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Would You Buy a Chassis Warmer?

Posted November 26, 2010 8:00 AM by CarDomain

I'm going to start by saying that this is the kind of product that cannot possibly be understood by anyone who's not a car person.

Second, at $485 a pop, it's going to be a tough sell for the old spouse.

But isn't the idea of piping toasty air up through the underside of your car while the cold wet winter tempest rages outside just somehow irresistably appealing?

As someone who once bought a dehumidifier for my car to keep it company through a bout of slightly damp storage, I can't not like the ChasiGard. How about you?

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11/26/2010 10:16 AM

Any idea how much it costs to run? The "specs" section of the website is pretty underwhelming.

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11/26/2010 12:23 PM

The silly season?

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11/26/2010 7:00 PM

Silly indeed. And how 60's does this look? ....

Surely with the profit they're making from these things (assuming they're selling any) they could do a bit better job on the web-site. Unless maybe they don't need to - enough mugs around anyway (sorry, CarDomain).

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11/26/2010 2:57 PM

Or for about 1/10 of that you can go buy a small electric heater and some flexible metal drier ducting, poke some holes in it of course, and make your own!

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11/27/2010 12:23 AM

How about a nice garage to keep your nice vintage and classic car in?

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11/27/2010 8:01 AM

$50 gets you a heated carpet for under desks. Place that under the car and you get heat , no dust moved around and no noise. The power would be best controlled with a simple thermostat so that its only set on when you feel its coldest. THis is not much different from the heaters that they add to pianos to drive off too much humidity.

My cars dont have an issue except when I open the doors on a warmer day following a cold night, introducing condensation. So I dont leave the doors open on thoes days. Woody

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11/27/2010 9:24 AM

Some chassis are more fun to warm than others!

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11/27/2010 11:10 AM

My idea of a chassis warmer.

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11/27/2010 11:34 AM

Good chassis warmer!

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11/27/2010 12:29 PM

I think you will find this type a lot more expensive to maintain.

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11/27/2010 6:32 PM

Not sure I could afford to buy one - have you got one I can borrow for a while?

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11/28/2010 9:51 PM

that would be a lot more than $450........

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11/29/2010 9:59 AM

that would be a lot more than $450........PER SIDE!!!!!!

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11/27/2010 12:34 PM

The 'Carcoon' was a similar device, they quote running costs of 2 pence per day (UK).

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11/27/2010 6:42 PM

Similar, but well different. If you put the whole car in a bag, it's got to be a lot cheaper to keep it warm. All the warm "wooft" staying in the bag - 2p/day sounds good - without the bag - ???

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11/29/2010 1:39 AM

I would not buy one.

For that amount of money I can insulate the garage.

I have had 3 garages that were insulated.

I know that it cost me less than a dollar a day to heat the one that did not have forced air with simple electric heaters.

The 2 that did have forced air (by adding a duct from the house furnace into the garage) did not change the heat bill at all.

The temp did fluctuate more due to the fact that they only recieved heat when the house needed it as opposed to when the garage did, but I never had to wear a coat.

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12/22/2010 10:18 PM

is there any down side of keeping the vehicle that dry ???. I like the idea of building a large garage with heat in the floor and an apartment above for when your wife finds out how much we spend on toys. O and space for the seat warmer and her Friends, and a 5 woman 1 man Jacuzzi.

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