If you are like most RV owners, you have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow you to travel in your RV quite as often as you would like. Such is life in the real world, and unfortunately, that means your RV is going to spend some long stretches in storage between outings. To make sure it’s ready to go when your next trip does roll around, you’ll want to pay attention to some basic maintenance points that make storage more successful.
Buying your first RV is an exciting time. Once you have the RV in your possession and ready to go, you’ll suddenly realize just how many possibilities lie in front of you. There are so many beautiful destinations waiting to be explored in this country, and an RV is the best way to reach many of them. Whether you are getting ready to make an RV purchase or you’ve already closed the deal, this article will offer five tips to help you get the most out of the experience.
So, what happens when your RV is more than 12’ tall? No need to panic: American Carports specializes in different sizes of metal carports, including ones that surpass the numbers in our flyers. We list the standard sizes that most customers usually get, but we can go outside the box if that’s what our customers want.
What if you just want a rooftop for your RV and nothing else? Well, we can absolutely do that. This type of tall structure doesn’t have to be all custom, with sides, ends, and additions if you don’t want to. You can keep it as simple as possible. This 30’W x 41’L x 14’H is an example of a triple-wide carport with only a vertical roof:
Remember that all our metal buildings are engineer-certified, and they come with a one-year workmanship warranty, allowing our buildings to go through all four seasons with ease. When you upgrade to our 12-gauge galvanized tubing, you also get a 20-year warranty on rust through of framing.
Are you inspired by this carport? Give us a call TODAY! We can customize any metal structure to FIT your specific needs with custom options available. You can add walk-in doors, roll-up doors, close building sides, insulation and more. Talk with our experts, and they’ll assist you with getting the best building of your choice. Delivery and installation are included on your level land or concrete pad.
Stop leaving your RV out in the open and unprotected! Everyone deserves a roof of their own to keep them sheltered and safe, and so does your RV! Having trouble finding a cover that’s tall enough for your vehicle? Let American Carports be your best guide to building an RV cover that’s tall, wide, and long enough to meet your needs!
As a company, we’ve noticed some common misinterpretations regarding the heights listed on our pricing flyers. Most of our flyers only go up to 12’ tall. Those are our standard sizes. However, we can build taller than that; as of matter of fact, 20’ tall is our actual limit! So, covering an RV will not be a challenge for us! Don’t believe me? Take a look at this 24’W x 36’L x 14’H structure:
- A-Frame Vertical Roof
- 12-Gauge Galvanized Tubing
- 6′ Vertical Sides
- 2 Vertical Gable Ends
Disclaimer: Additional material will be required to meet local codes. Extra labor and equipment may be required on units taller than 12’.
All buildings pictured on our website can be customized according to your needs and specifications—no exceptions. Want a different color choice? No worries! American Carports offers 13 color options at no additional charge! Give us a call to speak with one of our experts regarding the price of this unit. Don’t forget to ask about our rent-to-own and financing options! Want to see our buildings in person? Call us now, and ask for your local dealer!
Let’s talk about RV covers. There are three basic kinds of covers that you can choose from. The first method is just a simple roof. This method is one of the most economical, though you’ll have to consider that you’re only protecting your RV from the sunlight, rain, and other natural elements. The second method is to have partial sides. The most common option is 3 feet of enclosure on the sides, but it’s also possible to have full sides. The last method is a full enclosure with a convenient roll-up door to get your RV in and out with no problem.
This option is appealing because it offers the most protection, but it can be tricky because getting the dimensions correct is crucial. The first thing we would recommend is to measure your RV. If you’re fully enclosing it, you also have to make sure that you have enough space on the sides in order for you to be able to get in and out without hitting the door on the building, so be sure to add additional clearances. The height of your RV is extremely important! If you’ll have a roll-up door on your enclosure, you have to make sure that there is enough room above your RV for the door when it’s open. Also, keep in mind that the leg height of the enclosure needs to be 1’ taller than door height.
Here is an example of an 18’W x 41’L x 15’H Enclosed RV Cover:
- 12-Gauge Galvanized Tubing
- A-Frame Vertical Roof
- Horizontal Sides & Ends
- 12′ x 14′ Roll-Up Door
- 36″ x 80″ Walk-In Door (on the side)
Maybe the size of this cover will be enough for your RV. Keep in mind that we can make adjustments according to your needs and preferences. Whether you need your RV enclosure to be longer, shorter, wider or taller, our experts will be here to assist you with anything that you need.
Give us a call now at 866-471-8761 and ask to speak with one of our sales representatives for even more information or pricing on this metal building. If you’d like to follow us on social media, you can see pictures of new units installed each week! Don’t like the color of this unit? We have 13 different colors for our customers to choose from at no additional charge. Call us now for your customized quote: your future RV cover might be one call away!
Summer has come to an end, and now we have put away our tubes, camping gear, and fishing equipment until next season. There’s just one thing left to cover: the most expensive toy you own, your RV. We at American Steel can provide the most affordable and durable solution for you, and I figured I would tell you a few of the benefits to using an American Steel RV cover.
1. Efficiency. American Steel carports and garages are engineered, certified structures that are delivered and installed on your building site. Steel buildings require about 2/3 the time of conventional construction.
2. Affordability. Because we own our manufacturing facilities, we can offer you fantastic value for your money. The construction costs for a steel building vs. conventional construction can be reduced by 60%.
3. The ability to go up to 18 feet high. Steel is lightweight but also one of the one of the strongest building materials available, with a very high strength-to-weight ratio. Steel garages are even lighter than wood!
4. Ease of maintenance. Steel buildings are a great option for any geographic area, with the ability to resist rain, snow, and high winds. Want to clean your building? Just spray it with soap, then with water from the hose or pressure washer.
5. Reduced fire danger. Because steel is non-combustible, your insurance costs can drop as much as 40% if your belongings are in a steel garage instead of a highly flammable wood structure.
6. Stronger than a hurricane. Steel buildings can withstand high winds and heavy snow and stay upright through earthquakes. Some of the world’s tallest buildings are made of steel because of its ability to meet strict wind and seismic requirements. The difference between steel and concrete is that concrete can shift and crack. Scientists also say that concrete can crumble under very strong wind. Steel, however, will bend slightly and move with the storm. Metal buildings are the only structures that usually survive intact through hurricanes.
If you have constantly left your vehicles out in the open, exposing them to the sun or natural elements, you know this can be damaging in the long term. Protecting your vehicles or belongings shouldn’t be considered another expense: instead, think of it more as an investment. If you’re thinking about getting a carport, then you’re on the right track! Due to their durability, low maintenance, weather resistance, and sturdiness, metal buildings are now considered a superior type of outdoor building. And if you want all of this for a reasonable price, then American Carports is the company you should call!
With more than 20 years of experience in this field, our group of professionals knows exactly how to deliver a great experience—on everything from the simplest carport installed outside of your house to the most complex warehouse exclusively designed to meet your needs and expectations.
But since we’re talking about saving money today, we’re going to go for the simple stuff.
We must say that is up to our customers to add extra features and different options in order to make their carports or metal buildings more appealing to the eye. Now, is that necessary? This depends on what features you want to add. Some windows, for example, might be beneficial for illumination during the daytime. A couple of garage doors might be needed if you have multiple vehicles that you need to protect. You see? Each scenario is completely different, depending on our needs.
Maybe this 30’W x 26’L x 9’H partially enclosed carport might suit your needs:
- Standard Roof
- 14-Gauge Galvanized Tubing
- (1) Full Side
- (1) Full End
Remember that everything we do is custom made, and all we want is for our customers to be happy with their investment. You can create yours, too! Give us a call today at (866) 471-8761 to speak with one of our experts and get a FREE quote! Don’t forget to ask about our financing options. And remember that we’re now offering rent-to-own in all of our service areas.
Don’t leave your second home unprotected! Let American Carports help you build a carport that will keep your RV safe from inclement weather.
RVs offer us the freedom to travel around the country and beyond in the comfort of our own home. The ability to sleep in a cozy bed, maintain your privacy, and even cook without paying for a hotel room makes an RV a valuable investment that not many of us can afford. This means it’s important to protect your RV from the natural elements.
The sun can keep us warm, but it can harm our vehicles too, and this includes RVs. Some people park their RVs indoors at special facilities, but the cost can be high. So why not park and store your RV at home?
We work with skilled installers who can put up your metal RV cover in hours. Take a look at this 30’W × 46’L × 12’H cover:
This is just one example of what we can do. This customer chose to cover only part of the sides of the RV. If you want to customize your cover, our sales representatives can always help you and can provide you with a quote and even a sketch, if you want one.
We know that our metal buildings can be a big investment, but it’s important to keep in mind that they will stay strong and protect your vehicles from bad weather. Remember, we also offer financing options. Click here for more information.