Well, after some research I ended up going with a Rhino Shelter round shaped garage 14'W x 24'L x 10'H. They had them on sale at the Eastern States Exposition fair. I got a great deal! I talked to a few guys that have them in Maine and they said they lasted upwards of 10 years.
I priced out a similar metal unit at carport.com and it was over $3,000 w/me doing the install. Too pricy for me. That was not even including the double garage doors that I got on this one and the perminate anchors!
The shelter is made using rugged and long-lasting industrial grade 10oz. fabric and is available in two distinct colours. The entire cover, including doors, are constructed with a CPAI-84 rated Poly with woven backing, which is UV resistant and fire retardant. The outer and inner layers sandwich a special layer in between called Inner Black Scrim. This layer has a coating that prevents any sunlight from infiltrating the material. All the components for the frame are manufactured using galvanized steel.
Ratchet straps come standard with Rhino Shelters. The shelter cover never loosens or sags, thanks to the strong webbing material used in the ratchet strap. The tight fit allows the ratchet straps to withstand much higher snow loads than ordinary rope. Every door contains a pouch to accommodate a pole and grommets. Cable earth anchors and 36" drive rod come with the package.
Exclusive Round Boat Features:
Heavy Duty Galvanized Finish on All Steel Frame Components for Maximum Strength & Long Life
10oz., CPAI-84 Polyethylene Fabric Backed Cover and Doors
All Pre-Drilled, Easy Bolt Together Assembly
Ratchet Straps for a Drum Tight Fit
Wind Brace Support on Both Sides
Two (2) Double Zipper Doors with Bottom Pockets
One (1) complete Roll-up Door Kit
Protective Plastic Tube End Caps - All Open Ends
Standard Thread Plated Hardware Kit with Retaining Nuts & Protective SS Washers
Quick Assembly Wrench included
Heavy Duty Poly Rope for Main Cover Tie Down
Heavy Duty Grommets on Cover & Doors
Eight ( permanent anchors included
Average Installation Time: 3 Hours
350 lbs. Shipped in 2 boxes
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Thread: Winter Storage
09-09-2013, 11:12 PM #21
Last edited by MJR63; 09-09-2013 at 11:17 PM.2002 Moomba Outback LSV
09-10-2013, 12:14 PM #221992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, Fly High fat sacks
Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler (modded to high heaven for rock crawling), 1999 Audi A6 Avant (for when it rains and for snow/ski/snowboard duties), 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
09-10-2013, 12:23 PM #23
09-10-2013, 10:27 PM #24Member
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Last year I went to Ocean State Job Lot and bought a slightly oversized non custom cover. I then built a frame of 2x4 lumber that created a very steep pitch with the cover and just snow raked the snow off the cover the couple of times we got really big snow. The verticals on the support frame are about 4' tall. This worked out perfect for me, better than the dealer I used to store my Outback. The last year they had it they chipped the swim platform and when I picked it up there was a wicket ant nest in it. Tilex kills ants instantly by the way.