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Date:         Mon, 13 Mar 2006 15:29:25 -0500
Reply-To:     Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
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From:         Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
Subject:      Re: Sources needed - Vanagon Cover
Comments: To: John Rodgers <inua@CHARTER.NET>
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I got custom car covers for my Vanagons from one our online vendors (BusDepot, GoWesty, or Van-Cafe). I got the heavy StormShield type (CoverKing is the maker I believe) . Main thing to pay attention to if ordering a custom cover is to inform them if you have power mirrors or not. On one of my car covers, it was for the wrong set of mirrors, meaning I have to fold the mirrors in when using the cover. There are covers for Westys and regular Vanagons. Also, it helps if you have an antenna that goes all the way down (as the OEM did), a lot of after market ones don't. This is a real pain for custom car covers.

I glanced over at CoverKing's web site and it looks like they have a newer material (StormShield was formerly their strongest). StormProof is there newest. These are materials that allow for breathing (i.e. don't trap moisture in), but keep rain, ice, snow and UV off of your vehicle. Expensive, but well worth it if you can't put your van in a garage. They'll make custom ones too, if you give them all the measurements, but they already have the dimensions for Westys and regular Vanagons.

On Mar 13, 2006, at 12:24 PM, John Rodgers wrote:

> I need to cover my new '88 van - which is a project van - as it sits > outdoors. > > Can anyone recommend covers and sources?? > > Thanks, > > John Rodgers > 88 GL Driver x2

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