Prevent Light from Getting to Your RV

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The RV cover will protect your rig and is used to keep the bugs and rodents out. UV degradation is the number one cause of loss of value. It destroys everything in its path, and we aren’t just talking about a faded paint job. Custom RV covers for roof only are more expensive but definitely provide better protection than universal fit covers. The paint protects the metal and plastic underneath, so if the paint is compromised, the underlying surfaces most likely are, too. If you do get a cover, it is important to get one that fits well and is made of breathable on material designed for your part of the country. A good quality RV covers for roof only can be good protection against harsh weather and UV damage. Keeping it out of the sun to protect from UV damage and keeping it cool. Also protecting it from rain and snow which could accumulate on the roof and/or contribute to leaks.


Storing RV outdoors in the winter, or if you store your RV under trees or in a highly dusty area, you may want to consider an RV roof cover. An RV covers for roof only is the best way to keep dirt, debris, snow and sun off of your RV while you are storing it. Best of all, a good quality cover is resistant to tears and allows any moisture that accumulates to evaporate quickly. Even though a good cover will allow moisture to evaporate, mildew can still grow on your RV under the cover because the cover prevents light from getting to your RV and an RV roof cover will also prevent airflow from circulating around your RV. For this reason, it’s important not to keep a roof cover on your RV for too long. Keeping the cover on your RV during a storage season is fine, but any longer than that and you may find yourself with a “growing” mildew problem. RV roof covers have different sizes, so be sure to do some research to determine the best kind of cover for your RV.


Avoid using a traditional tarp to cover your RV for long periods of time. Tarps allow absolutely no air movement or breath-ability, so they will cause mold and mildew issues on your RV in a short amount of time. Tarps work fine as a short-term solution if part of your RV is exposed to the elements, but keeping them on for long periods of time is not recommended. RV covers for roof only are usually made from polypropylene or polyester. Varying methods of tripling-of-the-layers are used over the roof, for extra protection. The fabrics are treated with water or UV repellent. They are also able to breathe, so that moisture can evaporate and doesn’t get caught under the cover, where it can trap mildew. Those custom RV covers for roof only have a tighter fit and also has feature vents to prevent billowing. The cover being placed beneath the RV with some covers having zips to allow access to the door. The better the quality, the lighter the cover will be, making it easier to handle.

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