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Old 08-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #15
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #16
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I have the space, with a 37 5er. I found a builder that will build a 25x50x18 for $5000 it won't be fancy but strong,and maybe 2 sidewalks to park on for $1500,but by the time I get the cash it will cost some more, but it is on the list.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #17
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We have just gotten a quote from a local building center (not box store)for a 14' X 14' X 40' "car port" cover with steel roof 6" X 6" posts 4' on center with 2' of siding down each side with pre engineerered trusses for our 1995 Nomad 2655 for $ 2500.00 delivered, with us building it. That includes post blocks and concrete enough to do the job. We built a 30' X 40' Stick built garage two years ago but zoning wouldn't allow for over 10'6" sidewalls. This height wouldn't let us park our 5th wheel inside. We now have to put this up to help save our 5th wheel. We live in N. MI. and feel this will serve our purpose fine. I figure it will take about a week to put it up. I want it longer to put my boat in also. Eventually we will close all sides and one end to weather proof. It will be big enough to leave the slide out all the time. JM2CW Thanks. Roger.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #18
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Just purchased a 18' x 45 with the rated package from Mountain Ops in Asheville. He gets them from Carolina Carports. Poking forward to covering the 5ver...
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:38 AM   #19
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Congratulations! I bought a truck bed cover from them once and was impressed with their carport and garage display. How tall will it be at the sides (eves) and at the center?
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It will be 12 and 15....
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #21
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #22
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Definitely think BIGGER. I know a guy who built a real nice shed for his TT beside his house. Now he has his MH parked just nosed under it because he built it just high enough for the TT and the A/C units on the new MH won't clear.

I'm currently building a 40x40 shed with 14 ft inside clearance to put my TT and my friend's 5er in. The bays are 18 ft wide to allow room to open any sliders now or in the future. I started out to build a 15x35 but my friend asked me to build it bigger and offered to pay half the material and labor costs to let him get his out of his driveway and under cover.
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For the small additional money it would cost you, go 40' if you can spare the space. We put up a 40' for a 36' mh and then traded for one about 1' longer and wish it was 45' now.

Good luck with your project and welcome to IRV2!

We did the same thing. Put up a 20x36 for the 32' class C we had. Now we own a 36' class A. A 40' shed would be a blessing now. At the time, did not think we would ever need anything over 36'(lol).

My suggestion would be to decide what you want and add 6' to it. Also, be sure you go with 12 gauge material.
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That seems like a pretty good price, did you have it built and does the builder work in Louisiana?
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Real simple, get a tape measure and measure it yourself.
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One thing to think about is hurricane resistance. Since Katrina hit, building codes on metal structures have changed. We built a 32 by 50 metal building to hold our fifth wheel and truck. I am so glad that I went with the extra space. The walls are 14 at the eve and I think the center of the roof is 18 feet off the floor. We poured a six inch slab to hold more weight that was needed in case we went with something else in the future. The building has a 12 by 14 roll up door for the RV and a 12 by 10 for the truck (wish I had used the same size for both now).
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I advise go BIG. We bought the Carolina Carport 41L, 12H at gable and 20W to house a Damon 34 foot super slide. Wide enough for slide AND extended awning. I wish now I'd gone longer to accommodate mtcyl trailer,car dolly....they're sticking out the back...looks silly. This set-up was $5K with optional heavy gauge and later did extensive wiring. ALWAYS go BIG...wish I had....I undoubtably will add-on....I'd like another 15'...
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