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Old 04-01-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Looking for ideas

I had a steel master carport installed last year to store my 35' southwind in the carport is 16' X 38'. I am installing a sun screen on the sides and front to keep the sun and weather off the MH. The sides I pit hooks in top to connect the sun screen and bongie on the bottom every 4'.
My question is--- I would like to make the front so it could roll up and stay attached at the top. I was thinking like the porch blinds work with rope and pulleys at the top..
Anyone have any ideas ??????
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First off, it sure is a nice looking carport (or RV-port as the case may be).

The front is a pretty large span and will require a lot of effort to raise and lower any porch blinds. I know Costco has some that are four feet wide, but I don't think that they are long enough. You may have to go custom made to get something to work. And then I would be concerned with wind. It is hard to tell which direction is which on your photo?
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First off, it sure is a nice looking carport (or RV-port as the case may be).

The front is a pretty large span and will require a lot of effort to raise and lower any porch blinds. I know Costco has some that are four feet wide, but I don't think that they are long enough. You may have to go custom made to get something to work. And then I would be concerned with wind. It is hard to tell which direction is which on your photo?
I alrady have the material it is sun screen like they use on green house, the air will go through it some. My question is how to rig it with pulleys and rope to raise it ? I will have it tied down when extended with bongie or rubber tie downs.
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The front is what i am trying to close in. I have 15' folded back on side to use for front
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Nice job...I'd cover the tires, too.
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Hi scooterbob,
Consider taking the picture to a local Lowes/HD. They have quite a bit of the hardware you could use. There should be someone there that can help you get just what you need. This is what I do.
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How about instead of pulling up the shad how about doing it like a shower curtain on a rod where you can pull them to the side? Like a theater curtain....
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How about instead of pulling up the shad how about doing it like a shower curtain on a rod where you can pull them to the side? Like a theater curtain....
good idea. Can be made from shade cloth or similar
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How about instead of pulling up the shad how about doing it like a shower curtain on a rod where you can pull them to the side? Like a theater curtain....
I like that idea..
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I like that idea..
Me too.
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I did the "curtain rod" approach on the front with camo tarp. Only problem is I haven't found anything to use for a 16 ft opening that doesn't sag without tying the rod with a cable to the roof.
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Nice looking car port. As for the front cover, take a look at the Shelter Logic site and look at what they have for their 'roll up' front doors. It is somewhat simple. The cover is attached at the top, then cord is attached to the front, comes down to the bottom, under the cover and back up to pulleys on the inside. There is a steel ole that is sewn in the bottom of the cover that ensure that the whole cover comes up. When it get a little lighter outside, I will attempt to get some pictures of ours.
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Ideas

Here are a couple pictures of the 'roll up' door that is on my cover, that might give you another idea.
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For the shower curtain idea, use a cable. You can buy it by the foot from any hardware store. Fasten one end solid using an I bolt, the other end use a turn buckle to provide proper tension to prevent sag.


It's how we've put up curtain walls in shops for years.
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