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Buying a Metal RV Carport Cover For Your RV or Motorhome

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sun, Dec 4, 2011

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What should you look for when buying a metal RV carport coverfor your RV or motorhome?

When looking at metal carport covers, your first consideration should be the size. The narrowest metal carports at Alan's Factory Outlet are 12' wide, which will work for most motorhomes; however you may want to go a little wider by choosing the next largest size, the 18' wide RV cover. This will give you plenty of room to open the doors and to comfortably walk around your RV. Other sizes are 20', 22' and 24' wide. Even larger sizes such as triple wide carports and even 40' wide metal carports are available, but in most cases you wouldn't need to buy that wide of a metal RV carport cover. The RV metal covers will protect your RV from a good majority of the elements. They will also make it easy to load and unload in the rain.

You will also need to measure to see how long your RV or motorhome is to get a RV cover that will not only cover the motorhome, but also give you at least a few feet on the front and back ends. You should also consider how long you plan to own the motorhome you currently have. Are you planning on buying a larger sized one in the future? If this is the case, it may be wise to invest a little more than you planned into a larger metal RV carport cover. That way, you will literally be covered in the future, and not need to spend more on another motorhome cover down the road when you could have settled that with getting the right size RV cover the first time. Our metal carport covers are a good solution when you want to protect your vehicles, but you do not want to build a structure. We make it easy to buy online and will deliver and install if for free.

In addition to the width and the length, you do need to consider the height for your RV metal covers. You will need to determine the height of your RV. The first measurement is the height of the roof of the motorhome and the second is the highest point such as an AC unit or something else on the roof, which is higher than the roof. This will allow you to purchase the perfect metal RV garage. Remember if you plan on buying a larger RV in the future you may want to order a larger size to save money.

We have a wide variety of motorhome carports for sale. You have several options to consider when buying a metal RV carport cover. You can close both sides or like the picture above can just close one size. You can also fully enclose it and turn it into a RV metal garage.

Consider these 3 options when buying a metal RV carport cover to help make it stronger

  • Buying the thicker 12 gauge tubing over the standard 14 gauge tubing (The 12 gauge tubing will give you a 20 year rust through warranty)
  • Getting it fully braced with 4' braces for additional wind and snow strength
  • Buying the mobile home anchors for extra strength against the wind

The final step to make when buying a metal RV carport cover is the roofline style. You need to decide between a regular style RV carport, which is built in a barn roof or a gable a-frame roof, which comes in two different styles. The first is a boxed eave, and the second one is a vertical roof. They both look exactly the same at first glance, but there is one major difference; the vertical RV carport cover is built with the metal roof sheeting going side to side to allow the snow to slide off. Once you determine the roof, you can choose between our many motorhome carports.

Alan's Factory Outlet metal RV carport covers are delivered and installed for free in 27 states in the USA. Here are the states in the USA with free installation: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

As the old saying goes, "measure twice and cut once", and I believe that is good advice when you are buying a metal RV carport cover. Please feel free to ask a question or leave a comment about any personal experience you may have on buying a RV carport cover or a metal RV garage.

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