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Old 08-14-2019, 04:53 PM   #1
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Carport/ Metal Building/ Storage

I’m trying to figure out the best solution for my RV Storage situation. I live in a community that has a “corral” where owners keep boats, jet skis, rvs. My current parking situation is below. It gets lots of sun in the mornings, up until around 2pm. Then the sun starts to go behind the trees.
I live north of Charlotte, NC and we do t have major snowfall, but, do have lots of pop up thunderstorms that can produce some strong winds.
I’m thinking about a shed like the second photo. Then I started thinking “maybe I need to make it big enough so I can slide the slides out and make a man cave”
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The ability to open the slides and work on the roof would be nice if you can build it. A full garage would even be better. I am stuck parking in my driveway or backyard with no cover.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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My daughter lives on Lake Norman - very nice place!

My motorhome is stored next to our house, under a couple of shade trees, and hooked up to 30 amp service just to keep the heat and humidity manageable.

No current pics but maybe I'll take one and post it just for grins and giggles?
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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My daughter lives on Lake Norman - very nice place!

My motorhome is stored next to our house, under a couple of shade trees, and hooked up to 30 amp service just to keep the heat and humidity manageable.

No current pics but maybe I'll take one and post it just for grins and giggles?


That’s where we live. Off Brawley School Rd.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:28 PM   #5
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Yep - familiar with Brawley School Road area. We stayed at Lake Norman Motorcoach Resort last time. Wasn't impressed with the I-77 KOA.

But back to the topic. You know what they say: "Go Big or Go Home!"

Seriously - go bigger than you think you need
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
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I can't get photo to load, but I purchased an 18'x40'x12' RV carport, from "Carport Central", right near you in NC. Their price includes installation at your site. I constructed the flat, completely level site, & they installed the carport over it! They can install it on concrete, asphalt, rock dust, dirt,grass, or even a wooden surface!
The 12' dimension is at the outside wall....mine has the "A" roof, so it is 14' from the ground, at the peak. My current coach is 12'6", and I can get on the roof to work on it.
The 18' width allows me to put the slides out and have room to work around the coach, and yet be under the carport.
The 40' length is actually 41' long at the roof peak, so my 38' coach fits completely under it.
They can custom build about whatever you want!
Check out the website and you can see their work, plus they can completely enclose it, add doors, partial sidewalls, make it like a garage, add a side room, doors, etc.
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You can see pics of ours HERE. As previously suggested, go bigger than what you've currently got to store. We've since purchased a 5ft longer coach & it still fits just fine with room to spare.

Purchased from: http://carports.com/

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I’m trying to figure out the best solution for my RV Storage situation. I live in a community that has a “corral” where owners keep boats, jet skis, rvs. My current parking situation is below. It gets lots of sun in the mornings, up until around 2pm. Then the sun starts to go behind the trees.
I live north of Charlotte, NC and we do t have major snowfall, but, do have lots of pop up thunderstorms that can produce some strong winds.
I’m thinking about a shed like the second photo. Then I started thinking “maybe I need to make it big enough so I can slide the slides out and make a man cave”
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"Granite17".....Your RV garage is nicer than my house! A downfall of living in California with small lots. Mine fits on the side of the house, but no room for a cover.
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I went 16’ wide. If I could have a mulligan, I’d do 18’ wide. I can open all slides, but the ability to walk around the motorhome is hindered.
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Use this link to see all the various different carports, garages, sheds,etc

And good luck!


https://www.carportcentral.com/
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We built a 50 x 20 garage with a 18 foot wide door. Best thing ever having a wide door, although truth be told I could have gone with the 16 and been just fine. Never want to go back to 12 or 14 foot doors.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:49 AM   #14
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Here is the full story about mine.


The RV area is 36 feet wide, 50 feet deep (OK, remove the wall thickness and it really 49ish).


The RV door is 1`5' wide, 14' tall and I have 14' full clearance down the center of the barn.


On the side is a fully equipped efficiency with kitchen, shower, toilet & washer & drier.


Our RV Barn....
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