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Best Truck Cover?

Guys, I am currently getting ready to go on a 6 month vacation, and want my truck to be protected by a cover. I plan on throwing it on and forgetting about it. I do live in NC, where hurricanes happen, so need something sturdy and most importantly, quality. What do yall recommend to stand against the heat, rain, and hurricanes? lol


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I have had Covercraft and Rampage Products. The covercraft lasted a couple of years. The Rampage has been great, especially for the price I paid. Would definitely purchase the Rampage again.

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I've been in the same boat for a while. I'll wait until a good used one shows up somewhere close to me. Or until I get annoyed. There's been quite a few diamondback covers show up, just not the right model, or they're still asking close to retail.
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I'd recommend a reinforced concrete garage.
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If it’s going to stay outside I wouldn’t cover it. More chance of the cover scratching the paint than anything else.

If you can garage it that is good. With a cover in the garage attached to a battery tender, where it gets driven a bit once a month is better.

I’ve stored my vehicles this way for the standard 6-9 month vacations as well as the longer extended stay visits. They were operationally in great shape when I got home.
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I'd recommend a reinforced concrete garage.
And be sure itís on high ground.

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If itís going to stay outside I wouldnít cover it. More chance of the cover scratching the paint than anything else.

If you can garage it that is good. With a cover in the garage attached to a battery tender, where it gets driven a bit once a month is better.

Iíve stored my vehicles this way for the standard 6-9 month vacations as well as the longer extended stay visits. They were operationally in great shape when I got home.
Good point. I'll look up where ppl store their vehicles around here. I wouldn't dare allow my wife to drive it though. Instructions are to press the remote start thingy twice, for 2 times a month. That's all lol.
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If itís going to stay outside I wouldnít cover it. More chance of the cover scratching the paint than anything else.

If you can garage it that is good. With a cover in the garage attached to a battery tender, where it gets driven a bit once a month is better.

Iíve stored my vehicles this way for the standard 6-9 month vacations as well as the longer extended stay visits. They were operationally in great shape when I got home.
I agree. Unless your gonna clean the heck out of it, buy a cover that fits nice and tight and has a cushy soft inside, your truck is better off without it.

Car covers whipping around in the wind/weather are terrible on the paint. Just put a nice coat of wax on it and a sunshade in the windshield.

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Maybe you could get a storage unit, not sure if they run large enough for these trucks?

I would also just use a battery tender and avoid the remote starts and idle time.
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During my last 13 month "vacation" to another country truck was parked in the garage, car was outside with a sunshade in the windshield. Unhooked batteries in both, no issue with reconnect and start on either when I got back.

I preferred completely sitting for the time versus short start and idle.

Definitely wouldn't use a car cover outside but probably a fresh wax at the last convenient time. Inside covered or no don't think it'd make much difference
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During my last 13 month "vacation" to another country truck was parked in the garage, car was outside with a sunshade in the windshield. Unhooked batteries in both, no issue with reconnect and start on either when I got back.

I preferred completely sitting for the time versus short start and idle.

Definitely wouldn't use a car cover outside but probably a fresh wax at the last convenient time. Inside covered or no don't think it'd make much difference
Weren't you worried about leaving the car out with hurricane weather? I could care less about the wife's car...My truck is a different story lol.

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Weren't you worried about leaving the car out with hurricane weather?
A little bit of concern, but, it likely would have been sitting in the same place if I was home.
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