If you're in the market for a new RV windshield cover, then it's worth taking some time to look at different products. These products all cover windshields to some extent; however, some have more useful features than others.
What should you be on the lookout for?
1. Effective Weather Protection
Putting a cover on your windshield helps keep the vehicle cool inside. This works when your RV is in winter storage or simply when you're parked on a campground.
While keeping the inside of your RV shaded makes things cooler and more comfortable, a windshield cover also protects your vehicle from weather damage. For example, it can protect against the effects of the sun.
If the sun beats in through your windshield regularly and for long periods, then you could start to see some damage inside. UV rays can fade soft furnishings; they can also make plastic turn brittle and crack.
So, look for covers that use materials or coatings that reflect UV rays off the glass. A waterproof cover also keeps rain at bay; specialist materials, like some vinyls, will also last longer in rainy conditions as they won't have problems with mildew and mold.
2. Good Privacy Coverage
A windshield cover doesn't just keep your RV cool and protected; it also gives you some privacy. At the end of the day, you might just want to kick back and relax inside. This is harder to do if people can see in through your windshield.
As well as covering the windshield itself, it's worth looking for covers that also go over your side windows. Look for a snug fit with mirror cut-outs. The more coverage you get, the more privacy you have.
If you don't want to block out too much light, then remember that you can buy covers that work on a one-way system. People can't see in, but you can see out.
3. Enhanced Security
A windshield cover won't necessarily make your RV more secure, although it might deter some people from trying to break in through the glass if they can't see inside. However, security is still important.
Some covers use magnets, suction devices, straps or snap-ons to attach to the vehicle. These often go on the outside of the RV. So, if someone wanted to steal the cover, they could detach it easily and quickly. If you choose a cover that has fastenings that secure inside the RV, then this is less likely to happen.
To find out more about your options, contact suppliers of RV windshield covers.