Gear Guide: Caravan towing covers buying guide

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  1. barry sunley says:

    Seems a fairly useless review to me where the reviewer has just used regurgitated the marketing blurb of the various companies. I don’t see any signs that the reviewer has actually tried to fit the covers to a caravan and then tried to tow the caravan with teh cover fitted to determine how it performs in the real world.

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Our researcher is a seasoned caravanner so although hasn’t tested the product on this occasion, is very tuned into what makes a good product.

  2. John Howe says:

    This advertisement is a bit outdated when was the last time you updated it?

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      It’s not an advertisement John it’s a gear guide. It was written in May 2016.

  3. Clive Jones says:

    Very useful comments and article.

  4. Adrian Francis says:

    I used a Towing Cover for the first time last week end delighted to say it was easy to fit, arrived at our destination with no problem’s No Road Filth or Dead Insects, Stone Chips very easy to remove and store just the job for keeping our caravan clean,

    Delighted with the result thank you very much Towsure

  5. Mr and Mrs Evans (Tony and Irene) says:

    Interesting article We have just bought a winter cover and been looking for a towing cover but couldn’t make up our minds as to which one, this as helped thank you

  6. Ruth Wilkinson says:

    Very interesting article and the price range is very good, definitely would like to invest in one

  7. Dave Cantrill says:

    Hello dimmelow yes there is a towing cover that fits in the awning rail and the other side is secured with suction cups which work fine. If you are interested i have one which has been on a unicorn and the van is going next weekend.

  8. Bryan Deacon says:

    Use the “Tow Pro” towing cover from Specialised Covers on my Bailey Unicorn 2 Valencia for 3 years now. Did develop an issue with the zip stitching pulling away from the elastic but Specialised Covers were quick to fix it. The cover is fantastic fits in seconds the material is just the right duty and light quick to dry and easy to store. I don’t know what state the caravan would be in without it …………….all that cleaning no thanks ! . (but quick wash the front windows before fitting to ensure there’s no dust/grit)

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  10. Alan Field says:

    I bought my first towing cover last year (a tow pro+) but the first time I put it on, the stitching started pulling holes in the elastic material. In no time this started ripping and fraying. I contacted Specialized Covers by email and included photos but never received a reply. I tried again then gave up.
    I’m afraid the next time I’m considering buying one, I’ll:
    1. Use a different manufacturer!
    2. Keep away from the ‘custom’ versions that use elastic to tension the cover instead of straps.
    3. Keep emailing and phoning if there’s a problem-it seems making yourself a nuisance is the only way to get attention.

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Alan
      We contacted Specialised Covers to highlight your concerns and here is their response:
      “We are very sorry to hear you are having issues with your cover. I can assure you at Specialised Covers our customer’s concerns are taken very seriously. We have checked our records and unfortunately cannot find any email or details regarding a return issue. We will however be calling you today to follow up on the issue and get it resolved asap. Again, we are sorry for any confusion we have caused.”

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      We’re pleased to report that Alan has now had his cover repaired by Specialised Covers. Here’s his response:
      “I’m happy to be able to tell you that my tow cover has now been repaired by Specialised Covers following your help in contacting them on my behalf.
      They duly contacted me and made arrangements for it to be picked up at my convenience.
      A couple of weeks later, they informed me that it was being despatched on a next day service.
      Really excellent response from them but also a big thank you to you as I had given up!
      Now looking forward to getting out and about again and seeing more of this lovely country we live in.”
      Thanks for the update Alan and happy caravanning! 🙂

  11. sarah higgins says:

    good useful article. I was in the process of buying a cover and this has helped the decision on which supplier to use, however the link to the competition does not work- it will accept details but not log the entry

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Thanks Sarah. Sorry about the problems with the form – it’s working now.

  12. Lindy Margach says:

    Interesting article – but when I came to enter the competition to WIN a towing cover, the link wouldn’t work! So less than impressed by that!

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Thanks for your comments Lindy. We’ve fixed the link now and it’s working if you want to try again. Good luck!

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