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    Hi guys

    What is the best material to use to cover and protect my trailer, unfortunately it has to live outside as we dont have 3 garages.I've tried the tarpaulins from builders for about R400 but they only last 4 months before falling apart.

    Considered leaving my car outside rather but dont know what is worse. We are renting the house so cant build a permanant cover.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    I paid R800 for this pvc tarpaulin. I think its going to be better than sitting in a garage even but dont know how long it will last for.

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    We have tried a few fabrics and materials and in the end UV and acid rain has the last say in the matter. Two products came out tops, Black Tarpauling and good old ripstop canvas.

    The black tarpauling is excellent stuff, is is made to withstand UV as well as water and has a nice soft fluffy inner lining that will not scratch a high gloss finish on a boat, (what the product was originaly intended for)
    The disadvantage is that it is exorbitantly expensive and also the color draws heat from the sun and turns the underside in to an oven - not good for PVC tent covers etc..

    The second option is still expensive ( well more than the plain plastic tarps that barely last 6 months) but lasts for waay longer than any of the other fabrics and with a bit of thought heat can be controlled.

    This was supposed to be a uv proof tarpaulin fabric - it lasted 9 months

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    So far 2.5 years and other than showing the dirt no issues

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    We have made these on order in Grey for a couple of trailers in the UK as well as locally and the folks are as happy as a pig in Palesine
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    We have tried a few fabrics and materials and in the end UV and acid rain has the last say in the matter. Two products came out tops, Black Tarpauling and good old ripstop canvas.

    The black tarpauling is excellent stuff, is is made to withstand UV as well as water and has a nice soft fluffy inner lining that will not scratch a high gloss finish on a boat, (what the product was originaly intended for)
    The disadvantage is that it is exorbitantly expensive and also the color draws heat from the sun and turns the underside in to an oven - not good for PVC tent covers etc..

    The second option is still expensive ( well more than the plain plastic tarps that barely last 6 months) but lasts for waay longer than any of the other fabrics and with a bit of thought heat can be controlled.

    This was supposed to be a uv proof tarpaulin fabric - it lasted 9 months

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    So far 2.5 years and other than showing the dirt no issues

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    We have made these on order in Grey for a couple of trailers in the UK as well as locally and the folks are as happy as a pig in Palesine
    Only 2 days sun per month
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Only 2 days sun per month
    Proof that it is mouldproof as well
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    Price Henk, lets say for a Bushlapa Vlooi?

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    Try these guys. I have patio table cover which is lasting well.
    http://www.covergard.co.za
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    We have a truck curtain rail manufacturer that makes up custom made to fit covers for our clients. All PVC, if heat is an issue I would go white or yellow to deflect a bit.

    Only thing is we need the trailer for him to make it on. That way it fits nice and snug.
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