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UpToTheOzone


Nov 26, 2011, 9:43 PM
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I just moved to Colorado, will my gear suffer any damage from being stored in my trunk all winter? I don't really have room to put it anywhere else.


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Nov 27, 2011, 1:17 AM
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UpToTheOzone wrote:
I just moved to Colorado, will my gear suffer any damage from being stored in my trunk all winter? I don't really have room to put it anywhere else.
Assuming there isn't any solvents or a spare car battery in there, you will be fine. If you wanna be extra sure, pack it up in some bags rather then leaving it loose.

Enjoy Colorado ^.^


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Nov 27, 2011, 7:06 AM
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Theft of climbing gear from cars is a bigger problem.


livinonasandbar


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marc801 wrote:
Theft of climbing gear from cars is a bigger problem.

Yeah, but he's talking about the truck of a car. I'm sure that's different...


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make sure it aint damp inside ... ive seen some damn leaky and mouldy trunks


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livinonasandbar wrote:
marc801 wrote:
Theft of climbing gear from cars is a bigger problem.

Yeah, but he's talking about the truck of a car. I'm sure that's different...
Oh. Of course. I was thinking trunk. Yes, without a doubt, the truck of a car is nearly impenetrable. Is that the vehicular equivalent of a turducken?


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bearbreeder wrote:
make sure it aint damp inside ... ive seen some damn leaky and mouldy trunks

that was the first thing that came to my mind; wet gear sitting in a trunk all winter, then a february chinook blows in; mold, mildew and fungus starts to grow on your gear....i dont know how that would damage your gear but it sure looks like shit


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UpToTheOzone wrote:
I just moved to Colorado, will my gear suffer any damage from being stored in my trunk all winter? I don't really have room to put it anywhere else.

You need to keep your gear dry and out of contact with solvents and acids, such battery acid. You also need to keep it out of contact with other surfaces that may have themselves contacted such things. If you can do that in your trunk, go for it.


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sungam wrote:
UpToTheOzone wrote:
I just moved to Colorado, will my gear suffer any damage from being stored in my trunk ...
Assuming there isn't any solvents or a spare car battery in there, you will be fine. If you wanna be extra sure, pack it up in some bags rather then leaving it loose.

Dosen't have to be a spare battery. Ive owned two cars that had their batteries in the trunk. The 87 BMW 325is was designed and built by the factory that way.

I consulted knowlegable poelpe about it back then and they said if there were no contact/leakage there would be no problem. Always bothered me and I used rope bags to minimize any chance of contact or exposure. I had that car for over ten years and there was never any sign of corrosion on anything. Always surprised me, but apparently in that car it was not a problem.

My (climbing) gym gear lives in the trunk of my car full time.


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