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Post by Rossi on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:29 pm

Hello, I'am trying find a tuff plastic  tunnel with  metal frame to park my A/S Executive under.
i wonder if any one can help.
If not will try cover perhaps from pro tech.
Regards M Ross.
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by groundhog on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:43 pm

I have always been a bit nervous about fitted covers, quite like the idea of polytunnel arrangement though, is there some sort of agricultural arrangement that might work?
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by roli on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:03 pm

We occasionally pass a house where the owner has built with scaffolding and sheeting a "big" polytunnell arrangement to keep his RV in,just like a big garage
I wish our geography allowed us to do this as I think it's a brilliant idea as we have big trees which are decanting leaves onto the van roof at this time of the year

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Re: undercover Parking

Post by -mojo- on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:30 pm

I reckon the problem when it comes to building a shelter that size is reaching a sensible compromise between strength and cost - because wind loading on a structure that big will become a major factor in the design. There are a number of companies that sell "folding" shelters for classic cars, but I'm fairly sure they won't scale up to the size that you would need.

If you happen to have access to a big lot of scaffold poles and fittings then that's fine, but for something that large it won't be a cheap solution if you don't!
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by Rossi on Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:06 am

Thank you for all your reply's, Have found german company which looks strong but only 2.5 meters high.
I'am very concerned with wind damage, this is why I'am favouring a cover.
Best Regards Martin Ross
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by Gromit on Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:34 am

Would you believe the coincidence - I just glanced out of the window and a caravan went past, being towed at some speed with a full cover in place.

I wonder how badly chafed it will be when the cover comes off!! It was flapping madly, as you might imagine.

The polytunnel idea is good, but beware of mice. I have no first hand experience, but I've seen many reports of mice getting into vans which are stored under cover. Presumably the little blighters like the dry surroundings?

Dave


Last edited by Gromit on Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:24 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Clarification. See following post.)
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by dbroada on Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:52 am

Gromit wrote:Would you believe the coincidence - I just glanced out of the window and a caravan went past with a full cover in place.

Dave
on reading that I was taken back to the strong winds we witnessed while camping last weekend. On second reading I assume you meant it was being towed.
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by Gromit on Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:22 pm

dbroada wrote:
Gromit wrote:Would you believe the coincidence - I just glanced out of the window and a caravan went past with a full cover in place.

Dave
on reading that I was taken back to the strong winds we witnessed while camping last weekend. On second reading I assume you meant it was being towed.
Yes, and at some speed too. Well over the 30 limit, so I shudder to think how fast it would have been towed on the open road.

However "friendly" the fabric might be, someone is in for a nasty shock!!

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P.S. Earlier post edited to clarify. Thanks.
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by groundhog on Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:42 pm

Dancover in the UK seem to make portable garages but dozens of them in the States at half the price if they would ship them - try google 'portable RV garage'?
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Re: undercover Parking

Post by Paulmold on Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Funnily enough I also found Dancover and put a link to them when Rossi posted the same question here..

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t11839-parking-next-to-conifer-hedge#132300

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Re: undercover Parking

Post by Swansea Jac on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:17 pm

We have a motorhome cover for sale for £30 + postage, if you are interested.
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