Do you have a special car or bike that you want
to be able to see, but have it in a place that has dust, insect, humidity or
Want your buddies, mom, and kids to see it, but
not touch it?
Need to keep those rakes, bikes, broom handles,
vermin off your car or bike!
The Solution: The GARAGE TOYS CAR CAPSULE
The Garage Toys Car Capsule is a clear plastic
pouch that you drive or roll your special car or bike into that is then zipped
completely shut. Then you turn the fan on and the pouch inflates to form a
clear shield for your vehicle. The temperature and humidity will remain
equal and constant to the outside preventing water condensation. Great for
use in covered car enclosures or in the dusty, full garage!
Better than a car cover where you cant see your
vehicle and that lays on your car attracting water damage, vermin and dust!
Whether you are storing cars, race cars or
antiques, the Garage Toys Car Capsule will keep them in a dust-free, clean and
dry environment, away from dings, scratches, bicycles, ladders, children and all
the things that "go bump in the night."
|Remove CarCapsule from box.
Unroll and spread out the basemat. Unzip the upper shroud from the
basemat. Roll the upper shroud off of the basemat, exposing the
area to which basemat attaches to the upper shroud.
||Pull the vehicle
on to the basemat. Unroll the upper shroud over the vehicle.
Pull the bottom of the upper shroud until it meets the basemat.
Place the fan in place making sure the velcro is fully attached.
||Zip the upper shroud to the
basemat. Plug the fan into the adaptor provided. The
CarCapsule should take just a couple of minutes to inflate. Once
it is fully inflated, place the filter in the opening surrounding the
Protect your "baby" from corrosion,
mildew, dings, dust, even children!
Continuous Air Flow:
Evaporative storage keeps your car dry, prevents corrosion, mildew
and musty interior odors
Temperature remains constant, is always equal
Air changes 3-4 times per hour
Under humid conditions, open zipper 6", will increase air
flow -- Remember, condensation only occurs when hot and cold air
masses meet, this is not possible because continuous air flow and
change does not allow moisture in air to condensate on vehicle.
Dust and insect free
Keeps your vehicle in show condition
Filter is washable with mild soap and water
Capsule inflates quicker with filter removed
Clear Inflated Bubble:
Allows you to enjoy and show your car
Protects against accidental damage from bikes, brooms, etc.
Material is 10 mil double polished 100% PVC
Nylon zipper will not scratch vehicle
Small tears easily repaired with PVC tape
Base material is made of Dupont Hercolite 18 oz.
Abrasion, mildew, gas, oil, antifreeze resistant
Flame retardant - material does not support flame
Economical to Run:
Approximately $1.50 per month
No dry packs, air conditioners or dehumidifiers
Fan is rated a 5 year continuous duty with free replacement
material and craftsmanship 2 year guarantee
Capsule has been out in the market since 1988 and those units are
still performing as promised
DO NOT open with sharp objects!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARCAPSULE SETUP
1. Select your place of set up by considering the
A. The start of zipper location should also
be the location of the electrical source.
B. The air intake should be away from outside doors and heat sources.
C. The surface should be as flat as possible.
D. The basemat should be located with all sides accessible to work the
2. We have included two Styrofoam tubes to place
over the zipper. When these are in place, your vehicle will not damage the
nylon zipper when rolling it onto the mat. Roll the vehicle onto the
basemat leaving equal distance on all sides. Take care not to turn the
steering wheel while on the basemat. If the exhaust system is at all hot,
be very careful not to touch any part of the Carcapsule with it.
3. Insert the fan panel into position,
smooth out the Velcro.
4. Push the male connector thru the slit in
the basemat. Connect the male end to the female end connector
of the fan motor.
5. Starting at the fan end, carefully drape
the clear center section over the vehicle's hood, roof and trunk. Zip both
zippers closed securing the tops and sides. For silver outdoor model:
You will find a 2" plastic strip that you must insert inside fan shroud
before inflation. This will keep shroud open.
6. Plug the 12V transformer into your wall
outlet and your CarCapsule will start to inflate. After the bubble is
completely inflated, insert the filter by pushing the brim inside the flap
around the fan.
7. To increase airflow thru the cover to
dry wet vehicles or to regulate the air pressure in extremely hot weather,
simply readjust the rear zipper closure to allow more air to flow through the
capsule. On the average the CarCapsule will change its air volume 3 to 4
times per hour.
8. For the Silver Outdoor Model:
The outdoor model has tie-downs to prevent movement of your bubble in the wind.
The loops for the tie-downs are located on each side of your bubble.
A. Attach a string to an eyelet on the top of the bubble. Tie a
B. If you wish to attach bubble to ground. Drive a stake into the
ground at a forty-five degree angle away from your bubble. Attach the
string to the stake. Repeat A and B on other side of your bubble.
Stakes are not included and can be purchased from your local hardware store.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARCAPSULE
1. The clear unit is for indoor use only.
The silver unit is for outdoor use.
2. Do not put any material under the floor
section, it will only trap moisture! This can create mold or
3. Locate the air intake filter away from
outside doors or sources of heat such as water heaters, furnaces, roll-up metal
doors or washer/dryers.
4. Keep the air filter clean by hand
washing in warm water. You may use a mild dish soap if necessary.
5. Do not place any source of heat inside
the cover (not even a light bulb).
6. If CarCapsule is first used in extremely
cold climates, blow up in a warm area to help PVC become pliable.
7. When you set up your CarCapsule for the
first time, it will have a lot of wrinkles. As it is kept inflated, the
remainder of the wrinkles will work themselves out.
8. If your CarCapsule gets dusty you can
use a car duster. To remove stains, use warm water and a mild dish soap.
The CarCapsule is guaranteed for one year
against all defects in workmanship and materials. Repair or replacement will be
made upon receipt of product by CarCapsule freight prepaid. Please contact the
place of purchase prior to shipping for warranty work.
Q.) If you are bringing in the
air from the outside you are also bringing in the moisture from the outside.
How does the vehicle stay dry?
A.) The CarCapsule does not
eliminate humidity it eliminates condensation. The fan exchanges the air
by volume 3-4 times an hour. This constant air change and air flow does
not allow hot air and cold masses to meet. This in turn eliminates
condensation and keeps the vehicle completely dry no matter what the temperature
or humidity level.
Q.) If I put my car away
wet, what will happen?
A.) The CarCapsule is an evaporative
system. The constant air change will evaporate all moisture in a matter of
hours. This will prevent rust from the exterior parts while eliminating
mold and mildew from the interior.
Q.) Should I leave the windows up or
down inside the CarCapsule?
A.) You should leave the windows
either down all the way or at least half the way down. If you have a
convertible the top should be put up so that it will not trap moisture in the
compartment it is stored in.
This will let the air circulate throughout the interior keeping it dry and odor
Q.) How much room does the
CarCapsule take up?
A.) Once inflated the CarCapsule
takes up about 1 foot on either side of the vehicle. The front and back
depend on what size CarCapsule is used.
Q.) How do you get the vehicle in
A.) The CarCapsule has 2 zippers
that run around the basemat to the back where the fan is located. Just
unzip and roll the upper shroud towards the fan. Pull the vehicle on to
the basemat and roll the upper shroud over the vehicle. Zip up the unit
and plug in the fan. The CarCapsule takes about 5-10 minutes to inflate.
Q.) What happens if I get a hole in
A.) The upper shroud is made of 8
mil PVC. If you do happen to puncture the unit use a piece of clear 100%
PVC shipping tape. This will bond to the upper shroud and will not come
Q.) What if the power goes out?
A.) The cover will deflate and turn
into a regular car cover. When the power returns it will re-inflate in a
matter of minutes. We do have a cigarette lighter adapter cord that can be
run off of a 12 volt power supply for prolonged power disruptions or for use at
Q.) Do you have a CarCapsule that
will fit my pick-up truck?
A.) Yes, we make a CarCapsule that
is tall enough to fit full size trucks and S.U.V.'s. We also make an
extended version that will fit most older cars like Packard, Rolls Royce and
Q.) Do you need to use another cover
with the CarCapsule?
A.) You do not need to use another
cover with the CarCapsule. This will only block air from circulating in
the interior and might trap moisture.
Q.) Can the CarCapsule be used for
A.) The CarCapsule can be used for
short-term, long-term or anything in between. It takes about the same time
to use as a regular car cover except for the inflating of the unit. It
takes about a couple of minutes to get the car out.
Q.) Do you have to drain the gas
tank or any other fluids before you put the vehicle away?
A.) No, the basemat is impervious to
gas, diesel, oil or antifreeze. You do not have to worry about these odors
because the air is constantly changing.
Q.) Do you have to use any dry packs
or chemicals to keep the vehicle dry?
A.) No, dry packs or chemicals are
not needed. This is an evaporative system that uses air flow to prevent
condensation. This enables you to take your vehicle in and out anytime you
want without having to mess with chemicals or dry packs.
Q.) Will the CarCapsule protect my
vehicle from rodents?
A.) The 55 T-Bird on our web site
and literature has been stored in an unheated warehouse in the Midwest for 7
years. We have not had a problem with any kind of critters chewing through
the material. This car looks as good now as it did when we first put it in
Q.) How long will the CarCapsule
A.) The prototypes were built in
1988 and are still in use today.
Q.) What if something falls on the
CarCapsule while my vehicle is in it?
A.) We have dropped a five pound
sledge hammer on top of the CarCapsule and it just bounced off. It will
also protect against weed wackers, rakes or snow shovels that lean against the
side of the unit.
YOUR CARCAPSULE PHOTOS &
"We recently purchased our Car
Capsule, and couldn't be happier! ... We live in the woods, so
insects and mice are always a concern. No more with the Car Capsule!
The garage is also used as a woodworking shop, but not a speck
of sawdust ever lands on the car, or accidental bumps with tools. I
used to worry about mold and mildew affecting the leather and carpet
interior of our open '31 Model A, but with the constant circulating
air, I know this will never be a problem! ... Bottom line is, the Car
Capsule preserves and protects an irreplaceable valuable in ways that
a conventional cover could never do. This is the best investment
a vintage car owner can make. ... Thank you for a fine, quality
buying my Car Capsule I worry less about my Cobra getting dirty or
accidentally getting scratched by any object, It does its job in an
excellent manner and showcases it when people are at my place looking at
the Replica Cobra I built myself!I'm always recommending it to anyone that
has a hot rod or an exotic vehicle!"
"As you can see, our garage is used for LOTS of stuff other
than our 2001 Boxster S. The only way the car has remained ding & dent
free is your product! I also do some amateur woodworking out there, and
the car has stayed sawdust free also. I get a lot of grief from the guys
at work about "Bubble Boy", but I think they're just jealous!"
"This is Bills 1968 Shelby GT 500 in our carcapsule. He loves
it and he likes the carcapsule real well too!!"
"Here is a pic of my 2003 Mustang Cobra
Convertible in my garage that is enclosed in one of your 18' capsules. Too
nasty to drive year around but I still had to see it when I went into the
garage so this is the perfect option."
"I wanted to send you pictures of my 09 Challenger SRT in the
CarCapsule. I love it, and it works great!!! Thanks you!!!"
the number of bikes increased so did the capsules ... Our home in NC is a
vacation home, and the bikes can be in storage for several months at a
time. I love the way the capsule keeps my bikes perfectly clean and
hooked up, I have never had any issues with starting them up and riding
away. Great Product! "
"Love my car-capsule and my 2007 Shelby GT loves it also. Works
great no dust no moisture."
bought my CarCapsule to protect my Camaro SS when I joined the military,
because I knew I'd be away for long periods of time. Now I am currently
deployed overseas, but I am confident my car is safe and protected back
home. Anytime someone asks about a car
cover, I recommend a CarCapsule to them. Thank you for such a
just picked up my 2010 Grand Sport and was determined to find the best way
to store it this winter. After looking on-line and asking a few people had
one, I decided to give the CarCapsule a try. I couldn't be happier! It
installed just as easy as they said it would and now I can see my baby
sitting there all nice and shiny, waiting to be released again in the
"My beautiful 1998 Ferrari 355F1 in the winter storage from CarCapsule,
wanted a cover for my 2010 Camaro SS/RS so I could still see it through
the MI winter months, and I found something better - your CarCapsule! Very
easy to put up, keeps clean and strong material. I know when my kids bump
into it they will not be bumping into the Camaro. When spring arrives,
just unzip and go! "
"The combination of the CarCapsule and lift has solved a
storage problem for me. The CarCapsule gives me the confidence that my car
is safe and protected. I can easily lower my lift and unzip the CarCapsule
to access my car for shows and miscellaneous work. Everyone that see's my
setup is more interested in the CarCapsule than my 1957 Chevrolet. The
CarCapsule wins first place trophy in my book!"
"I've had my Vette for 31 years and the CarCapsule for 6 years.
Sure beats a cloth cover. It's the best protection I've ever found. Won't
be with out it!"