The Major Benefits of Building an RV Cover

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An RV is not a cheap investment.

RVs range drastically in price, beginning at $10,000 for the smaller, minimally-styled option and growing to be $300,000 or more for all the bells and whistles. If you want something on the modest end, expect to pay around $20,000 for a travel trailer—or give yourself a loft for $40,000 and consider a fifth wheel.

Of course, you could just drop $100k and get a motorhome, providing you with wheels and a place to call home.

What’s the point? Well, an RV cover is a small price to pay to protect that large investment. You might not want to spend another dime after you’ve bought an RV, but we think buying or building an RV cover is one of the smartest decisions you can make.

Here’s why.

An RV Cover Doesn’t Have to Be Costly

Luckily, RV covers come in a large variety of styles, allowing consumers to choose the option that’s most appropriate for them.

For example, if you have a $20,000 travel trailer, you likely won’t need to invest in a several-dollar-thousand carport. You could get away with buying a couple-hundred-dollar cover.

Similarly, if you have an expensive, new RV that cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, it makes sense that you’d want to give it the best protection possible. For you, that might look like getting a carport. Many a steel building design have carport attachments made of steel, providing maximum coverage—and maybe requiring a financing plan to match.

You can get something on the more affordable side or the more luxurious, depending on your needs.

It Protects Your RV From All the Elements—And Then Some

Depending on the type of cover you choose to get, it could provide ample protection from a wide range of things that dull an RV’s shine.

In general, you should expect your RV cover to keep dirt from littering its surface, especially if you store the RV in a dry and windy area. Not only is dirt unsightly (not to mention, you’ve got to clean it all), but it can shorten the life of your RV’s exterior. Excessive dirt or sediment accumulation could begin to wear at the frame.

What does accumulation look like? Well, if your RV is parked under a tree, it might experience a build-up of leaves, twigs, or even bird droppings. Worse yet, inclement weather might knock a tree over onto your RV; you just never know what could happen.

Finally, UV rays count here, too. The sun’s rays can quickly deteriorate things like the seals of the RV or fade its paint. Protect its finish and keep it looking new.

One Last Bonus: You Won’t Have to Wash It as Much!

You heard it here first—if you’ve got an RV, it pays to have an RV cover, too.

Covers protect your recreational vehicle from dirt, weather, sun exposure, and more, all the while maintaining the life and function of your RV. Covers provide an additional layer of cleanliness, all while protecting its paint and integrity. It’s a win for everyone involved.

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