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Old 01-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Cover your bed, otherwise you will just be hauling tons of snow all winter.

A garage really is the correct answer.

This may sound weird, but you might want to park under a tree.

I have a two-car detatched garage. My wife's car goes in the left side, my motorcycle, tools and workbench are on the right. Just outside the garage, on the right hand side is a very large pine tree.

I park on the right just so my wife can get in and out the left side of the garage. However, I discovered that the tree has some interesting thermal properties.

For example - I usually don't have to scrape frost off about 2/3 of my windshield - it just doesn't form on the side near the tree.

In 6 years, my car has never NOT started from the cold until last week, when I was parked out in the open for work all day in the bitter cold.
Two days later, in the same weather, it started right up under the tree.

Do not park under a pine tree in the summer - sap does not come off no matter what. I don't care too much, because it covers nicely with Rustoleum Hammer-Finish paint...
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