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Old 04-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Help deciding on carport or cover for 5th

We have a 32' 5th wheel and are planning on getting a carport for it - one of the metal carports that you see everywhere. We will get a top-quality one that is engineered for snow. It will probably have vertical roofing so snow will slide off. My questions concern the length, height, and width. The camper has one slide. I am considering 36' length and probably 16' width (possibly 14'). I would want to keep the slide out sometimes. I understand it's hard to discuss height, and I am pretty much on my own there. I plan on minimum clearance for height to keep cost down, and also to minimize exposure of the camper to the weather. Also, the structure is certain to be more stable and wind-resistant if it is as small as possible. I want the sunny side covered down to within 3' of the ground.
So I just want to hear from ya'll and see what else I need to consider before I purchase.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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I had my cover built for my tt and pup last year and really like it. I didn't opt for the verticle roof since snow isn't a problem here.
I did go 41' in length and 18' in width with an addtional 21' x 12' lean to for the pup. The width gives me plenty of room for the slides and makes it easy to enter the tt. I went with 12' sidewalls. I didn't really need them that tall, but I can easilypark a 5'er under it if I ever go that route. My tt is a little under 12' at the highest point (AC) so I'm able to stand on the roof to do inspections or clean.
I also had 20, 30 & 50 amp service installed.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Ballpark cost on the carport without the lean to
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Ballpark cost on the carport without the lean to
I had to dig the papers out. Here's the breakdown without the lean to added in.
18' x 41' RV Cover (price includes 20 - 3' rebar stakes) = $1,895
12' Leg Height = $600
18 - 3' Braces = $180
6 Mobile Home Anchors = $150
18' Extended Gables = $300
2 Side Panels, 41' and 20' (shorter panel on one side because of the lean to)= $250

Total = $3,375.00

Price includes installation, but does not include the driveway, pad, railroad ties or the electric.
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Thank you very much.
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I have seen on line outfits selling rv carports similar to this. Was this one of those, or did you build from scratch?
Any recommendations for those of us who are thinking of doing something similar?
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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.
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I have seen on line outfits selling rv carports similar to this. Was this one of those, or did you build from scratch?
Any recommendations for those of us who are thinking of doing something similar?
This is one of the online outfits. Most are just a middle man and sell nationwide so you can shop around to find the best deal. The dealer I dealt with sold several different brands, such as Carolina, but the one I purchased is an Eagle carport. Same grade of materials, colors and cost but they had a crew in the area that could get it built quicker.

Here's a link to thread I posted last summer. Maybe it will help answer some of your questions.
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