[DML] Re: Carcoon vs CarCapsule (long)
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[DML] Re: Carcoon vs CarCapsule (long)

People who have experience with both Carcoon and CarCapsule (as I do)
will tell you that there is a SIGNIFICANT difference between the two.
Anyone can put fans on a bag and say it's the same, but's just not
true. The sellers of the CarCapsule (at last report, made in Mexico,
but possibly now in Korea) simply took a Carcoon and have had inferior
copies made.

Carcoon features two, triple filtered fans (two dust filters and one
carbon activated filter each) and substantially better materials used
in the zippers, base and tops. Each winter we would replace a dozen or
so CarCapsules for people whose units had cracked in cold weather or
actually trapped moisture inside the units.

The base material on the indoor units is a very heavy gauge rubberized
plastic that has been treated to resist oil, fuel and hydraulic fluid.
CarCapsule is not. The clear plastic material for the tops of the
indoor units is made from a specially treated plastic material to
resist cold cracking, and at the same time, "lose" the wrinkles in the
material giving it a more clear view of what's inside. I've seen some
of the CarCapsules at shows that look worse than a linen shirt that's
been slept in.

The drying vent on the Carcoon allows for two-stage usage. In drying
mode, the rear vent is open, and the car is "air-dried" in 24-48
hours, including all the moisture areas that you can't get dry after
the car is washed. Once dry, close the vent and the recirculated air
within the unit keeps the car free of moisture by gradually changing
the temperature of the air within. Gradual temperature changes (and
not just blowing nearly unfiltered air in a bag, as with CarCapsule)
are the key to keeping moisture off the car. And how does the gradual
temperature change happen? With the two fans, and the plenum chamber
in the filter housings that allows for the recirculation of the air
already within the unit.

But the filtered fans are where the difference in performance is most
apparent. It takes two fans to adequately circulate the air all but
the smallest units (the BikeBubbles) and a total of four dust filters
ensure a nearly completely dust-free environment. The inner carbon
activated filters (two) filter the recirculated air within the unit,
cosntantly improving the air within the unit.

The DeLorean that won the Millennium Concours in 1999 in St. Louis was
put in a Carcoon shortly after the show and not touched until May of
2005 when it was prepared for the 2005 Millennium show...where it won

Note that all of the above applies to the INDOOR units, the outdoor
units are even more robust and protective.

And before you say that I sell them...I don't anymore. We sold them
for several years, until the exchange rate and shipping expense (they
are handmade in England) went up so much that we could no longer
afford to sell them without a significant price increase. You may be
able to import one from http://www.carcoon.co.uk - but I have none in
stock and don't expect to have any for the foreseeable future.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "turbodelorean" <dmcfan@xxxx> wrote:
> On was on the same page as you then I did some searching because of the 
> price. Go to carcapsule.com it is the exact same thing but for about 
> $200 less. I beleive DMCH wants $599 for the Delorean and carcapsule 
> wants about $349 for the DeLorean sized one. 
> Peter Kuchan
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> wrote:
> > Who on the DML has any experience with a Carcoon? I am considering
> > getting one so I can store a Delorean outside this winter. They are a
> > bit pricey though. Before I spend all that money I was curious what
> > others had to say about them.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757

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