Winter has arrived once again and it’s time to put your RV to bed for the season. If you don’t have indoor storage for your RV you might consider a protective cover. Winter weather can take a toll on your RV and leaving it unprotected can damage your investment.
A properly fitting RV cover will protect your rig from ice and snow that has the potential of backing up on your roof and creating leaks when the spring thaw comes. If you’re storing outside in warm weather, the cover protects from damaging UV light and tree sap.
A good cover will also protect your RV graphics and keep the trim from cracking and fading. And when your paint is degraded it exposes the metal and plastic beneath which can also be damaged. You may also find it saves you money on recurring roof repairs and elbow grease with less scrubbing when you get your rig ready in the spring. People who are planning to sell or upgrade their RV will get a higher price when the paint and graphics are in good condition without weather chalking or pealing.
RV covers come in a variety of sizes and fabrics. Be sure to purchase one that will protect your rig from the conditions in your area. You’ll find covers that are made from polypropylene or polyester, and will be double or triple layered in the roof section. Some may be treated to repel water and UV rays but they also must allow air to breathe through the fabric to avoid mold and mildew.
You should check your manufacturers manual to determine which size and type of RV cover will best suit your needs. Following is a helpful video you might like.