Summer RV Covers Are Different Than RV Covers for Winter
Wrong Cover for Summer Heat Protection
When December arrives, many RVers head home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. During the winter months RVing slows down while people wait out the winter but the “snowbird RVer” has the luxury of heading south for the winter to enjoy the warmer temperatures in Florida, Arizona, and Mexico. The “snow birds” have discovered how to have the best of both worlds. They leave their extremely cold year round home and head south to their RV where they use their RV as a winter getaway home to enjoy the warmth of the South. They store their RV in the warm climates year round and fly south to their RV park right after the holidays to enjoy the warm winters until the snow is gone in their northern home.
When the snow melts and it is time to leave their winter home, the Snow bird RVer wants to leave their RV protected with an RV slipcover that will keep their winter fifth wheel or travel trailer clean and free from dust & dirt and dings & scratches. They want an RV storage cover that is water repellent and will protect their RV from the occasional southern rain storms, but most importantly the “Snow bird” RVer needs to find an RV cover that can withstand the harsh UV rays of the sun that will destroy their RV’s exterior while they are back home.
There are only two RV covers that can provide summer heat protection for the motor home, fifth wheel, or travel trailer. All the rest will disintegrate from the extreme temperatures. A slip on dust cover (like the Traveler RV cover or the Poly Pro 1 RV cover) will protect the RV for a while but it will be in shreds all around your RV and motor home when you return next winter. This type of cover cannot stand up to the extreme heat that your RV will encounter while you are away. The three ply top / single ply sided RV covers (like the Poly Pro 3 Deluxe RV cover or the Expedition RV cover) claim to give all weather protection but they also will not be able to handle the heat. They might still be covering your RV when you get to your southern home but most likely only parts of the cover will be still covering your RV. If you invest your money in any of these covers you will be replacing the cover every year.
What you need is the protection of best RV cover that will not disintegrate after 6-8 months of exposure to UV rays when you return home. The two covers that can stand up to the heat are the Goldline RV cover and the PermaPRO RV cover. The Goldline RV Cover is made by Eevelle in Carlsbad, California. The Goldline RV cover is a made to order RV cover that comes in two colors: desert tan or silver cloud grey. Since it is a semi custom, made to order RV cover it will take up to 4 weeks before it can be delivered to your southern address. This Goldline RV trailer cover is rated the #1 RV cover by customers and dealers alike. These RV storage covers are made of a strong yet supple fabric that will outlast all other RV covers. The Goldline RV cover is made of a water resistant extra plush Tru-Weave fabric with a Durapel finish that provides super duty UV protection and the Goldline RV cover is backed with the longest, best 5 year warranty.
The PermaPro RV cover is distributed by Classic Accessories in Kent, Washington. The PermaPRO RV cover is made of the newest extra-strength ripstop fabric, the first RV cover fabric to claim to be tear resistant. Not only is it tear resistant but it also repels water, protects against sun damage by blocking the UV rays, and even provides snow protection. The PermaPRO RV cover is also available for the RV that stands a little taller than the usual 9 ft RV. An extra height RV cover is required by those Class A and 5th wheel RVs that stand up to11 ft tall. The PermaPRO RV cover, like the lower end RV covers, gives your RV dirt, dust, and scratch protection, and it is protected by a 4 year warranty.
As winter slowly melts away and the warmer days of spring arrive, it will be time for you Snow birds to begin to prepare to fly back north to the confines of your year round home. Remember if you want to truly give your fifth wheel or travel trailer the best RV cover with the best UV protection, you will need to spend a few bucks more and purchase the Goldline RV cover or the PermaPRO RV cover. Those are the only two RV trailer covers that will still be protecting your RV when you return to your winter stomping grounds next year.