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How Our Covers Beat the Rain

Unfortunately, there is no way of avoiding the bad weather in the UK, but we can start planning for new adventures when the nicer weather returns next year. With heavy rainfall on the way and probably a few storms to contend with over the next few months, your vehicle must stay protected by a high-quality cover.

Rain is a damage risk for any vehicle, but motorhomes and caravans are particularly prone to damage due to the long, flat roof design which can mean that water puddles on some roofs, causing problems such as rust, especially to older vehicles with paintwork that is not protected against rust.

Water can also get into the vehicle if the seals are damaged at all, causing damp to form inside your vehicle. The other big concern is water getting under the bonnet of motorhomes and causing damage to the engine or electrics. Even using a cover will not necessarily protect your vehicle form these problems, as not all covers offer a high level of waterproof protection.

The benefits of using Pro-Tec covers

Pro-Tec Covers have a formulated material design that can withstand up to a metre of standing water before any will seep through. The unique CaravanShield material is manufactured in Scotland and it provides the optimum level of protection to caravans and motorhomes.

The Pro-Tec cover design consists of three layers, with the outer membrane being UV protected and the inner layer being non-abrasive, meaning you won’t have to worry about it scratching your paintwork in any way. 

The material is also much more breathable than other covers on the market, which prevents condensation and mould building up that can also cause serious damage to your vehicle. Many competitors’ covers use hard plastics in their material, which can scratch the exterior and these types of covers are also more prone to condensation and mould, as the covers are not very breathable.

Now is the time to order your cover

The temperature has dropped significantly recently, and this is a sure sign that winter is on its way, bringing the usual bad weather and maybe even snow that can be hazardous for your vehicle. If you want to make sure that your vehicle is kept fully protected over the winter months with a high-quality cover that you can use all year round, buy your Pro-Tec cover now and rest assured that your vehicle will be in optimum condition for next year’s adventures.

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Caravanshield vs. Winter

The winter weather is very harsh and destructive, with powerful winds, heavy rainfall and freezing snow. It’s no surprise many vehicles end up at risk of damage during the winter – which has many people investing in caravan, motorhome and car covers.   

 

Unfortunately, unless you go to the right supplier you can end up creating more damage to your vehicle! With many covers, they are made of a material that can lead to scratching your vehicle’s paintwork – plus they do not allow your vehicle to breathe underneath, leading to mould and condensation build up over the winter.  

 

Our exclusive material, Caravanshield, was designed specially to combat these harsh winter elements. Caravanshield is a 3-ply material which is manufactured in the UK with a waterproof external layer. The layer is waterproof up to 1-metre of standing water but in order to make sure the cover remains breathable; we have a breathable membrane between the waterproof outer layer and soft-inner lining.  Therefore, your vehicle still has incredible protection, whilst also having the ability to breathe.   

The inner lining of the cover is non-abrasive, which guarantees that the cover will not scratch your van. We use no plastic in our covers, which is what makes our covers stand out. Even our straps and door access are made from heavy-duty Velcro – which again gives you sturdy quality without the damage inflicted to your caravan or motorhome.   

 

The sturdy material means any heavy winds will be no battle, there’s also the strong straps for extra security. Rain will be no threat to your vehicle, as the cover will allow up to 1-metre of standing water before any seeps through (almost waterproof). The breathability of the fabric will mean even with heavy rain downpours, your vehicle can breathe and effectively avoid mould and condensation.  

 

Even on a sunny day – those notoriously cold sunny days in winter, your vehicle can still benefit as the covers have UV protection. Meaning you won’t have to worry about fading or peeling on your paintwork.  

 

You can throw any season at our Pro-Tec covers and be rest assured that your vehicle will have the best protection on the market. This winter, don’t leave your vehicle exposed to the dangerous weather – protect it with Pro-Tec.  

 

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What are the UK’s most popular campsites?

We all have a campsite that we are fond of, but have you ever wondered what campsites are the most popular in the UK? 

 

Maybe you’re new to caravanning and not sure where is the best place to stay, or perhaps you’re an avid caravanner but want a change of scenery? Whatever position you’re in, this blog will help you discover some of the UK’s most popular sites. 

 

Keep on reading to see what the UK have voted as their favourite campsites. 

 

Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall 

 

This campsite has cropped up in quite a few of our previous blogs because it is the perfect all-rounder for a campsite which is why so many people love it 

This family-run holiday park is an award-winning site based in the beautiful countryside, just a few moments away from Newquay’s seven beaches. 

The site has 12 fields of spacious touring and camping pitches and was awarded 2020 Holiday Centre of the Year by the AA. It is also a gold 4-star Visit England graded site. 

 

You can also find children’s activities, entertainment, play parks, the Oasis Fun Pools complex and a beautiful outdoor pool. There’s also the Terrace Bar and Restaurant as well as the Coffee Express Café, so you’re spoilt for choice for dining and drinking options! 

 

Devon Cliffs, Devon 

 

This holiday park has many options to keep you busy either on the site or in the local area! 

 

You can take in the beautiful sea views and make use of the incredible facilities which includes indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, aerial adventure courses and indoor bowling and golf courses. You will be spoilt for choice on which activity to pick, and that’s just what’s on the site! 

 

Nearby you have beautiful sandy beaches and the South Devon countryside just a stone throws away, which is great for unwinding in nature. You can even head to Woodlands Family Theme Park with the kids! 

 

Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Wales 

 

Let’s introduce this site by saying it is one of the biggest holiday parks in Europe! It’s no wonder the site is full to the brim with activities and facilities for its residents. 

With an indoor heated pool, waterslide, outdoor adventure playground and an indoor soft play area – your kids will never fail to be entertained. There’s also an amusement arcade and mini-golf course on site too, not to forget the access you will have to the lovely sandy beach. 

 

Nearby the site you will find the lovely village of Porthcawl which was originally a coal port during the 19th century. Here you can access some of the best blue flag beaches in Wales or stroll the beautiful walking paths. 

 

What is your favourite campsite, did we mention it here? We’re always looking to share site suggestions, especially with so many people being stuck on where to go due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

Why not tell us your favourite campsite over on our social? You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter. 

 

Don’t forget, if you are heading to any of your favourite campsites this year – be sure to have the proper protection for your vehicle. Whether you need a towing jacket or cover, Pro-Tec has got what you need. Shop all of our products here 

Our Product Guide

As we can't come and speak to you all at the NEC this year, we have created a guide to Pro-Tec Covers so that you can get all the information you need! You can download this completely free here.

Where to stay this winter

Winter breaks are a huge thing this year as many of us have had to cancel our plans for the summer due to COVID. If you’re in the same boat, this blog can help you with some inspiration of campsites and caravan sites that are open in winter.

Keep reading to see what made our list!

Meathop Fell Caravan Club Site. Cumbria

Located in the peaceful Grange-over-Sands, this campsite is the ideal place to start your adventures into North Lancashire and the Southern Lake District.

This is a good site for cyclists as there is lots of flat terrain surrounding the site, so a great place for a quiet bike ride. You can also explore historical and artistic local attractions such as the Potter Gallery in Main Street.

This site does also have a dog walk area and baby changing facilities, so it’s suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Kingsbury Water Park Campsite, West Midlands

This campsite is one for those looking to connect with nature, as guests can enjoy wildlife, water, cycling and walking. Based in a tranquil oasis in the heart of the Midlands and bordered by the Water Park, this is a great destination for R&R and enjoying the wildlife.

If you do want a pinch of adventure in your days, you can head to local attractions such as Drayton Manor and Tamworth Castle. There is Kingsbury Water Park but it may be a bit cold for water sports depending when you visit!

This site does have grass-only pitches, so something to note before you book.

Blackmore Campsite, Worcestershire

If you love to walk, this is a great spot for you. This campsite is ideal for exploring local market towns or walks in the Malvern Hills. Surrounded by beautiful Worcestershire countryside and stunning hill views, this site is a great place to explore. Nearby you can explore great sights such as the Great Malvern Priory, Malvern Hills or the Croome Panorama tower.

There’s also a pretty village nearby with two pubs, which is also just a stroll away from the site – so you have everything you need within walking distance!

If you are heading on a winter break this year, make sure your vehicle is protected with Pro-Tec covers. Whether you need a cover or a towing jacket, you can trust that our products will keep your vehicle safe from rain damage, freezing damage and all of the nasty results the winter elements bring.

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UK PRODUCT

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

 


 

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