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hey guys my ram stays outside because its lifted and wont fit in the garage and was wondering if anyone has used a truck cover or have one they could recommend or maybe even if youve used a tarp just some advice on a solution to protect my baby i want it to be cheap but dont want to skimp on quality either
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How about one of those car shelters . Inexpensive , out of the weather .
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Oh hey! That is cool!! I need one for Blue! She has to sit outside while the gay toaster sits inside a car port!
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I was wondering about this too. I work near a major international airport and my station is right in a straight line with the runway. All day and night the jets pass overhead for landing. The next morning after my 24 hours on duty, the truck is covered in dust, which I assume is jet fuel particles.

Any one think a cover is a good idea?
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Covers are great ideas if you have issues with UV, dust, and snow. One problem with them is they can trap moisture under them and against your paint, which sometimes causes spots. If you're in windy conditions dust can be blown under them and you get lots of fine scratches to your clearcoat. If the cover isn't tight you can get flogging marks which, if left for long enough, can cut right down INTO the metal.

Basically, if you want to use a cover, put the vehicle somewhere protected from wind or have a tight fitting cover. They're a great way to protect your vehicle, provided you put it on correctly. Car ports are nice as long as there's no real wind, else they turn into a big umbrella.
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I would like to find a good cover myself, because even though I have a carport (built onto the house), it can still be a wind tunnel at times, and if the neighbor is getting their grass cut, they like to blow all that dust and debris all over my truck , so it's really bad. And it would be nice during hurricane season, too, to keep the leaves from trees that are miles away off my truck! Good thoughts there, Cd, now we just have to find a good cover, so I, too, would welcome any suggestions! Thanks.

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That was awesome information. I think I will be skipping on the cover idea and keep the truck waxed and rinse it off after work.


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Covers are great ideas if you have issues with UV, dust, and snow. One problem with them is they can trap moisture under them and against your paint, which sometimes causes spots. If you're in windy conditions dust can be blown under them and you get lots of fine scratches to your clearcoat. If the cover isn't tight you can get flogging marks which, if left for long enough, can cut right down INTO the metal.

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