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    Best car cover

    Hello,
    My TR6 will be in a carport for the next year while I am waiting for my shop to be built. There is a lot of moisture in the air where I live, and I need something heavier to protect it from the elements. Most of what I could find is cheap one size fits all covers. Anyone bought one they were happy with, and can you tell me where you bought it?
    thanks, Kevin

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    Re: Best car cover

    Just a thought: keeping a car closed up under cover for a year will lead to more problems than you may realize. Moisture builds up inside, there's no air movement, rust and mold have a hey-day.

    What elements do you want to protect the TR6 from?

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    Re: Best car cover

    We had this topic come up on the 6-pack Forum recently:
    http://www.6-pack.org/j15/index.php/...-Covers#469748
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    Re: Best car cover

    Mainly just moisture in the air.

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    Re: Best car cover

    Quote Originally Posted by ichthos View Post
    Mainly just moisture in the air.
    Thanks. If you're keeping the car under wraps for a year, one thing you don't want is to "seal in" moisture, especially in a humid climate. Air needs to circulate, to prevent corrosion, mold, and mildew. One possibility: a pressurized "cocoon", which removes moisture from the air and keeps it circulating. Expensive, but safely does what you're looking for.

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    Re: Best car cover

    In your situation (if you are just storing and not driving the car) I would be looking for indoor storage - i.e. a dry unheated garage.

    Storage units are possibly more than you want to pay (though I have used them) but finding an unused spot in a private garage may be more affordable. Retirement communities are one possibility as there will be widows with 2-car garages sitting half-empty. I have personally hooked up three club members which such situations for storing some of there 'extra' British cars.

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