How To Protect Your Travel Trailer Inside and Out

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A travel trailer is a big purchase, and it can give you and your family many years of enjoyment. To get the most out of your travel trailer, you’ll need to protect it not only from the elements, but also from potential theft. Let’s look at a few things you can do to protect that big  travel trailer, and prolong its life.

RV Cover for Winter

You know winterizing your travel trailer is a must, so don’t forget to add a durable, breathable and waterproof travel trailer RV cover to help protect the exterior finish. A waterproof lightweight RV cover can fit like a glove, protecting your travel trailer from the harsh elements, yet still allow access to the interior of RV. If there’s one thing that will maintain your travel trailer’s value, it’s a “like new” exterior finish.

Weatherproof Trailer Wiring Harness

When you set your truck up to tow your travel trailer, you really need a 7 way weatherproof trailer wiring harness that will keep your travel trailer off the rain and snow. You also need a wiring harness that’s easy to use and install, with color coded wires. Using a good quality, weather proof wiring harness helps to ensure safe towing.

Surge Protector Lock Box

You know your “dog bone” surge protector was not cheap; the cost anywhere from $100-300.  If it’s just hanging there from the power pedestal at the campground, it could easily be a target for thieves. That’s why you need to get an RV surge protector lock box with a padlock to protect your travel trailer. Putting your surge protector under lock and key guarantees it won’t be stolen.

12V LED Light Fixtures

Conserving your battery power is very important when you’re camping off-grid, and one of the most efficient ways to do that is by installing LED 12v lights throughout the interior and exterior. These use only 10% of the energy of incandescent bulbs, and they last longer too. Keeping your LED exterior porch lights on is also a good security measure. A well lit exterior at night is a sure way to discourage thieves and intruders.

Best Protection

Unfortunately, both insects and rodents can find their way into your travel trailer. These small pests can do a surprising amount of damage; rodents are notorious for not only getting into your food, but also for chewing through wires. A pack of mice can quickly destroy your travel trailer’s electrical system. That’s why you need Stainless Steel RV vent covers to keep these pesky critters from crawling inside your travel trailer.

These simple steps can help to ensure many years of safe travel and camping in your new travel trailer.


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