RVs are used for camping and cross-country vacations, but seldom are they used once temperatures drop. As an RV is a considerable investment, how are you going to get the most out of the vehicle? While the vehicle may be used often in the spring and summer, how it's stored is a determining factor in its lifespan. An RV left outdoors to the elements for several months during the year will experience more damage than if it's placed in storage.
Moisture, for example, will cause mildew and mold to build up on the surface of the vehicle. Exposure to UV rays, additionally, will result in faded paint on the surface and, in some cases, cracked interior plastic parts. To prevent either of these from occurring, the RV needs to be stored properly. RV parks are one option but, in many cases, the vehicle is still left outdoors to the elements. Tarps, another option, may blow off or tear. An RV canopy is the most effective storage option available. Not only does it keep out moisture and UV rays, but it also allows air to circulate inside.
An RV canopy is an enclosed structure constructed from a galvanized steel frame and a polyethylene canopy. The heavy-duty polyethylene is treated to be waterproof, UV resistant, and mold, mildew, and rot resistant. While allowing air to circulate inside, the RV canopy protects the vehicle from exposure to the elements for several months at a time.
An important factor to consider when purchasing an RV canopy is the size. Not only should the structure be large enough to accommodate the specific dimensions of the vehicle, but it should also accommodate any appendages, such as vents or sun roofs added. Add the additional inches to the dimensions of the vehicle and then find a canopy to fit.