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Outdoor Rated Car Cover Recomendation

Hello all,

What outdoor rated car cover do you recommend.

Needs to be sturdy and handle the elements.

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I was thinking something like...




Haha, or maybe something a little more flexible like a Covercraft Noah or Evolution 4.
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Yeah, in my experience the only truly weatherproof car cover is a garage.

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I used to work in Fontana, Ca next to an old steel mill and the air was so bad that a cheap car cover would last less than a year before it fell apart. I tried a California Car Cover Noah and would get about three years out of them before they would start to fail.

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We've had a similar discussion before.

https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/v...car-cover.html

I've got a Noah on my '48 F-1 truck right now. None of them live very long outside.
I live within 3 miles of that Fontana steel plant that j persons mentioned.

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I use car covers a lot due to my Garage disaster, and not having a garage at all.
I have used many, many different kinds of covers over the years. They all have a very limited life spans out side. Even the most expensive covers only last me 1 summer.
When I put my cars in storage for the winter I use covers and then a few new tarps. The covers just don't stand up to the sun.
The 1 cover I have now, surprised me. I think it is a Rain X cover. It was cheap but works well.
Every season usually starts and ends with new car covers. I don't buy the super cheap stuff, but I don't buy expensive ones either. Even really expensive covers do not last more than one summer no matter what BS they tell you. I usually try to keep my cost under $60.00. My wife and I look for deals. Like stores going out of business.
As for tents.
Three years ago I bought a tent for my Ranchero. Due to not having a garage to keep it in. The bed has a tendency to turn into a small swimming pool when I use just a cover, and tarps.
It was about $300.00. I got it at my local HD store. I am on tent #2 in 3 years. The major killer of these is again the sun. The tarp material just doesn't hold up.
So my advise. Just get used to buying and replacing covers.
And always get the kind that tie down from under the car. Other wise they will blow away. Murphy's Law.

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I originally bought a Noah, paid almost 300 bucks, and it was terrible. It leaked (Diane stays outside most of the time), and last spring rabbits ate the front right off! So I bought a nice one from Car covers, shipped from Canada. It's completely waterproof and has neat tiedowns sewn in that keep it on even in high winds. Over a year later it's still great!

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I originally bought a Noah, paid almost 300 bucks, and it was terrible. It leaked (Diane stays outside most of the time), and last spring rabbits ate the front right off! So I bought a nice one from Car covers, shipped from Canada. It's completely waterproof and has neat tiedowns sewn in that keep it on even in high winds. Over a year later it's still great!
Is that a reference do difluroethane in your screen name? Haha

I had an Evoultion 4 that lasted from 1995 until about 2010 or so, partially outside then to a place with a garage for about 2 and 1/2 years, then back outside and finally into a carport with occasional outside use. I took care of it by washing it with just plain water or occasionally with a cup of Fantastik, and if it had not torn eventually on the corners or around the antenna hole, I probably would still have it to keep the cat tracks off it and the occasional bird crap or tree sap if it had it out of the carport to work in there.

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•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

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•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
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Is that a reference do difluroethane in your screen name? Haha

Ha! Don't tell the BW (beautiful wife), but Diane is the name of my best friend ever. 👩*�� She (the Mustang) stays mostly outside until late October when I have inside storage rented for the winter months. I use the same cover inside and out with so far no problems. And it was less than 150 bucks shipped. I did put in a metal grommet for the antenna to prevent ripping and like I said, the sewn in tie downs are very good and it hasn't been blown away. Yet.
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