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Old 12-04-2022, 04:53 PM   #1
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RV Carports

Were looking to buy a Double wide metal RV carport. As of now we're leaning to have a cement floor poured. Thinking of going a full 2 sided. Maybe ordering the gable kit also.

Looking to hear experiences pro & con from owners with similar type RV Carports

This is one of the vendors that we're looking at, anyone own this brand? https://www.versatube.com/building-k...ters/rv_covers

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2 sided would be good, and 3 would be better.
Just make sure there is enough height to walk on top of your unit.
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OP, what is the height of your rig? Does it have a slide(s)? On those linked to, keep in mind the center is the highest point of the cover.

You say double wide, are you parking just the RV or are you planning on parking something else next to the RV too? A 14 foot single wide is usually a decent size for one RV but some people go even wider, especially those with slides on both sides. Two sides is good, three may be better. If possible, try to have them on the sides that get the most sun exposure.

Myself, I would not worry about being able to walk on top of the RV while it's parked underneath. It's easy to pull out from under it if want to walk on top for some reason.
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I looked at VersaTube but for about the same price I was able to get similar size and quality installed while I was at work. VersaTube you get the joy of doing it yourself.
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Were looking into a 22' wide RVport, even with the gable kit my RV/trailer should clear by 1'

Rvport would be for parking of my truck also.

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"Myself, I would not worry about being able to walk on top of the RV while it's parked underneath. It's easy to pull out from under it if want to walk on top for some reason."

My RV port is not so large, nor is my RV. It isn't high enough to walk on the RV roof, but I can, and have, worked on it. My driveway, and other things, make it easier that way.
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Where I live you have to get a permit from the city to build a RV carport.

Does your town have that requirement?
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^ yes, it's all part of one big picture

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"Myself, I would not worry about being able to walk on top of the RV while it's parked underneath. It's easy to pull out from under it if want to walk on top for some reason."

My RV port is not so large, nor is my RV. It isn't high enough to walk on the RV roof, but I can, and have, worked on it. My driveway, and other things, make it easier that way.
yeah, This is my thinking if doing work on the roof. I would just pull out the trailer from the rvport, my minimum clearance measurements doesn't even include the roof peak height

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I had an 16x40 14.5' tall in the center with metal sides down to about 5' off the ground. I had a 36' 12.9' tall motorhome with no slides. I wish i had gone longer like 45' so i could store a things related to the motorhome under it

Mine was open front and back but had to be because you had to drive through it to get to the back yard.

It was well worth it.

When we get back home permanently, I need to look into getting one again, but now I have a 37' 3 slide travel trailer and a 29' no slide motorhome so I'm in the market and looking for ideas on it.

I'm thinking of going with a 60'x100' metal building with lifts and all that stuff. I have always wanted on to park my RV, work on vehicles, and i been thinking of building a show truck as in 18-wheeler. Although that's a lot of money and may not get done, at minimum i want a carport for my RVs and utility trailers.
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Sorry but I need to bump this thread. I'm hoping someone might have some experience with this question

I have been getting various quotes from different vendors. I'm now considering a "full 3 sided steel carport" with the same dimensions. (carport entrance will be open)

Just wondering what the inside ambient summer time temperatures differances might be vs the outside temps. (ΔT)

Carport will be located in full sun

I have no experience with steel structures and don't want to over heat or risk damaging what is stored inside

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I don't think you have to worry about temperatures getting to high inside, especially since the entrance will be open. It'll be much better than letting your rig sit outside in direct sunlight. Of course you'll probably want to add interior lighting, if there are no windows, so that you can see towards the rear of the RVport.
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I have a VersaTube 24 x 36 foot garage kit with 10' side walls. I've just not had time to get the concrete footings dug and concrete poured so I can put up the framework.

Their prices are up substantially over the last couple of years.

It all depends on the size unit you need. We have metal building builders and pole barn contractors throughout our region. There are also carport companies that can install a large carport in one day.

My cousin has a 40' Tiffin Phaeton motorhome with a huge carport with open ends. He just has gravel in the carport as they get quite expensive when you start putting in 6" thick concrete slabs under them.
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