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Old 10-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Death of the "Cover-It"

Thanks to Sandy the cover on my "Cover-It" brand enclosure sleeps with the fishes. No damage to the motorhome.

I understand it finally touched down 20 miles away. Landed on a homeless guy who is no longer homeless.
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I think you can get a heavy duty tarp from Tractor Supply Co which might serve you well.

Just a thought.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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You are very lucky, it could have been worse.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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You are very lucky, it could have been worse.
Hi Tim:

You are correct. I just saw pictures of the NY and NJ coastline and I am indeed lucky.

I haven't made it to Bonnet Shores yet.

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The homeless guy would like the frame to his new tent.
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The homeless guy would like the frame to his new tent.
HA!

In retrospect I probably would not have included my smart ass comment. It was the fog of the Hurricane. I got my power back at 1800 last night. I took a 2 hour shower.
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We experienced similar failures for our Shelter Logic exterior structures - I think cover it is one of their brands. Both of these structures have made it through several years of hurricanes, winter storms and more, but not this time.

This was my outside workshop and storage ... as you can see Sandy picked up one corner of this one off the ground and moved it over. Unfortunately that was the corner that we couldn't twist the anchor down *all* the way. The winds were strong enough to push that huge compressor aside and turn it on its head.

In it's defense, the structure held up pretty well. This unit is bolted together at each connection point and it's seen a few years so there were some tears in the zip up door on one side that I'm sure tore further and helped the wind to get in.



This is a similar structure/greenhouse in our yard, just a little smaller and this one does not bolt together. I used ratchet straps to keep the structure tight, but Sandy was a little too much for it.



Guess we're looking at a couple of covers and likely a few bent poles here and there.

60Vette - the Shelter Logic manufacturing facility is right in Watertown, CT - only about 25 mins from where we are. You can buy replacement parts from them directly ShelterLogic

It's close enough to us that I buy all shelters (and parts when needed) right from them and save the shipping costs as these units are heavy and are relatively expensive to ship
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60Vette - the Shelter Logic manufacturing facility is right in Watertown, CT - only about 25 mins from where we are. You can buy replacement parts from them directly ShelterLogic

It's close enough to us that I buy all shelters (and parts when needed) right from them and save the shipping costs as these units are heavy and are relatively expensive to ship[/QUOTE]

2Labs:

Losing your workshop is a tough hit. Our losses are certainly tempered by the realization that many lost everything including loved ones.

Thank you for the web address. I have been to the Shelter Logic facility to pick up new end doors. Shelter Logic bought Cover-It and changed the name. I'm located just over the border from Winsted, CT so it is indeed convenient.
Mine sits on a cement slab and I had put rebar in the cement and wrapped cable around it with the ends popping up through the wet cement. I put the cables through each frame and used a swage to secure them. A couple are bent but I'll replace them.

Thank you for your input.

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HA!

In retrospect I probably would not have included my smart ass comment. It was the fog of the Hurricane. I got my power back at 1800 last night. I took a 2 hour shower.
Well, you folks are OK and typing on the computer and taking showers. Not a thing wrong with some comedy relief after going thru one of these events. Been there - Done that.
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