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Old 11-23-2004, 14:13   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting closer to buying the xbgt coupe. I wont be able to store it in a garage unfortunately. So I am looking at some sort of canvas style carport erected in the back yard.

What is out there for this sort of thing? I am thinking of either trying to find a canvas carport that has roof and 3 sides, or just a roof, and I buy a car cover and cover the car with blankets under the vinyl car cover?

Another option is a 4 sided canvas tent style with two zippers to open it to drive out of?

Anybody doing something similar and can give advice?

Hail is of course a large worry. But also want to protect it from sun damage and other blown in nasties.
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Re: Car storage

check the trading post in the shed section. you can get a 3m by 6m portable steel shen for only a few hundred bucks second hand on there. well worth the investment I think.
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I wouldnt be using a vinyl car cover or blankets at all. You need a light cover that will let the car breath. Moisture will build up otherwise and it will rust away without you even knowing about it. How long will it be stored for or are you talking about a place to park it in between those weekend drives, because how long it will be sitting depends on how it needs to be prepared. Also you should never put a car cover on a dusty car especially if it can be blown by the wind.
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Re: Car storage

Place to park between weekend drives

Portable steel shed seems reasonable.
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you need to stop moisture rising up as well as protection from above. i'd put a large tarp down and park it on that as well.
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Can you get one with a colorbond roof and cloth walls and zipper door? That sounds interesting.
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there is a thing called a car-coon (yeah its actually called that). its a 'giant' bubble that you drive your car into then 'zip' it up. it is climate controlled too. dont know what they cost but google might be able to help. might not be that suitable for outside though but then again you never know.
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hey i got one of those portable carports from supercheap. besides being a little flexible in the wind its stayed up through some really bad nights and days. Just dyna bolted the thing down and used the guide ropes to hold it in place. wouldnt recommend using it for more than a year though cause mine is rusting and looks like it could break, but keeps the rian out really well for next to nothing, $299.00. or you might be able to get a mate to slip it out the back door
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The car coon is a little too expensive.

For a car coon large enough to house the xb would cost me $1485. Plus you have to have it plugged in to power all the time to drive the pump to circulate the air.
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I think you should hold off the purchase until you have a garage.
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