Re: Storing the old girl outside
I have thought about building a platform in my garage against the back wall,that would be high enough for my truck or a car's nose or rear end fit under,then I could park a few tractors on the platform and still be able to park vehicles in the garage ..
Only problems would be devising a safe way to get the tractors up & down off the platform..
To drive one up a ramp would be risky,and the ramp would have to be hinged so you could raise it up off the floor and out of the way..Also,you'd have to build it very beefy to handle the weight and it would be best to anchor it to the wall and floor too..
Anything I leave outside here for more than a few months is well on its way to becoming junk,it stays wet & humid often and animals nest in things fast--one tractor I didn't use often I left outside under a crude "shed" made of three pallets stood on end with a sheet of plywood over them for a roof,had a lovely wasp nest the size of a grapefruit under its hood after being parked there only a month,and I got stung several times when I opened the hood to put gas in it and start it when I was going to use it!..
Mice have ruined some engines I had stored in a box truck body I use as a shed too,so having things "indoors" doesn't guarantee you wont have things living in them,but it does reduce the possibility..
Those tent garages can let things sweat from condensation too,its best to put a screened louver on the rear wall so air can circulate inside them..seen some nice muscle cars get damaged being stored in them that were not ventilated..