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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2005, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oudoor Cover For a 308...

Hi Gang:

Can anyone please recommend a top quality cover for a 308?

I would like to buy a 308 GTS and I will be parking the car outside of the front of my house (I realize this isn't an ideal situation, I don't have a garage) during the spring and summer months. I'll store it in the winter, I'm in Canada.

I plan on driving the car everyday, but I would like to cover it up at night. I am hoping that the cover will offer some kind of deterrent against emblem theft, scratches and the wet weather on off days. Is there such a thing as a lockable one? or difficult to cut?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you, Glenn
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-23-2005, 08:16 AM
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I guess you know that you will get some guys giving you a hard time for buying a Ferrari without first having a proper home for it!! :wink:

They do make lockable car covers, but I think you'll find that if someone is going to try and steal the car cover, they won't realize that its locked until after they have already started removing it. They may pull on it and damage it and scratch the car in the process. You might be better off with a cheap car cover and motion sensing light on the side of the house. If they want the cheap cover they can take it, at least they won't damage the car doing it.

Another idea, have you thought about getting a portable garage? The one below is 12'Wx20'Lx8'H and sells through Shelters of America for USD 400. I like the idea of this better than a car cover because it does not actually touch the car. It would also hide the shape of the car so anyone just "driving by" would have no idea what is in it. With just the car cover, kids out to cause trouble would see the shape and perhaps want to take a look to see what it is.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-23-2005, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Pete.

Of course I am all set to sell the house to get one with a garage, but my wife an kids started crying. Looks like I might have to move out on my own!

I thought of the 'instant garage' as you have pictured, but I don't hink it would go over all that well with the neighbours. I live on a quiet one way street in the city. The houses are fairly close together and my parking is a one car driveway or parking pad in front of my house.

I thought I might be able to build an elaborate rollable steel door that could be pulled over the whole car like you see on store fronts, so I am open to ideas!

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