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A Few Tips for Choosing the Best Canopy for Your Caravan

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A trailer canopy for your caravan can mean enjoying your time on a campground or caravan park more readily; not only are you protected from the sun but you might notice fewer bugs collecting under your canopy, and shade inside your caravan since the canopy will help to cover the windows. Since there is a wide variety of canopies from which to choose, note a few quick tips for ensuring you get the right one for your caravan.

Be sure you know how to measure

Most canopy manufacturers will have different ways of measuring the width of a canopy; some will measure the width from the middle of the arms as they’re extended, whereas some might measure from the outside of the arms as they attach to the caravan itself. If your measurements are off by even a few inches or centimeters, this might mean a canopy that isn’t wide enough to cover all the windows of the caravan or one that’s so wide that it bumps into the caravan door. Check on how each manufacturer measures the width of their products before you shop so you know you get the right size.

Note how to replace the material

Canopy fabric is usually very tough and durable, but it will need to be swapped out at some point; either it will get damaged beyond repair, or you might simply want an updated look. Note how to replace the material of a canopy before you buy; it should be easy to open one side or the front of the roller and slide out the old canopy, and then slide in the new canopy. If you need to attach the new canopy to the arms, roll it up properly, or otherwise find that it’s very complicated to replace the material, you might opt for something simpler.

Look for a room and other convenient features

A room canopy can make for added space when you’re at a campground; this offers walls for privacy and protection from the elements. A manual crank can mean being able to easily operate the canopy even if the power should go out or you stay at a campground with no power. Note if you need to drill your caravan to add the canopy; choosing one you can install without a drill will make it easier on you overall, and keep your canopy from damage. This also makes it easier to remove the canopy if you want to store it during the off-season for added protection.

How to Keep Your Boat Trailer Parts in Good Working Condition

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Most people disregard one of the most important assets when it comes to boat ownership: their boat trailer. When you go out on a fishing expedition with your friends or family members, you do not expect to spend more time fixing your boat trailer than catching fish. By maintaining your trailer in good shape, you are rest assured for an easy and faster launch of your boat. Here are the common parts you need to check on your trailer to keep it functioning in good working condition.

Bearings and seals

The wheel bearing is a very important component of your boat trailer. It frequently needs maintenance attention because every time you launch the boat, the bearing is submerged in water. They get warm when being trailed and cooled down when they are in water. The temperature difference creates a vacuum in the bearing causing water to be pulled inside. With time, the water washes out the grease completely, causing the bearing to experience friction. Frequently check and re-grease the trailer’s wheel bearings. This will reduce any signs of wear and deterioration when they are submerged in water, and this will prolong the life of your bearing. In case of damaged bearings, it is much easier to replace them along with the seals and grease than to repair.

Trailer tyres

Each time before you launch the boat, check the trailer tyre pressure. Boat trailer tyres usually lose pressure more often than moving cars due to their long periods sitting idle or exposed to the sun, uses the correct tyre pressure indicated on the side surface of each tyre. Tyres do deteriorate from the inside with time. Check for cracks on the tyre. If the cracking is extensive, replace the tyres in pairs to keep the trailer in balance. Always check for treads on the tyres for excessive wear and tear, and finally, check the lug nut to ensure they are tight.

Wheels and brakes

Wheels last longer than tyres, but check for cracks or dents around the rims. Road debris can cause rims to crack and this lead to flat tyres. As is the case with extensively worn out tyres, replace any worn out wheels in pairs for stability and balance. If your trailer has brakes, perform frequent check-ups to make sure they are working in perfect condition. Make sure each wheel spins freely and breaks when the breaks are applied.

Things You Need To Know When Contemplating Custom Seat Covers

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When people think about vehicle seat covers, they typically assume that their main purpose is aesthetic. Although they do work toward enhancing the overall look of your car’s seats, they also proffer other benefits for the vehicle owner. Most people, however, do not put much attention into the process of purchasing these seat covers and will typically opt for the first vendor that they come across. Here are some of the things you need to know when contemplating custom seat covers so as to ensure that both your needs and preferences are met.

Functionality of the seat covers

One of the main reasons you would purchase seat covers is to provide protection to the original upholstery of your vehicle. Since seat covers are easily removable, they make it simpler for you to keep them clean rather than having to try to figure out how to thoroughly clean your original upholstery without damaging it or it taking too long to dry. Additionally, custom seat covers ensure that your original upholstery remains on immaculate condition. This goes a long way in maintaining the car’s resale value in the event that you decide you would like to put it on the market. Lastly, seat covers can be used to cover up decrepit upholstery, thus sprucing up the interior of your vehicle. If you purchased an old car or if your vehicle seats have succumbed to wear and tear over the years, custom seat covers can save you from expensive upholstery repair or replacement.

Options available for custom seat covers

Although there are a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to the design of custom seat covers, they can generally be classified into categories based on how they are adorned on the chairs. One category you could contemplate are the slip-on covers. As the name suggests, these covers are basically slipped onto the individual chairs, and they appear similar to a fabric tube. These custom covers then have an elastic bottom, which is what is secured onto the seats so as to prevent them from moving out of place. The second category you could consider are the tie-on covers. These covers comprise of several bands that you would use to secure them onto the seat. The tie-ons are then knotted at the back of the seat. Ultimately, your choice will boil down to what you consider the most convenient option for your vehicle.

For the best results, you should contact an auto accessory company like Prestige Sheepskin, which can make you custom made seat covers.