As the winter sets in you may notice your vehicles are taking plenty of abuse from the stronger elements like the rain and snow. You may even own vehicles that are only used in particular seasons such as camper vans, boats or motor bikes. In the off seasons it is generally a good idea to keep such vehicles sheltered and protected and this can be a small problem for those who do not own a garage or a sheltered parking area. Damage can be caused to these vehicles when left outside, especially for extended periods of time. Water damage, leaking, rust, paint damage and general deterioration inside and outside of the vehicles can easily occur in situations like this. Where the use of a garage is not available a good quality canopy tent can be very effective and really increase the life span of ones vehicle.
One of the many uses for canopy tents is that of portable or temporary garages and car ports. They are very useful for shelter in many situations but particularly vehicles as they are an affordable and convenient option in these cases. They come in a variety of different sizes, colors and styles to suit your vehicle size and the layout and design of your house. A good quality canopy tent will be made with a durable frame sometimes aluminum for lighter and easier portability and heavy duty polyethylene canopies. These frames are treated for rust and the canopies are generally fire retardant and waterproof. The canopies can also come with attachable side walls for extra shelter. One can leave just the canopy top for shelter or for more shelter and protection side walls can be added for a complete enclosure. With vehicles dimensions and personal preferences broadly differencing, a canopy tent can be very flexible, versatile and multifunctional and suit a wide range of requirements.
One weakness of a canopy tent is that it can be affected by high winds. Depending on the strength of the wind proper anchoring should be provided. There are generally footplates attached to these canopies so they can be securely anchored to the ground. Many users utilize extra anchoring like weighed bags. In extremely high winds canopies should be taken down as they can be severely damaged. Generally users like to choose a location that is not overly exposed to the wind when constructing there canopies in order to avoid this problem.
A recreational vehicle is generally purchased to be enjoyed and with the expectation that it lasts long into the future. This can sometimes be a problem when it is neglected during its off peak months. So when thinking of maintaining your investment, think of sheltering and protecting it with a canopy tent !