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Old 07-30-2016, 07:03 PM   #11
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You will need to check with your building dept. for their snow load requirements depending on what part of WA you're in.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:13 PM   #12
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Like everybody says- you need to go bigger. Get as long and as wide as you can. I don't mean 30' wide, but you want to have at least a couple of feet wider than your slideouts; 4 ft. would be better. The height should be fine. It's also worth it to pay the extra $25.00 or so for the mobile home tie-downs. We put one on each corner. It's also worth it to go an extra or two sheets going down the side. We live in the middle of nowhere so there was no permits etc. to mess with. And you definitely want to have your pad leveled before they start.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:20 PM   #13
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Thank for your answer glb6. I don't have enough land beside my house so I would go with 15x31x12h or 14h and that depend on the covenant rules too. $2800 is decent price. Installation is included? What about ground preparation?
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:20 PM   #14
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Thank for your answer glb6. I don't have enough land beside my house so I would go with 15x31x12h or 14h and that depend on the covenant rules too. $2800 is decent price. Installation is included? What about ground preparation?
The ideal ground prep would be concrete but that really drives up the cost and I don't think it's necessary. I used gravel. A good tractor driver can spread a truckload of gravel to where it's level within an inch or so. My installer said he could easily work with six inch difference width wise and up to a foot along the length (that was for 40' length). I spray roundup under the carport to keep grass from growing. The gravel in front of the carport will disappear in about two years when the grass finally takes over.

Pictures below show the progress. The base supports are it critical for level because they level it up with the second stage legs. At the top the structure is perfectly level across and has a four inch drop on the length (rain run off).

After completion I poured the pads for the TT wheels, and those are perfectly level. The last pix shows how I can park the car next to the trailer with the awning extended. Fifteen feet won't allow that but you should be able to get the awning or opposite slides out, just not at the same time.





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Old 07-31-2016, 07:13 AM   #15
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Something to think about, but depending on how sharp your turn is when you take it out and put it in will decide if you can even do it. A long shelter means you need to pull in and out straight before you begin your turn or the back end or front end will hit the sides.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:16 AM   #16
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The next size up is 12x30x12. emm-dee what ground preparation you did to be ready for your building?
I will address your question on a base.

We very recently put in a new drive on sandy loam. We had seen previous posts on this forum suggesting "Milage" or "Millage" (not sure of the spelling) for use under an RV port. We suggested using this with the excavator. It was not a hard sell because he used it for his roadways of a campgrounds he owns. He excavated approx 6" down, put down the millage and then rolled it. It came our beautifully. No dust, no ruts, an no need to seal it.

Millage or milage is a recycled blacktop from road reconstruction that has been ground up. It is pea stone with asphalt as opposed to asphalt covering limestone. It has similar texture to limestone gravel, but is obviously black. The cost was slightly more expensive than quarry gravel (because of trucking distance), but much cheaper than asphalt or concrete. Several guys on the crew have used it on their own properties and raved about it. The new drive abuts a concrete drive and there is no black tracking marks onto the concrete. For those of you that mentioned it previously, a sincere thanks.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:10 AM   #17
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I had a 12 wide x26 long x12 high inst for my 2016 24s sunseeker. It just fits length wise if I was going to do it again I would go 14x30 at least. Mine was certified because of where it sits we can get some strong wind in the spring and snow load in winter. Middle of WA. STATE.
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I am still waiting for covenant board to okay. Also certified 15x30x14 would be the largest that would fit beside my house. We have strong wind blowing through every winter in Puyallup WA. Thanks for all your answers now I know what to do to get this carport build and the price to match.
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What company are you guys using?
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