How to Choose a Winter Cover for Your RV
As the cold weather, freezing rain and heavy snow of the winter months approach, you’ll want to consider options for protecting your travel trailer. Make sure you have the appropriate cover to keep your investment clean, critter-free and to help prevent damage from the elements when it’s not in use.
While an RV cover during winter will help you avoid costly repairs, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you get the right cover for your vehicle.
- Consider the climate where your trailer will be stored. There are a variety of materials to choose from depending on weather conditions.
- Keep in mind the body style of your RV; a truck camper is different from a pop-up trailer, and a motorhome is not a 5th Each requires a specific cover style.
- The right size cover is key. A cover should fit snugly against the vehicle, and to ensure a proper fit, you’ll want to measure end-to-end, including mirrors, add-on racks, bumpers, etc.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite RV covers for the upcoming winter months by type of vehicle.
MOTORHOME COVERS FOR WINTER
A good option is the PolyPRO 1 Class A Cover. The lightweight cover is water repellant and protects against dirt, perfect for moderate weather conditions. This winter cover is breathable to reduce mold and mildew buildup, and features elastic corners to ensure a snug fit.
If you need a cover for more inclement weather, take a look at the PolyPRO 3 Class A Cover. This cover is made with heavy duty, triple ply fabric and protects against rain storms and snow. A great feature on this motorhome cover is the zippered panels on the door and engine compartment, should you need to access these areas while the vehicle is stored. It also offers UV protection to prevent sun damage.
The PermaPRO Class A RV Cover provides maximum protection during the stormy winter months. The lightweight rip stop fabric of this motorhome cover repels water, protects against snow and is tear-resistant. With elastic corners, this cover provides the ultimate in motorhome protection and features air vents and long zipper pulls. Zippered panels also allow easy access to your vehicle when it’s stored and with UV protection, this cover shields against sun damage.
5th WHEEL WINTER COVERS
Protect your 5th wheel trailer in moderate weather conditions with the PolyPRO 1 5th Wheel Cover. With elasticized bottom corners, this affordable water repellant cover will not scratch paint and it features breathable material to minimize mold.
The PolyPRO 3 5th Wheel and Toy Hauler Cover is a heavy duty cover that has UV protection against sun damage, and it protects against dirt, scratches, water and snow. The integrated air vent system built into this 5th wheel cover reduces wind stress and vents inside moisture. With zippered panels, you have easy access to your toy hauler even when it’s stored away for the winter.
For maximum winter protection of your toy hauler, look no further than the PermaPRO 5th Wheel Cover. This one-of-a-kind cover features air vents and tension panels that reduce stress when tightening the straps. The lightweight rip stop material protects against dirt and is water repellant. You can easily access your 5th wheel anytime you need to through the zippered door panels, and the cover’s UV protection prevents sun damage. This tear-resistant cover protects against snow and wind and also features extra-long zipper pulls so you don’t need to get the ladder out.
WINTER COVERS FOR TRAVEL TRAILER
This PolyPRO 1 Travel Trailer Cover is an affordable cover that provides strength and good protection from the elements. The single-layer water repellant fabric protects against dirt and scratches, and the elastic corners ensure a snug fit on your trailer. With breathable material that reduces mold growth, this cover is ideal for moderate weather conditions.
For protection against snow and heavy rain, the PolyPRO 3 Travel Trailer and Toy Hauler Cover is an even better choice. This cover offers your travel trailer UV protection to keep sun damage at bay. The zippered panels allow quick access even when your trailer is stored away for the winter and the elasticized corners make for a perfectly snug fit. This triple ply fabric protects against the elements and air vents reduce wind stress and inside moisture.
If your winter weather is more severe than just a bit of rain and snow, then you’ll want to consider the tear-resistant PermaPro Travel Trailer Cover. This lightweight but heavy duty trailer cover features tension panels to reduce stress on the cover when tightening the straps, as well as air vents. It has long zipper pulls so you don’t need to get a ladder, and panels allow quick access inside while the trailer is in storage. The cover is water repellant, protecting against dirt, rain and snow. And with UV protection, your trailer’s paint underneath won’t fade.
TRUCK CAMPER RV COVERS
For moderate weather protection, consider the PolyPRO 1 Truck Camper Cover. This water repellant cover is lightweight but strong, and features elastic corners for a custom and snug fit. The mildew resistant cover protects your camper against the dirt and scratches from wind and winter weather.
When you need heavy duty protection, the PolyPRO 3 Truck Camper Cover is the ultimate choice. With UV protection against sun damage, this heavy duty cover is triple ply and protects against snow, dirt, rain and scratches. It features an air vent system that reduces inside moisture, as well as adjustable tension panels and elastic corners.
The water resistant Elements All-Climate Pickup Camper Cover is an excellent option for storing a truck camper during winter. The breathable side and end fabric allows moisture out and with 6 vents, this camper cover has great air flow to prevent mold. With reinforced vinyl bumper corners and heavy duty material on the roof area, this cover offers extra wear protection. The lock-stitched straps and the strong grommets that won’t corrode or rust make this the best option for severe weather conditions.
POP-UP CAMPER COVERS
An affordable option for moderate weather conditions, the PolyPRO 1 Folding Camper Trailer Cover protects against dirt, scratches and repels water. This breathable pop-up trailer cover is single layer with elastic bottom corners for a snug fit. The lightweight material offers air flow that reduces mold buildup and fits extra-wide model campers.
Offering UV protection against sun damage, the PolyPRO 3 Folding Camping Trailer Cover is the ultimate for your pop-up. The triple layer top stops rain while venting moisture, and the water-repellant cover keeps out dirt, rain, and snow. It features adjustable tension panels and an air vent system to vent inside moisture and reduce wind stress. The cover also has elastic corners for a snug, customized fit.
The Elements All Climate RV Cover, Pop-Up is a water-resistant cover with grommets that won’t rust or corrode. It features extended heavy duty fabric on the roof to protect corners as well as reinforced vinyl on the bumper edges. This pop-up camper cover has 6 vents to prevent mold and mildew, and breathable fabric on the side and end allows moisture to easily escape. The straps and buckles are lock-stitched and UV protected for extra strength, making this the ultimate protection for severe weather.
Cover your camper during the winter months to prevent damage from the elements and ensure a long vehicle life. If you protect your investment now, when spring rolls around, you’ll be able to quickly take your RV out of storage and hit the road.