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Caravan & Motorhome maintenance during COVID-19

Everything is uncertain right now, but what we do know is that we won’t be heading out in our caravans or motorhomes any time soon. It’s such a shame but protecting yourself is more important! 


Whilst you’re protecting yourself, why not also protect your vehicle. Your vehicle will have to stay stored for a little while longer, but we have got some tips on how to make sure it stays fresh and maintained so that when you can head out in it, you’re ready to go! 


Have a look at our maintenance tips below! 


Check your tyres 


We don’t know how long this will all be going on for, but if your tyres are stood still for a long time it is best to check them and regularly as you would your car tyres. This means when you go to head out, there will be no nasty surprises! 


Spring Clean 


You might have already done this for winter storage, but since you have time to kill having a clean over the inside won’t hurt. Give the floors and any carpets a hoover and make sure the inside is as tidy as can be, that way when you can go back on the road you won’t have to waste time doing a big clean. 


Check your electrics 


Connect up all your electrics to test them and ensure that all your lights (including brake and indicator lights) are working as normal. This will indicate to you whether you need to replace any bulbs and gives you plenty of time to sort it, rather than delaying your caravanning plans even further! 


Get a cover 


This is one of the most important steps, and no we’re not being biased! You may think a cover is just for the wetter months, but that’s not true.  

In fact, our covers are just as effective in the summer as they are in the winter! Our covers have UV protection in the fabric, so throughout the summer, your paintwork is protected from fading and the harmful UV rays from the sun.  


Aside from the UV protection, it also offers great protection against animal waste, tree sap and all of the other great joys of nature which are no good for your caravan! 

Looking after your caravan now will mean when it does come to getting it back on the road, you won’t have to wait around for anything. You can just go! 


Don’t leave it to chance, it’s worth getting your storage cover now so that your vehicle is protected whilst it’s not being used. 


You can shop all of our covers here. 

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Current Covid-19 Position

During the current unprecedented circumstances we are all facing, we wanted to update everyone with our current position.

At Pro-Tec Covers, we are the proud manufacturers of all of our products, made here in our factory in Bradford, West Yorkshire. As such, we are unfortunately not able to facilitate home working for our staff.

To ensure that our customers can receive their orders, as well as providing our wonderful team with some financial stability at this worrying time, we have taken the decision to continue working. We have adapted our standard working practices to ensure that we are following the strict guidelines in regards to social distancing within the workplace, regular handwashing, cleaning regimens several times a day as well as providing disposable gloves for those travelling to us by public transport. We take the safety and the health of our staff (and their families), as well as the wider public very seriously and will continue to do so whilst we are able. At such a time that this is not feasible or further guidance is provided by the Government on the ever-changing picture, we will let you know.

We have some staff who are in the vulnerable groups and they have been sent home for the recommended isolation periods; due to this, lead times may vary in the weeks ahead, so we ask that you bear with us. If you require your order for a specific date, we will try to accommodate as much as possible.

We are also closed to all members of the public for the moment, all measuring services will be re-arranged once it is safe for customers to come to us, or for us to go to dealers. 

If you have any queries regarding current orders, product enquiries or anything else you may wish to ask us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Wishing everyone the best, please stay safe and look after each other.

The Pro-Tec Covers Family

Where to spend your bank holiday

The bank holiday weekend is looming closer and if you want to head out in your caravan or motorhome, why not try one of our top picks?

We’ve put together a list of campsites that we love, especially for the Spring bank holiday! Have a look at what made our list and who knows, you may find your new favourite campsite.

Dockray Meadow Caravan site

Whether you’re looking for family fun or a place to take the dogs, you will find it everything you want in this site. The gorgeous scenery is filled with hills and trees and has plenty of dogs walks by the site. Cyclists will be pleased as the Coast to Coast cycle route is also nearby, so there is something for everyone here.

  • BBQs allowed
  • Driver over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Late arrivals area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dog walk
  • Motorhome service point
  • Electric Hook-up

Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club

This is a great site for exploring Yorkshire’s coast and moors! You can find the beach just a short walk away from the campsite or you can explore the town of Scarborough which has two sandy bays which is just 1.5 miles away from the site. There are so many options when you visit here, including the Cleveland Way National Trail, a miniature railway and the Sea Life & Marine sanctuary.

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets welcome
  • Children’s play area
  • Battery charging facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Trailer tents allowed

Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site

This site gives easy access to the beautiful country park situated by Bury town centre, as well as being based around the River Irwell and the remains of two cotton mills. This site is in the picturesque countryside with numerous small villages and heritage to explore. Your furry friends are also welcome here! This is a site more suited to those wanting a quiet retreat.

  • Dog walk site
  • Motorhome service point
  • Dishwashing area
  • Gas
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes

Chertsey Caravan & Camping Site

On the banks of the Thames, this site offers gorgeous riverside views and walkers can enjoy the Thames Path Nature Trail. Families are close to Lego Land, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures if you fancy an exhilarating day! There’s also a local farm shop in Lyne which sells a range of home-grown fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, chutney and more.

  • Designated Dog walk
  • Motorhome service point
  • Well-sheltered site
  • Storage facilities
  • Recreation hall

Where do you plan to spend your bank holiday? Follow us on our social media and let us know where you’re heading!

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How to look after your cover in stormy weather

With all of the extreme weather we have been experiencing recently, we wanted to provide you with some tips and advice on how best to look after your Pro-Tec storage cover in these windy conditions.

  • If a storm warning is given prepare! Just as you would protect any loose garden furniture or plant pots in stormy and windy weather, you should do the same for your Pro-Tec storage cover! We recommend that you remove your cover before the storm comes if possible, to avoid the winds damaging your cover. Extreme gales can pull at the cover and potentially cause tears if a big gust gets caught in the cover. If the wind is strong enough to blow a trampoline out of the garden, it’s strong enough to damage your cover!
  • Protect your cover from wear and tear! Make sure any sharp or protruding areas of your caravan or motorhome are well protected before fitting the cover (as we would recommend all year round to preserve your cover) as extreme winds can cause movement with the cover which could lead to wear/holes in your cover. Foam pipe lagging, polystyrene, or sponge is ideal to be used to place onto sharp/protruding areas of your vehicle (i.e. aerials, sharp corners, flues etc.) to protect the cover from rubbing on these areas in windy conditions.
  • Repair any holes or tears to avoid them getting worse! If you notice the cover has been damaged it can be repaired fairly easily so you can still use your cover for years to come. We do send out spare fabric with each full cover for you to be able to do patch repairs on the covers if needed. We recommend using Evostick contact adhesive to glue a patch of fabric to the inside of the cover where it is torn/worn. Cover the patch in the adhesive and place the patch on the inside of the cover, gluing the coloured side of the patch to the inside of the cover.
  • If the job is too big, we can help! If you are unable to repair the cover yourselves, we do offer a repair service on our covers. We would need photos of the cover/damage so we can determine firstly, if it is possible for us to repair the cover, and secondly the cost of the repair. All covers must be in a relatively clean and dry state for us to do any remedial works on them. We can arrange to have them collected by our courier at your convenience to get the cover back to us so it can be worked on!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask! Our team are always available if you have any questions or concerns regarding caring for your Pro-Tec covers, not just in storms but all year round. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either by telephone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or through our social media.

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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