Who has the best Garage on Pistonheads????

Who has the best Garage on Pistonheads????

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Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Monday 29th April
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TheRingDing said:
This thread has made me so jealous!!!!
I didn't always have a big garage!

Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Monday 29th April
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poing said:
Look how small the TVR looks!
I think there is a thread on that somewhere!

2 GKC

494 posts

46 months

Monday 29th April
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Sweet collection Are those bubbles a bit of a pain in the backside to use?

Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Monday 29th April
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2 GKC said:
Sweet collection Are those bubbles a bit of a pain in the backside to use?
No .. they have frames inside so when you open them they don't collapse. They stop your car getting dusty, stop rodents trying to make a home in them and keeps moisture out.

Storer

4,930 posts

156 months

Monday 29th April
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Jonny TVR said:
2 GKC said:
Sweet collection Are those bubbles a bit of a pain in the backside to use?
No .. they have frames inside so when you open them they don't collapse. They stop your car getting dusty, stop rodents trying to make a home in them and keeps moisture out.
I have used them in the past and they are a bit of a pain but do work.
My next garage will be as airtight as I can make it and slightly pressurised to keep dust out. It will also have a dehumidifier ( + mouse poison)!
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uk66fastback

13,980 posts

212 months

Monday 29th April
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I think I'd rather have a bit if dust to contend with and be able to get in the car and drive it rather than have the faff of having to get the car out of the carcoon thingy.

But then I haven't got an E-type - I might feel differently then ... !

TR4man

3,256 posts

115 months

Tuesday 30th April
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I think people are getting the two types of Carcoon mixed up.

The ones in JonnyTVR's garage have a rigid frame and to get your car out, you simply unzip one end and drive out. The frame still keeps the bubble upright enabling you to drive in and out. No more difficult or time consuming than opening a garage door.

The ones that are a faff are the "bubbles" like the one I used to keep my TR in. The top had to be completely unzipped each time. It used to take a good 20 minutes for the thing to inflate when parking up. I only used it when my car was SORNed during the winter and despite time taken, it seemed to do an excellent job.


Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Thanks TR4Man

Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Tuesday 30th April
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This shows one open

WhatHappenedThere

268 posts

2 months

Tuesday 30th April
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tease much ? hehe

Composite Guru

1,793 posts

144 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Jonny TVR said:
This shows one open
Got to vouch for the Veloce as I have one. They are a great bit of kit.


stevebe

19 posts

203 months

Tuesday 30th April
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I've got an Airchamber with frame.

Over winter kept car perfect and started immediately other week when I took it out.

Didn't notice increase in electric bill over winter which was pretty noticeable with dehumidifier I used to run.

AirChamber by S, on Flickr

Storer

4,930 posts

156 months

Tuesday 30th April
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I have the air chamber one’s and they are still a bit of a pain. But then I am getting old and grumpy!

uk66fastback

13,980 posts

212 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Ah, getting a bit confused then. I think my point is, I haven’t got any cars I think worthy of keeping that hidden from dust! And my garage is bone dry, luckily. Or so much so it makes no difference.

What’s the advantage of one of the bubbles, not the full-blown Carcoon hobby, as against a nice, taut, soft indoor cover?

In other news, that is the lowest basketball hoop I’ve ever seen, even I could get one in there ...

Miserablegit

433 posts

50 months

Tuesday 30th April
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I have two of the Veloce carcoons that have been in use for three years. I’m afraid one of them ( that is opened regularly in the better weather ) is now useless as the zip broke. Can’t say I’m impressed with the quality of them overall for the price but perhaps I’ve been unlucky. Probably ok for a car that is not used often.

Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Tuesday 30th April
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uk66fastback said:
Ah, getting a bit confused then. I think my point is, I haven’t got any cars I think worthy of keeping that hidden from dust! And my garage is bone dry, luckily. Or so much so it makes no difference.

What’s the advantage of one of the bubbles, not the full-blown Carcoon hobby, as against a nice, taut, soft indoor cover?

In other news, that is the lowest basketball hoop I’ve ever seen, even I could get one in there ...
Dust covers aren't good when you put a car away wet or dirty. A carcoon you can do this and it actually makes it dry. I wouldn't have them though if my garages were bone dry, dust free, mice free and heated. Mine are none of those things.

Greg_D

5,943 posts

187 months

Wednesday 1st May
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can someone explain the benefits of a carcoon to me please, obviously it keeps the worst of the dust off the car and is a physical cover.

how does the ventilation system work, there is no information on their website, is it just a small fan that keeps positive air pressure, or does it treat and dehumidify the air? is there an 'in' and an 'out' fan?
does it actively dry the car, or just maintain its present condition?

uk66fastback

13,980 posts

212 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Jonny TVR said:
uk66fastback said:
Ah, getting a bit confused then. I think my point is, I haven’t got any cars I think worthy of keeping that hidden from dust! And my garage is bone dry, luckily. Or so much so it makes no difference.

What’s the advantage of one of the bubbles, not the full-blown Carcoon hobby, as against a nice, taut, soft indoor cover?

In other news, that is the lowest basketball hoop I’ve ever seen, even I could get one in there ...
Dust covers aren't good when you put a car away wet or dirty. A carcoon you can do this and it actually makes it dry. I wouldn't have them though if my garages were bone dry, dust free, mice free and heated. Mine are none of those things.
Mine isn't heated, except by the sun coming through the side window, but it is dust-free as much as it can be - epoxy resin floor etc. Dust isn't going to harm my car (or any car) - giving it the occasional detailer/microcloth wipe over is one of the joys of ownership, no?

Each to their own I reckon. But if you put it away wet and then it makes it dry, it remains that way, ie dirty and dry?

Yet to be convinced!

Jonny TVR

2,415 posts

222 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Feel like I become an unpaid Sales guy for Carcoon!

They work for me for the reasons I gave particularly the rodent thing. The guy I bought my TVR off stored it in a a barn and I discovered a few months back that this had resulted in a very large rat/ rats living inside the dashboard and eating a lot of wires. My garages have the occasional mice as I have traps as we are in the countryside and these are old converted barns. I'm slightly paranoid about them. Would probably be cheaper to buy a couple of cats!

stevebe

19 posts

203 months

Wednesday 1st May
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My understanding is that in a Carcoon/Airchamber the air is constantly circulating so stops condensation forming. (there are 2 x small fans with filters in the unit)

Until last winter I had run a dehumidifier and it took a lot of water out the atmosphere during winter. Dehumidifier went off once and after 6 weeks or so a little mould was showing on the alcantara seat.

No such problem with 'bubble' and car started on first turn




Edited by stevebe on Wednesday 1st May 13:06