Buying the Right Travel Trailer Covers

With all of the excitement of purchasing a new camper, the thought of protecting it when not in use may be overlooked.  Since your travel trailer may be such a large investment, you should do everything you can protect it.  Travel trailer covers are probably the least expensive way to protect you camper. From the damaging UV rays from the sun, dirt and dust, heavy rain fall and freezing winter weather (for some of us), having your camper covered with quality travel trailer covers is one way you can ensure your camper is protected and extended its life.

When you’re shopping for travel trailer covers, it is important to know the right size to buy to make sure you have a good fit.  Just because your owner’s manual says that it is a 29 foot camper doesn’t mean that it actually is! You will want to measure the camper for yourself. When you go to measure your camper you are going to measure from end to end.  Start at the furthest point of the camper at the rear of your camper. Be sure to include the ladder, bumper or spare tire. Measure to the front of the camper but do not include the propane tanks or hitching.  If you have a roof air, be sure to add an addition one foot to the final measurement.  Now that you have your measurements, you are ready to start your search for travel trailer covers.


One important feature to consider is your climate.  If you climate is damp, it is especially important to consider travel trailer covers that “breath”.  Tyvek®  Travel Trailer Covers are made with Polypropylene sides to ensure maximum breathability and it virtually eliminates mold and mildew.  Its two layer Tyvek® top panel resists water and allows trapped moisture to evaporate from within.  UV protection is also very important in all climates.

Other features to consider are the travel trailer covers straps and buckle attachments to prevent billowing on windy days, reinforced corners to resist tears and heavy duty zipper “doors” for easy access to your travel trailer while it is covered.  Many brands of travel trailer covers are being designed with many zippers to allow access to your camper no matter where the entrance door is located.

Since travel trailer covers will be exposed to the elements, they will weaken over time. You will want to find travel trailer covers that have a good warranty.  These covers are going to protect your investment so you will want to make sure that it is of good quality and will last for many seasons.  It is important to know how long the warranty is and what the warranty covers.

When you have decided on the brand and type of travel trailer covers that you are going to purchase, you will have to choose the travel trailer cover size.  If you are sure that you have measured correctly, now you will need to locate the size that is closest to your measurement.  Travel trailer covers are made to fit a size range like 24’1” to 26”.  Find the range that is closest to you measurement.  It is better for it to be a little bigger than it is for it to be a little too small.  If it is too small, you will have to stretch the material to fit with can cause unnecessary strain to the cover.  Besides, most of the better made travel trailer covers allow you to tighten up the corners and edges to make for a better fit.

You have made a wise choice in considering protecting your travel trailer with a cover. Whether you are storing your camper indoors or outdoors, travel trailer covers will keep you camper cleaner and in better condition which will extend the life of your camper as well as keeping the resale value higher if you should choose to sell or trade in your travel trailer.

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