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Old 10-10-2015, 10:01 AM   #15
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Hi Frank,

Thanks for starting this thread. We are in the process of planning to downsize and moving to a smaller house that we are using as a rental. Once we move to the smaller house, we will build a garage and get our new to us FG rig. I am interested in storage options. Keep the thoughts and pictures coming.

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Old 10-10-2015, 10:36 AM   #16
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We had problems with local pigeons and chipmunks while building our 'Boler Barn'; but, now that it's closed in that's history. Our local building codes, and home/vehicle insurance, does not warrant portable carports, mainly because of the snow loads. So, we opted for building a 'high' scissor trussed roof on 10 foot walls.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:45 AM   #17
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Dave,

NICE! I assume a 10' door. Width of your garage door? Also, overall dimensions of your garage?

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NICE! I assume a 10' door. Width of your garage door? Also, overall dimensions of your garage?

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Dean;
Our 'Boler Barn' door is 9 ft high by 12 feet wide. Scissor roof trusses give us a clear 11 ft. ceiling. Basic structure is only 16 ft. by 16 ft. (should have opted for at least 16 X 20; but bedrock proved the limiter). It now houses our 13' Boler, as well as our 6X6 ATV comfortably.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:38 AM   #19
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Hi Frank,
We got our Carolina Carport the third week of August after ordering it the first week of June.

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We opted for the vertical roof to deal with the snow load and and went with the 18 x 21 size with 10' side walls to have extra storage for tractor implements. I installed a solar powered light with motion detector so the interior lights up when I walk in but doesn't come on when deer wander past the front. With any kind of luck it will also deter nesting birds.
Two guys installed it in four hours flat. Our ground is hard and rocky so they were not able to install screw anchors. Hopefully the nine, four foot long, rebar rods they pounded in will be sufficient to the task. We had some pretty good breezes/thunderstorms since it went up so I'm comfortable that it isn't going anywhere. I'm glad I won't have to scrape off poor Eggbert's roof all winter long, anymore!
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:32 PM   #20
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Anyone else have problems with birds (barn swallows) building nests in these? They make a mess of whatever is under the nest.
To keep birds from nesting in an open rafter horse barn we strung up some cheap garden type netting. Worked and lasted for years.
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:15 PM   #21
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Just had mine installed this past June. I love it. I ordered mine with the 12 guage framing, upgraded roof and big enough for, not only my Casita, but some of my vehicles too.
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:32 PM   #22
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I want one of these standard width and length (18X20 I think) but 18" higher. I have not seen one like this around and am afraid they will say it requires special engineering for wind load or something. I hope I can get what I want without spending too much or I will just have to build something from scratch.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:57 AM   #23
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I've posted mine before but here it is again. (or a link to some pics).

Mine is 12 x 21 with FULL sides. I see many that dont do full sides and alot of sun still hits the tires. Under this carport, my Scamp is also up on jackstands with the tires completely off the ground. That also allows me to walk by and spin them occasionally. FWIW, I added 1 foot to the height of my carport from the standard. This one with the extra height and full sides was about $1200. It's from "Eagle".

The "anchoring" was my biggest concern. They usually just drive useless rebar in the soft ground. (NEVER figured that one out). I went with a suggested method of anchoring- not at the base rail- but actually anchoring on the UPRIGHTS! See the photos and about the middle; you can see one of the 4 angle-iron braces I made. This is not only a strong anchor, but also GREATLY stiffened the carport.

What you're going to find if they dont add enough braces internally, you can easily push the carport from side to side. NOT a good feeling. If you fully enclose one end, that would take that movement out completely. Of course enclosing BOTH ends would make it like a house in rigidity. But I didnt do that.

Good luck and other than a fully enclosed garage, this is my favorite choice of "cover" for a camper.

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We didn't get sides on ours, as I think it is more likely to capture wind and cause trouble. That may or may not be. Ours is 12 gauge certified and will come in this afternoon while I see 2 docs, one at 1, the other at 3:30. Was in the ER Monday with severe trigeminal neuralgia, only morphine got me pain free. Severe attacks started Sunday, and have been up and down since then. Not able to drive for fear of attacks, and now the drugs I'm on to prevent major ones aren't the kind you want to drive with! Bah. Hope to find out more tomorrow, but will take some pics of our new set up soon as I can. Carport should be here around noon EST.

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Your fears of "full sides" are unfounded if the carport is installed, braced and anchored correctly. And if anyone of the three I just mentioned are missing, it can spell trouble anyway (depending on its location).

I see SO many carports that do not have sides with RV's sitting under them. There's the morning/evening sun glaring down with UV rays eating at decals, rubber seals (windows etc), and more importantly TIRES. I personally do not understand that.

At least you can add the sides later if you want and I would suggest it if the sides of your RV are going to be exposed to the sun.

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:41 AM   #26
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Wait till you see my pics...
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:50 PM   #27
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Holy Moly Frank, I have no idea what that is but it sounds serious. Take care of yourself.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #28
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Your fears of "full sides" are unfounded if the carport is installed, braced and anchored correctly. And if anyone of the three I just mentioned are missing, it can spell trouble anyway (depending on its location).

I see SO many carports that do not have sides with RV's sitting under them. There's the morning/evening sun glaring down with UV rays eating at decals, rubber seals (windows etc), and more importantly TIRES. I personally do not understand that.

At least you can add the sides later if you want and I would suggest it if the sides of your RV are going to be exposed to the sun.
I agree. My 2nd pic above you can see i installed rv tire covers to protect them from the sun. My wheels/tires are new. I kept the original tires/wheels for winter time storage.
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