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Caravan Covers .. advice


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Old September 25th 05, 09:49 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ferg
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at the
top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg


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Old September 25th 05, 03:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Ferg,

We have a 'made to measure' Specialised Accessories version for Swift
Challenger.
I suggest if you have one you cover the windows with bubble wrap, we fitted
it correctly to manufacturers instructions, you dont get scratches but a
sort of glazing on areas of the window. I had to t-cut them out on every
window, we dont need it now as we have found undercover storage. If I new
what I new now I would never have bought one.

Steve.

"Ferg" wrote in message
...
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at
the top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg



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Old September 25th 05, 03:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Ferg,

We have a 'made to measure' Specialised Accessories version for Swift
Challenger.
I suggest if you have one you cover the windows with bubble wrap, we fitted
it correctly to manufacturers instructions, you dont get scratches but a
sort of glazing on areas of the window. I had to t-cut them out on every
window, we dont need it now as we have found undercover storage. If I new
what I new now I would never have bought one.

Steve.

"Ferg" wrote in message
...
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at
the top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg



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Old September 25th 05, 04:24 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard
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"Ferg" wrote in message
...
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at
the top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg

Have one of the more expensive made to measure ones from Specialised
Accessories for my caravan (Lunar 420) which came with the van when I bought
it. I just leave it in the garage now ..... I'll probably just throw it away
eventually.

Richard


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Old September 25th 05, 04:24 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard
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"Ferg" wrote in message
...
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at
the top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg

Have one of the more expensive made to measure ones from Specialised
Accessories for my caravan (Lunar 420) which came with the van when I bought
it. I just leave it in the garage now ..... I'll probably just throw it away
eventually.

Richard


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Old September 26th 05, 07:54 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Same here dulled the window on the front but if you cover it with bubble
wrap or clingfilm they are fantastic things a dry van is a happy van


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Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old September 26th 05, 07:54 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Same here dulled the window on the front but if you cover it with bubble
wrap or clingfilm they are fantastic things a dry van is a happy van


--
Tim Pace
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old September 26th 05, 05:58 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David Chamberlin
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Ferg wrote:
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at the
top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg


If your van is already damp (as ours was :-( ) the cover will only make
matters worse, as the damp in the structure can't escape. Our van is
now winterised, but uncovered this year: I'll never use one again, even
if we get a new van. (It was a made to measure Specialised Accessories
cover, on a 1991 Swift Challenger 450/5.)

HTH

David.

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Cambridge, UK.
dc at revdc dot net
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Old September 26th 05, 05:58 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David Chamberlin
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

Ferg wrote:
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at the
top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per the
protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on the
van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg


If your van is already damp (as ours was :-( ) the cover will only make
matters worse, as the damp in the structure can't escape. Our van is
now winterised, but uncovered this year: I'll never use one again, even
if we get a new van. (It was a made to measure Specialised Accessories
cover, on a 1991 Swift Challenger 450/5.)

HTH

David.

--
David Chamberlin,
Cambridge, UK.
dc at revdc dot net
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Old September 26th 05, 06:56 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Caravan Covers .. advice

"David Chamberlin" "dc at revdc dot net" wrote in message
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Ferg wrote:
Winter approaches and its time for the annual trip into storage. I'm
thinking about a caravan cover.

Prices vary from 99GBP to 300GBP. I guess the protec covers etc are at
the top end , and the 99GBP at the cheap end.

Question .. has anyone used the 'cheapos' .. as advertised on e-bay etc,
sold from most caravan dealers. I know they are not a 100% fit as per
the protec types .. but has anyone actually used one ? Any marks left on
the van ? Are they breathable as advertised ?

thanks in advance

Ferg

If your van is already damp (as ours was :-( ) the cover will only make
matters worse, as the damp in the structure can't escape. Our van is now
winterised, but uncovered this year: I'll never use one again, even if we
get a new van. (It was a made to measure Specialised Accessories cover, on
a 1991 Swift Challenger 450/5.)



I have a protec cover (breathable) and use it because I have it...When it is
worn out (four years) I will not replace it...


 


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