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Old 06-05-2016, 09:03 PM   #11
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My main concern with a trailer is water, quickest way to ruin a trailer is a leak. Being in Texas, I don't think you often have to worry about water. I am fortunate enough to park my camper in my backyard. I paid $2200 and had a metal Carolina Carport installed in my back yard to keep it out of the rain/snow.

I plan to stay in my house for at least 12 years with the carport, so that is less than $200 a year for covered storage. To me, that is a bargain. I don't worry about water. I leave roof vents and windows open so I don't have to worry about humidity levels and mildew smells. I have reflectix in the windows to reduce solar heat gain and UV exposure to the inside. I hope that my trailer will last longer as a result.
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I'm on the list for covered storage. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:43 AM   #13
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My main concern with a trailer is water, quickest way to ruin a trailer is a leak. Being in Texas, I don't think you often have to worry about water.
I am in Texas and I need a boat to get to my covered storage! Rain we can show you some rain down here!

Glad my storage was on a slight hill everything was high and dry.

Back to OP'S question.

Yes I think covered storage is worth the increased cost here in Texas.
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Covered storage will reduce wear and tear on your roof anywhere.

Good analogy on amortizing the cost vs paying for it offsite. I feel better, I have had mine for 8 years!
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We have covered storage for our fifth wheel and it keeps the rig cleaner, cooler, and protects against the sun, rain, and other debris. It's worth it to me.
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The sun in CO is no comparison to the S/W, TX 90+ NM 97 Phoenix 111 today and will the roof manufacture stand behind leaving it in the sun? Get it covered if you value it.
As a Broncos fan I can't let that pass. I know, you Texans used to have a football team, and I feel your pain and need to have SOMETHING to brag about.

But consider this: At high altitude, the ultraviolet rays from the sun are more intense and therefore more damaging. Even when it is cloudy, the risk of sunburn is extreme.

My TT rests at 9000'! And besides, my Ford truck can beat your... Oh. Well, you got the truck part right!
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My main concern with a trailer is water, quickest way to ruin a trailer is a leak. Being in Texas, I don't think you often have to worry about water. I am fortunate enough to park my camper in my backyard. I paid $2200 and had a metal Carolina Carport installed in my back yard to keep it out of the rain/snow.

I plan to stay in my house for at least 12 years with the carport, so that is less than $200 a year for covered storage. To me, that is a bargain. I don't worry about water. I leave roof vents and windows open so I don't have to worry about humidity levels and mildew smells. I have reflectix in the windows to reduce solar heat gain and UV exposure to the inside. I hope that my trailer will last longer as a result.
Anyway you can post up some details/pics on your carport? Which dealer did you go through? I have been considering having something built to keep our new camper parked under and $2200 sounds great. Thanks.
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Just Google Carolina Carports. They have a website where you design your building exactly like you want it and it prices as you go. Lots of pictures.
They have dealers all over the south but it really doesn't matter who you use. They are really just reps who take the order. The price is standardized and the company sends an install crew from the factory.
If you don't live in the S. E. there are dozens of companies all over the U. S. that build almost identical steel garages and buildings. It's a highly competitive industry.
Many companies including VersaTube will even ship you a prefab kit.


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Hey buddy. Yes I have googled. Spoon and I are not too far apart location wise and his trailer is just a hair longer. Just curios what specs he went with and if he was happy. Maybe he could have went smaller or wished he went bigger..? Pics of his setup with camper inside would be helpful.,,
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:02 AM   #20
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I got my Carolina Carport through Alans Factory Outlet. Mine is 31' by 18', with 10' leg height.

I wish i had gotten 34' foot long thou, but i didn't have the room where I'm parked. I needed the extra room to get tractors out next to it... the additional 3' would have been too much. There is a small hill behind the camper, i already had to regrade it some to fit the camper, didn't want to mess with it too much more to try to get that additional 3 feet.

Other than being just a little too short, it's perfect. Wide enough to have my slide open, wide enough to keep my windows open for cross ventilation even in the rain.

Keeps everything dry so it's easy to load or unload, even in the rain. Keeps the sun of the roof for cooler temps.

Very nice product, i thought the price was reasonable too. I wish i had enough room to get it a little longer, that is my only complaint.

I don't have any pics right now. The trailer is at the dealer currently to fix a leaking bathtub drain... I'll try to get pics when i get it back next week. Send me a pm to remind me next week.
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