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Aspects to consider when buying a cover


As more and more people choose to holiday in the UK and Europe, the proposition of owning your very own ‘home from home’ becomes increasingly attractive and this has been reflected by the sizeable increase in motorhome and caravan sales over recent years.

Investing in a leisure vehicle can make a lot of sense and a well looked after caravan or motorhome can be the source of many a happy family holiday for years to come. Protecting that investment also makes a lot of sense. We are in our third decade as a leading manufacturer of bespoke protective covers here at Pro-tec and we like to think we know a thing or two about the properties of a quality cover. Here are some pointers to look out for when choosing your caravan or motorhome cover:

Is the cover breathable?  As temperature fluctuates, it is inevitable that condensation will form on the surface of a vehicle, regardless of whether it is under a cover or not. It is essential that any moisture that does form, is free to evaporate back into the atmosphere. Our exclusive PROTEX003 fabric has been designed to be supremely breathable. In fact, it is 5 times more breathable than the equivalent from our nearest competitor, Specialised Covers. If you would like to see a copy of the independent lab report, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is the cover fitted/bespoke?  You can buy a generic, off the shelf cover, for about a hundred quid. These generic covers may look like an attractive proposition for the price and many of them are now constructed of breathable, waterproof fabric. Obviously, with a generic cover, the level of fit cannot match that of a bespoke product which has been specifically manufactured for your particular make and model. With a generic cover, there will be excess material to tension and slack to take up. We believe in giving a cover the absolute minimum ‘wriggle room’, because a cover which fits like a glove will not move around in the elements, potentially causing damage to the vehicle beneath. Also, a bespoke cover will be able to accommodate any roof furniture you may have and can be customised to your needs.

Is the cover easy to fit?  Although the majority of our customers only fit their protective cover once a year, the job can be a tiresome one and may have been the cause of one or two relationship break-ups! Some covers can only be fitted with the use of a pair of stepladders. Some covers are supplied with fitting poles to help lift the cover over the vehicle. Only Pro-tec Covers are supplied with the Easy-Fit® System, whereby the entire back panel of the cover is rolled up prior to fitting. The cover can then simply be walked over the ‘van or motorhome with the aid of the supplied poles. It really couldn’t be easier!

Is the cover waterproof?  Waterproofing is a desirable quality, although not essential. After all, your caravan or motorhome is already waterproof and shouldn’t allow any water ingress. Pro-tec covers have a hydrostatic head rating of 1000, meaning that a column of water 1 meter tall could stand on the surface of the cover without passing through.

And finally… make sure that the cover has a non-abrasive inner lining. Most of them do.


Welcome to the team.


Please join us in welcoming Nicole Topham to the Pro-tec family. Nicole completed an apprenticeship with us a few years ago but left to undertake a History degree. Now, after completing her studies, Nicole has returned to take the role of Customer Care Advisor.

Customer Service is vastly important to us and as the business grows, so does the need to respond quickly to customer enquiries, process orders and keep customers up to date. We have also recently expanded our product range to include bespoke indoor and outdoor car covers, so naturally we have more queries to deal with. Nicole will be finding her feet and undergoing training in this last week before we close for Christmas and will join the team as a fully-fledged Customer Care Advisor when we return on 2nd January 2018.

As always, there are projects on the horizon and developments in the pipeline. We’re committed to continuous improvement of our products and services and we’ll share news here with you before anywhere else.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our customers, old and new.

NEC Classic Car Show

This weekend (Nov 10th to Nov 12th) sees the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. If you are attending, call along to stand 2-865 to see our new range of indoor and outdoor car covers. 

If you can't make it to the show, give our office a call on 01274 780088 and ask us about our car cover tailoring service. Don't forget to mention the show discount too!


And They're Off!

Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!


Well, we've made it! We do like to stretch ourselves and take on new challenges. The first three customers to place an order on our show stand this morning at the NEC were pleasantly surprised to be told that we will make the covers today and deliver them tomorrow. It's been hectic but we made it. All three full covers have just left on our courier service, DPD.

Thank you so much to Yvonne Evans, Robert Tyler and Susan Edwards for your orders. We hope you are delighted with the covers when they arrive tomorrow.

The finished product


Boxed and ready to go.

And they're off!

Expert Seamstresses


Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!

The courier will be here in half an hour to collect the three covers that were ordered at the NEC show this morning. We're in the final stages now, the covers are very nearly completed and are currently in the hands of some of the most experienced seamstresses in all the land! Last push now.




british manufacturerAll our covers are designed and manufactured in-house in Bradford, West Yorkshire by Protec Covers Ltd. None of our caravan or motorhome covers are  outsourced. Our material, Protex003, has been exclusively developed in the UK and we are proud to say that it continues to be  manufactured here in the UK