Van Cover

Brennanpj

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Any one using a cover over their van while not in use .
My van only comes out to play at weekends so it’s sat on the drive all week getting a nice coat of dust on it . Being black it’s a pain in the backside. As I will often wash it after a weekends use, then it’s filthy before I use it again .

Any recommendations for reasonably priced covers . Or will I look a nobber covering her up !!
 

Tourershine

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Although I'm a big advocate of covers in my industry (Caravans and Motorhomes) I'm not sure I'd want to cover a Black van.
Basically if you have any dust on the paint, and you put a cover over this, theres a high chance this will damage the surface.
I understand the frustration, but I'd be careful using the combination of Black VW paint and a cover.

I'm not saying you cannot use one, just be very careful and make sure it's absolutely spotless before covering.
 

Loz

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I used to cover our Touareg to keep the dust and bird poo off and as its under a cherry tree.

As @Tourershine says you need to clean it first then cover, use, clean, cover and use and so on etc. You also need to get it on and off on your own without difficulty.
Also you need it to fit well and be tight enough so that it doesn’t chafe in the wind.
I did my research and bought mine from Specialised covers.
I considered getting one for the Cali but it would be difficult to put on and off without it touching the dirt.
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Brennanpj

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Thanks for the advice guys , I totally see the issue , and highly likely to scratch it a lot ! I’m having second thoughts now . Black , what a knightmare colour !
 

True Romance

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Me - well I intend to but not tried it yet - would like to know if people do what do the do for battery / condensation etc do the trickle charge and heat it now and then
so have you purchased one and if so which one please?
 

KiwiDaveNZ

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I am looking at this one as well for my pop top T6 camper, but I noted on their website "Please Note: Will not fit fixed hightops and pop tops, side awnings and may not fit vehicles fitted with side steps.", I am also looking at putting side bars on my van at some point, but these may be OK , as side steps stick out more than side bars. I would be interested if anyone with a standard poptop had give this one a whirl, and if it fitted OK?
 

True Romance

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Couldn't find any tailored covers that would fit my lwb with roof bars other than made to order at £300+

Ended up with a maypole universal one that fits pretty well. Guy next to me (T5 lwb) on the storage yard used the same. £79.
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KiwiDaveNZ

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I am looking at this one as well for my pop top T6 camper, but I noted on their website "Please Note: Will not fit fixed hightops and pop tops, side awnings and may not fit vehicles fitted with side steps.", I am also looking at putting side bars on my van at some point, but these may be OK , as side steps stick out more than side bars. I would be interested if anyone with a standard poptop had give this one a whirl, and if it fitted OK?
In the end went for a Kampa T5/T6 cover, and got a local sail maker to add a clear panel on the top for the solar panel to operate when covered.
 
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