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#1 dancing tree

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:39 PM

does anyone have information on portable carports to store a casita in-am at a loss as to start research-must move my cdancing tree in alpine,texasasita soon out of covered rental to a field in windy hot climate of west texas-help please casita members

#2 campnagle

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:45 PM

carports.com, starting at around $1200 installed

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#3 Glenn Wolfe

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:02 PM

Carpots-dot-com is the solution we're planning next summer.

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#4 capt mike

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:18 AM

try www.superiorcarports.com, they are out of Victoria, Texas.

#5 Indy-hp

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:28 AM

You did not say what your budget was, but another, less expensive and less permanent option is a canopy. We just put up a 12' x 20' ShelterLogic canopy for our Casita (amazon.com). With a tie-down kit, they can withstand a fair amount of wind. The covers will wear out in 2 or 3 years in the sun, but are replaceable. Metal is better if its in your budget, but that was not an option for us.

Edited by Indy-hp, 24 April 2011 - 04:22 PM.

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#6 arlon

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

What about a canvas type cover for the short term. I see them on ebay for less than $200. We just got a Casita and live in West Texas too. I was thinking about the cover to try and keep some of the red dust out of it.
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#7 theyellowroseoftexas

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

What about a canvas type cover for the short term. I see them on ebay for less than $200. We just got a Casita and live in West Texas too. I was thinking about the cover to try and keep some of the red dust out of it.

We bought an Ebay cheapie & it is just that - cheap. In less than a year it is just falling apart. Don't waste your money. We are now going to save up for the Calmark Sunbrella cover. Some recomend Tyvek?

#8 schatzie

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

You will not be sorry with the Calmark. We have used one for over three years and it looks brand new. Harsh Wisconsin winters with gusty winds have not affected it at all. Well worth the cost.
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#9 ScooterAl

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:22 PM



Check out these fittings. There are many sources for them, this is just one. You use them with one inch or other sizes conduit and make your own custom shelters. After you make your frame, you attach a tarp and tie straps to them as needed. I suppose you could make a wood or metal roof if you can scrounge or buy them. A shelter for your egg could be made for around $100. The feet are secured to the ground by foot long and longer lag screws which can be ordered online. The lag screws are driven into the ground with an impact wrench. I learned of them from the Burning Man website. I made a shelter in my yard for storing things like a barbecue grill and lawnmower out of the sun and rain. I call it my tentshed.