Caravan Cover

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:04
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I am looking at buying a cover for my caravan, Jayco 24ft with Solar Panels, and air-conditioner. I have read on a camping web site the for and against, mildew can form on roof and walls, scratches , and very difficult to put on and off. Any suggestion on a good brand to purchase. Safe travelling Bob K
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Reply By: catmandoo - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:17

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:17
Maisie K

The Camec brand of cover is a good one at a reasonable price. I have one for my 24 ft Scenic caravan and have not had any issues with it. My van also has solar panels which make it a little more difficult to put on, but I think this would be true of most brands.

Regards

Greg
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Follow Up By: Maisie K - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 15:01

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 15:01
Thanks Greg, Have been looking at that brand, still doing some homework. Bob.K
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:30

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:30
This outfit would make the best oneshttp://www.coverworld.com.au/company.html.

They are not cheap but a far superior product.

I only wish I had bought off them instead of a Camec one which wore through in a short time due to windy conditions making it rub at corners and on the end of the awning.

We had a clear panel inserted to fit over the solar panels which allowed them to work ok when stored.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:31

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:31
We had a Prestige caravan cover at one stage .....soft gray fabric....widely available....a very good performer (dries quickly - breathes very well)....BUT....the UV radiation killed it well inside 18 months......simply disintegrated......our new caravan cover is a carport.
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Follow Up By: Maisie K - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 15:04

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 15:04
Thanks Darian, I think we may be doing the same thing, ? because of the height and position may need council permission, plan B, shade cloth awning. Bob. K
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Reply By: Member - Silverchrome - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 19:57

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 19:57
Hi Maisie,

Although a bit more expensive I found the permanent cover (carport) type the best option. Have a look at the shadycharacters website. You can make them any height you like and they do have a special one for caravans. In our area you don't need council permission as they are not considered a permanent structure (there are a number of ways to hold them down including large steel spikes). However I used a concrete strip on the sides. If you move house it is possible to take with you or will add value to your property if left. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Maisie K - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 09:10

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 09:10
Thanks for the info, found it on the web site and it is close to where we live, will follow up tomorrow. Bob .K
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Reply By: Member - Will 76 Series - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 06:58

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 06:58
Maisie,

Have a look at Caravan Motor Home Covers (www.caravancovers.com.au).
They are made by a small buisness in Brisbane and custom make for each van.
They are very good quality and can also add hail and heat attatchable panel options.
I have had one for 3 yrs now with no deteriation signs from the outside weather.

Regards Will
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Reply By: jacent - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 16:54

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 16:54
I got a camec cover for my 26ft van, no scratch/ mildew issues but it broke down after one winter/ summer and turned all powdery. I paid just under $200 for it so I was pretty annoyed. How ever I do live in a very dry hot climate near the start of the canning
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