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Old 07-28-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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need a garage

I'm thinking of getting one of those garages that have a tube frame and the walls and roof in plastic material, those that you dont need a permit to put up, My question is anybody out there as one? are they worth the money? I'm afraid that the material may not less to long with the weather that we have in New Jersey to hot and to cold, any advice would be apriciated, Joe.
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I put up an aluminum motorhome "carport", no permit required, (at least here in NC), since it is not considered a permanent structure.

The structure is 40' X 25' and 14' tall. It's snow load and wind rated, and after last winter, if I was going to have a problem, it would have been in January!

I still need to winterize my coach since it is not enclosed, but the carport does keep it out of the sun, rain, and snow. Couldn't be happier....
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I put up an aluminum motorhome "carport", no permit required, (at least here in NC), since it is not considered a permanent structure.

The structure is 40' X 25' and 14' tall. It's snow load and wind rated, and after last winter, if I was going to have a problem, it would have been in January!

I still need to winterize my coach since it is not enclosed, but the carport does keep it out of the sun, rain, and snow. Couldn't be happier....
how much did that run you?
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A few years ago we also had a motorhome sized steel car port installed. Ours is 16x41 with 12' walls making it 14' plus high roof. Excellent value and considered a temporary structure with no building permit required.
I know the price of steel has gone up significantly so I suggest you get a price locally.
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Our new RV-port was just constructed yesterday. 18x51x12 (15ft at peak). We're very happy w/it. I'm looking forward to it keeping the sun at all times & the worst of the nasty weather off the coach this winter.



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Our new RV-port was just constructed yesterday. 18x51x12 (15ft at peak). We're very happy w/it. I'm looking forward to it keeping the sun at all times & the worst of the nasty weather off the coach this winter.



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Really nice! I'm jealous. Wish we could have stumbled across each other at the rally.
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Our new RV-port was just constructed yesterday. 18x51x12 (15ft at peak). We're very happy w/it. I'm looking forward to it keeping the sun at all times & the worst of the nasty weather off the coach this winter



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that looks really nice, I want to do something like that because It breaks my heart to keep my rv on the hot sun and in the winter all the ice and snow, How much did that run you? Also are you going to put any walls or stays that way? And If you dont't mind me asking you how much did something like that cost? And also the website where you got It?
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Our new RV-port was just constructed yesterday. 18x51x12 (15ft at peak). We're very happy w/it. I'm looking forward to it keeping the sun at all times & the worst of the nasty weather off the coach this winter.
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That is really nice, Lori, I am envious!!!

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Mine looks just like Lori's but not as long. About two years ago, mine cost in the neighborhood of $3K, installed.
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Mine is 20 x 40. that was installed right after I bought the MH. I am getting sunscreens for the back and sides. 8K
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RV port

I had ours installed about 3.5 yrs. ago and it cost $2700.00 top and 3' side drop. After looking at it a few weeks I called the installers back and had them install two more side panels giving it about 9' side walls, keeps most of the NJ weather off it.I have a 4 acre lot with all trees and didn't need a permit as it is temp.set up even with 3' hurricane tie downs. We have had a lot of wind with no problems at all. Size 12' x 38' with 12' legs with total center height of 14'.
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Our county is strict on coding and I might have been able to get the cheaper structure approved but I finally gave up and went with the one shown. It is eng for 140mph. And it is permanent. I preferred the other type structure because of cost. The other one was about 4k.

I originally wanted it for a new Montana 4 slide 5th wheel and I ended up with a used MH. I wanted to keep the slides open.
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that looks really nice, I want to do something like that because It breaks my heart to keep my rv on the hot sun and in the winter all the ice and snow, How much did that run you? Also are you going to put any walls or stays that way? And If you dont't mind me asking you how much did something like that cost? And also the website where you got It?
It was a smidge over $5k. Stays that way. There are fabric weather-blocker panels (included in the kit) that will attach from the walls to the base rails if we choose to use them. Website is www.carports.com.

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thank you all for the help, what about the ones with the tarp over insted of the aluminum as anyone had one? If so how are they? I kind like those because they have walls all around and they are cheaper, thanks Joe.
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