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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 06:36 AM

I have way too many tractors and storing them safely is difficult. In the past 6 months I have become a collector of the old CoverIt tent garages. In October I bought a 12' x 24' and set it up on my south lawn. a dozen tractors got to spend the winter in there safe and dry. I am worried about what the mice may have done.

 

A couple of weeks ago I was given(for the labor of taking it away) a 10' x 20' CoverIt frame. Yesterday, I bought a 12' x 20" garage with a good tarp. When I get all of these set up, I should be able to have all of the GTs out of the weather. The LTs are sol.

 

I didn't pay much for the first and third shelter and the second was free. The freebie with a $12 tarp will nicely protect about a dozen GTs. I'm mentioning this to encourage others to look for the frames, aquire them, and then cover them with a tarp for good storage of tractors and attachments. Good Luck, Rick


Edited by boyscout862, April 26, 2016 - 06:37 AM.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 06:51 AM

After 8 years my cover it brand has given up the ghost. I'm not complaining, it held up well through some nasty nor'easters and Sandy. Time for a new skin.
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Posted April 26, 2016 - 08:01 AM

I had one at my old place. Paid $300 for it, took it down from the previous owner and installed it. I left it when I moved. It worked well.


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 10:39 AM

Is " Cover It " the brand name ?   I sure could use one but afraid of buying junk


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Is " Cover It " the brand name ?   I sure could use one but afraid of buying junk


I second this lol.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Anyone want to recommend a good tarp..???   The cheap ones last about a month..   Anyone try billboard signs made of canvas..  I have a place that sells them cheap..  10 X20    or bigger   for 35.00


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Anyone want to recommend a good tarp..???   The cheap ones last about a month..   Anyone try billboard signs made of canvas..  I have a place that sells them cheap..  10 X20    or bigger   for 35.00

I buy the heavy duty silver tarps and get about 3-5 years out of them depending on if they stay in one place covering something or get moved around covering a lot of different things.  I think UncleWillie has some of those canvas billboard signs.                    Stewart


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 12:02 PM

I get those heavy-duty silver ones for my trailer... I cover it with plywood and the tarp over that.. they get burned out from the sun and rip in the course of a year.. I need a new one every year.


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Good Deal Rick! I too needed some space quick and went with the HD ShelterLogic , got 6 yrs out of one of their cheap ones.So I figured I'd give their "better" one a try. I agree get 'em out of the weather if you can

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 02:21 PM

Anyone want to recommend a good tarp..???   The cheap ones last about a month..   Anyone try billboard signs made of canvas..  I have a place that sells them cheap..  10 X20    or bigger   for 35.00

I have a couple of those billboard signs I use to cover some of my tractors with. They come in different weights, the heavier ones last the longest.


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 04:17 PM

Anyone want to recommend a good tarp..???   The cheap ones last about a month..   Anyone try billboard signs made of canvas..  I have a place that sells them cheap..  10 X20    or bigger   for 35.00

I would jump on several of those for that price!


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 04:27 PM

Good Deal Rick! I too needed some space quick and went with the HD ShelterLogic , got 6 yrs out of one of their cheap ones.So I figured I'd give their "better" one a try. I agree get 'em out of the weather if you can

 

Nice set up looks like mine but it has a lot more tractors in it and it over full.     What size is yours?


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 04:42 PM

Nice set up looks like mine but it has a lot more tractors in it and it over full.     What size is yours?


Thanks, 12'x 24' x 8'

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Thanks, 12'x 24' x 8'

 

 

Ok now I see why yours looks longer mine is only 20'. 


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Every spring, I see 2-3 dozen of those things, crushed by the snow, laying in yards, all

mangled and not good for much anymore.

Some look like huge dismembered praying mantis. Legs spread up in the air.

Others look like those huge Galapagos Island Tortoise. Just a big

grey lump, with no way into it.


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