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Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:18 am
by Digby (deleted)
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Summer will be drawing to a close soon and with it the change of season.
So, looking for advice for a really good cover for our 420GT (2016) to keep it tucked up and cosy over winter; protection from damp and twigs coming off the trees.
Any thoughts, recommendations, best buys ?

Really want something that's breathable so I don't get a build up of mould etc.
Does anyone put spacers between the cover and the roof to aid airflow ?



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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:55 pm
by Digby (deleted)
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Hey guys - someone must have an opinion ????


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:09 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

The one I have seems to work well, though we haven't tried a winter with it yet. Idealy I'd get one with a zip out door to make getting in and out easier. It's unbranded, so I can't recommend a make!


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:19 pm
by Digby (deleted)
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Yes, I can certainly see the advantage of a zip out door - I'm always hopping in and out to admire the inside of Eribetta and see if she's still okay, so the idea of closing her up entirely for months at a stretch without visiting privileges goes against the grain.


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:21 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

You have a choice. You could take out a mortgage, possibly wait weeks or months and buy one of the model specific made to measure jobs. Other option is a generic cover. I bought a Kampa before they released a now apparently unavailable Eriba specific model.Look here:- Kampa Prestige [generic] Caravan Cover

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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:08 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.431 Posts

The two main choices for a fitted cover are Protek and Specialised. Both will cost a fair few pennies and I donít know how long the wait is now.The generic ones from the likes of Towsure or Leisureshop will be cheaper but may not have the door in the right place and will have loads of extra material. Whatever you go for make sure itís breathable, I think they mostly are and be prepared to put extra padding around the chimney to prevent it making a hole in the cover.


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:54 pm
by Digby (deleted)
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"I think they mostly are and be prepared to put extra padding around the chimney to prevent it making a hole in the cover." oh yes the chimney ... I'd forgotten about that.


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:26 am
by John Cross | 260 Posts

We have used Protek covers, for many years, all year round on our different caravans. I have found that they keep the van looking new, no fading from the sun, no bird muck damage etc. You get a cover that fits well and the roll up rear section, which makes getting it on and off, really easy. You are looking around the £350 mark,(possible discount with caravan clubs) but how much was the van? When we sold our last WWB, it was 13 years old and looked as fresh as when we first got it. I fit extra padding to the chimney as it's a sharp edge.


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Aug 27, 2022 12:49 pm
by Digby (deleted)
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Yes, another Eriba owner has mentioned Protek before as being a good brand.
Looking on their web site it seems they make provision for the chimney - I wonder how accurate their tailoring is 🤔 and if it needs padding around that .
The all up price for a fitted cover from Protec for the 420 appears to be £375 ... may have to bite the bullet !


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:44 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.595 Posts

I have got a specialised cover, this will be its 12 winter season and still going strong. It has a door opening and a sewn in gusset for the chimney.

https://www.specialisedcovers.com/caravan-cover


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:53 am
by Digby (deleted)
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(https://www.specialisedcovers.com/caravan-cover)

Yes - very nice
£450 !!
Caravanning is becoming rather expensive 😬
Just back from a quick trip to Brighton and my wife is on the WWW searching for some new folding seats - there's always some new gizmo that demands to be bought.


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RE: Looking for a winter cover for our 420GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:11 am
by Digby (deleted)
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Re our trip to Brighton ...
It was an opportunity to finally try out our 'new' Kampa 340 Pop Air Pro (bought from eribaMotters on this forum)
It's brilliant !
And in first class condition too.
Had a few problems with the Kampa printed instructions (not very model specific) and the fact we were erecting an awning on a hard standing (tent pegs were reluctant to penetrate !), but once it was assembled it more than doubled our living space and was quickly taken over by the grandchildren.

That night (Thursday) we had a great thunder storm and lashing rain which tested it out brilliantly and also confirmed that we should have used the rain/gutter thingy (also supplied by eribaMotters but unfortunately ignored on this occasion).
Nothing quite like the sound of rain hammering on canvas ... when the canvas doesn't leak.
Also fortunately we didn't have anymore rain until we left, so had a good opportunity for the awning to dry for packing.

A great accessory but perhaps one designed for stays of more than 3 nights.


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