When you invest in a Vintage Camper Trailer or any other RV, you want to protect that investment. We are frequently asked about trailer covers, that will protect your investment and accessories from harsh conditions like wind, rain, and other damaging elements.
AVOID INEXPENSIVE TARPS
Most are not waterproof and can retain moisture that leads to leaks and mold.
Lose fitting tarps move with the wind and “rub” your aluminum or painted finishes. This can cause scuffs or worse. Bungee cord ends will move and can cause scratches.
Cheap tarps usually last about a year before the sun degrades them and they tear and fall apart.
A quality, properly fitted, full RV cover should protect your vehicle, but wind and sand sometimes get beneath an RV or trailer cover and cause scratches and rubbing damage. To eliminate this problem, wash your RV or trailer covers before putting the cover on, and park it facing into prevailing winds to minimize rubbing. Good quality RV covers will also have sturdy tie-downs. When storing your RV covers and trailer covers, dry them thoroughly in the sun and shake off any dirt. Instead of folding them, roll them up and store them in a rolling trash bin. To prevent mildew, sprinkle your RV cover with anti-mildew crystals and place a container of desiccant in the trashcan with it. Smaller trailer covers are easier to care for. Trailer covers for pop-ups, for instance, are small enough to fold and store and are more fitted and less prone to flapping. Look for covers made of sturdy materials like Tyvek or polypropylene to eliminate tearing or ripping. For RVs and large trailers, consider picking up a fitted roof cover so that you can protect the roof from UV damage when you're traveling. For closer-fitting and modular RV covers, look at covers for your propane tanks, top-mounted air conditioning units, and other bulges unique to your RV.
Our Clipper is under a built in cover now but the previous owner had a cheap tarp covering it that left scuff marks.