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    Default any problems with keeping the 430 or any car in a Tent ??

    Sadly I'm running out of space here, and a new garage is on the cards for next year - but I do have room for a nice large tent on a bit of nicely shaded spare lawn next to my garden shed and having been down to Camping world and looked at some lovely tents I wondered if it was feasible.

    Can anybody see any downside to temp storage of a car inside a tent

    I thought it would be an excellent solution to a short term problem - winter's not a problem as I have additional storage elsewhere

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    As long as the tent doesn't collapse on the car and you keep it ventilated, why not?

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    Don't buy a cheap frame tent you really need one of these :

    http://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/acatalog/Autopod.html

    http://www.carcoon.com/carcoon-doubl...id=306#listing

    The Autopod is much better as the frame keeps it erect over the car and you can unzip and drive it straight out.
    I have one and it really works well and humidity is constantly low with the optional fan kit.
    A proper car has a V12 engine in the front

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    that autopod's just a tent ! lol -but looks really excellent


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriss View Post
    Don't buy a cheap frame tent you really need one of these :

    http://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/acatalog/Autopod.html

    http://www.carcoon.com/carcoon-doubl...id=306#listing

    The Autopod is much better as the frame keeps it erect over the car and you can unzip and drive it straight out.
    I have one and it really works well and humidity is constantly low with the optional fan kit.
    I would go for a proper storeage 'tent' such as one of the above over a camping tent if I'm honest. The snag with a tent is that you have a captured volume of air and as the temperature goes up and down so the relative humidity of the air in the tent goes up and down inversely proportionally to it - temp drops at night, relative humidity goes up, condentation on and in car. You can keep it well ventilated but you'll still get condensation if and when the humidity climbs significantly above 60% and the temperature of the car drops.

    Regarding the fan kits for any of these storeage devices, I did an extensive test on a carcoon with a humidity sensor inside the carcoon and one outside. No matter what the humidity inside (I used a dehumidifier to set it at different levels) once you you switch off the dehumidifier it took a matter 2 or 3 hours or so for the humidity inside to exactly match the humidity outside. 80% humidity outside? That's what it'll be inside. It stands to reason - the interior isn't heated and you're actually blowing damp air in. Do a test with 2 sensors, Chris, I guarantee this will be the case. They keep the air moving to stop condensation on the surface of the car but won't and can't stop condensation inside it and in all the nooks and crannies.

    The only way to store a car without humidity is to dehumidify the atmosphere it's stored it. You can keep it heated which will stop condensation if the humidity is high but a dehumidifier is really your only option for 'dry' storeage. Rather than keeping a storeage area well ventilated I'd run power to it and keep it dehumidified.

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    I have a couple of these - https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/p...instant-garage

    Condensation was a problem until I put a sheet of plastic (damp proof membrane) on the floor. Are well ventilated by design.

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    Default Outdoor Carcoon

    My Exige has been in one of these for over two years now. Through rain, high winds, winter and summer. When I take the cover off, the car is pristine, no dust and not water marks. Because air is free flowing there is very little threat from condensation. Needs a hard standing and electric (extension lead) and only drawback is it is a ten minute job to cover and uncover.


    http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...s-do-they-work

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    this is made for the job - I have sold one in memory to a London owner who put a 430 in it

    http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/Touchless_Car_Cover.asp

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