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Old 03-07-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Shelter for my Fifth Wheel Question...

I have a Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK that is 36 feet long. I'm thinking about getting a carport type cover to put the FW under. The 33IK has three slides I am wondering what type of cover and how wide and tall, you guys are using.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:31 PM   #2
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I built ours 14' wide. Think about how long to build consideting if you upgrade in the future. 14' gives you enough room to open slides.
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If I were able and had the space, I'd build 42 ft long, 14' wide, and 14' high sidewalls. Our Sabre was over 13' tall to the front AC.
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14 foot doorway 16 foot wide 40 foot long.

Should cover what you have now with room for working around it as well as cover what you may upgrade to.
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I have a Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK that is 36 feet long. I'm thinking about getting a carport type cover to put the FW under. The 33IK has three slides I am wondering what type of cover and how wide and tall, you guys are using.
We went 41 Long, 18 Wide and 12 foot leg height which gives a peak height of 15 feet. The width was so the slides would open and the outdoor kitchen door on the opposite side could open with a little room to spare. We definitely haven't regretted the width if you have the room for it. The height we didn't have to have since our existing camper is only 11 1/2 high, but wanted to have something tall enough to get on the roof under the shelter for maintenance purposes. Also, planning ahead in case there is ever a higher trailer in our future.
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We went 41 Long, 18 Wide and 12 foot leg height which gives a peak height of 15 feet. The width was so the slides would open and the outdoor kitchen door on the opposite side could open with a little room to spare. We definitely haven't regretted the width if you have the room for it. The height we didn't have to have since our existing camper is only 11 1/2 high, but wanted to have something tall enough to get on the roof under the shelter for maintenance purposes. Also, planning ahead in case there is ever a higher trailer in our future.
Can you also put the awning out?
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Can you also put the awning out?
No Sir, unfortunately not all the way. That would require possibly another four feet in width and we didn't have the room to get that big with the shelter. That would be nice though for drying it or washing it without having to move the trailer out.
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No Sir, unfortunately not all the way. That would require possibly another four feet in width and we didn't have the room to get that big with the shelter. That would be nice though for drying it or washing it without having to move the trailer out.
Even if you parked close to the side with the slide just clearing the wall? 3' slide, 8' trailer leaves 7' for awning?
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Even if you parked close to the side with the slide just clearing the wall? 3' slide, 8' trailer leaves 7' for awning?
Well, if I really pack it in there tight on the slide side I might could get it almost all the way, but I think I am still short. My slide toppers stick off the sides of the slides so they actually make me have to have about forty two inches of clearance on that side of the trailer to open the slides.

So, yeah the slides and the trailer plus a little daylight to keep the wife from worrying about me scuffing the paint means 12 feet occupied which would leave me six feet of free space to open the awning up.

Dang it, now you are gonna make me try and pack it in there tight enough I can open that awning all the way up just to say it can be done.

Did you just use some kind of Jedi Mind Trick on me?
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You might have to pull the awning arms down to their lowest position to get a little extra room.

I've been contemplating the same thing about getting a carport for ours and was wondering just how wide it would have to be.
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