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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.)If you are bringing in the air from the outside you are also bringing in the moisture from the outside. How does the vehicle stay dry?
A.) The CarCapsule does not eliminate humidity it eliminates condensation. The fan exchanges the air by volume 3-4 times an hour. This constant air change and air flow does not allow hot air and cold masses to meet. This in turn eliminates condensation and keeps the vehicle completely dry no matter what the temperature or humidity level.
Q.) If i put my car away wet, what will happen?
A.) The CarCapsule is an evaporative system. The constant air change will evaporate all moisture in a matter of hours. This will prevent rust from the exterior parts while eliminating mold and mildew from the interior.
Q.) Should I leave the windows up or down inside the CarCapsule?
A.) You should leave the windows either down all the way or at least half the way down. If you have a convertible the top should be put up so that it will not trap moisture in the compartment it is stored in. This will let the air circulate throughout the interior keeping it dry and odor free.
Q.) How much room does the CarCapsule take up?
A.) Once inflated the CarCapsule takes up about 1 foot on either side of the vehicle. The front and back depend on what size CarCapsule is used.
Q.) How do you get the vehicle in the CarCapsule?
A.) The CarCapsule has 2 zippers that run around the basemat to the back where the fan is located. Just unzip and roll the upper shroud towards the fan. Pull the vehicle on to the basemat and roll the upper shroud over the vehicle. Zip up the unit and plug in the fan. The CarCapsule takes about 5-10 minutes to inflate.
Q.) What happens if I get a hole in it?
A.) The upper shroud is made of 8 mil PVC. If you do happen to puncture the unit use a piece of clear 100% PVC shipping tape. This will bond to the upper shroud and will not come off.
Q.) What if the power goes out?
A.) The cover will deflate and turn into a regular car cover. When the power returns it will re-inflate in a matter of minutes. We do have a cigarette lighter adapter cord that can be run off of a 12 volt power supply for prolonged power disruptions or for use at car shows.
Q.) Do you have a CarCapsule that will fit my pick-up truck?
A.) Yes, we make a CarCapsule that is tall enough to fit full size trucks and S.U.V.'s. We also make an extended version that will fit most older cars like Packard, Rolls Royce and Cadillac.
Q.) Do you need to use another cover with the CarCapsule?
A.) You do not need to use another cover with the CarCapsule. This will only block air from circulating in the interior and might trap moisture.
Q.) Can the CarCapsule be used for short-term storage?
A.) The CarCapsule can be used for short-term, long-term or anything in between. It takes about the same time to use as a regular car cover except for the inflating of the unit. It takes about a couple of minutes to get the car out.
Q.) Do you have to drain the gas tank or any other fluids before you put the vehicle away?
A.) No, the basemat is impervious to gas, diesel, oil or antifreeze. You do not have to worry about these odors because the air is constantly changing.
Q.) Do you have to use any dry packs or chemicals to keep the vehicle dry?
A.) No, dry packs or chemicals are not needed. This is an evaporative system that uses air flow to prevent condensation. This enables you to take your vehicle in and out anytime you want without having to mess with chemicals or dry packs.
Q.) Will the CarCapsule protect my vehicle from rodents?
A.) The 55 T-Bird on our web site and literature has been stored in an unheated warehouse in the Midwest for 7 years. We have not had a problem with any kind of critters chewing through the material. This car looks as good now as it did when we first put it in the CarCapsule.
Q.) How long will the CarCapsule last?
A.) The prototypes were built in 1988 and are still in use today.
Q.) What if something falls on the CarCapsule while my vehicle is in it?
A.) We have dropped a five pound sledge hammer on top of the CarCapsule and it just bounced off. It will also protect against weed wackers, rakes or snow shovels that lean against the side of the unit.
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