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Old 10-11-2017, 11:02 AM   #11841
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They might not, plus, as I look at their construction I wonder about snow load. We can get as much as five feet of snow on the ground.

Thanks for the info. As soon as our budget can take another hit, we will be shopping.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:47 PM   #11842
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My father has several car ports to keep his construction equiment under. If you get a lot of snow either have them brace them up or you brace it up. We lost two in one winter a few years ago when they collapsed onto two of his dumps. He had even had them put twice as many legs in the setup... The new ones had extra legs and lots of steel bracing. Been good now for over ten years.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:00 PM   #11843
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My father has several car ports to keep his construction equiment under. If you get a lot of snow either have them brace them up or you brace it up. We lost two in one winter a few years ago when they collapsed onto two of his dumps. He had even had them put twice as many legs in the setup... The new ones had extra legs and lots of steel bracing. Been good now for over ten years.
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My DW and her deceased DH had a 18’ x 32’ cover put over their 1982 Beaver MH in about 2010 which has gone through some heavy winters. The good thing is it looks great. It has a different construction method and the roofing is vertically for the snow to slide off. The bad thing is the cost. If we can not see the same type of construction/strength for less money... it will cost us for the quality we want.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:05 PM   #11844
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They might not, plus, as I look at their construction I wonder about snow load. We can get as much as five feet of snow on the ground.

Thanks for the info. As soon as our budget can take another hit, we will be shopping.
Sounds logical. Fortunately we donít get a lot of snow in Georgia. Donít remember more than 8 inches or so and that doesnít last long. Our biggest issue is ice and that shouldnít be much of a problem.

Vertical roof lines will probably increase the expense. My roofing consists of 40 continuous foot long horizontal panels. I think there is about a 5-6 inch drop which drains rainwater very fast.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:36 PM   #11845
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Sounds logical. Fortunately we donít get a lot of snow in Georgia. Donít remember more than 8 inches or so and that doesnít last long. Our biggest issue is ice and that shouldnít be much of a problem.



Vertical roof lines will probably increase the expense. My roofing consists of 40 continuous foot long horizontal panels. I think there is about a 5-6 inch drop which drains rainwater very fast.


Yeah, we are trying out Snowbirding this year. I grew up in Colorado. Loved the snow. Served in the AF in Mass. Got a taste of ice storms. Ugh. Lived in Iowa, snow and ice, got to resent both. Moved to Idaho got to hate rain-on-snow-on-ice!!! Moved to Washington. Our second year it snowed 24Ē in three days, the worst snow since we moved here. Learned to enjoy the rain (I thought I would never say that.) but it beats the snow, ice, and hail.



I thought you might be interested in a picture of the structure of our carport. They are different, still the bid was high, we think.

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:17 AM   #11846
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:02 AM   #11847
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:15 AM   #11848
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Oh that stinks did you put another Dometic in or another brand?
I was "told" it was a new Dometic unit from the mfg. Guess I could check the numbers on the cooling unit.
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After a very windy weekend this spring, I came up with an idea to keep the awning material from self destructing on dometic 9100 series. I must say these electric awnings have been more of a challenge than the old Carefree manual ones. This past weekend, also very windy, I had the opportunity to put it to the test and was pleased enough with the results to share. And, I do use tie downs,poles etc as well

I'm sure you recognize the deflapper. The ball bungee is a tarp bungee( 10 pk) from wal mart. the one with the adjustable clips (8 pk) are from harbor freight. Adjust to just take the slack out of the system. If you already have the deflappers, the cost of all the bungees are <$10
You'l probably like how this works and doesn't require a lot of time to rig up
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:30 AM   #11850
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After a very windy weekend this spring, I came up with an idea to keep the awning material from self destructing on dometic 9100 series. I must say these electric awnings have been more of a challenge than the old Carefree manual ones. This past weekend, also very windy, I had the opportunity to put it to the test and was pleased enough with the results to share. And, I do use tie downs,poles etc as well

I'm sure you recognize the deflapper. The ball bungee is a tarp bungee( 10 pk) from wal mart. the one with the adjustable clips (8 pk) are from harbor freight. Adjust to just take the slack out of the system. If you already have the deflappers, the cost of all the bungees are <$10
You'l probably like how this works and doesn't require a lot of time to rig up


I have learned just to always put mine in and never leave it out when your away from the camper just in case, also always turn the water off at CG when we leave camper for a while so as not to have major issues with H2O in RV
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:32 AM   #11852
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Winterizing already? Still in the 90's in Tampa, FL. I am wishing it would cool down...LOL
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After a very windy weekend this spring, I came up with an idea to keep the awning material from self destructing on dometic 9100 series. I must say these electric awnings have been more of a challenge than the old Carefree manual ones. This past weekend, also very windy, I had the opportunity to put it to the test and was pleased enough with the results to share. And, I do use tie downs,poles etc as well

I'm sure you recognize the deflapper. The ball bungee is a tarp bungee( 10 pk) from wal mart. the one with the adjustable clips (8 pk) are from harbor freight. Adjust to just take the slack out of the system. If you already have the deflappers, the cost of all the bungees are <$10
You'l probably like how this works and doesn't require a lot of time to rig up
Thanks. I like this. Easy to do and quick without having to fabricate a pole to connect the flapper to
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Winterizing already? Still in the 90's in Tampa, FL. I am wishing it would cool down...LOL
Careful what you wish for. All those snowbirds heading south soon might bring some white stuff your way!

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:27 PM   #11855
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Yep, I think my season is over, this Indian summer will end real quick, might as well do it while my knees are not shaking, hate to do it plus even say it. See you in Florida in January 2018
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Yep, I think my season is over, this Indian summer will end real quick, might as well do it while my knees are not shaking, hate to do it plus even say it. See you in Florida in January 2018
One good thing about Florida, we camp all year round. On my 3rd RV and never had to winterize one.

Dec - Feb, may get below freezing a few nights but not bad enough to stop camping. Just bring plenty of firewood
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Well I hit both coast always, stay mostly just north of Key largo, 20 mins to the keys, but also go to the Tampa area either down to Homestead or back in March. Found Homestead is half the price to the keys a month and still only 20 mins away , I go to Key Largo at least once a week, but who knows this year after Irma.
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Let me know if you plan to hit the Tampa area. Couple nice state parks in the area.
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