Caravan Cover Size - How to Choose Correctly
At Caravan Cover Shop, our primary concern is ensuring you get the best cover to match your needs.
And cover SIZE is the most important aspect of all.
It is not enough to rely on manufacturer's size specifications, whether these are shown online or in the Owner's Manual.
How these measurements are taken varies widely between manufacturers, with some referring to internal measurements, while many others refer to external. Some manufacturers even refer to external measurements that include the additional drawbar length.
It is too confusing to rely on, so...
MANUAL METRIC MEASUREMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Before purchasing, we strongly recommend that you manually measure the metric length of the Caravan body to ensure you are ordering the correct size.
Where possible, measurements should be taken from longest point to longest point along the bottom length, excluding the drawbar / gas bottles / storage boxes / stoneguard, and also excluding bike racks / spare wheels (see image above).
Each cover size listed on this site displays metric dimensions (Length x Width x Height) to assist you in making sure you choose the best size possible.
TIP: always add an additional 10-15cm to your length measurement and choose the closest cover size above this. This will ensure an easier fitting process, and will guarantee your cover is not too short or tight-fitting.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OLDER CARAVAN MODELS / SHAPES
Covers for Caravans and Pop Tops on this site are designed to fit the current 'sloping' front shape. This means that the cover's roof length will generally be approximately 60cm shorter than the bottom length.
If you own a Caravan or Pop Top that has more of a squared shape at the front (i.e. roof length closely matches bottom length), please call to discuss.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR HYBRID / OFF-ROAD MODELS
Covers for Hybrid / Off-Road vehicles may not fit correctly due to the differing heights and widths of this type of vehicle profile.
Additionally, your cover might not be able to cover the panelling of the main body due to there being no gap available between the front panel and the storage compartment, or between the rear panel and the spare wheel.
Please contact us to ensure you discuss your requirements prior to committing to a purchase.
WHAT ABOUT COVERING ACCESSORIES?
Please note that all covers are designed to accommodate rooftop accessories, i.e. A/C units etc, so any height measurements you take need only be taken from the base of the vehicle to the roof-line (not from ground, and not to top of A/C unit).
We do not recommended covering drawbars / storage boxes / gas bottles / stoneguards at the front, or spare wheels / bike racks at the rear, however we understand that this might be your preference, or that you might have no option available.
If covering such areas is necessary, we recommend placing additional padding over any sharp / protruding / pressure areas. This will add a further layer of protection and help prevent early deterioration to your cover in these particular areas.
Your decision to cover these additional accessory areas will also mean that these additional measurement/s are needed when choosing the best cover size.
IF IN DOUBT?
If in any doubt or if you have any questions at all, simply call us on 1300 044965 or fill out our Online Contact Form and we will gladly assist.