Your RV is your home away from home, and making it just as comfortable and efficient as your home is the key to having a good time with every trip you take. Many auto accessories are available for RVs; some more simple than others. One of the more basic things every RVer should have is a windshield cover. Here is a look at why that is.
Keep your RV private when you are not on the road.
Ideally, every time you parked your RV you would be in a private and secure location. However, for constant travelers, this is not always the case. It is not uncommon for RVers to end up having to park at rest stops along the highway or even in parking lots just to get some rest in between stopping points. When you do have to park somewhere iffy for the night, it is always best if you have your privacy. The windshield of the RV is the largest window, and many RVs do not have a divider between the cab and the main living space. If you do not want everyone peeking in on you while you catch a break from the road, using your RV windshield cover is a good idea.
Make sure you protect the interior from damaging UV rays.
There are certain points in the front or cab area of your RV that are quite vulnerable to the UV rays of the sun. For example, if you have a vinyl dash or vinyl-coated seats, the exposure to sunlight can lead to cracks in your dash or discoloration of the material that covers the seats. Any time your RV is going to be parked for long periods where there is no shade, it is best to have the windshield covered so you can protect these implements from getting damaged.
Thwart problems with excessive heat in the summer months.
When sunlight streams through a large piece of glass like an RV windshield, it can result in a major amount of heat generation inside of your vehicle. Even if you do have a cooling system installed in your RV, all this extra heat generation can lead to the system working harder just to keep the RV comfortable. In the winter, pulling down the windshield cover when you are parked will allow for some natural heating, but in the summer, this added layer of protection from the heat will be a valuable thing.