Garage protection

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Tim-zrzq4

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1 posts

34 months

Saturday 16th March
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Hi all,

First time post in some time!

I have a small garage where I keep my 964, I would like to protect the car from the elements in there through the winter (it gets damp and has no electricity)

Can anybody recommend a solution? Was thinking Car Coon as heard they can be run off leisure batteries? Problem is I have no power in there so need a remote power option.

Grateful for recommendations.

Tim

Raygun

2,456 posts

59 months

Saturday 16th March
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Not sure if they do one for a car but I use to use a thing called a 'Vac-bag' for a Triumph motorbike I owned which worked a treat in a garage that was prone to damp in the Winter.
A quick look shows a company called Permabag and Carbag that do this sort of thing.

Chubbyross

177 posts

24 months

Saturday 16th March
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Raygun said:
Not sure if they do one for a car but I use to use a thing called a 'Vac-bag' for a Triumph motorbike I owned which worked a treat in a garage that was prone to damp in the Winter.
A quick look shows a company called Permabag and Carbag that do this sort of thing.
Raygun, thanks for the info regarding the permabag. I’ve been looking for something like this for a couple of years. My 997 turbo spends winter in an underground car park that gets really damp. A carcoon is so expensive and overly large. The permabag looks like it takes up no space. If anyone on here uses one I’d be interested to know if there’s any way of getting a battery conditioner through the cover. I guess you could simply drill a (very) small hole through the lining, poke the cable through and seal it up again with tape/glue.

Andy-IM

61 posts

22 months

Saturday 16th March
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My permabag finally gave up the ghost after about 10 years of sterling service. Mine is obviously an older version so they may have changed slightly now, but you don't need to go drilling holes in it to get a battery conditioner through, just slip the cable through the last part of the zip closure. I did a similar thing with mine as used to run a dehumidifier in it for a day before finally sealing it for the winter. The only downsides I found with mine was the hassle of "regenerating" the dessicant in the oven (I bought new bags off eBay yearly in the end) and the issue of petrol smell associated with classics trapped in it if you didn't drain everything out and plug the vent (I imagine far less of an issue with a more modern car than I was storing). Once I left a car in it all winter without draining the petrol and the whole car stunk for weeks after I got it out in the spring.

Would I buy another? Absolutely if I was storing a car in a garage without power again. However, I'm trying to get my fleet back down to one classic for retirement and that car will live in the main garage which has power.

I hope that helps.

Andy

Chubbyross

177 posts

24 months

Saturday 16th March
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Andy-IM said:
My permabag finally gave up the ghost after about 10 years of sterling service. Mine is obviously an older version so they may have changed slightly now, but you don't need to go drilling holes in it to get a battery conditioner through, just slip the cable through the last part of the zip closure. I did a similar thing with mine as used to run a dehumidifier in it for a day before finally sealing it for the winter. The only downsides I found with mine was the hassle of "regenerating" the dessicant in the oven (I bought new bags off eBay yearly in the end) and the issue of petrol smell associated with classics trapped in it if you didn't drain everything out and plug the vent (I imagine far less of an issue with a more modern car than I was storing). Once I left a car in it all winter without draining the petrol and the whole car stunk for weeks after I got it out in the spring.

Would I buy another? Absolutely if I was storing a car in a garage without power again. However, I'm trying to get my fleet back down to one classic for retirement and that car will live in the main garage which has power.

I hope that helps.

Andy
Andy, thanks for the information. It’s good to know I don’t need to drill a hole. I’ve read a few negative reviews about the more recent versions, mainly about failing zips and poor customer service. Maybe I’ll just take the plunge and get one in the autumn. In the meantime I’ll do some research to find out if there’s an equivalent type of thing produced in the UK.

Simon

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