We all know that RVs are susceptible to damage, and they need to be protected. RV covers act as one of the best defenses against any external damages such as dust, pollutants, and this is why you should use an RV cover. It is one of the best investments you can make to protect your RV.

Protecting your RV is not just draping an old cloth or tarp over your RV! You must buy a high-end RV cover. 

Which is why you’re here with us! We are going to talk about RV covers, their uses, and benefits; so, let’s begin:

What is an RV Cover?

RV covers are fabrics that protect the RV from the harsh weather and other damage caused by pollutants, dust, and dirt. 

Some are made from polypropylene or polyester with a UV resistant material. The fabric is treated with a water-repellent to make it UV resistant. 



The cover is made of breathable fabric. The moisture doesn’t get trapped under the cover and prevents the formation of any mold or mildew on the RV surface.

RV covers with a tighter fit prevent billowing. These are better than any other cheap quality covers. High-end RV covers tend to be lighter in weight and easier to handle. 

Moreover, custom covers are a little more expensive than any other ordinary covers as they come with some added features. They are  made from heavy duty fabric that protects your RV from external damage. 

A custom cover prevents any damage from UV rays, environmental pollutants, dust, dirt, and other contaminants, thus providing better protection.

Why you Should Cover Your RV:

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Covering your RV with an RV cover is a part of the regular maintenance of your RV. If you keep it uncovered for months, you may notice tree sap, bird droppings, raindrops, and layers of dust Which can deteriorate the condition of the outside and even the inside of your RV; so, you need to cover it. 

  •  It Keeps your RVs paint, finish, and shine intact. Also, protecting your RV with a cover helps to retain most of its resale value as it keeps your RV in a better condition.
  • Prevents dust from accumulating on your RV. It Protects it from any external damage and excessive exposure to harsh climatic conditions.
  • The breathable fabric prevents moisture from getting trapped under the cover and reduces the chances of forming mold and mildew.
  • A combination of dust, dirt, sap, or bird droppings along with moisture from rain, snow, or dew forms black streaks on your RV. Covering your RV would prevent these black streaks.
  • High-end RV covers are made up of multiple layers with reinforced corners that fit your RVs well.black streaks.
  • The tight fitted and lightweight covers help prevent billowing in the wind.

Investing in an RV cover acts as insurance against any external damages that would have occurred if it wasn't properly covered. Listed are several other benefits of an RV Cover.

Keeps Dust Particles Away

Dust particles can your RVs exterior finish, having a cover would keep the dust particles from the RV. Moreover, you don’t need to clean it every day; you can do it when you are planning to go on a trip.

Keeps the RV interiors Cool

An RV kept in the sun for a long time gets hot, but if you cover it with premium quality covers, it is going to keep the interiors cool, which can prevent damage to the interior of your RV.

Keeps Moisture at Bay

If water gets trapped under a tarp, it can be a breeding ground for mold. Keeping your RV covered with a quality cover allows water to evaporate and not allow it to accumulate.

Reduces Maintenance Cost

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Covering your RV reduces the hassle of daily cleaning. Also, it slows down the process of breaking down of sealants that reduces the chances of leaks.

When it comes to buying an RV cover, always go for a tightly fitted cover that covers all the corners well. Apart from this, go for light colors as dark colors can stain the glass windows.

RVing is a fun activity that creates beautiful memories. Not covering your RV could end up creating memories of damage to the exterior of your RV.

About The Author

Danny Smith is the CEO and Founder of Xtend Outdoors Australia which manufactures and sells caravan annexes (RV Screen Rooms), awnings and accessories. He just loves caravan (RV) holidays and frequently blogs about caravanning trips, parks and tips.

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