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Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted



 
 
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Old October 8th 05, 05:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Terry Birch
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted

I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you recommend
and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible please.

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Old October 8th 05, 05:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"Terry Birch" wrote in message
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I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause for
concern.

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David

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Old October 8th 05, 05:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause for
concern.

--
Regards
David

Please reply to News Group


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Old October 9th 05, 09:18 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
etomd
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted

"David" wrote in message
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"Terry Birch" wrote in message
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I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause
for concern.


Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air in.
Ask how many years the cover will last. My cover is due to last four years
according to the manufacturers.


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Old October 9th 05, 09:18 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
etomd
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted

"David" wrote in message
...

"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause
for concern.


Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air in.
Ask how many years the cover will last. My cover is due to last four years
according to the manufacturers.


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Old October 9th 05, 09:26 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"etomd" [email protected] wrote in message
...
"David" wrote in message
...

"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause
for concern.


Indeed ........ Imo & Ime it does.

Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air
in. snip


That's the thoery but Ime it doesn't always work out so good in practice.
You can get a little 'micro-climate' under the cover in certain situations
which does cause problems. Stuck mine in the garage in the end ...........
will get around to throwing it away one day.
BTW it is a specialist acessories 'jobby' ....... a waste of nearly 300.

Richard


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Old October 9th 05, 09:26 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"etomd" [email protected] wrote in message
...
"David" wrote in message
...

"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder if
the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give cause
for concern.


Indeed ........ Imo & Ime it does.

Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air
in. snip


That's the thoery but Ime it doesn't always work out so good in practice.
You can get a little 'micro-climate' under the cover in certain situations
which does cause problems. Stuck mine in the garage in the end ...........
will get around to throwing it away one day.
BTW it is a specialist acessories 'jobby' ....... a waste of nearly 300.

Richard


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Old October 12th 05, 05:28 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Jim
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"Richard" wrote in message
...

"etomd" [email protected] wrote in message
...
"David" wrote in message
...

"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder
if the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give
cause for concern.


Indeed ........ Imo & Ime it does.

Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air
in. snip


That's the thoery but Ime it doesn't always work out so good in practice.
You can get a little 'micro-climate' under the cover in certain situations
which does cause problems. Stuck mine in the garage in the end ...........
will get around to throwing it away one day.
BTW it is a specialist acessories 'jobby' ....... a waste of nearly 300.

Richard


I've had covers for two vans. The first lasted five years and was in good
condition and I sold it with the van. The second is still in use after
three years. My experience is when fitting the cover, ensure there are no
dips in the material over the roof in which rain can puddle. Set the van to
slope back to front or vice versa so water runs off the cover; if there are
still dips place some polystyrene blocks on the roof resting on some soft
material as appropriate to raise the cover so that the rain runs off. I've
had no problems with damp. Initially I ran a de-humidifier on a regular
basis, but got so little water out of it I have now given it up. Continue
to raise the seat cushions because despite the obvious lack of moisture, the
foam seems to absorb moisture which can cause some black mould to form on
the underside, but then that is standard practice. We do not cover the
windows which have shown no abrasions or scratches to movement of the cover
(Cling film will cause the acrylic to craze).

The covers were made to order by Specialised Accessories to our measurements
as they didn't have dimensions for either Burstners or Hobbys at the time.
We took quite a lot of care when measuring and supplied photos to back them
up. Both covers fitted perfectly.

I take the cover off in mid-march when the sun begins to strengthen and the
roof is very clean having been polished before covering the van.

We are about to change our van and will buy another cover.

Jim


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Old October 12th 05, 05:28 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Jim
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Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


"Richard" wrote in message
...

"etomd" [email protected] wrote in message
...
"David" wrote in message
...

"Terry Birch" wrote in message
...
I have just purchased a new Abbey Spectrum 620 and I am interested in
purchasing a caravan cover for it, can you please tell me what you
recommend and what you don't, together with approx prices if possible
please.


Never had one, but I suppose they are a tailored good fit and I wonder
if the lack of air circulation around the caravan outside could give
cause for concern.


Indeed ........ Imo & Ime it does.

Thats why you buy a breathable cover - keeps the water out and lets air
in. snip


That's the thoery but Ime it doesn't always work out so good in practice.
You can get a little 'micro-climate' under the cover in certain situations
which does cause problems. Stuck mine in the garage in the end ...........
will get around to throwing it away one day.
BTW it is a specialist acessories 'jobby' ....... a waste of nearly 300.

Richard


I've had covers for two vans. The first lasted five years and was in good
condition and I sold it with the van. The second is still in use after
three years. My experience is when fitting the cover, ensure there are no
dips in the material over the roof in which rain can puddle. Set the van to
slope back to front or vice versa so water runs off the cover; if there are
still dips place some polystyrene blocks on the roof resting on some soft
material as appropriate to raise the cover so that the rain runs off. I've
had no problems with damp. Initially I ran a de-humidifier on a regular
basis, but got so little water out of it I have now given it up. Continue
to raise the seat cushions because despite the obvious lack of moisture, the
foam seems to absorb moisture which can cause some black mould to form on
the underside, but then that is standard practice. We do not cover the
windows which have shown no abrasions or scratches to movement of the cover
(Cling film will cause the acrylic to craze).

The covers were made to order by Specialised Accessories to our measurements
as they didn't have dimensions for either Burstners or Hobbys at the time.
We took quite a lot of care when measuring and supplied photos to back them
up. Both covers fitted perfectly.

I take the cover off in mid-march when the sun begins to strengthen and the
roof is very clean having been polished before covering the van.

We are about to change our van and will buy another cover.

Jim


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Old October 12th 05, 07:43 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Terry Birch
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Posts: 26
Default Caravan Cover Recommendations Wanted


I've had covers for two vans. The first lasted five years and was in good
condition and I sold it with the van. The second is still in use after
three years. My experience is when fitting the cover, ensure there are no
dips in the material over the roof in which rain can puddle. Set the van
to slope back to front or vice versa so water runs off the cover; if
there are still dips place some polystyrene blocks on the roof resting on
some soft material as appropriate to raise the cover so that the rain runs
off. I've had no problems with damp. Initially I ran a de-humidifier on
a regular basis, but got so little water out of it I have now given it up.
Continue to raise the seat cushions because despite the obvious lack of
moisture, the foam seems to absorb moisture which can cause some black
mould to form on the underside, but then that is standard practice. We do
not cover the windows which have shown no abrasions or scratches to
movement of the cover (Cling film will cause the acrylic to craze).

The covers were made to order by Specialised Accessories to our
measurements as they didn't have dimensions for either Burstners or Hobbys
at the time. We took quite a lot of care when measuring and supplied
photos to back them up. Both covers fitted perfectly.

I take the cover off in mid-march when the sun begins to strengthen and
the roof is very clean having been polished before covering the van.

We are about to change our van and will buy another cover.

Jim

Many thanks for the above info Jim, that's the sort of reply I was looking
for, I have just e-mailed them to see if they do one for my 'van.


 



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