Do you ever wonder what happens to RVs when they are not out on the road? A 2005 University of Michigan study commissioned by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) discovered that RV owners are on the road an average of only 26 days each year. This leaves approximately 339 days when the RV is not in use. Where does the RV “live” when its owners are not taking a vacation?
While an enclosed garage or storage area is the best place to store an RV for extended periods of time, most owners don’t have access to such a facility. More often than not, an RV stands idle on a homeowner’s property or at an outdoor RV storage facility. Harsh weather, moisture, sun, insects, birds, dirt, and other debris can take a heavy and expensive toll on an RV, so the best way to protect an RV is with RV covers. RV covers are a necessary accessory for ensuring that your mobile vacation home stays in top shape until the next time you want to take it on the road.
There’s a proper RV cover to fit just about every kind of RV, from Class A, B, and C to 5th wheel RVs, travel trailers, truck campers, and folding campers. Be sure to select the appropriate cover for your particular RV to ensure the best fit. RV covers can be custom made, too, for those who want an even better fit or special features. Just any kind of RV covers won’t do, though. RV covers should be constructed of a rugged, but breathable material. You’ll want a material that can endure harsh weather conditions, but at the same time, prevent moisture from becoming trapped and turning into mold and mildew. Some RV covers come equipped with access panels, making it easier to reach different parts of your RV without having to remove the entire cover to do so.
When you’re ready to hit the road on your next RV vacation, you can easily remove and store your RV covers until they are needed again. If you leave your vehicle in good condition before covering it, you’ll find it in the same good shape when the covers are off. This means that you can spend less time preparing your RV for departure and more time enjoying the scenery. All in all, if you are among the millions of people across the country who are joining the ranks of proud and satisfied RV owners, then taking proper care of your recreational vehicle when it’s not in use will ensure that it continues to bring you safely and comfortably on vacation adventures for many years.
We give you a lot of information about the covers that we offer for your automobile, watercrafts, campers, and motorcycles. What you might not know is that Mighty Covers also offers some very cool accessories to improve or aid our covers and make your life a little easier. Below is a list of some of the “other” supplies we offer. Even if you’re not in the market for a “cover”, Mighty Covers might STILL have you covered. Check it out!
- Drain the engine. Be especially sure that it is free of all water from the last ride.
- Wash the exterior of the jet ski. Clean away any dirt, debris, or algae that might have accumulated over the season. You should also dry the exterior thoroughly. For best results, wax the exterior prior to storage.
- Make sure that the gas tank is full and add gas stabilizers.
- Remove the spark plugs.
- Disconnect the battery and store it indoors for the winter month
- Use a jet ski cover to keep dust, weather, and animals off your jet ski during the winter months.
If you’re anything like me, you budget for a new purchase but forget to budget for all the stuff that goes along with it. The bills start to rack up when I realize that I need accessories in order to make my original purchase work. Case in point…my new gas grill. I recently set aside a certain amount of money for the purpose of buying a new gas grill, on which I’ve been anxious to cook a number of recipes I learned from watching the food channels on television. When my local hardware center advertised a special on gas grills, I found the one of my dreams. Lucky me, it cost just under what I had budgeted. I was feeling pretty proud of myself until I realized that I did not have enough left in the budget after the purchase for vital accessories like the propane tank, the grilling tools, and the grill cover. My pride deflated quickly. It took a bit more time, but before long, I was able to purchase the grill accessories and begin my backyard adventures in the new world of grilling out. The lesson I learned I pass on to you — be sure to set aside enough money in your budget for any important accessories that don’t already come with your big purchase. Doing so will eliminate the let down of paying more than expected, or having to wait a while to enjoy the original purchase.
During hurricane season, homes along coastal regions are often without power for extended periods of time. High winds, pounding rains, falling trees, and flying debris are several of the many disasters that can knock out power lines during these damaging and deadly storms. Generators are essential in areas that are constantly in a hurricane’s path. They are gas powered engines that can provide electricity to your homes during times of power outages. Air conditioners and heaters, home security alarms, refrigerators and freezers, telephones, and lights can all be run with a gas powered generator. As you can see, these machines are often VERY important to the welfare and sanity of people in a hurricane’s wake. During the months that are not in hurricane season, make sure that you keep your generator dry, protected, and ready to go in the case of an emergency. Be sure to store them in a dry environment and use a generator cover for added protection. Covers protect against sun and UV damage, bad weather, dirt, birds, and tree sap. Taking proper care of your equipment not only keeps it in top shape, but it can extend the life of the equipment and guarantee many years of dependable service. With superior protection, you can be sure that your generator will be ready at a moment’s notice.