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Winter Storage

PostPost by: Jon Eckman » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:43 pm

I started keeping my S3 in an unheated car tent over the winter here in Connecticut last year. Should I be concerned with the temperature fluctuations, which can swing from zero to fifty degrees F, affecting the wood dash? Has anyone found a good way to get some heat around their car?

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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:11 am

Build a garage, insulate and heat it.

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I started keeping my S3 in an unheated car tent over the winter here in
Connecticut last year. Should I be concerned with the temperature
fluctuations, which can swing from zero to fifty degrees F, affecting the
wood dash? Has anyone found a good way to get some heat around their car?

Thanks,
Jon Eckman









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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:20 am

Move to Florida; and keep your stick on the ice?

Pete
Build a garage, insulate and heat it.

Bill
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I started keeping my S3 in an unheated car tent over the winter here in
Connecticut last year. Should I be concerned with the temperature
fluctuations, which can swing from zero to fifty degrees F, affecting the
wood dash? Has anyone found a good way to get some heat around their car?

Thanks,
Jon Eckman
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PostPost by: Briggs1 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:14 am

To all,

If you were to pay to keep your car in a climate controlled facility for the
winter or even all year long, what would it be worth to you?

What would you be willing to pay for storage?

Curious to know,

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:13 pm

How about one of those heaters they use in pianos?

Mike G.

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Move to Florida; and keep your stick on the ice?

Pete
Build a garage, insulate and heat it.

Bill
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Winter Storage

I started keeping my S3 in an unheated car tent over the winter
here in

Connecticut last year. Should I be concerned with the temperature
fluctuations, which can swing from zero to fifty degrees F,
affecting the

wood dash? Has anyone found a good way to get some heat around
their car?


Thanks,
Jon Eckman



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PostPost by: Bill » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:24 am

Or to the West Coast of Canada hey, but I still heat my garage to keep the
damp down. No snow tho'.

No ice for my stick either.

Bill
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Move to Florida; and keep your stick on the ice?

Pete
Build a garage, insulate and heat it.

Bill
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Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:01 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Winter Storage

I started keeping my S3 in an unheated car tent over the winter here in
Connecticut last year. Should I be concerned with the temperature
fluctuations, which can swing from zero to fifty degrees F, affecting the
wood dash? Has anyone found a good way to get some heat around their car?

Thanks,
Jon Eckman










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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:56 pm

What's this snow you talke of? ;) Here in Texas humidity is the
problem. If not air conditioned at least a de-humidifier would be nice

Fred

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Or to the West Coast of Canada hey, but I still heat my garage to keep the
damp down. No snow tho'.
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PostPost by: twincamracing » Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:31 pm

winter or even all year long, what would it be worth to you?
What would you be willing to pay for storage?

Hmmm, spending money to lease storage...I guess if I couldn't use the
lease against taxes I would have to weigh the time frame considered to
compare with the building (or converting to) a dedicated storage.

In my situation, rural with acreage, I would build additional space.
Good support from the home helps. Once, my lovely wife suggested
keeping a vintage BMW R50/2 in the beadroom because she thought it
looked cool, but would she let me park the Laverda SFC race bike there?
No way. She might go for the Elan though I'd have to make a bigger door
and a driveway around the garden and... be easier to add on to the
workshop ;)

Scott



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