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coppo

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I was speaking to someone who swears by them having had one for years, I know most people think they should go in the bin though.

The guy I was speaking to said they get a bad name because people do the following.
1. Just come home from a trip and put the cover on.
2. Don't thoroughly clean the bodywork, washing and waxing before putting it on.
3. Don't secure it properly or have the cover made to measure.
4. Leave it on too long throughout winter instead of taking it off on a nice day and taking the van for a ride.
5. Not inspecting the cover and repairing any damage to it.
6. Don't protect any jutting out/protruding areas, ie, wing mirrors, mouldings before putting the cover on. He even puts clingfilm on his windows/
7. Don't have a window or 2 cracked open when the cover is on.
8. Don't ensure all bedding and soft furnishings are removed and the pull down bed is down.
9. Don't ensure motorhome is drained down in winter.
10. Don't buy a quality cover in the first place, he swears by Protec.

He says his van is pristine when he takes it off ONLY because he follows the above, He agrees its a lot of work but says the rewards are worth it, his van is no longer covered in sap from trees and keeps an awful lot of rain from getting in.

He says they need replacing every 6 years or so as they damage beyond repair in the end but still swears by them.

Any thoughts?




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It's not a product I'd consider Paul. I guess we are fortunate in being willing and able to get out in it almost every weekend, even if it's only on a Sunday for a day out. I'd worry about it sweating and flapping around on the bodywork. See Eurajohn's picture of his answer, well sorted!
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But ,if you should clean it after a trip, when you return after a run(point 4) should it be washed and dried before putting the cover back on. When we used to tow a car on trailer,did have a cover for it and always washed car before fitting cover. Colin
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I reckon that, unless the cover fits like a glove, it will chafe on the corners when it's windy.

I received a Protec cover with my van, and I recently sold it. 

I'd rather take the van for a run every few weeks anyway, so the tyres aren't sitting in the same position for months on end.

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Sod covering it up just use it even if its jus for one night away,
I buggers of to hayling island  as its our closest seaside ( about 55 mls away)
Usually takes about an hours drive and I love just being away.

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I reckon that, unless the cover fits like a glove, it will chafe on the corners when it's windy.

I received a Protec cover with my van, and I recently sold it. 

I'd rather take the van for a run every few weeks anyway, so the tyres aren't sitting in the same position for months on end.


When out daughter got a company car, she decided she did not want to sell her old MGB, so parked it up at the top of the garden and bought a good cover for it. Within a short amount of time the wind/weather had constantly moved the cover and the paintwork had gone dull where it had been in contact. We would never use a cover for anything again.

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Echo all the above.

Also, how on earth do you see out the windows when you're driving? 🤔

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Echo all the above.

Also, how on earth do you see out the windows when you're driving? 🤔

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Thanks everyone for the replies, Woody, his van was pristine though which is why we got talking in the first place as I was admiring it. I agree a lot of work involved but I am wavering now on whether to get one.

Bigcol, yes it should be washed every time after a drive.
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Thanks everyone for the replies, Woody, his van was pristine though which is why we got talking in the first place as I was admiring it. I agree a lot of work involved but I am wavering now on whether to get one.

Bigcol, yes it should be washed every time after a drive.


I can only comment on my daughter’s MG Coppo. I guess the surface the cover would be rubbing against would also make a diference. It just seems to me though that if one’s shoes rub, or a shirt collar rubs, there is a consequence to the wearer!

The other issue with the MG was that despite the cover being a good one, condensation built up underneath it. - All things to consider. - Mind you......that was over 16 years ago, so they might be MUCH better now.

Let us know how you get on.

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I have gone for one from Protech (spelling may be wrong) in Barnsley. I went there with the van as I was already touring Yorkshire and was impressed. Van was measured while I had a coffee

Just copied from elsewhere possibly these people  http://www.pro-teccovers.co.uk/




How are you finding the cover, have you just bought it or had it a while, does it for well.
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