How to cover your caravan before placing it in storage

There comes a time when you'll have to end your countryside tour and store your caravan in a safe place. After spending time in this comfortable mobile home, finding the right place to store it is key. You also need to prepare the vehicle for storage so that it's ready for your next countrywide tour. Depending on where you live, investing in a quality cover is critical during the storage process. A cover protects the caravan from weather damage, debris and other exterior elements that may accelerate wear and tear.

However, installing a caravan cover involves much more than just choosing the right material. Here's how you can effectively cover your vehicle while it's in storage.

Determine the best type of cover to use

Covers come in many different designs to fit the needs of your vehicle. For example, you may consider full caravan covers that extend over the entire outside surface of your vehicle. These covers provide the best protection in areas where inclement weather is common. However, you also need to ensure that the cover is breathable, durable and easy to install.

Proper airflow prevents the build-up of moisture inside the caravan. If you don't need to cover the entire vehicle, you may prefer top covers. Think of top covers as umbrellas that keep rain, hail and other elements out. You may also consider adding tyre covers to extend the life of your tyres.

Get the sizing right

After determining the best type of cover to use, you should determine how the cover will fit best during installation. Careful measurement will help you ensure a tight fit so that the cover isn't blown off. In most cases, manufacturers produce covers for specific types of caravans. It also helps to measure the dimensions of your vehicle and compare them to the cover that you intend to buy. Opt for flexible materials that can stretch and hug tightly to the body of your caravan. Furthermore, make sure you purchase straps that will hold the cover tightly in place.

Material choices

And speaking of materials, any option you settle on should have the following characteristics:

  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Competitive pricing
  • Water-resistant
  • Flexible
  • Breathable

Polyester, polypropylene and cotton are among the most common material choices for caravan covers. As long as the cover you choose meets the above features, you'll be able to keep your vehicle safe while it's in storage. Discuss your caravan's needs with a caravan storage facility to learn more.