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Just Curious. I know winter is, thankfully, almost over for most of us. But I have read where autos stored in unheated garages in the midwest still have long term issues. While I cannot afford to heat the garage does anyone know if a dehumidifier will be of any assistance? I am looking to preserve the SGT forever. Your thoughts?

 

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Just Curious. I know winter is, thankfully, almost over for most of us. But I have read where autos stored in unheated garages in the midwest still have long term issues. While I cannot afford to heat the garage does anyone know if a dehumidifier will be of any assistance? I am looking to preserve the SGT forever. Your thoughts?

 

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I do not think that a dehumidifier us nessesary, I live in Canada and in a fairly dry enviorment and other some some good leather conditioner and regular service it should be okay, they didn't do anything special in the 60's or 70's

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The issue is when the car is cold, and temps outside are warmer... You open the garage, and the warmer/moister air comes in and causes condensation on the cold metal.

 

I don't know that it causes long term issues though, driving in the rain is likely worse.

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That has to be expensive

 

 

Yes it is !!! I been working the garage and use to heat it with a kerosene heater it did a great job and cheap to run !! Which makes sense till you have a wife complain she didn't like the odor. Even with the clear clean kerosene so I switched to a propane heater and that really heated the garage quick and toasty but she bitched about that so I switched to the electric radiators . She tried to say I smell something funny and I said don't worry the electric bill will make you cry!!! :hysterical: We got the bill for 2 months it went up 300.00 !!! I run 3 of them just to be a busty their on high 24/7. I gave my other set ups to my buddy Marriage its a great thing if your a drinker The good thing out of it is I got to buy more stuff for my pain and suffering.

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Yes it is !!! I been working the garage and use to heat it with a kerosene heater it did a great job and cheap to run !! Which makes sense till you have a wife complain she didn't like the odor. Even with the clear clean kerosene so I switched to a propane heater and that really heated the garage quick and toasty but she bitched about that so I switched to the electric radiators . She tried to say I smell something funny and I said don't worry the electric bill will make you cry!!! :hysterical: We got the bill for 2 months it went up 300.00 !!! I run 3 of them just to be a busty their on high 24/7. I gave my other set ups to my buddy Marriage its a great thing if your a drinker The good thing out of it is I got to buy more stuff for my pain and suffering.

 

 

I store the Shelby in my heated shop. However, I also heat my two-car garage with an electric heater purchased from Northern Tool. I keep it at about 40 degrees and it costs about $1.00 per day during the coldest part of the South Dakota winter. Not bad really for the pleasure of having a warm vehicle to step into. My garage is insulated and I have an insulated 16’ door, which I am sure makes a difference. Our power costs are probably lower than many parts of the country as well. I agree that a dehumidifier will not make much, if any, difference.

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I store the Shelby in my heated shop. However, I also heat my two-car garage with an electric heater purchased from Northern Tool. I keep it at about 40 degrees and it costs about $1.00 per day during the coldest part of the South Dakota winter. Not bad really for the pleasure of having a warm vehicle to step into. My garage is insulated and I have an insulated 16’ door, which I am sure makes a difference. Our power costs are probably lower than many parts of the country as well. I agree that a dehumidifier will not make much, if any, difference.

 

 

In the summer I run the dehumidifer but also run an window A/C when working on something . The wife really loves it makes her cringe as the electric meter spins faster. You only live once. I tell my wife if you can wear my doubled layered bullet proof vest for a day in 80 degree weather and walk around with all the other gear for 6hrs. I will turn the A/C off she would make it for an hour. I dont know how the cops in Vegas do it only be to Vegas once and at 8am decided to go for a run went outside and was shell shocked by the wave of heat.

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