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Old 04-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Mel's is gone? Source for cooker covers

Brethren, it looks like Mel's BBQ Grill Covers may be out of business, which is a shame because I have two of their covers, and I think those things may outlive me...the custom cover they made for my CS-680 weighed 14 lbs to ship!

Anyone have any info on these guys? Or does anyone have a source for a place that makes heavy duty grill & smoker covers? My neighbor has a new rig and it needs a cover, and those cheap thin things I see everywhere won't survive an Iowa winter.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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I know someone who can sew you one out of the kind of heavy duty vinyl used to make commercial grade tents (like for fireworks stands). PM me if you want to pursue.

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but if anyone does a search on this at a later time, it appears that Starfleet Enterprises are now making the same types of covers that Mel's used to make. Their website is: http://www.starfleetenterprises.com/index.html

They have an announcement about the acquisition of Mel's assets here: http://www.starfleetenterprises.com/...t%20sewing.htm
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:18 AM   #4
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I'm pleased to report that Mel is indeed in business. I had purchased one of her covers for my smoker, and was disheartened when I read the report she was no longer making covers. But I took a chance and called, Mel answered, is is now making me a grill cover. She explained that when she and her business partner broke up, she was for a time unable to take orders, but has now reorganized and is back in business. This is good - she makes a great cover.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:04 AM   #5
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Mel is not out of business. I just ordered a cover in mid April from her. I received it last week.

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Old 05-19-2016, 08:10 AM   #6
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Mel is not out of business. I just ordered a cover in mid April from her. I received it last week.

Here it is.
Can you supply contact information?

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Old 05-19-2016, 08:23 AM   #7
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Curious about this too anyone have a current link?
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Hmm I need a cover for my new kamado table I built. Is there a website or number to call? How pricey is she?
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Best prices I ever found for my lsg vertical cabinet http://vinylcoveringsbymel.com/index.html
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:41 AM   #10
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Hmm I need a cover for my new kamado table I built. Is there a website or number to call? How pricey is she?
Mel's covers are first class in every way. I paid $77 delivered for the cover on my LSG shown above. All I did was take a few pics and some dimensions and e-mailed them to her. When she got the e-mail she called me and verified all the info. I gave her my card # and three weeks later my cover arrived.
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I wonder if she will post to the UK?
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I wonder if she will post to the UK?
One sure way to find out. Send her an e-mail. She is good to answer pretty promptly.
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Try these people,I've used them for several tents.They make a top notch product.http://www.waterlootent.com/Contact-Us
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