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What kind of all weather cover do y’all use to cover your truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Skinny P, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    Skinny P

    Skinny P [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Since I live in an apartment without a garage, and the weather is getting bad, leaving some frost on my windshield in the morning, I’d like to get a truck cover to protect it from the elements and keep me from having to scrape every morning, what would you guys recommend?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    DansSr5

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  3. Dec 12, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    NavyDad

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    I would hate to wrestle a full size cover off my truck every morning especially when it is wet, cold, or snow covered. Wife's car and the motorcycles get the garage and my Tacoma gets the carport. Even there I get the occasional frosty windshield. I have a large towel I put over the windshield when I suspect a frosty morning. Under the wipers and close the corners in the doors, not exactly the latest or greatest idea, but works for me.
     
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  4. Dec 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    I live on the water and don’t have a garage... it sucks!! I use a semi waterproof camping blanket across the windshield. Come out in the morning, pull off and roll up and the windshield is clear.
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys, probably a little unnecessary but I went ahead and bought a “frost guard” for $15 on Amazon. We will see how it goes, wish I would have saw the towel idea beforehand
     
  6. Dec 12, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    navin r

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    I have had a "California Car Cover" "Stormweave Gray" cover for about 18 months now. My truck is in an underground parking garage at work, then sits under the cover in my driveway at home. With all the accessories it was about $390 I think. Yes; pricey I guess, but my neighbor has these pigeons as pets of some kind, my truck would be in pretty nasty shape w/o the cover. It's easy to take on and off; roll up each end a bit, flip up each side, then roll it up from the rear of the truck. Reverse process to put it back on. The cover also fits in those real large washers at Laundromats to clean it up, works for me.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    Jh8473

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    Clear coat
     
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  9. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    pop.tremuloides

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    We use this for the windshield on our vehicles that are out in the driveway. Works GREAT! As far as the rest of the vehicle.....if you cant garage it then you COULD put a cover on but I have found in the past they can be a PITA.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    shane100700

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    I’m sure others know better then I do but I just picture a cover getting small grains of dirt and what not in the material. Once that happens I see a small scratch problem. Probably fine with your 68’ you take out on Sunday’s but doesn’t seem benifical for the daily driver.
     
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  11. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    I'm not a fan of car covers being put on vehicles in winter. The filth of winter driving and throwing a car cover on top of it is a recipe for screwed paint. The car cover will turn into sand paper.
     
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  12. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    The orange colored windshield washer fluid works pretty good on ice here in Chicagoland.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Any of the -20 stuff works good here in MT
     
  14. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Car covers on daily drivers are pointless. It will only cause wear... not prevent it.
     
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  15. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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  16. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Just put the windscreen up because it is snowing like hell out here. Wife has to drive it and I work virtually!

    As folks have stated earlier...NEVER put a cover on your ride. Unless it is CLEAN...and I mean CLEAN it is a recipe for disaster.
     
  17. Dec 12, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    I keep a soft touch cover on my garaged weekender. About 50% of the time. But I agree with many others that a car cover on an outside car (particularly with wind) can be harsh on the paint over time. I'd look for a windshield only cover of some sort.
     

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