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Old 02-27-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
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cover or carport

hey all, spring is just around the corner can't wait.

Question, money aside, what do you think is best a carport or cover, a carport would keep the rain and snow off the roof but blowing rain and snow would hit the sides. A cover will keep the whole TT dry. I live in Tennessee so we don't generally get a lot of snow. Again money is not an issue.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:29 AM   #2
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I'd go with a carport. You can add sides to a carport to keep rain and the sun off the sides and rear of the trailer.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:47 AM   #3
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I'd go with a carport. You can add sides to a carport to keep rain and the sun off the sides and rear of the trailer.
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The carport will also be useable year round to keep the worst of the weather off, where you'd have to "fight" with a cover to get it on/off
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The carport..... you'd have to "fight" with a cover to get it on/off
Covers are a lot of work.

If I had the space a large carport, with room to open the slides and awning. Walls going down on two or three sides.
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Thanks, I think I knew the answer before I ask the ?
DW said if we did a carport there was no way she would have one of the prefab steel ones so that means me building a stick frame one. not a problem as I have built several houses just a lot of work.
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:24 PM   #6
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folks that have a carport for you TT give me some ideas please
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:04 PM   #7
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Make it a longer than the TT, I went to a longer 5W and it barley fits. Have water and power you can wash and keep plugged in. I only have 20amp in the car port but it keeps the fridge cold and batteries up.
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Make your RV port extra, extra oversize. I made mine 14' tall because my last MH was 12'6". Also give yourself plenty of room on the sides to open doors, deploy slides, and have at least a foot left over on each side. You'll also want at least two feet on each end to keep most of the rain off. So my thing would be to overbuild, overbuild, overbuild. Besides that, someday you'll decide you want more than a 22' trailer. My original MH was 26' and now I'm up to 32'. RV port is 32'. Therefore I end up with wet ends on the MH.
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Covers are a lot of work.

If I had the space a large carport, with room to open the slides and awning. Walls going down on two or three sides.
X2 that would be my perfect one too.
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thanks for the advice I thought I would make it a couple of feet longer than the TT but again I might make it 10 foot or so longer incase we go bigger. if not I can park my lawn tractor under it with the TT
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