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Old 05-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Ditch the outdoor car cover

Harbor Freight has these portable outdoor canopy on sale for under $200.
No need to make sure the paint surface is absolutely clean each and every time before before dragging a cover across the paint surface.

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These look a bit sturdier and longer for $300. Altough probably not ideal for areas with extreme sun like Arizona.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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nice tip- thanks
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Best check local ordinances about these first. In my county we're not allowed to have these up.
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Wonder how much snow they can hold. Let's say a foot of wet snow. If they can that would be perfect for my Mom's place in Adirondacks.
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Ugh, ugh, ugly.
Sort of okay in the backyard, but really awful on the driveway.
Someone in my neighborhood has one, looks like they are camping out on the driveway
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I probably would just use it for camping.

Or tailgating? Go Bears!
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They will hold a surprising amount of snow, but you should clear it with a roof rake from time to time. Also, the sun tends to rot them out after a few years.
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Looks like a moisture trap. . .
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #9
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According to the reviews the pricier one withstood Hurricane Sandy strength winds.

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Ugh, ugh, ugly.
Sort of okay in the backyard, but really awful on the driveway.
Someone in my neighborhood has one, looks like they are camping out on the driveway
I think if the looks really bother you could camoflauge it pretty easily with a fake facade and place some tall greenery on the sides. cheaper than spending $15K on a new garage.
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