When you’re not using your caravan, it makes perfect sense to put a cover on it to protect it from the typically miserable weather we see during the winter. To do this effectively, however, you’ll want to ensure you’ve chosen the best caravan cover for the job.
The Practical Caravan Awards 2022 are here to help you make the most informed buying decisions, and now, we’re revealing our choice for which caravan cover is the best, as well as our other top recommendations.
The best caravan cover is…
Specialised caravan covers
Whether your caravan is stored at a dedicated storage facility or kept on your drive, the elements can be hard on its bodywork, with black streaks and bird mess threatening to damage its exterior finish.
Which is why a caravan cover is so important, and Specialised Covers have always impressed us. They’re made to fit your specific model (simply select from the drop-down menu on the website, and contact the company if yours isn’t listed) and feature a hydrostatic head of more than 2500mm, a breathable membrane and hardwearing materials.
You don’t just get the cover, either: door access, a storage bag, fitting poles, an aerial and flue allowance (if required) and an A-frame cover all come as standard. You can even opt for a solar panel perspex opening made to measure your unit – all of which will help keep your pride and joy that bit more protected.
Price: from £399 (depending on model)
The other caravan covers we recommend are…
Maypole Caravan Cover Premium 4-ply Breathable
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High UV protection helps to improve the product life of this heavy duty cover. The 4-ply material allows moisture to evaporate, cutting the chance of mould or mildew forming. Coming in six sizes, the cover has an elasticated hem to provide a tailored fit.
Reflectors on the cover improve the visibility of your caravan, while the rounded pattern helps to make your caravan less prone to typical wear and tear. Three zip locations will also make it simple to access your caravan’s door at any point too.
Price: around £129.99 at Maypole
Pro-Tec Towing Cover
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Offering protection to the front of your caravan as you tow, the Pro-tec Towing Jacket will ensure your ‘van stays clear of any dirt, grime and exhaust fumes that could otherwise mark it. Tailored to your caravan’s make and model, the two-piece construction has two halves that can be slid into the awning channels before being zipped up.
Price: from £230 at Pro-Tec
Explorer Ultimate Caravan Cover
Boasting seven layers, the Explorer Ultimate Caravan Cover has an incredibly soft cotton backing, all but removing the chance of leaving any marks on your caravan. The water resistant cover has an impressive 3000mm Hydro-Static Head Rating, while the presence of two vents on both sides ensure ventilation and breathability at all times.
The product also comes with the usual features provided by other Explorer covers, including zips that allow access to each panel, reinforced corner protectors and cinching straps for a good fit.
Price: £224.95 at Explorer
Pro-Tec Caravan Cover
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Made to suit the make, model and year of your caravan, the Pro-Tec Caravan Cover will provide you with durable and practical protection. Any naturally occurring moisture will evaporate thanks to the breathable Caravanshield fabric of the cover, while the soft inner lining ensure there’s no chance of it scratching your caravan’s windows or paintwork.
Waterproof and UV stable, you’ll also find it simple to install, thanks to the Easy-Fit ® system.
Price: from £329 at Pro-Tec
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