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Old 05-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Help for someone with no garage

I love my 05 mustang but I spend the majority of the time in the summer on my motorcycle. The house my roommates and I are renting dose not have a garage. 100% of our driveway is covered by the most car hating trees that drop sap and seeds all over my car, not to mention the most diarrhetic birds that use my car for target practice.

So I am toying with the idea of a cover of some kind or a portable car port much like this one

http://www.shelterlogic.com/ProductD...6-9df80095b3e3

I'm wondering what your opinions on the matter are and if one way or the other what you recommend.

Thanks!
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Re: Help for someone with no garage

I am not sure on the brand but some covers are better than others and you do not want to skimp. Also there are indoor/outdoor versions. They wont be cheap either way.... I am not sure I would be able to put a cover on and take it off regularly so keep that in mind as well.... dont buy one just to use it 5 times and give up on it.
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I am not sure on the brand but some covers are better than others and you do not want to skimp. Also there are indoor/outdoor versions. They wont be cheap either way.... I am not sure I would be able to put a cover on and take it off regularly so keep that in mind as well.... dont buy one just to use it 5 times and give up on it.
Yeah a good cover will run you well over $300.00 they do take a while to use, but if you aren't driving it every day, you should be fine. Buy one that can cover the whole car.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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Looks like a decent car port but Id like a little more info on the steel used. You dont want your port to come crashing down on your ride! I got a Covercraft Technalon Evolution Block-It. (or something like that) which provides light hail & ding protection for a little under $300 with a FordMoCo logo (extra). Folds up & fits in my trunk no problem but your car should be pretty clean before covering so I dont use it every day.
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Yeah I can see the hassle in a cover and that's why I was looking at the carport I should mention I also am looking at using it year round so in the snow too. I need to go get groceries tonight but my forecast around these parts is sunny and 80s for the next 6 days so I don't plan on driving.

Also any thing I should be doing if I'm going to be letting my car sit for a week?
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I got my car cover off eBay for like $70 custom for mustang included lock and steel wire cable for security my dad takes up the garage space but my car is always cleaner it keeps all dust dirt tree sap off of it you name it great deal might wanna check it out
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Any one use a cover in the winter? What do you do with it? That's the only reason I'm leaning carport.
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I've been looking into the same thing with a car port but ya don't wanna go cheap I currently use a car cover it's not bad keeps the dust off but can be a pain sometimes and I don't really use it in the winter tho so can't help ya there but either one is so much better but a cover you could get today or tomorrow and use that till you get the car port that's what I'm doing now waiting to buy the car port
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I stick my cover in the bag it came in and stick the bag in the trunk. Leaves plenty of room.
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Not a bad idea.
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Thats my basketball (in a bag) next to it, not part of the cover. I keep the gust guards, cables, locks, etc., in the little blue bag.
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