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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:13 pm

Hard to tell with the mocked up image, but the one that DL posted looks considerably sturdier than the eBay one.

At least a cover that physically attaches to your Kombi won't get blown away, providing it is properly attached of course.

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:21 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
At least a cover that physically attaches to your Kombi won't get blown away, providing it is properly attached of course.

This is true, but then you have the problem of the vehicle sweating, light scratches from the fabric rubbing the paint and the hassle of getting it on/off, plus where do you then stick the cover to stop it from getting wet/blown away?! It is for all these reasons I went for a carport. Sure Max gets cold, but the air continually flows around him.

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:42 pm

The "on and off" issue is the main reason for us not using a cover, longer term (and budget allowing) we too will erect a carport type cover to the side of our house.

As for the sweating and light scratching, the material used by Pro-Tec is waterproof yet fully breathable - they demonstrated this on Dragon's Den - and the inner surface is soft to prevent any scratching.

It's the best solution I've seen for a vehicle attached cover.

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:43 pm

If you download the product manual in the link, it comes with 4 ground anchors, the only drawback being that you'd need to drill holes through any hard-standing.

The frame looks fairly substantial, I reckon about 1 1/2" to 2" diam steel tube.

The other problem is the door opening is 1.8 metres but I think enough clearance could be made by temporarily slackening off the ratchet tie down.

Having said that, I only posted it for interest, I won't be getting one as I bought an event shelter earlier in the year. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:43 pm

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I won't be getting one as I bought an event shelter earlier in the year. Very Happy

Only because you know how good they are for a 'disco!' afro

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 am

True, I may be clocking on a bit, but I can still move around to Sandstorm by Darude, and Ian Van Dahl's Castles in the Sky. Cool Very Happy (However I draw the line at Dj Satomi's version)
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:27 am

Does anyone use a cover on a van which has both "dub tub" and rear-mounted spare? Does the JK cover fit for instance?
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:13 am

Don't know if the Jk one will might be worth giving them a call to see if they know. I know Danbury do one that will fit with both

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:23 pm

alderley wrote:
Does anyone use a cover on a van which has both "dub tub" and rear-mounted spare? Does the JK cover fit for instance?

I didn't get a positive answer to this when I last posted it. Does anyone have any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Danbury have got a special offer on covers at the moment Alderley. Worth giving them a call to see if it fits your requirements.
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:22 am

Reviving this subject, a question for everyone who leaves their van outside over winter. Do you cover or not, is it worth it? That's two questions I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:34 pm

I leave mine out in the open all year round, have been pondering a cover for sometime but not sure about it either. I'd be worried about the paint getting scuffed when the cover flaps in the wind and by taking the cover on and off if there's dirt on the inside. Plus I know the covers are breathable but would still think they would trap and potentially make the problem worse. Would like to know how people get on that have covers

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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:40 pm

FYI ive got covers on mine and dont have any problems with paint work etc but I do make sure I wash them first....I think its better to have some protection from the weather, especially at this time of year
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:29 pm

@jj123vw wrote:
FYI ive got covers on mine and dont have any problems with paint work etc but I do make sure I wash them first....I think its better to have some protection from the weather, especially at this time of year

By the way, what's the price of the Danbury cover? I was told that there was a special offer on and I called up. Somebody was supposed to be calling me back but never did.
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:12 pm

Hi Alderley. Normal price is £199 and we have them on special offer at the moment. Just PM me for details as these offer change from time to time. If you join the Danbury owners club we send out special offer e mails. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:10 am

its quite soft inside looking at mine, put it on dry and clean and don't drop it inside down on the floor should be OK Smile I used one for months on a racing car as long as its tight and doesn't flap paint seems to be unaffected, also good for in the garage as it stops little chips when walking past or kids dragging stuff out like bikes!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cover Time   Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:35 pm

Hi Alderley. I sent you a pm. Did you get it ok?
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