Caravan Towing Cover – Do I Need One?

Caravan Towing Cover
Caravan Towing Cover

Should I buy a caravan towing cover? You know the sort of thing, it covers the front of your caravan and protects it whilst towing. They’re not meant to be left on when in storage, just when driving.

The price ranges from around 200 quid for a universal fit covers to about 400 for a tailor fitted on. Now, I just can’t get my head around them.

I’ve been towing since 2006 and never sustained any damaged to the front of the caravan whilst driving. I have the side when driving down a narrow road and a bush, or tree managed to somehow get under a side window and create a dirty great crack in it. Now, a towing cover wouldn’t have helped me there!

Of course, I only like the expensive ones, I personally think they look much better as they seem to fit better. They also have flaps where you can access the front lockers and also a flap where you can expose the windows, so when you stop you can see out.

You see the problem is, I don’t want to spend 400 quid, and I’d rather not have the universal fitted one.

Now, my dilemma is further exacerbated by a conversation I remember having with a friend who was a policeman. I was considering getting a house alarm at the time and spoke to him about it. Again, I didn’t really want to spend the money.

“Do you know the first thing that people do after we attend a house burglary ?” I resisted suggesting I was surprised they attended any burglary.

“No”, I replied, actually having a good idea what they did.

“They buy a house alarm”, he says. “So, rather than wait to get burgled, get yourself an alarm. What it will do is make any suspecting burglary just go next door when they see your alarm.”

Hmm. You see now I’m thinking, if a brick flies up and smashes straight into my window, the second thing I’d do is buy a caravan tow cover. What’s the first? Spend money getting it fixed – probably more than 400 quid. Oh, I seem to have answered my own question. I had to get a small side window replaced on our Sterling Eccles and that was over £400.

I especially dislike the cheaper universal ones available on site like Amazon. Like this one :

OK, so dislike is a bit strong. The thing is, they get really good reviews. I just don’t like the look of them. I know it shouldn’t matter, but it does.

Anyone have 400 quid I can borrow?

Where To Buy

Pro-Tec Covers

Specialised Covers

Prima Leisure

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Experienced caravanners that are still learning!Our first caravan was a Knaus which we bought from Germany in 2006. After this we bought a Autotrail Motorhome, but sold that to build a house. Once that was done we went back to a caravan, a Sterling Eccles, which we recently part-ex'd for a Bailey Unicorn.
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