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Post Info TOPIC: Winter storage of RV in New England


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Winter storage of RV in New England


We currently park our RV beside our garage on a bed of gravel, when we are home.  When cold weather comes, i.e. late October, we will plan to "park" the RV for the winter.  We would like to leave it in the same location until April, but want to cover it safely.  We know not to cover directly with a tarp.  We are looking for ideas of a way to create a temporary roof for the winter.  Suggestions are welcome. 

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Can you use heat cable on the roof?

Out here they use the aluminum shelters for shade... Cost some money.. Should work for snow. would be considered a temporary structure by the zoning boards..


Even some of the tarp buildings work well.. If you buy a good one. Had a 35 x 12 before as a shed.. used it for 5 years, and was still fine when I sold it with the house.



-- Edited by The Junkman on Thursday 17th of July 2014 08:40:54 AM

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Not really a good practicle way to do that....your RV is a pretty good size class C....they do make some BREATHABLE rv covers that you might consider....the problem lies with the word Temporary...

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Good point, maybe I don't mean temporary.  In the spring and summer the spruce tree drips sap, so the erected roof probably would not be temporary.  Right now we have had no complaints about the storage of the RV.  A structure might create problems.  

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Not if it's a temporary structure..

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I will look at our local regulations or ordinances.  Thanks. 



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If you park beside the Garage one option might be a shed roof off the main house...three footings 16' 2x10's with a nice header and you can have a carport built...this all depends on the existing structure of coarse....

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Classy Lady wrote:

I will look at our local regulations or ordinances.  Thanks. 


 That is definitely the way to go.  Also, look at any home owner's association rules as well.

Not all communities will classify a carport as a temporary structure, regardless of how it is constructed.

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Look into those tarp style too.. they are real cheap.. even in RV size.. Ton of people use them up in Albany NY.. And we got alot of snow. Snow slides right off. Get a good one though. Tarp will last 5 years or so, then just replace the tarp. I had heat and lights in mine..

You start to run into permits and such.. when you dig.. Foundation.. Slab.. Footings etc..

Read the local codes too.. And don't take the inspectors word for it..

I wanted to put up a garage.. I think is was 35 x 26.. something like that.. They said no. Bought the book.. said show me.. They let me build it.. Threw the inspector off the property twice, because he is only suppose to be there at certain points of the build.. Me and my brothers put it up. They passed a code after that .. only 24x24 after that.. My brother was pissed.. his was next..lol



-- Edited by The Junkman on Thursday 17th of July 2014 11:12:22 PM

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The Junkman wrote:

Look into those tarp style too.. they are real cheap.. even in RV size.. Ton of people use them up in Albany NY.. And we got alot of snow. Snow slides right off. Get a good one though. Tarp will last 5 years or so, then just replace the tarp. I had heat and lights in mine..

You start to run into permits and such.. when you dig.. Foundation.. Slab.. Footings etc..

Read the local codes too.. And don't take the inspectors word for it..

I wanted to put up a garage.. I think is was 35 x 26.. something like that.. They said no. Bought the book.. said show me.. They let me build it.. Threw the inspector off the property twice, because he is only suppose to be there at certain points of the build.. Me and my brothers put it up. They passed a code after that .. only 24x24 after that.. My brother was pissed.. his was next..lol



-- Edited by The Junkman on Thursday 17th of July 2014 11:12:22 PM


 That's a great point about looking up the code yourself.  I work for a construction company and the code enforcers get it wrong all the time.  



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use electrician grey pvc conduit and strapping.....make a bowed roof cover to stretch the tarp over to dispell the snow load and you should be good.....I have done this several years in a row and it works great!!!

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