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Old 07-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #29
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Do you live in snowy location? I've looked into these but when I view manufacturers specs they caution about snow load.

Who is the manufacturer of your portable shelter?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 07-24-2014, 04:46 AM   #30
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I just looked at the price of Damp Rid vs Dri-Z-Air. No wonder you're complaining about it. I've used Dri-z-Air here in the Pacific North Wet and it's worked great.

I visited Seattle for a month taking a course. It rained constantly.

I saw a kid riding a bike and asked him when the sun would come out. He said , "How would I know , I'm only six!"


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Old 07-24-2014, 06:01 AM   #31
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We had a tarp garage a few years ago for our tent trailer and kayaks - it was a 10 - 20. Held up for four years with a few repairs here and there - made it through some pretty brutal winters too.
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A lot of good ideas here... I found one of these small dehumidifiers that is a 12v but needs an inverter/shore power to operate it.

http://thesmallrv.blogspot.com/searc...&by-date=false
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #33
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:34 PM   #34
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I have not tried kitty litter, but as far as Damp Rid, and having to buy refills. Just save your old container and go to your local pool supplier or big box store and buy Calcium Chloride. It is used to increase the hardness of the water. Super cheap in bulk and is the same active ingredient. Works like a charm.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:14 PM   #35
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We had a tarp garage a few years ago for our tent trailer and kayaks - it was a 10 - 20. Held up for four years with a few repairs here and there - made it through some pretty brutal winters too.

Lucky you. Ours lasted about three years. I bought a more durable cover and put it over the remains if the first for extra support. One too many times popping snow off with a broom and it tore. Still it is better than a solid structure as that would be taxed.


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Lucky you. Ours lasted about three years. I bought a more durable cover and put it over the remains if the first for extra support. One too many times popping snow off with a broom and it tore. Still it is better than a solid structure as that would be taxed.


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I would imagine that "taxed" would depend on state and local. I have a steel carport that's 10' x 20' that's staked down and considered portable, no taxes, no building permit required. It's between the house and a fence. Makes a great nest. Not all locals are created equal.
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I was thinking about buying a cheap core drill so I could insert 2" galvanized pipe into the ledge rock we have around here and inserting PVC inside that to make a hoop roof and shrink wrap it.

In the boat yard people use pairs long lengths of 1x3 with 2x 4 spacers to make curved structures and the wrap it in clear plastic. Winter temps are warm when it is sunny and in the summer tarp are used to block the solar heat gain. I might build something like that as I need more covered storage.


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Charcoal

In the past I have used charcoal briquettes. The regular kind, not those easy light kind, impregnated with chemicals and smelly. Usually a small bucket on the floor and some in an onion bag, hanging around, waiting for me to get back. Real charcoal is much better. An added bonus is that you don't get cats lining up at the door. For what it's worth....PTYFNA
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Oh crud. Here I thought the PO's left their charcoal under the dinette seat and I tossed it. Oopsies! I now have one of those DriZAir things though. I'm tucking the charcoal tip away in my brain though for future use.


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