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Old 02-15-2022, 03:04 PM   #21
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Where do you live? Prices I got for smaller pole building was much more than that.


North Georgia. They do many states east of the Mississippi. This brochure page gives installed pricing.

https://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/brochures
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Old 02-17-2022, 07:35 PM   #22
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I have NO idea if this pic will post, but as much as I did not want to spend this kind of money, I told my wife we needed to protect our investment, so we had this built about 9 months after buying it - we live in summer temps of 85-105 and 2-3’ of snow in the winter…
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Old 02-17-2022, 07:50 PM   #23
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I wish we had the room to do that and it would save us $175 a month for storage. Do it!
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Old 02-17-2022, 07:55 PM   #24
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Ya, the protection is great, but it’s also handy to be able to just run outside for this or that with it as opposed to driving to the storage lot. EASY to say, but it’s also spendy as heck…��
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Old 02-17-2022, 08:27 PM   #25
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It's like when shipping costs more than the item you bought...
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Old 02-17-2022, 08:41 PM   #26
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North Georgia. They do many states east of the Mississippi. This brochure page gives installed pricing.

https://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/brochures
That building here in WY would be almost double that if you can get someone to build it.
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Old 02-17-2022, 10:48 PM   #27
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+10 on Carolina Carport. I have a carport they built, along with a carport/garage they built next to it. Highly recommend them. Get a vertical roof and partial side walls.

I have 10 side wall height and had them install half side walls. Crew offered to install 6 foot side walls instead of 5 foot for no extra charge as it eliminates cutting 3 foot side panels to 2 feet. I added 3 foot translucent panels so my side walls now are just 1 foot above the ground.

I met a camper once with the same rig as mine but mine was older. He asked me what I polished mine with it looked so shiny and new. “Nothing, I’ve never polished it”. Then I asked him how he stored his: “outside in the weather”. I went to look at his rig, wow was it weathered and beat.!

Being out in the weather when not in use really ages a camper quickly!
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Old 02-17-2022, 11:27 PM   #28
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Absolutely worth the time and money to get your RV out of the weather. You'll recoop much of the cost when its time to sell the unit. Sides, roof, tires, seams, all will thank you.
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Old 02-18-2022, 07:43 AM   #29
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I have a three year old Grey Wolf 22RR that I park in my driveway when not using it. I wash and inspect the roof once a year. I am thinking of building a canopy/car port to park it under to protect and extend roof life as well as keep the unit cooler in summer. The cost would be around $1000. My questions: From anyone's personal experience, would the roof life be extended enough and any other benefits to justify the cost and effort?

We have one now and cost was more like 4300 to get it long enough,wide enough and tall enough. TT is 38ft long. So worth it.
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Old 02-18-2022, 08:11 AM   #30
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Where do you live? Prices I got for smaller pole building was much more than that.
Higher here too. We have been quoted for a pole barn for our 38 ft tt around $100,000. That includes concrete pad, power,water and such. Tennessee
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Old 02-18-2022, 09:36 AM   #31
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Beats putting a cover on it every winter like I do. If I could build a decent shelter for a grand, I would. Seems like most of the commercially available shelters cost way more. Plus, it's protected from the worst sun of the year when you're not using it. When my cover comes off in Spring, it stays off till winter.

Totally agree! I too was either looking to buy a cover for my 42ft fiver, or just resolving to break off a gold piece and standing up a carport. The more I considered the pros and cons, the more I'm headed toward a carport.

The problem with the covers is they don't last much more than three or four years (even those of the best quality) before tearing and needing replacing. For me, it's a pretty expensive date ($800+ for the largest covers) to be shelling out that often. Think I'd rather spend more and have the carport still going strong after 10 to 15 years later. Plus, if I get one wide enough, I can park my truck under it too, so it'd be a bonus for me.

Other reasons for me include very easy access to the interior and exterior of the RV and ability to open slide outs, which can't be done with a cover. Also, the bigger the RV, the longer it takes to get the cover on and off. For mine, it would easily take a couple hours either putting on or taking off a cover. Could be a dangerous fall for me too, to be 14 feet up on the roof, trying not to step on vents, solar panel, etc. with a cover. Getting feet tangled up in the cover and falling could be a pretty easy thing to do.

Covers also still need to be cleaned periodically as they get pretty dirty while on the RV from bird sheet, debris from nearby trees, etc. Then there's the extra time it takes to dry out the cover from rain or dew after taking it off and before storing it away. Can't deal with mold and mildew. And, I can only imagine what a headache it'd be to do all this on a windy day.

I'm sure there're probably even more cons I'm not considering to using a cover with a large RV. But, these are some of the reasons swinging my decision towards the carport. I know if I was able to put one up for a grand, even for a small RV, I'd be all over that in an instant. It would pay for itself after two or three covers, not to mention the time savings, and, more importantly, not damaging the RV or injuring yourself putting it on or taking it off.
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Old 02-18-2022, 09:47 AM   #32
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North Georgia. They do many states east of the Mississippi. This brochure page gives installed pricing.

https://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/brochures

Thank you very much for posting this! I've been looking at carports from other places and they're quite a bit more than what's published in these brochures. Plus, they're in my back yard, so may have a shorter delivery and installation time too.
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We installed a 12 X 16 X 36 Carport several years ago. It really helps to protect the rig as well as keep clean. I only wish I had gone 16 wide instead of 12. My current rig has the Moryde steps and I cannot get into the rig without pulling it our for enough for the steps to clear the side of the building. I cannot deploy my slides unless I pull out from under the carport as well. But for $2800.00 it has been a great investment.
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Old 02-18-2022, 11:10 AM   #34
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We installed a 12 X 16 X 36 Carport several years ago. It really helps to protect the rig as well as keep clean. I only wish I had gone 16 wide instead of 12. My current rig has the Moryde steps and I cannot get into the rig without pulling it our for enough for the steps to clear the side of the building. I cannot deploy my slides unless I pull out from under the carport as well. But for $2800.00 it has been a great investment.

And, I'll bet that initial $2,800 investment is probably almost double today if you had to pay to install it all over again. It's part of the reason I want to do this sooner than later. I know it's only going to get more expensive the longer I wait to do it.

If I plan ahead and get one long and wide enough, even if we decide to go to another fiver a few years from now, the carport should still be big enough to handle anything out there.
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Love ours, keeps the weather off the roof and protects it from all the limbs during storms.

I also ran water to it and installed a 20/30/50A pedestal.

Amazing!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:15 PM   #36
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For a $1000 I would go for it. Keeping the sun, heat, snow, leaves and bird droppings off it would be well worth the money.
We put up a trailer port this past fall which works great for us, working and cleaning things on the roof in the shade is an added bonus. Plus living in Pa. we no longer use a cover which enables us to take off fall thru spring if camping urge hits us.
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