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Helpful RV Cover Tips


Why You Want To Cover Your RV

There are many things you can do to extend the life of your RV. Among these things are washing the unit often, keeping it free of water damage, and inspecting your roof sealants to guard against leakage. But the best thing you can do to protect your unit’s exterior is to cover it. Continual exposure to the elements is the single biggest ager of an RV’s exterior. Covering your unit not only protects it from harmful UV rays by keeping its paint looking new, but it also helps stop ozone damage which can cause your rubber and vinyl to dry out and crack.

How to Get the Most out of Your Cover

Once you have your RV covered, you are doing the single most important thing to protect it from everything nature has to throw at it. Since your cover is your biggest defense against your unit’s deterioration, you want to make sure it’s being used properly to make sure you get the most out of it as well. The main things to take into account when making sure your cover has a long life is ordering the right size to begin with, properly reinforcing the cover at sharp corners, and keeping it tied down and secured. Utilizing these simple RV cover tips will help guarantee that your cover experiences a long life.

Make Sure to Order the Right Size

Ordering the correct size RV cover may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s a little more complicated than it seems. When most people call to order their cover, they only have their model number, or their specs from the manufacturer, and would like to order the cover using those. While we can order using those specs, we strongly recommend you measuring the unit yourself. This is because the manufacturer’s specifications often don’t include things like bumpers and other items that may require covering. Because the way each manufacturer measures is different, we advise you to measure the length of the unit, including anything you want under cover. When your cover is too large, excess material blowing around can cause premature wear and tear on the cover. While a too-big cover is a nuisance, it’s definitely better than a cover which is too small. Ensure that your cover is neither too large nor too small, but fits just right, by ordering yours based on your own measurements.

Securing Your Cover

Once you have ordered your RV cover in the correct size, received and reinforced it, it’s time to put it on and secure it! RV Covers Direct® makes it easy to secure your cover by including a generous amount of the right tie down straps. Not only do we include straps which go underneath the unit from side to side, we also include straps which are made to be wrapped all the way around the unit, going over and under it. The use of these straps together ensures that your cover is securely fastened to the unit, and that it’s not going anywhere. Tying a cover down is important to keep it on the unit, but it is also important to make sure it’s not moving around a lot. A cover that isn’t properly secured can billow in the wind, and when moving around on the RV it is more prone to developing wear and tear. Tying your cover down can help to extend its life by making sure it’s not vulnerable to added wear.

Taking Care of Your RV

Taking care of your cover can really make a difference in its life span. Since your cover is your camper’s number one defense against deterioration, taking care of it can really pay off. If you don’t yet have a cover, we can help you protect your unit. Just give us a call at 1-800-925-8602, and mention this blog post to receive free shipping! Visit our site at to learn more about our products.

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