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Old 09-30-2016, 02:30 PM
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I'm getting ready to order an indoor cover for my c7 for the winter. My car will be stored in an unheated garage in southern Indiana. I can expect temperatures to reach zero a few times and many days will be below 32. Which cover would you recommend and why? Thanks!
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I purchased a Chevy OEM indoor car cover and could not be more pleased. Great fit, soft and good looking. Not cheap so I searched the internet and found free shipping and discount from a dealer over 1,000 miles away. I too store mine in an unheated garage. In addition I take the following steps 1) wash and wax 2) change oil and oil filter 3) full tank of gas and add Sta-bil 4) put two small containers of water absorbent crystals in foot wells 5) spread moth ***** around outside of car to keep varmints away and 6) connect trickle charger. Never touch the car while in storage and it never fails to start up with no problems plus look great in the spring. More info than you asked for but thought I would share my approach.

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Just picked up an Indoor Ultraguard Stretch Satin Car Cover from West Coast Corvette via Amazon. Awesome and only $170.
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I'm getting ready to order an indoor cover for my c7 for the winter. My car will be stored in an unheated garage in southern Indiana. I can expect temperatures to reach zero a few times and many days will be below 32. Which cover would you recommend and why? Thanks!
Contact Chip at CCA...great company, great selection and excellent service
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Originally Posted by PUGPROUD View Post
I purchased a Chevy OEM indoor car cover and could not be more pleased. Great fit, soft and good looking. Not cheap so I searched the internet and found free shipping and discount from a dealer over 1,000 miles away. I too store mine in an unheated garage. In addition I take the following steps 1) wash and wax 2) change oil and oil filter 3) full tank of gas and add Sta-bil 4) put two small containers of water absorbent crystals in foot wells 5) spread moth ***** around outside of car to keep varmints away and 6) connect trickle charger. Never touch the car while in storage and it never fails to start up with no problems plus look great in the spring. More info than you asked for but thought I would share my approach.


"Chevy OEM indoor car cover and could not be more pleased. Great fit, soft and good looking". Mine is black with the "Stingray" logos. REALLY LOOKS GREAT AND WORKS GREAT. Highly recommend.

Can you find a less expensive cover, absolutely. But you will not be able to find a better looking, softer indoor cover than the GM OEM C7 cover the answer is no.





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Contact Chip at CCA...great company, great selection and excellent service
Thanks for the post

Here are all the car covers

https://www.corvettepartsandaccessor...tte-car-covers

As noted above, if you don't need ding and dent protection while
storing your car - the Stretch Satin is a great cover for the money.

If you do need ding/dent protection, try the Dustop

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Since the garage is unheated you might consider covers that deal with moisture such as the following:
http://carcapsule.com/
https://www.carcoon.com.au/how-carcoon-works/
https://www.autopyjama.com/permabag-engl/cars/

I don't cover my cars, but last year we stored a guys bike and put a cover on it. There was a lot of moisture building up under the cover after a couple weeks so we took it off.
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Thanks for the post

Here are all the car covers

https://www.corvettepartsandaccessor...tte-car-covers

As noted above, if you don't need ding and dent protection while
storing your car - the Stretch Satin is a great cover for the money.

If you do need ding/dent protection, try the Dustop

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My C7 is scheduled to be built the week of October 10th. I will be ordering a Dustop cover for it. Had one for my GTO and was very impressed with the quality.

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Get a fun cover. Makes storing the car less boring


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My C7 is scheduled to be built the week of October 10th. I will be ordering a Dustop cover for it. Had one for my GTO and was very impressed with the quality.
My GS will be built that week also
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Got this one from RPI. Fleece inner lining and stretch exterior.

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Get a fun cover. Makes storing the car less boring



sooooo tempting
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NOAH dustop !
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Premium Flannel sold by Corvette America. Fits like a glove - the flannel inside of the cover does not scratch the paint. Used on my previous C5 and my C7
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sooooo tempting
That's the one!
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I'm intrigued by that car capsule and am thinking about getting one. Anyone here have any experience with them? I think the 16 foot would fit perfect in the garage and they aren't that expensive.
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I'm intrigued by that car capsule and am thinking about getting one. Anyone here have any experience with them? I think the 16 foot would fit perfect in the garage and they aren't that expensive.
I have a friend that stores his c7 in the 16 foot model. He swears by it.

He stores in unheated.
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I'm intrigued by that car capsule and am thinking about getting one. Anyone here have any experience with them? I think the 16 foot would fit perfect in the garage and they aren't that expensive.
If you search the general forum you will find others using it. Such as this one.
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...bag-today.html


I have also seen it on the Camaro C5 forum.
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I really want one of these but the reviews on Amazon say it won't fit in a standard 2 car garage. I live in a townhome and have the standard 20x22 ft garage. Don't see why it wouldn't fit.
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I really want one of these but the reviews on Amazon say it won't fit in a standard 2 car garage. I live in a townhome and have the standard 20x22 ft garage. Don't see why it wouldn't fit.
Car capsule?

It'll fit.
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