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Old 06-24-2009, 11:10 PM   #11
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

Like these: http://rontimco.com/index.php/carports (i just googled these, I have no experience with this company).
I haven't priced them, but they're quite durable. I'm sure that's what LadyBlue was speaking of taking a 90 mph wind.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

The design I was speaking of is actually the "steel covers" not the aluminum (sorry)!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:28 PM   #13
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

The few I found pricing online for were quite pricey. I wonder how portable they would be. I imagine they would break down fairly easily. The portability of the fabric ones is one of the appealing features.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #14
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

Yeah, mine is like this: http://www.sheltersofamerica.com/pro...ctid=296&id=11. Except it's 18x25

Within three miles of my home, I've seen four dealers selling these metal carports. A single carport is $895. Jim you should have picked one up on your way through Oregon!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:38 PM   #15
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Yeah, mine is like this: http://www.sheltersofamerica.com/pro...ctid=296&id=11. Except it's 18x25

Within three miles of my home, I've seen four dealers selling these metal carports. A single carport is $895. Jim you should have picked one up on your way through Oregon!
No doubt, but it might have been tricky hauling it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:20 PM   #16
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

For another cover to look at, there's a discussion going on at one of the other fiberglass forums about this one:
http://www.shelterlogic.com/garages/, looks like it's a good one for the price.
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That brand rang a bell, and I was thinking I had seen a canopy of theirs at Canadian Tire, and sure enough, they have a bunch of their products there. LINK

THIS one looks like it might work, and for the same $600. I wonder how long they would last.
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

So ... revisiting a very old topic here ... what are the risks of just leaving your egg out in the big bad world? Having never had a fiberglass anything before, I have no idea what the consequences of weather exposure can be, and/or what sort of maintenance is required.
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Black mold, red mold, green slime, tree sap, bird droppings, acid rain, leaks from vents (failed caulk), etc, etc. Once upon a time, I let my trailer sit out in the weather. It would take me one full weekend in the spring to clean up the exterior. Between the scrubbing and the waxing, I was exhausted. I had a carport built. Now it only gets dusty from sitting, I can literally turn the water hose on it and I'm done! YMMV
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

Not having a trailer long enough I cannot speak from experience but from what I have read there can be issues with the plastic parts and UV breakdown, mold or mildew if the roof does not drain, tree sap and similar "droppings". Nothing that cannot be repaired or removed and in some cases prevented with proper preventive measures.
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