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Old 05-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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New Carport, backyard campsite.

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We just had this 18' X 36' X 10' carport built to protect against weather issues, hail and wind damage. It is just about wide enough to have the awnings out fully extended if I needed to dry them out. My backyard is isolated and we have it setup for weekend getaways. 30A service and water, cooking and campfire pit round it out. But after the close calls with hail we had this spring, this feels pretty good. Kinda like the way it blends in with the leaves on the trees.

Now, I know it has to roll also not just sit, working on it.

Gary
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Wow! We're in love with your "campsite."
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LOVE IT... We are looking to do the same kind of setup... preferably near a lake or mountain stream...
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What a great spot! You're blessed back there in SC with that 'green' foliage all year long...

You're hide-a-way could be one answer to the high fuel prices currently in vogue - vacation in your own back yard!

Enjoy!
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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Love your set up. Just can't beat that Carolina living !
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:40 AM   #7
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Are you taking reservations for those times you are traveling? :-)
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #8
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Are you taking reservations for those times you are traveling? :-)
Hadn't thought of that one yet, sorry no mountain view, no pond, just dogwoods, hickory, oak, cherry, wild grape vines, scrub, and of course long leaf pine. Right now we hear the whip-or-wills at night perched on a tree in the woods, calling for a few minutes, quiet for a minute or two then calling again from a different spot in the woods.

We do enjoy being able to just walk down to the backyard and get away, you can't even see it from the street due to downhill setting. About all we see at night is stars and sattelites every once in a while.

I do have the materials for a new fire pit, might be built on a 48" X 64" base, we'll see how it shapes up.

I do like to cook over a fire be it grilling, a big old pot of Texas style chili or smoking some ribs. Oh yeah, my 20" Lodge skillet makes a big mess of pancakes, buckwheat preffered of course with some Buckeye real maple syrup, don't forget the 44 cup coffee boiler for those special breakfasts with a bunch of friends.

Thanks for the kind comments to all.

Chance of a storm tonight, AS looks pretty secure, knock on wood under that carport.
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Wow! What a great setup!!! Really cool. We are envious!
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Airforums,

We just had this 18' X 36' X 10' carport built to protect against weather issues, hail and wind damage. It is just about wide enough to have the awnings out fully extended if I needed to dry them out. My backyard is isolated and we have it setup for weekend getaways. 30A service and water, cooking and campfire pit round it out. But after the close calls with hail we had this spring, this feels pretty good. Kinda like the way it blends in with the leaves on the trees.

Now, I know it has to roll also not just sit, working on it.

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Who did you have construct the carport?
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Nice! But I don't see the slide deployed.....

We are looking (just gathering information right now) with the objective of finding a place a little farther north than where we are now with a place to keep and protect the trailer. Previously focusing on locations with or permitting RV garages, but your carport looks interesting, particularly out in the woods.

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Old 03-11-2018, 03:51 PM   #12
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Who did you have construct the carport?
Carolina Carports IIRC. They have displays scattered around, select design and they showed up and installed in about 1/2 day. Its held up very well and I really appreciate the protection. And is was the high wind construction, extra bracing etc.

And the campfire pit is bigger and better.
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Nice! But I don't see the slide deployed.....

We are looking (just gathering information right now) with the objective of finding a place a little farther north than where we are now with a place to keep and protect the trailer. Previously focusing on locations with or permitting RV garages, but your carport looks interesting, particularly out in the woods.

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Al,

True, can't see the slide from the wrong side!

When we bought the house, the trailer wasn't even a thought. But here we are Slider and all.

Hey we have special reservations windows and discounted site fees for fellow Sliders. Actually its a pull thru in the driveway with water and power and a short walk to Camp Hickory as we now call it. I'm up for a Camp Hickory weekend real soon.

SC's got lots of real estate if that's in your radar.

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