Advantages & Disadvantages of Motorhome Covers
When purchasing a motorhome it’s important to look at storage when you are not using it, especially over the winter months when it is likely to be sat dormant for months at a time. If you are lucky enough to be able to put a roof over the motorhome or park it in an enclosed space then the requirement of a cover dramatically decreases, however, if like many people it must be parked outside, a motorhome cover may be your point of call.
As with anything it’s worth weighing up the pros and cons of using one of these covers as there are strong reasons for and against it that could tip your opinions balance either way.
What are the disadvantages of a motorhome cover?
There are of course some downsides to a motorhome cover that could affect your decision to use one or not.
Covers can be fairly impractical for many reasons, they are difficult to get on and off the motorhome with bigger motorhomes causing more hassle, they are expensive with high quality covers setting you back hundreds of pounds, they can damage the motorhome and even cause mould to build up.
Mould and damage
Sadly both sides of the coin contain potential damage, some cheaper covers are not built from high-quality materials which can scratch and damage the motorhome when putting on and taking it off, this issue is heightened in windy conditions if the cover was to flap about and rub against the exterior of the motorhome.
Mould can also build-up thanks to condensation in the air, trapping pockets of water and air underneath the cover, this is a perfect home for mould to grow and build up. Therefore it is important to invest in a breathable cover with vents to allow it to breathe.
Accessing the motorhome could be difficult
Lots of covers actually include space for a door to open and close allowing you access to your UV, however if you do not have this space then you could be out of luck having to take off and put on the cover each time or crawl underneath just to access the motorhome.
We recommend you get a cover for your motorhome, the pros dramatically outweigh the cons and if you fork out the extra cash for a high quality motorhome there’s no doubt you’ll reap the benefits, if you’re not paying for a cover you’ll definitely be paying for repairs later on.