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Message posted by nellymcl on 21/10/2013 at 10:19pm
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Hi all
I am looking for a caravan cover for my Swift Oronsay. I have read numerous posts regarding covers but still wondering what to buy. Please can you advise why the Protech covers are more expensive than say, maypole, tow sure, or even Caravan Cover shop and ultimately are they any better?

I am so confused, breathable....waterproof roof...water resistant...
I just want one that fits and keeps my van clean.

Please help!

Ta much

Message posted by Jax365 on 22/10/2013 at 10:35am
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The caravan cover shop seems to have some bargains! I would go for one of theirs.

It's the branding, cost of advertising and manufacturers name that usually means the difference in price.

If it's breathable, that's got to be the best option.

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Message posted by brianconwy on 22/10/2013 at 1:59pm
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'It's the branding, cost of advertising and manufacturers name that usually means the difference in price.'

I think anyone who has bought a cheap cover and found that it wasn't up to the job will disagree with that misleading statement.

We had a Purpleline Wilderness Trail cover - a well known brand.  It cost 140 for one to fit our twin axle.  It was made from ripstop nylon type material.  It didn't last long - the winds pulled it apart at the seams.  Purpleline were very good and honoured the 5 year warranty, sending me a brand new one.

I just sold it on and bought a protec cover which is a totally different class of cover.  The material is much thicker, breathable and soft on the inside. Specialised are also well recommended.

As for the others - they are the ones that give rise to negative comments about covers.  Some people describe them as glorified bin liners. Best avoided.


Message posted by birdman101 on 22/10/2013 at 3:14pm
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Read previous posts http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=8&TopicID=286467&SearchPagePosition=1&search=caravan+cover+shop&searchMode=phrase&searchIn=Topic&forum=8&searchSort=dateDESC&ReturnPage=Search

I would go for protec, had one nearly 5 years

Message posted by Grampian91 on 22/10/2013 at 3:42pm
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The cover shop looks a bit suss to me.

I hate websites that are registered to private individual and not a proper business name and address.

Please contact us for the returns address?

The material in the photo's seem to hig the caravans so it makes me think the material is super thin and wont last.

I had a towsure cover and thats totally junk.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by nellymcl on 22/10/2013 at 6:53pm
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Great feedback....thanks.
Looks like I should dig a little deeper and go protec or specialised. At over 250 for my size of caravan I hope it would be worth it.

Message posted by Frannyvan on 23/10/2013 at 11:34am
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I've got a breathable maypole that i got for a bargain price online a Tamworth camping. Very pleased with it. Soft lining too.

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Message posted by nellymcl on 11/11/2013 at 7:37pm
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Update -
Ok so I eventually went for the Maypole 4 ply from Leisure Outlet. At 96 delivered for the 19-21' option its minimal risk.
Put it on yesterday and TBH I am suitably impressed. Very soft good straps and elasticated bottom.

Lets hope it fends off the winter dirt :-)

Thanks for all the pointers.

Message posted by robert/julie on 11/11/2013 at 8:22pm
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Hi have a look at this website http://www.theoldoaks.co.uk/caravan-covers.html

Message posted by rose+max on 14/11/2013 at 11:25pm
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I've had my Maypole cover for 3 years and had no problems with it. Easy to put on by myself and does the job well.

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Message posted by michael on 16/11/2013 at 9:43am
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read bad reports from the cover shop,not delivered or wrong type sent or different colour.double check.

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Message posted by janettp on 16/11/2013 at 3:30pm
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Bought the Explorer Ultimate one from them a few months back for the storage site.

No issues yet and its saved me having to clean the damn thing!

Good investment IMHO

Message posted by Manty on 18/11/2013 at 11:34am
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had a Specialised cover for 10 years. Just changed vans and ordered another. Had I not changed vans the cover would have gone on for many years!!!!

Message posted by naturalblonde on 23/12/2013 at 11:09am
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Purchased a Fiamma covertop (80.00) for our Autocruise Startrail Motorhome, (not wanting to spend 600.00 on a Protec). Big Mistake, although well anchored and tied, it started coming apart during the first gale. Also noticed condensation forming on surfaces inside the vehicle. Go reassuringly expensive every time, don't bother with cheap covers. False economy !

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