Do Caravan Covers Cause Damp?
Looking after your caravan or motorhome properly will help to ensure that you do not have to pay for unnecessary repairs, and you will keep it in the best possible condition for longer, ready for decades of travel adventures.
The bad weather in winter causes numerous problems for vehicles, both internally and externally, which is why careful storage is required. When you put your caravan or motorhome into storage out of season, the best way to keep it protected is to use a cover to shelter it from wind, rain, snow, and hail.
However, some covers can cause problems such as external damp, so you should consider this when buying your cover.
Plastic covers will cause external damp on caravans and motorhomes, which is a big concern that can be very costly to fix, so you should avoid using covers made from hard plastic.
When using hard plastic covers, when it rains or snows, the water sits on top of the cover, causing the vehicle to ‘sweat,’ which creates external damp to the caravan.
As the water cannot naturally pass through the cover, the water will gather on top of it, and that moisture can quickly become a damp problem.
So, while these types of covers provide a waterproof cover to stop water from getting in,
when there is sitting water on the roof, your vehicle will likely be damaged by the ‘sweating.’
Plastic covers are also renowned for causing scratches to paintwork because they are made from hard plastic that can cause abrasions when pulling over the paintwork. So, if you want to protect your caravan from the elements but avoid the hazards associated with using plastic covers, there is another option.
Caravanners and motorhomers have faced the challenges of using plastic covers for years, so we knew a solution was required to prevent these problems. Protec is a company set up by caravan owners to put this long-time problem in the past.
We developed an innovative fabric consisting of three layers, specifically designed to protect caravans and motorhomes from a wide range of common hazards. Our exclusive fabric is a 3-ply material with a breathable membrane layer, allowing 1-metre of standing water. Still, due to the breathable membrane, water that finds its way under the cover can naturally pass through, avoiding the ‘sweating’ situation, which causes external dampness. Find out how our fabric compares to our closest competitor in a head-to-head showdown right here.
Protec cover also protects from UV rays and is made from a non-abrasive material ( check out this video to see this in action), so you do not have to worry about scratching your paintwork or windows when you are fitting or removing your cover. Our covers also come with the unique Easy-Fit System, exclusive to Protec Covers, that makes fitting your cover easy and hassle-free.