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UK Caravanning (uk.rec.caravanning) A forum for the discussion of caravanning undertaken by residents of the United Kingdom, whether in the UK or abroad. It encourages the interchange of views on the merits of models of caravan, makes of tow car, accessories, caravan sites, caravan clubs, and other related topics. The term caravan is to include trailer vans, motor caravans and trailer tents.

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Old July 10th 06, 09:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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What did you decide about your caravan cover?

I was talking to Spouse about it, he reminded me that the overhang on ours
had a puddle of water in it for days after a heavy downpour, it was dry as a
bone underneath.

Mary


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Old July 12th 06, 06:31 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?
What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?



"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
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What did you decide about your caravan cover?

I was talking to Spouse about it, he reminded me that the overhang on ours
had a puddle of water in it for days after a heavy downpour, it was dry as
a bone underneath.

Mary



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Old July 12th 06, 06:31 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?
What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?



"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
t...
What did you decide about your caravan cover?

I was talking to Spouse about it, he reminded me that the overhang on ours
had a puddle of water in it for days after a heavy downpour, it was dry as
a bone underneath.

Mary



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Old July 12th 06, 06:31 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?
What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?



"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
t...
What did you decide about your caravan cover?

I was talking to Spouse about it, he reminded me that the overhang on ours
had a puddle of water in it for days after a heavy downpour, it was dry as
a bone underneath.

Mary



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Old July 12th 06, 08:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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"Ferg" wrote in message
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Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and standing
water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on the ground,
the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the beautifully
made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince you. Although we
loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm not prepared to pay
hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary


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Old July 12th 06, 08:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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"Ferg" wrote in message
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Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and standing
water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on the ground,
the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the beautifully
made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince you. Although we
loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm not prepared to pay
hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary


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Old July 12th 06, 08:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Posts: 3,847
Default *PING* Ferg


"Ferg" wrote in message
...

Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and standing
water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on the ground,
the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the beautifully
made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince you. Although we
loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm not prepared to pay
hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary


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Old July 13th 06, 05:55 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Thanks Mary ...really good feedback.

regards

Ferg


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
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"Ferg" wrote in message
...

Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and
standing water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on
the ground, the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the
beautifully made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince
you. Although we loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm
not prepared to pay hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary



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Old July 13th 06, 05:55 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Thanks Mary ...really good feedback.

regards

Ferg


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
t...

"Ferg" wrote in message
...

Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and
standing water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on
the ground, the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the
beautifully made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince
you. Although we loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm
not prepared to pay hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary



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Old July 13th 06, 05:55 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Posts: 57
Default *PING* Ferg

Thanks Mary ...really good feedback.

regards

Ferg


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
t...

"Ferg" wrote in message
...

Undecided as yet ... was it your towsure cover that was dry underneath ?


The caravan was bone dry underneath the Towsure cover even on the roof,
which is dished (it's an old 'van) even after very heavy storms and
standing water and melting snow. Water has also 'pooled' in overhang on
the ground, the ground was dry underneath.

What was the fitment like ? Did it fit ok... my concern is any loose
material will flap about in the wind and scratch the van underneath.Any
comments?


The fit isn't perfect, they come in sizes to accommodate 'vans at two feet
intervals, I think. Because ours is a 12' we had to get the 12 - 14' one.
There IS loose fabric if you have to get the bigger size for your unit but
it's strapped down all down the sides and underneath and doesn't flap. The
fabric itself is soft, almost spongy, I doubt that it could scratch the
'van. There's more likelihood of that from road dirt when you're towing.

It's not pretty, our covered 'van looks like a grey bulging parcel in the
front garden. But many people think that a caravan isn't pretty in itself.

If cost is an issue the difference between the Halfords and the
beautifully made-to-measure Specialised Accessories one should convince
you. Although we loved the SA one and can't praise it highly enough I'm
not prepared to pay hundreds of pounds for a cat play centre!

Mary



 



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