Frequently Asked Questions on Selecting the Right Cover for Your Trailer
Trailer tents or covers are very important when you need additional space for outdoor activities like camping. With so much luggage to carry and limited space in the trailer, it can be difficult to find a balance between your living space and space needed to store the things that you have carried along for the trip. Thankfully, trailer tents can be designed in such a way that they extend a few feet off the trailer with a provision to pit them into the ground for structural support. This provides more space just as a patio or veranda does in your home. If you are getting a trailer tent for the first time, here are some of the frequently asked questions to better your understanding:
Are the Trailer Tents Waterproof?
Trailer tent covers aren't completely waterproof. The top surface of the tent is made using untreated nylon and coated using materials like acrylic, silicone or polyurethane. For this reason, the top of the tent is waterproof since it is directly exposed to rain showers. On the other hand, the sides of the tent are made using water resistant material. In light rain, the sides get damp but barely let the water through. However, heavy rain soaks up the material and water eventually finds its way to the inner side of the trailer tent. Using water resistant materials is necessitated by the need to use seam-sealed stitching to make the trailer tents breathable. Trapped moisture and heat need to escape through the material to ensure thermal comfort inside the trailer.
Do the Trailer Tents Scratch the Windows?
If your trailer has plastic or acrylic windows, then they can get scratches from the constant flapping and rubbing of the trailer tent. Preferably, there should be a snug fit between the tent and the trailer's body to prevent the flapping and abrasive effect it has on the windows. To add on that, clean the windows of the trailer regularly to reduce the level of friction between the trailer tent and the window.
What Do You Need to Know About Storing the Trailer Tent You Have Chosen?
If you have limited space for storing the trailer tent in your home, go for one that is adapted to stand up on its ends or sides. They typically take up less space. When storing, make sure that the tent is dry to avoid the build-up of mildew and mould. This will help you maintain the quality of the tent and prevent foul smell the next time you want to use it.