When your purchased your RV or trailer you probably had visions of it on the road. Your RV was the transporter that would take you and your family throughout all the continental United States. It is your ticket to sights like the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and cool lit nights along the Mississippi. Your trailer would take all of your toys with you along on your next camping trip—or maybe help you get your job done a lot easier day in and day out.
Whatever your reason for buying your RV or trailer, one thing is for certain, it is probably spending a lot more time at home in your driveway than it is on the road. That is part of the life of the RV or trailer. Made to be taken on the road, succumbed to a life of waiting for the right moment to get up and go.
The problem is that without the right protection for your RV or trailer at home, you aren’t going to have much of a chance when you are ready to take it out on the road. Luckily, carports make it easier than ever to protect your RV and trailer from the harm inclement weather and the hot sun can bring.
Here are a few tips for covering your RV and trailer:
- Measure the height and length of your RV or trailer carefully. Ideally, you will want enough room to be able to move in and out of the carport if need-be, so you will there to be a bit of extra space. If your trailer is even one inch longer than a certain carport you are best going with the next size up. Remember, bigger carports will reduce the risk of scratching or other accidents, too.
- Use the proper covering for your environment. The steel frames and roof-cover that carports provide are great for protecting trailers and RVs, but in some environments you may need a bit more than that. There are options to add wall coverings to your carport that will keep bugs and small animals away from your belongings. These coverings will also prevent UV rays or rain from reaching the sides of your trailer or RV and damaging the pain.
- Locate it somewhere easily accessible. The back of your yard where the carport would be out of the way and unnoticeable from the street may sound nice to you, but it might not be practical if you won’t be able to reach the carport easily with your RV or trailer. Have your carport installed somewhere that you’ll be able to easily maneuver in and out of with your device.
These are just a few basic tips for protecting your RV or trailer when it isn’t in use. For more advice on finding a carport that is right for you, contact us.