Click to read World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2019: Can caravanning help with mental health?

We all know the calming effect getting back to nature can have. The fresh air, switching off from technology, spending time with loved ones. As today is World Mental Health Day, we decided to do some research to find out if there is a link between getting back to nature and better mental health. We surveyed 1,000 Brits and found that a third of us feel that camping or caravanning has had a very positive impact on our mental health. Also, 22% of us believe nature holidays have a positive effect on our physical health, and 12% of us believe it has helped us to become closer to our family.

Click to read Summer protection for less
Summer protection for less

If you keep your car outdoors, the warmer, more sunny months can result in paint and even bodywork damage. Make sure to protect your vehicle from UV fade, tree sap, leaves and mess from birds this summer with our tailored, Stormshield + outdoor car covers.

And, until 31st July, you can enjoy £50 off our Stormshield +, tailored covers by simply using code STORMSHIELD50 when you check out. 

Click to read Towing Cover Tips From The Trudgians
Towing Cover Tips From The Trudgians

It's fantastic when our customers share their advice, handy hints, and reviews with the wider caravanning community. 

The Trudgians, the fabulous caravanning family, love to share their experiences with fellow caravanners, so it was great when Dan blogged about his tips for using his tailored Tow Pro + ...


Click to read Supercars and Coffee
Supercars and Coffee

It was a pleasure to attend the Supercars and Coffee event in aid of Leeds Mind, on Sunday 9th June.

Organised by Leeds Supercar Meet, the event was a fantastic day of supercars, bikes and raising money for a very well deserved cause.

Over 40 amazing supercars were on site at SRS Automotive, the high-end vehicle detailers in Baildon, with hundreds of people in attendance. It was great to see the Police Interceptors there, who were on hand chatting to the public, as well as being hounded for photos. (The Specialised Covers team managed to get one too!)

The stunning vehicles on display included a McLaren Senna, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Audis, Maserati and Aston name but a few. The horsepower in attendance was something else! As was the noise when all the cars left at the end of the day, wow!

Click to read Save £50 on Prestige + car covers plus free Father's Day personalisation!
Save £50 on Prestige + car covers plus free Father's Day personalisation!

For a limited time, you can take advantage and enjoy £50 off our Prestige + car covers. The Perfect Father's Day gift... or a great treat for yourself. Simply use code MAY50 when you check out. 

Plus, purchase a Prestige + car or Prestige + motorbike cover, select the 'Father’s Day Logo' option when you're ready to check out, and your cover will be embroidered with a stunning Father’s Day message or the initials of your choice. 

Click to read Stormshield + 'The Cover of Choice'
Stormshield + 'The Cover of Choice'

After we spotted a photo on twitter, with grisgruntled Peugeot RCZ owner Adam Tudor-Lane, complaining about how birds had spoiled his beautifully clean car, we immediately jumped to attention. After contacting Adam and suggesting an outdoor car cover may solve his problems, he explained that he had tried covers in the past but they simply were not up to the job.

Clearly, he had never tried a Specialised Covers outdoor cover. We're extremely proud and confident of our products, so we knew if Adam tried our Stormshield +, designed for long-term outdoor storage, he wouldn't look back...

Adam also happens to be an automotive blogger, so we waited in anticipation as he prepared to share his feedback directly with the nation!  

Click to read The customised style of our Tow Pro + and Elite
The customised style of our Tow Pro + and Elite

If you've seen other Specialised Covers towing protectors on the road or at campsites, and wondered why your Tow Pro looks slightly different; firstly, well spotted! Second of all. Don't panic. They're meant to be that way... and for very good reason.

As all of our tailored towing protectors are made to measure, the access points on the Tow Pro + and Tow Pro Elite are completely dependent on the make and model of caravan. For example, some locker boxes are the full width of the caravan - whereas other vans, don't have a locker box on the front at all!

All these things are taken into account during the design process... so your cover will mirror your van underneath!

Click to read Planning an overseas move?
Planning an overseas move?

Kingstown Shipping, a family run business based in East Yorkshire, is an international shipper of cars, motorcycles, RVs, trailers, caravans, boats and general freight, specialising in the USA, UK and USA trade, since 1986.

Over the last 30 years, the very hands-on team, have continued to develop and grow their company, offering a wide range of freight forwarding services, for customers traveling or emigrating overseas.

Specialised Covers are delighted to partner with Kingstown Shipping, providing their customers with vehicle protection when making the move from or to the UK.

Click to read Customise your tailored cover with a logo
Customise your tailored cover with a logo

Did you know that you can have your vehicle's brand marque or a custom logo, on your cover?

Our tailored Prestige + covers are available with the option of your vehicle's brand logo in a white or full-colour print on the bonnet. You can even choose a detailed embroidered logo, for extra elegance.

Adding distinction to your cover, logos can add that extra wow factor and make you stand out from the crowd.

Click to read Tow Pro Lite - 48 hour dispatch
Tow Pro Lite - 48 hour dispatch

Planning a last minute trip in your caravan in the next couple weeks and need towing protection for your caravan? Our universal Tow Pro Lite towing protector is now available for dispatch within 48 hours.

Ideal for caravans pre-2012, our universal fitting Tow Pro Lite protects vans with two awning channels, up to 2.5m wide.

Click to read Exclusive covers for Xclusively Jaguar...
Exclusive covers for Xclusively Jaguar...

After chatting with Letitia Mace at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show back in November, we knew it would be fantastic to work with the team at Xclusively Jaguar.

Xclusively Jaguar's website features updated news and views on all things Jaguar across the globe, as well as useful guides on various Jaguar topics, including post 1960 Daimler, Vanden Plas and SS cars, and anything associated with the Jaguar marque.

No one seems to know more about Jaguars than these guys!

Click to read Watch our caravan cover Fitting Guide video
Watch our caravan cover Fitting Guide video

A caravan or motorhome is a big vehicle, so is makes sense that putting a storage cover on, isn't always the quickest thing to do, especially if you haven't done it before! However, with advice and a little practise your cover can be put on easily, in 10 minutes.

Watch our new Fitting video, as well as reading the Step-by-Step guide below, for hints on how to fit your new Specialised caravan cover and make the process as easy as possible!

Take the cover from of the bag and lay it out, being careful that the inner does not come in contact with the ground collecting dirt and grit. Slightly open the door of the cover which will make the fitting easier. Establish the front of the cover from the rear.
Handy Hint: The label denotes front of cover.