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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Car cover question

I plan to trailer my car this summer and want to use a car cover to protect it.
I want it to stay on while on the trailer, and protect it from rain and rocks.
Does anyone have a recommendation which type to buy?

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I'd think the wind whipping it around would wreak havoc on the paint?? And what happens if it comes loose and you don't notice it? I'd think an enclosed trailer or one with a gravel shield would be the ticket... m2c

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You don't want to cover a car while moving. The cover will flap against the paint and wreak havoc with it. You can get a trailer that has a shield on the front to protect the car. Like this:


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Definitely DO NOT cover a car while transporting it on an open trailer. As others have said, it will tear the paint up from the wind moving the car cover around.

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AS already mentioned. But, I do place plastic screen over the grill opening, and foam material into the hood scoop to keep stuff out.
Do, put an airfoil on the front of the trailer.

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afaik covers are one of the worse things you can do.
i used to cover mine and keep them outside before i had a garage.

car got just as dirty if not worse and like mentioned the wind took its toll on the paint and corners.

also the chrome got messed up due to trapped moisture. And im talking an EV-3 cover to boot not a $45 cheapo

now im lucky enough to have a 2 car garage and keep both inside uncovered

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As was mentioned, chafing will cause havoc with the paint. I used to cover my XJ when in the drive way, but saw signs around the bottom where the paint was "rubbed" by the flapping cover, even though, I had it tied down. Think about the affects of "air-foil"...
I'm on the side of the "No Cover" camp........
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All good points I hadn't thought of.
I recently bought a new aluminum open trailer, now I need to find an air deflector for it.

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If you need protection, use some of the collision wrap . . clear plastic that adheres to the body and can easily be peeled off.
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I towed my '93 GT 800 miles on an open trailer after getting a $6k paint job and only had one or two bugs on the front end. The towing vehicle will deflect a lot of the air from ever reaching the front end of the vehicle on the trailer. I'm not saying you won't have a bug or two, but I don't think it will be as bad as what you'd think. If those are concerns, having an enclosed trailer is the only thing that will make those worried null and void.

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I'll be pulling it behind a motor home. Possibly I'm overreacting to what I perceive might not be a problem.

Pete, I like the collision wrap suggestion!

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The ONLY time I use a car cover is when I park overnight when I'm away from home. Mostly it's for out of site, out of mind.
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