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Old 07-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #1
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Cover for the Egg

We have a new (to us) EggCamper, and need to provide a cover for it.
We have several options.

1) Build a carport-type cover for it;
2) Widen/heighten one side of a freestanding, 2-car brick garage.
3) Buy a fabric-type cover for it.

Obviously, #2 would be the most secure, but I have a feeling it would be very expensive. Construction, labor, new garage door, moving (eliminating?) the pedestrian door, replacing the 2nd garage door in order to match the new one. . . We have an in-house garage for our cars, so we don't have to worry about displacing one.

Option #1 seems (at first glance) to be less expensive than #2 , but may be the harder one to make secure, and nice-looking. We have a level spot to the right of the existent freestanding garage mentioned above, and also a space behind this garage, but it slopes and would have to be made level. I am assuming there would be concrete poured for the floor of it. We have a cotton field behind us which allows strong winds to pick up velocity coming toward us, so I would want it to be sturdy (knowing nothing is tornado-proof). . .

I know some of you have built shelters for your eggs and some have reworked garages. I would appreciate any advice on either type. . .

The last option is the fabric-type cover. My concern is getting one that won't leave marks on the gel coat, and would let the Egg be accessible with the cover on. . .

Thanks for sharing your expertise. . .
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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I bought one of those metal free standing car ports. It was elected in about an hour by the experienced crew that delivered it. Worth the money and keeps tree droppings off it in three seasons and snow off in the winter.
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I bought one of those metal free standing car ports. It was elected in about an hour by the experienced crew that delivered it. Worth the money and keeps tree droppings off it in three seasons and snow off in the winter.
Thanks! That is a great time frame for getting it done! They will put one up without pouring a concrete floor, right? Just wondering . . .
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Yes. Well I suppose it depends on local or state regulations. I had mine installed on part of my concrete driveway but I've seen them on dirt and grass. I paid $10 for a permit from my township here in Michigan.
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Yes. Well I suppose it depends on local or state regulations. I had mine installed on part of my concrete driveway but I've seen them on dirt and grass. I paid $10 for a permit from my township here in Michigan.
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Try smaller tires re fit in existing garage.
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