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Old 04-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Very Nice. Definitely on my to do list if there is any $$$ left after the new roof on the house next week.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input, guys. I still think I want a 16' width - that 14' isn't enough and 18 is a little too much for me. I don't want to obstruct the view of the woods beyond the camper parking area, and also I have quite a bit of grading to do and lots of gravel and timbers to buy. I want to minimize that cost and work. I did look at the Eagle model and I was impressed. I like the extra braces up top, and I feel that they are necessary. How about my suggested length of 36' for the 32' unit? Is this skimping too much?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #13
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Did you have to get any Permits?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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.......I did look at the Eagle model and I was impressed. I like the extra braces up top, and I feel that they are necessary. How about my suggested length of 36' for the 32' unit? Is this skimping too much?
I think all brands in that price range & style use the same materials, so it shouldn't make any difference. Finding a good dealer will be more important. There is one in town, but he kept adding on and told me the build time would be 2 to 3 months out. I found a dealer in Tulsa and they had the same grade of metal, colors and everything else. He was a little cheaper and then knocked off an additional 5% (I forgot to deduct that from the total price I posted earlier). They had it built within 3 weeks.
I went with 41' length. The panels are 21' with a 1' over lap. My tt is just under 35', so that leaves 3' at the front and back. That's not a big deal open like it is, but if I ever get the side and end panels on, and maybe a door, it will make a difference.

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Didn't have to get any permits where I live, but I suggest you check first.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #15
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My goal is to get a carport in place by the summer. Gotta get the driveway done first and take down a few trees. Have been quoted $3081.75 for an 18x36x12. My TT is 34.5'.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:18 AM   #16
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I have several local dealer/installers, too. But I contacted 2 of the companies directly via internet and got 2 quotes that were way under the local quotes. It does seem a little scary doing business without a contact in my community though. Here in my city, no permit is needed. I was surprised by that since we are taxed at every turn. There is reason to think that will change soon though. Here's something interesting; we had an existing concrete driveway but we needed a separate driveway for the camper. Here you have to get the city to do this work. They did a great job and only charged $100 (cost of the pipe). I thought that was a pretty good deal, since I didn't have to do anything but make the phone call.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #17
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I currently have a quote for almost the exact carport (no lean too), 18 X 40 X 12 installed, anchored, and taxes = $3,085.
Papa Smurf, I have a SilverBack 29 re and the hight is 12.9 so I went 14 foot high
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #18
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Good news! I am the original poster; the canopy should soon be a reality. A shed that sits on that site has been sold and will soon be moved. Soon I can get some railroad timbers, and a big load of gravel, and start leveling the site. I have to dig up the electrical service and get it out of the way. I decided on 18 x 36 with 12' legs. I didn't want one this wide, but I think it will be better in the long run. I am very excited about getting a cover over our baby.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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So who did you decide to get one from. We have looked online and it is scary to do it online we have poured addition to driveway and need to find a cover.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #20
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I just ordered mine today, unfortunetly it will be significantly smaller but so is the camper (2109s). 13.5'x25' with 10.5' legs. Local dealer actually beat carport.com and carports.com, but only by a little bit. But I found out it's coming from the same company as everyone else. Even the local guys are just a middle man. Just hoping the 10.5' legs are enough. According to CAD they are, but you never know until you back it in.
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