Lotus Elan

Drive in/out car capsule

PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:27 pm

Very pleased with my new acquisition (Xmas present) of a stand-up car capsule that you drive in and out of.

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Not only keeps the car dust free (has two air circulating fans) but most importantly for my venue keeps the critters out of the car (mice, spiders, ...). I have had substantial damage from mice in the past - I even found an empty mousetrap that had been dragged into the transmission tunnel. Of course they might eat through the plastic but it is pretty thick and I also have traps everywhere in my garage.

If you are interested in one of these it pays to shop around. Substantial savings if you find the right supplier (~1/2 price). The Elan only needs the 12 foot version - so less expensive as well. I like the small footprint in my garage and that it fits between my 2 post jack. I am thinking if I want to use the jack I'll just drag the capsule outside out the way - or deflate it. Re-inflates in just a couple of minutes.
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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:31 pm

Which one is this?
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 pm

This one from https://inthegarage.com/. Based in Switzerland apparently, but ship from US for US customers.

Appears to be identical to http://carcapsule.com/showcase/ at a lower price.

The other thing is that inthegarage offers a 12ft one and for carcapsule smallest offered is 14ft. The 12 ft one just fits the Elan. You can still get in and out of the vehicle.

No affiliation with either.

Compared to other designs these don?t require any reinforcing struts. Plug in and inflate. The pump maintains the superstructure at proper pressure, periodically cycling on. The circulating fans run constantly (very quiet).
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