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Old 02-24-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Rv metal port

Hello looking for any pros or cons on purchasing a 20 x 40 metal rv port to cover my rockwood TT? Money worth the protection.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:53 AM   #2
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You bet. Any amount of time you can keep it out of the weather will help extend the life of the camper.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:58 AM   #3
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recently purchased a 41x18 cover for our TT
at the office for our interns. used CARPORT.COM
and was satisfied. best price we could get including
our local suppliers. went with the certified version
which gave us extra supports & braces etc. also
came with a weatherguard wrapping for the sides.
the pic was taken during the install. they did
the install without moving the camper as we have
it pretty much permanently placed.
hope this helps.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:59 AM   #4
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Best investment ever as far as protecting your RV. Heres a picture of what I did.
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Best investment ever as far as protecting your RV. Heres a picture of what I did.
Yeah, that's the only way to go. The only thing we didn't do was go down all the way on the sides like yours. Wish I had, cause now I have to pay somebody to come out and do it. You want to make sure that NO sun beats on your RV, including the front and rear. I just purchased two tarps to hang on the front and rear of our RV port; made it so it's a real easy to hang them up with bungies. Also quick and easy to take down. I wouldn't go the cover route- hard to get on and off, hot and humid inside, etc. Definitely worth the money for the port.
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Good investment. Mine is 20x40 and cost just under $3,000 to put up. I did the ground prep and ran the water line and 30/50 amp electric myself. Eleven foot base legs will give you plenty of clearance for any RV.

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Ours is 25 X 36. Great for keeping it out of the sun. And we get hail around here. Needed room to include the truck as well. It won't fit in the garage.

Highly recommended.
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We have a 24'x41'x14' , well worth the money. We can open all the slides and the awning for cleanings.
My issue at this point are the birds making nests in the soffit areas and corners.
We purchase the vertical metal roof.
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We got one last year for ours and so glad we did. We have had many storms blow through with no worries. Yesterday a microcell came through with quarter sized hail and blew down a huge pine tree but so glad the camper is always safe.
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We have a 24'x41'x14' , well worth the money. We can open all the slides and the awning for cleanings.
My issue at this point are the birds making nests in the soffit areas and corners.
We purchase the vertical metal roof.
What is a "vertical" metal roof?
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:40 PM   #11
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The only con is the money and the fact you may need a permit/building inspection. I priced out over 3k to build one for my 40 ft 5th wheel and my township said because it was over 200 square feet they wanted permits.

I'm in the process of building a tube frame shelter that will be covered by a tarp for about 400$ and its considered temporary/no permit needed.
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Vertical roof ... sheets of tin run peak to eve. Horizontal roof ... sheets of tin run lengthwise with building. Framework is a bit different as well due to difference. I had a 42' X 18' X 12' put up by Carolina Car Ports 4 years ago. Best investment I've made in a while. The sides are 12', but the peak ends up being another 2-3' that easily clears my Silverback.
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Yeah, that's the only way to go. The only thing we didn't do was go down all the way on the sides like yours. Wish I had, cause now I have to pay somebody to come out and do it. You want to make sure that NO sun beats on your RV, including the front and rear. I just purchased two tarps to hang on the front and rear of our RV port; made it so it's a real easy to hang them up with bungies. Also quick and easy to take down. I wouldn't go the cover route- hard to get on and off, hot and humid inside, etc. Definitely worth the money for the port.
Do you have any problems with the wind whipping the tarps? I thought about doing that (even bought some tarps) but got to thinking about the wind. I had a cover on a previous 5'er and I agree about them being hard to get on and off. Also they do tend to hold moisture from condensation. Not good.
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Vertical roof ... sheets of tin run peak to eve. Horizontal roof ... sheets of tin run lengthwise with building. Framework is a bit different as well due to difference. I had a 42' X 18' X 12' put up by Carolina Car Ports 4 years ago. Best investment I've made in a while. The sides are 12', but the peak ends up being another 2-3' that easily clears my Silverback.
Aaaahh. That should have been obvious but sometimes I can't see the obvious. It must also be more expensive because there was very little difference in price between 35 and 40 foot lengths. The extra cost to go to 50 feet was pretty high. Contractor said 40 feet was the maximum length for a roof/side panel and going longer length building required a different frame.
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Well worth it here is mine before concrete was done. It has both fivers in it and slides were out.. Now it holds the dually and Wildcat old fiver was given to my brother in law.
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Well worth it! Have had mine for 2.5 yrs now and love it. No affiliation other than a satisfied customer, but check out AllSteel carports out of Muncie, IN. Not sure if they go all the way to Maryland, but they might.

Also, if you go with fully enclosed and are on gravel, consider a ventilation fan to keep moisture down.
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What is a "vertical" metal roof?


Diesel guy explained the vertical roofing well.
This type of roof allows for the snow to just slide off if your in a snow area.

My biggest issue with the cover was waiting several months for the install.
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