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Old 08-13-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Carports and photos

I am looking to get a carport built in my side yard so I can keep the Forester 3011 all nice while she is not being used. I want to be sure it is tall enough in case I ever upgrade to a Class A.

What height would you built it and I would love to see photos of your carport or how you keep you MH while it is not being used.

I look forward to all the reply's.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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I had ours built about 5 years ago and I've been very happy with it. It's withstood some very strong wind gusts (up to 80 mph) and sustained winds during storms here in Oklahoma. There are 8 hurricane anchors plus 20 rebar steaks to hold it in place.
It's 18' wide x 41' long x 12' sidewalls.....approx. 15' in center. I added a 12' wide x 20' long lean to on the side for our pop up. You could park your tow vehicle there.
When I had it built we owned our LaCrosse tt, but it houses our new 2017 Crusader 5'er perfect. The trailer is listed at 12' 9" tall and it's wide enough to open slides on both sides.
I also had a 100 amp breaker box, with cut off, installed next to the meter on our house. Then they ran a line out to the RV port to an electrical box like you find at a campgrounds with 50 amp, 30 amp and 20 amp plugins.

I hope this helps you.

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Old 08-13-2016, 08:41 PM   #3
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That really look nice
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Thanks. It's worked out great for us.
Hopefully it's gave you some ideas that will work for you.
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Can you tell me what a "hurricane anchor" is???
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:11 AM   #6
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mikkeeh.......

They are mobile home anchors screwed into the ground. The one's I have are similar to the picture below, but I was thinking there were more "blades" covering about 3/4th's of the shaft.



They are attached to the rail that runs along the ground as in this picture.



The nut you see on top of the rail is welded to a 2' long rebar and hammered into the ground. Those are the rebar stakes I referred to.
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Wow, fabulous setup. My husband thinks you might be Italian. He says "we like to build like it's forever".
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You did a great job ... cant believe no one else has anything to show off?!
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Here is a picture of mine, 40x18x12 high. I still want to add sides and back.
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Here is a picture of mine, 40x18x12 high. I still want to add sides and back.
Looks good.
Sidewalls and a back is also something I thought about doing and have just never got around to it. I guess it's time to start plotting and planning.
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