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Tips For Buying And Using A Camper Cover

by Jesus Turner

No matter what kind of camper you have, you want to protect it while it's in storage. One of the best ways to do that is to keep it covered to protect it from the weather and sun exposure. Here are a few tips for buying and using a camper cover.

Choose The Right Size

While you can buy a large tarp cover that fits about any type of camper, you may prefer to buy one that is more form fitting. These come in different sizes, so you get a snug fit whether you have an RV or a truck camper. They often have elastic on the bottom, so they stay in place and hug the camper. You can buy a camper cover with a zip closure so you can get in and out of your camper to check on it without having to remove the cover.

Buy High-Quality Material

Look for a quality cover that is made from breathable material that lets air circulate so mold won't become a problem. The cover should also be waterproof and be treated to resist UV damage. Check the straps to ensure they will hold the cover in place if the camper is parked outside in strong winds and snow or rain. Your camper cover should offer protection at all temperature extremes and a variety of weather conditions, so your camper will be in good shape when you remove the cover to go on a trip.

Clean Your Camper Before Applying The Cover

Before you park your camper for an extended time, you'll want to clean it to get rid of road salt, dirt, and grime. This prevents damage to your camper and saves you from having to clean the camper before you can start your next trip. Applying a cover to a clean camper also prolongs the life of the cover by keeping it as clean as possible. When you remove the cover before your trip, clean it and allow it to dry thoroughly and then store it in its storage bag to protect it until it's ready to use again.

Pad Sharp Areas When Putting On The Cover

Fold in mirrors and remove other objects, so the camper is as sleek as possible for a snug fit. If there are sharp edges, especially along the bottom of the camper, pad them before putting on the cover. The cover may move around in the wind, and sharp edges or protruding parts could cause damage. Make sure the cover is strapped down securely, so it flaps around as little as possible. A tight cover helps keep rain from getting underneath it, and it makes it easier to control moisture.

A camper cover helps protect your investment in your camper, and it can help you get ready for the road faster. Just remember to remove the cover before you hit the road as it's not safe to leave it on your camper while you're pulling down the highway. Contact a company like Topper World for more information and assistance.