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I use the Covercraft Weathershied-HP car cover. It really protects the car but its lightweight creates a real problem on windy days.

When it wears out, I will go with a heavier cover. Perhaps, the Covercraft Weathershied-HD.


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This has been a sore subject for me. I live in a 2 story house in a housing development. I parked her outside for a few months, but wanted to have her in the garage, more secure, free from leaves, cats, rain, etc. I spent an entire weekend cleaning and organizing the garage to make room only to discover the Challenger won't fit!

Our central AC unit and a huge air handler box is against the back wall. Backing her up I need another 2-3 feet to fit her properly. I'm going to contact my AC guy and get an estimate on moving the air handler collector box. It's huge and taking up way too much space. Damn Florida cookie cutter house designs.

Considered a car cover in the meantime, but I've heard too many horror stories of scratches from wind resulting from them. Not sure if this is a falsehood or not, but she's a daily driver, so taking it on and off just isn't practical really.

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Considered a car cover in the meantime, but I've heard too many horror stories of scratches from wind resulting from them. Not sure if this is a falsehood or not, but she's a daily driver, so taking it on and off just isn't practical really.
Like the old saying, "you get what you pay for." A quality car cover, like the Covercraft Weathershield-HP costs about $325. It is one of the best "soft-touch" fabrics. I have used it year-round and have no scratches or scuffs from it.

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Mine stays outside during the summer, and during the winter it goes inside whenever i can (99.99% of the time) whenever im not driving it. Id love to have a car cover for when it needs to be out, and for the inside.


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always garaged here. I'm still driving mine... first snow, I will put some fuel preserve in and it will set until all the ice and salt is off the road.


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I'd start by pushing the camero outside. Then fill the Challengers gas tank and add some Sta-bil. Connect a battery tender,( not a small charger) and plug it in. Throw a cover on it and close the garage door. Thats what I did on Oct1 and won't see it again till April on May.

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Mines in a garage under a car cover.
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I moved a double bed into the garage. I cut a hole in the North face wall of our house and added a garage door. I pull the Challenger in next to my bed and Momma sleeps in the garage.


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My house has a 3 car garage with two separate bays. The Challenger is in one bay by itself. In the other bay my daily driver and girlfriend's car park.

My house is built into the side of a hill so the garage is under the house. It never gets too cold even in the dead of winter and there's virtually no humidity either. I don't cover my Challenger. What little dust gets on it goes away with a quick California Duster swiping.


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