Protect Your Investment with a RV Cover
As with any investment, you will want to protect your RV. Making a further investment in a cover for your RV will ensure that the quality and longevity of your RV is increased. If you are storing your RV, or not travelling for a time, a cover is an invaluable investment and will help maintain the beauty and longevity of your investment for years to come.
Fitted covers for RV's are essential, especially if you are storing your RV for some time. Weather and the elements in different parts of the country will vary and therefore you will need to have the best possible protection for your RV. Rain, wind and sun can be damaging not only to the exterior of your RV, but also to the interior. Make sure all your blinds and shades are closed to protect against UV damage and that the cover you have chosen will be sufficient for this purpose too.
There are many brands that sell RV covers and each has its own style. Whether you have a fifth wheel or a full motor coach, a cover is essential to prolonging the life of your RV. Things to look for in investing in a cover are the cover's ability to block sun damage, its water resistance, and how well it fits your unit. Custom covers are also available.
Learn how to use and adjust your RV cover. Proper installation over your RV will insure its protection and not cause accidental damage. Some covers are even quite functional when the RV is in use, protecting the RV even when you are out at the park. Covers should always be removed before transporting the RV.
Tire guards and RV masks are also good investments. Tire guards simply slip over the tires when not in use and will protect the rubber against damage when parked. Masks fit over the nose or front end of the vehicle and act as a shield against bug damage and other debris on the road.
Covers can not only be purchased for the RV itself but for the accessories. Awnings and air conditioners also have special covers that can be purchased. Making sure that your rooftop and vents are protected will also help with the overall life of the RV. Any accessories you purchase, from patio furniture to ladders should be protected from the elements with a cover of some kind.
If you are towing a vehicle cover it too. When towing a covered vehicle, make sure that all safety lights are visible including turn signals and that all local laws are obeyed. Covering your vehicle will protect against road debris and sun damage. Bicycles and other items attached to the back of your RV should have covers when not in use.
Always keep a patch kit for your cover in case of tears or rips to the cover. A quick fix on the road is simpler at times than trying to find a brand new cover. However, regular inspection of your covers should be done to insure they are in top condition. Replace any cover that has lost its overall integrity and is no longer holding up. Check ties and bindings regularly. A RV cover with holes and tears will do little to protect your RV.
Routine maintenance to your RV and your RV cover is as necessary as maintenance on your regular home or vehicle. Because your RV is function as both a vehicle and a home, you will need to pay particularly more attention to the protection, wear and tear of your investment.