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Old 05-22-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Shelters or garage building recommendations-Calif

Hello,

I am moving soon to a new home and my Escape 19, currently housed in my barn will be needing a new shelter. I've searched the internet looking at RV garages, and shelters and I'm bewildered by the choices. My ideal would be an enclosed structure, but not really sure I need that. I've found the city permits are pretty liberal in what they will let you build as long as it meets the set backs.

So, looking for company recommendations and what you have found is a good fit for your escape. I will be in the east SF bay area so need a company that sells in or to California.

I'll be hiring someone to build it, so any advice, recommendations and wisdom is appreciated about that too.

What are the things that I must have and what "extras" do you feel just make life easier. I wish I could say that money is no object, but, sigh, there is a budget. Not meager, but it is there.

Thanks so much!

Mary
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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I have two suggestions. As you have already done check on permits but specifically talk to the building inspector so there will be no surprises. You most likely will have to comply with wind, seismic and snow load specs. Also, your local building supply might have "kits" and have a list of recommended contractors.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:39 AM   #3
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We have one of those metal carports for ours and it works great.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:52 AM   #4
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We built a 30 ft x 40 ft pole barn with 14 ft sidewalls and 12 ft overhead door .
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:26 PM   #5
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California may have a ban because RV shelters are carcinogenic. I would take Farther's advice and ignore 'out of state' suggestions.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:19 PM   #6
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As one who has had a few temporary shop shelters that are still in use, I'd recommend staying away from tarp or fabric roofs. Even though I live in Alaska where the UV exposure is surely less than California … spend the extra money and put down a metal or plywood roof.

After over thirty years on my temporary tarp roof shelters, I have my PhD in Tarpology.

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Old 05-22-2019, 05:21 PM   #7
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Any particular brand you recommend?
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