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Tesla cover - do you like yours?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by brucet999, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I'm about to order my MS but won't have garage space for it until next spring or summer, so am thinking of getting the outdoor cover.

    So users, how do you like your covers?

    Is it easy to put on & remove?

    Will it fit in a D frunk?

    Anything else I should know about it?

  2. TurboFroggy

    TurboFroggy Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Everett, WA
    How about one of these?

    Attached Files:

  3. pmoa

    pmoa Member

    Apr 10, 2015
    Haha that is hilarious
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Search the forum, this has been discussed in the past 6 months.

    It is easy to put on and take off, given the size of the car. I'm sure it will fit in a Dual Motor frunk. It is unlikely you will ever get it back into the bag it came in, however.
  5. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Thanks. Maybe i didn't search right.
  6. martinwinlow

    martinwinlow Member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Isle of Colonsay, UK
    #6 martinwinlow, Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
    I'm in a similar situation and have my S parked outside. I got the exterior cover with the car. I do like it. It appears to be a premium product - not that I have had much experience with car covers. It weighs a good 8-10kg and is made by Coverking - Autobody Armor model. From their website ( Coverking Autobody Armor Custom-Fit Vehicle Cover ) :-

    'AutoBody Armor™ Custom Car Cover
    High water resistance
    Provides maximum protection from damaging UV rays
    Three outer-layers to protect against the elements, including preventing nicks and dings
    Includes soft inner fleece lining to pamper the finish of your car
    Highly breathable material to reduce condensation
    Custom-fit to your vehicle specifications for a sleek and stylish look
    Mirror and antenna pockets included
    Available in gray only'

    I would call the colour beige myself...

    car cover fitted - small.jpg

    From the picture, you can see it was raining here last night. My only concern with the cover design is that it allows puddling of water at the bottom of the windscreen. If this were to freeze I don't think it would be good for the cover. So, if you were planning on leaving it long term over the winter and freezing is a possibility, I'd roll up a sausage of old curtain or something wide enough to fill the gap across the width of the windscreen base to prevent water puddling. Perhaps stretching it fore and aft occasionally would suffice.

    Yes, it will fit in the frunk - with a bit of squishing.

    It appears to be very waterproof - though for how long remains to be seen.

    The easiest way for one person to get it off is to fold up 2 feet or so, front and rear alternately, and then fold up the sides alternately until you have a pile on your roof 2' square and about 18" high. If you don't do this - and you own a very shiny car - the cover will tend to slide off in the direction of the largest, unfolded area - if that makes sense. It is quite an interesting exercise if there is any kind of wind blowing. It's then really a job for 2 people if you want to avoid it falling on the ground. If you do it this way, putting it back on is a simple reversal of the procedure. Just make sure you remember which way you took it off otherwise when you unfold it, it'll be back-to-front!

    Realistically, if you want to get it back in its bag you will have to treat it like a sleeping bag - lay it out on the floor (indoors!) and fold it up from the sides so you have a 5m long, slightly less than the bag's length-wide object, then roll it up as tight as you can. It might then go back in the bag.

    Lastly, do not be tempted to store it folded up if it is in the least bit wet. It will almost certainly go mouldy if you do. always make sure it is very dry first. MW
  7. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    May 10, 2012
    Timonium, Maryland

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