Do you own a camper or a van but do not use it due to the cold and the Covid restrictions? Surely you have decided to put your vehicle in storage!
But have you thought about protecting your camper or van with a suitable cover?
To ensure maximum external protection for your vehicle when it is stationary, whether it's a motorhome, a van or a van, it is advisable to cover it so that the bodywork does not deteriorate over time.
And since there are different models, we are here to help you, with this small guide, in choosing the right one for your vehicle:
1. Why a cover for the camper
The camper, as we know, is a great investment! Therefore, protecting your camper is important both in winter against rain, cold or snow and in summer when you need to protect it from UV rays, dirt or pollution.
The cover of the camper allows you to protect the bodywork, the paint of the vehicle and to reduce the impact of humidity and the creation of mold inside the same.
Covers for campers or vans remain one of the best solutions for protecting your vehicle, especially if you don't have an external shelter or garage.
Small detail that could make the difference: generally this type of protection is cheap.
2. Choice criteria for motorhome coverage
There are criteria to meet in order to find the ideal coverage for your vehicle.
The first thing to consider is the shape of the camper. In fact, the cover will not be the same for a profile or an overcab, even if there are universal covers.
Second point, particular attention must be paid to the dimensions of the vehicle. For this reason, measure the total length of the vehicle and leave some margin (if for example you have external accessories such as a bike rack). As far as the height is concerned, the height mentioned in the documents must be considered, corresponding to the height of the bodywork without wheels.
Finally, take into account your needs and the use you will make of this cover. Whether it's a cover to protect your camper during the winter or to protect it during your travels: in fact, the cover used will not be the same.
3. Different camper cover models
There are hundreds of cover models for the camper or van on the market.
Those that fully protect the vehicle, perfectly adhering to its structure: these are generally canvas vinyl coverings.
You can also find partial covers for campers on the market, such as those ideal for the winter to completely cover the engine compartment or those that act as protection only for the windshield and the vehicle cabin. In addition to covering the vehicle, it is also necessary to think about protecting the tires from the cold and from deterioration, thanks also to a special cover.
Some covers are then intended as thermal panels to be installed between the cabin and the camper to increase thermal insulation, made with solid insulated material.
There are also coverboxes, i.e. external structures with arches and canvas, easy to assemble, or inflatable camper covers, the ideal solution for protecting campers and vans from wear and tear in the elements.
Positive note for both: not having any type of bond to the ground, these roofs do not require any building permit therefore they can be used without any permit.