Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

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Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by Stuart Sepple » 29th May 2013 - 4:47pm

HI,

can anyone recommend a good outdoor Cover for a Variant (squareback)?

thanks

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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by jmarkha1 » 29th May 2013 - 8:49pm

I bought one of these and am really impressed.
It fits a type 3 perfectly.
Is nice and heavy - with thick soft lining and totally waterproof.
I was a bit skeptical when I bought it but everyone that sees it remarks on the quality - for less than 40 quid - a bargain.

I do not sell these BTW - cheers.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Outdoor-Car-C ... 4ab94af9b7
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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by NickBab » 29th May 2013 - 9:20pm

The above look's like a good price. I found this cover when researching the same:

http://www.justaircooled.co.uk/vw-type- ... -made.html

I haven't bought one though so can't comment on quality, fit, etc.

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Post by miketyp3 » 30th May 2013 - 10:32am

Does your ebay cover strap down jmark?
I'm also in the market for one.

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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by jmarkha1 » 31st May 2013 - 2:27pm

Mike - the cover covers entire car and fits quite tight at bottom edge - probably about 5 inches off ground all round.
You could wrap something around car to stop the cover being taken off / blowing off - but I doubt very much it would blow off without serious storm - Jake
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Post by miketyp3 » 31st May 2013 - 4:12pm

Thanks for letting me know Jake.
I don't know if its just where I live, but I really struggle with keeping these covers on.

The one I have at the moment fastens tightly with an adjustable webbing strap right under the middle of the car.
Most days if its been remotely "breezy" I find it over the front of the car, the strap having worked its way right to the front wheels and trapped up in the wheel arches somewhere - of course it always does this before it rains... :roll:

The cover before (no strap, but fairly tailored like you describe) spent more time in the neighbours gardens than it ever did on a car!
That one would work its way out from under anything I tried to wrap round it to hols it down...

A shame because otherwise it sounds like its a good cover.

Thanks again.

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Post by broady_6 » 1st June 2013 - 8:18pm

I always had that problem mike! And I bought the mid range halfords one. In the end it tore its self to bits and never kept the car dry
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Post by Stuart Sepple » 3rd June 2013 - 4:49pm

Doesn't sound promising. Get quite a lot of wind through gap between houses on our driveway

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Post by greenfyregirl » 30th March 2014 - 11:19pm

Has anyone found a good cover solution? 8)
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Post by broady_6 » 31st March 2014 - 8:31am

Ive got the coverzone top spec, "stormforce" I think it is, car is always bone dry underneath. The straps could do to be stronger, in the 80mph+ winds we had in feb one of the clips broke. They're the same style as the ones on a back pack. I just put a ratchet strap around the car to hold the cover on and I've had no problems since.

Be a wear all covers will starch paint work unless the car is perfectly clean with a generous coating of wax. and even then you can guarantee its safe!
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Post by miketyp3 » 31st March 2014 - 9:43am

I bought a Halfords cover, its actually really good. THREE straps! so it never came off even in the worst of the gales we had this winter and so far it appears to be very water tight.
I bought the large, its quite roomy for my Fastback so I think it would fit a square, although there was an extra large available.
I've not noticed any rub marks on the paint, with all three straps quite tight it doesn't move at all.

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Post by greenfyregirl » 31st March 2014 - 1:23pm

brill, thanks il check them both out :)
ive just moved and now have a drive. It would be good to have protection for when its not in the garage :)
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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by 937carrera » 31st March 2014 - 10:10pm

I bought one like this on ebay for my 412 variant

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Van-cover ... 778wt_1037

If anything it's a little oversize.

Mine has a passenger side door zip which allows you to open the car door to get in without having to completely remove the cover. I then had to buy some rubber grommets so that I could fit two bungee cords underneath the car which stops the wind getting under and lifting the cover off.
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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by Wireless » 3rd April 2014 - 11:26pm

As I've always let the rain wash it I don't think I'm qualified to advise.
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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by greenfyregirl » 12th May 2014 - 10:19pm

I bought the halfords large one in the end- as mike reccomended :)
It fits the square a treat and when I don't put it on inside out it seems to work well :D
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Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Post by flatbeat » 5th August 2014 - 12:12pm

I got one from ISPWest. It's the same make and material as the Evo 4 covers that Karmen Konnection sell for Type 2's.
I've used one of those on my bus for 4 years and it's brilliant.
It wasn't cheap by the time I paid for shipping and Vat....about £100 all in but I know how good they are and well worth the investment.
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