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Old 01-18-2007, 07:34 AM   #15
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Mine is the 12 x 20. I raised it with plastic pipe sunk in 5 gallon buckets of cement. It really needs to be 25 feet or better, but I only paid 20 bucks for it on closeout at the time i found it. Best 20 I have spent.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:05 AM   #16
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I promissed pics of my set up for today but it's raining and snowing like crazy out with a good 12" of snow to wade through to get to the back so I'll postpone my picture taking until hopefully tomorrow or Saturday. Hope that's okay.. and I may have one of it in use in an older pic I'll try to find and post separately, but it won't show the leg extension detail we did.

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Old 01-18-2007, 02:07 PM   #17
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Thanks for all of the input. I think I am going to get one. Now comes the hard part - selecting the manufactuer - did a google search and there are quite a number of them. Any reccomendations?

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Old 01-18-2007, 02:51 PM   #18
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Mine are from Costco, my neighbours is from Home Depot. I would say that his is the better one. There's another post on here from Oct that Janet put up on the one she'd bought, I'll see if I can find it. Her's looked pretty good as well.
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Correction - it was this one from Stef so you may want to check with her. Their installation looked good and it's been up for a while so you may be able to get a "quality" check from her.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:08 AM   #19
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Question for you folks that are using the 12 x 26 carports; are you able to pull the AS in/out without any problems?
Is there sufficient clearance?

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:13 AM   #20
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If your top is made of canvas consider coating it with Thompsons Water Seal Plus for UV protection and continued
water protection.

It can be rolled on with an extension handle. Do it every few
years and you'll save a bunch of $$$ and labor.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:36 AM   #21
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Question for you folks that are using the 12 x 26 carports; are you able to pull the AS in/out without any problems?
Is there sufficient clearance?

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Unless you are very bad at backing. The storage facility where Goliath is has these for an extra monthly charge. The side to side clearance isn't bad, about 2 ft on each side, the biggie is top clearance, you have to line it up pretty close to keep from clipping it with the A/C. I saw a guy do just that at the storage place, it would have been funny if he hadn't knocked the whole works down on two other trailers. (can you say America's funniest Home Videos?)
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:38 AM   #22
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Beware of high wind

Yesterday it was blowin 30 mph. I went out to the vinyard to check things out, Yikes. Never had a problem with 25 mph but 30 was the majic number! So now I get to take the tarp and bring it to a friend whe repairs parachutes, he's gonna resew the edge, just time to repair and a case or two of cold ones. BTW 18X30 size
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:41 AM   #23
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How about shade cloth?

We have a shade cloth deck cover that we bought over 20 years ago and still looks new. It has weathered all but snow. I think it has acted like a trampoline when there is hail. We originally looked into a hoop type configuation, but are now looking into a peaked framework like we recently saw at a seasonal garden shop. (Much like the one in the photos here.) Our problem has been finding affordable framing. We have a 310 Moho and need 32' length which is hard to find. Companies w/ fabric garage kits won't quote without the solid fabric covers. One tried to tell me that shade cloth would not stand up to UV...silly, it was originally made to protect field crops! What we like about the shade cloth is that is has very low visual impact and we are in a residential neighborhood. I have contacted a company called Hendee in TX, but am still waiting a quote...gulp!

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:54 AM   #24
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try-tech.com is where I got my fittings. They will sell you one at a time or a complete kit. I used 1 3/8" galvy chain link fence railing. I had to procure and cut all the pipe to size, no biggie, its industrial strength. I like the shade cloth idea. might breathe a little reduce pressure and lifting tendencies. DG
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We get occassional wind gusts up here in the mountains like YESTERDAY! My convertible was in the cover that I 'built' from 2 kits for my TW. However, the TW has been across from my garage while I was replacing a b-tank. So when the wind began blowing really hard I moved the convertible out because during the last wind storm in January the whole cover, about 26' lifted up from the anchors and one pole slamed into the fender placing a small but very visable dent. I was glad then that the TW wasn't in there but yesterday after the wind died we got pounded by HAIL!. And where is my convertible? Where is my TW? Just cannot win.....Haven't found any damage...yet. Knock on aluminum. Not too hard now.
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If you have one of those paintless dent repair places nearby you might want to run the 'vert past and see what they can do with that dent. I've seen them do amazing things on dents I would have thought were major repairs.

I was remiss in not replacing the cover on my two portable garages and with the unusually huge winds, rain and even snow of this past winter they both died a quick and painful death. I had moved the Flying Cloud into the shop which turned out to be a very good thing. Yesterday seemed to be a day for hail where I live as well - we had the normal rain for this time of year, then all of a sudden it hailed hard for about 10 minutes. Fortunately the only thing outside was the truck and it's made for this stuff.

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