SHOULD I COVER MY RV?
Yes, you should! Covering an RV, if you don’t invest in proper RV storage, is essential to keeping it protected from the elements. RV covers, RV skirts, and other methods can be used besides the traditional tarp route. Here’s why you need to protect your RV when not in use.
UV Damage Protection
Covering your RV will help keep it from aging from the sun’s rays. The sun’s UV radiation can harm your ride by fading color, peeling paint, cracking components and more. Make sure your covering of choice will block out UV radiation, just because something blocks light does not mean that it blocks ultraviolet radiation. If your roof begins to buckle or crack, this not only looks bad, but it can cause issues with vents, AC units, and more on the top of your RV.
RV-specific tarps are waterproof but still breathable. Millions of tiny pores are big enough to allow water vapor and moisture to evaporate off the RV body but too small for water droplets to penetrate. This means you don’t have to worry about condensation collecting below the covering and causing damage. This moisture can warp your roof. It can also breed mildew and mold in your awnings and slide outs.