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Outdoor Car Cover

Post by cmouta » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 am

does anyone have any good recommendations for a decent New England winter capable outdoor car cover for the XR? Need not be XR specific. Now that my XR is running great, it may get the boot to the driveway this winter so I can have some elbow room to lose my $#!* when I try and split the body/frame on my Thing and break all the bolts :D
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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by John Brennan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:43 am

Russ at Rapido Group has some XR-specific ones, I believe:

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am

Walmart's top line car cover at around $80 last time I looked is made of Tyvek, is UV resistant, and easily holds up for 5 years and more, depending...

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Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 am

I got a sierra one online pretty cheap. Think it was 50 bucks or so. Some online clearance website with cover 60-80% off. I will try to find the name of the site and post it.
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp in potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich....

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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:11 pm

eBay - Covercraft Industries (covercraftdirect)
818-407-6600 x646
ebay@covercraft.com
Purchase details
Wolf Noah Custom Car Cover for Merkur XR4Ti - Grey (172-41046)$49.99
Item #263119232470
Shipping$15.00
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp in potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich....

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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by jasonty » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:54 pm

Wolf is what Rapido sells (or at least did several yrs ago), and these are a fraction of Russ' price (I'd typically say support our vendors, but the difference is about $290).
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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by cmouta » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:22 am

I ended up grabbing one of those Wolf Noah 172-41046 off ebay for 65 shipped. They went quick!
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm

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Post by DAReese » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Two covers still available.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3119232470

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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by DAReese » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm

Actually, if you go to the eBay store, there are three left. One of this part number: 172-41046 (Wolf Custom). Two of this one: 142-41046 (Wolf Block- it 200 Series).
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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:12 pm

Duh. The one worth buying at $65 shipped is made of NOAH fabric by Kimberly-Clark.

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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by jasonty » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm

They keep adding to the 172-41046; I bought the last one the other day, and wanted a 2nd and settled on a lesser quality one for use in my garage......dammit.
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Re: Outdoor Car Cover

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 pm

The first batch came out of (....can't recall city/state); the recent one came out of Oklahoma. Different sellers also although each using Covercraft in their screen names.

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