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Old 10-11-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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Cover it up.

We bought our new 1991 Dodge truck and the 1989 Travel-Lite 5th wheel mid summer. Have not had a chance to use them because of some troubles that came up with other things. Both are in excellent condition and I know things left outside go down hill a lot quicker than if they are protected. The truck parks in the shop or under the carport in front of it. Our winters are WET and things left sitting out turn green. So I had a crew in yesterday to put up a 12x30 ft. RV cover on the asphalt pad I had made for it. I ran a 30 A service outlet (wire is sized so I can add another breaker and go to 50A if reqd.) and a frost free faucet for hookups when needed.
I considered for a few moments one of the cloth or canvas type covers but decided to do it this way. Should add to the appeal and resale of the place when they pat us in the face with a spade.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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It looks good and I'm sure it will contribute to a longer lifespan of the RV.

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Old 10-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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What holds it down to the ground? Looks like it just sits on top of the asphalt.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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It is sitting on asphalt. The long piece's sitting on the asphalt have 3 ft. long steel rods thru it then driven into the ground every four ft. Our ground is VERY rocky and I watched the guy drive all those in using a 10# sledge hammer. Sure glad he did it cause I sure could not have done that. Watching the guys put that up was like watching a choreographed dance group. They spoke to each other very little and my cover was the third one they had put up that day!
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Plain ol bil,

what is the name of the carport co,and on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the way they do business? 10 being extremely professional. Looks real good, by the way.

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:25 PM   #6
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I would like to know who made it also.
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Looks good, my wife also want to put a up like that. Might I need to get better at backing up so I don't hit it. (new at towing) It is fun backing up and then to backup hill. As with you we live in rain country (Oregon)
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Looks great, but wondered why you made it so tall?
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Looks great, but wondered why you made it so tall?
Good question but thinking in case the roof needs to be worked on, he can do it under the shelter?
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:47 PM   #10
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Will try to answer a couple of questions for you folks.
1-Who made it and put it up? West Coast Metal Buildings out of Salem Or. They were right on the button with scheduling delivery and erection. Great erection crew, no problems putting it up. Satisfaction level 1-10. I would rate them a 9 (no one gets a 10 from me because no one is perfect.)
2- Why so high? Because you never know what the future holds in store for you. I noticed some class A's are pretty darn tall and we may eventually go that direction (doubtful but who knows) and adding 2ft. into leg height was a minor cost. Size is 12X30. If we ever need more length it would be easy to just extend it on the rear.
3- no one asked but I did add one sheet of roofing material down each side for a little more protection. That added a couple of Ben Franklin's to the cost but desirable to me.
4-Sure is nice to have it right here and protected versus having to park it somewhere in a storage lot like a lot of city folks have to.

First winter storm and wind here today thru Saturday. Rain blowing onto front and rear but roof and windows dry.
Larry you and Sharon keep working on that new marriage - we are working on 55.

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