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PostPosted: February 15, 2016, 9:46 am 
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Slick will be delivered Saturday. I cant fit it into the garage yet so its going to sit outside. We get some heavy snow here. Should I put a cover over it?

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PostPosted: February 15, 2016, 5:31 pm 
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Throw some supports across the box sides so the tarp doesn't get sunk into the bed with water and or snow.


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PostPosted: February 15, 2016, 6:21 pm 
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Any idea what I should use? I done want to spend a fortune on a cover. Is a plastic tarp ok? Not to worried about paint.

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You can pick up covers at wall mart. about 25$ last time I bought one.

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PostPosted: February 15, 2016, 7:03 pm 
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I bought a "Deluxe Shield" cover from this outfit for the crew, which was the least expensive option that was still rated for OUTDOOR use. Ordered it on a Monday, it arrived the following Monday (and remember, I'm in ALBERTA)

http://www.carcovers.com/covers/truck/f ... -8-ft.html

here is a thread off another forum where outdoor storage was discussed.....and for the record, a $25.00 Wallyworld cover being used outdoors is not going to do any good for your paint :roll:

http://www.performance-shop.com/showthread.php?56124


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PostPosted: February 16, 2016, 8:14 am 
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I think a cover outside is of questionable benefit. I've seen a lot of vehicles that get a lot of damage from being stored under a tarp or plastic. Water from the ground gets between the tarp and the vehicle and does not leave as there is no air circulation. It may be best to leave it uncovered so it can dry out when there isn't snow. I would make sure you either park it uphill or raise the front end so the bed drains. Now if you had a large bag that sealed completely, that would work.


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PostPosted: February 16, 2016, 7:24 pm 
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Not only do the covers potentially 'trap' moisture, unless it is translucent they also make the truck dark (interior, under hood etc) which can be inviting for unwanted 'guests'.

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PostPosted: February 17, 2016, 1:49 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. I just noticed this was posted in the Trading Post forum. I apologize for that.

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PostPosted: February 19, 2016, 8:48 am 
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slixtyfive wrote:
Not only do the covers potentially 'trap' moisture, unless it is translucent they also make the truck dark (interior, under hood etc) which can be inviting for unwanted 'guests'.


that is exactly what happened to my truck while it was being stored at my friends place two years ago.

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