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Own Your First RV And Time To Put It In Storage? Benefits Of Using An RV Cover And Tips For Choosing One

If you own your first RV, you will have to put it in storage at one time or another. Before you do, you need to make sure it is protected. One way to do this is to purchase an RV cover. Below are some benefits of using an RV cover, as well as tips on choosing one.

Benefits of Using an RV Cover

One of the main benefits of using an RV cover is it will keep rodents and bugs out. These things can cause a lot of damage as rodents can easily eat through wires, seating, carpeting, and more. Bugs can get into everything, and they will multiply quickly.

An RV cover also protects your RV's paint. This is important because the paint protects the plastic and metal on the RV. If your RV has any fiberglass, the fiberglass will oxidize due to the sun if it is not protected. Any kind of rubber will start looking old and will start degrading.

Choosing an RV Cover

RV covers are made of polyester or polypropylene. The fabric used is treated with a UV repellant to protect the cover from the sun's rays. The covers also cause moisture to evaporate, so moistures does not build up under the cover and get on your RV. This will help prevent mildew from growing on your RV.

More expensive RV covers will fit tightly on your RV, and they will have vents to prevent the cover from billowing. No matter if you purchase an inexpensive or expensive cover, the cover is secured under the RV with hooks. Some covers have a zipper closer that is placed over the door, so you can have access to the RV without removing the cover.

When looking for a cover, make sure it is made for the RV model that you have, and that the size is correct. You do not want it to be too large as it will not protect your RV very well because it will be too loose. Take measurements of your RV before you start shopping. You also may have the measurements of your RV in the user's manual.

Some covers are made to protect your RV from snow, and cold weather and others are made to protect your RV from heat and dust. Because of this, what you chose depends on where you live.

For more information, contact your local covered RV storage service.