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Old 02-17-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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Popup garage/carport?

Tired of my car sitting outside during winter (just moved into an apartment and my car stays at my parents house beside their garage for the winter)

Anyone use a popup garage or something similar to keep your car out of the weather? I've been looking at home depot and they have a few that are around $300-400 - just wondering if anyone else has had any luck with one of these.

I don't want a permanent one because once I move out of this apartment I'll be buying another house with a garage!
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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Depends on wind and snow loads....

You could get one of these and then take it to your new house when you get one. Or maybe your parent's would like it and want to keep it?



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Old 02-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #3
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Something like this doesn't look too bad. 10 ft. x 15 ft. x 8 ft $387


http://www.homedepot.com/p/ShelterLo...-203219688-_-N
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:47 PM   #4
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One more $388:



http://www.walmart.com/ip/ShelterLog...arage/17627636
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:15 PM   #5
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For $1 more I'd get 5 extra feet in depth. That sounds like a winner to me!
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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Any of those would have to be staked down pretty good or they would end up in West Virginia. Having the front of it be able to close is nice.

The thing I would worry about is that the weight of a lot of snow would collapse the thing. I suppose it's better than nothing, but I would beef up the bracing on it for really bad weather.
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Yeah I read a couple reviews that they put some wood at the top to brace for snow piling up on it. It'll be in the grass next to my parents garage so I'm hoping the house/garage will block most of the wind but I'd definitely stake it down and put sandbags on it or something (as mentioned in another review for these)
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:39 PM   #8
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I will also be looking into one of those. I guess you could always buy one and install heavy duty tarps before installing the cover. Maybe put more pipes to increase the stability. I see them around here a lot here in Ottawa, Canada. We get ALOT of snow at times lol
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:59 PM   #9
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This is my second winter using that 10x20x8 shelter logic. Works great. I do suggest staking it down real good, hi winds make this thing move and its scary to watch lol. No issues with it yet
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #10
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The rounded hoop tops hold more load (we deal with snow). The kits come with screw-in auger/anchors that hold well in soil. On pavement, sand bags might work in you cant bore in.
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:47 PM   #11
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Any of those would have to be staked down pretty good or they would end up in West Virginia. Having the front of it be able to close is nice.

The thing I would worry about is that the weight of a lot of snow would collapse the thing. I suppose it's better than nothing, but I would beef up the bracing on it for really bad weather.
I would advise against this type (Tent) for the very same reasons. I have first hand experience. I had it let loose twice (found in neighbors yard) and the cover only last 2-3 years. Just imagine the poles rubbing on the side of your car in a wind storm while you are someplace else

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Old 02-17-2016, 04:49 PM   #12
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I would advise against this type (Tent) for the very same reasons. I have first hand experience. I had it let loose twice (found in neighbors yard) and the cover only last 2-3 years. Just imagine the poles rubbing on the side of your car in a wind storm while you are someplace else
This is my biggest fear! That would be terrible...
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:30 PM   #13
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I had a 24'x24' for 11years,finally collapsed last winter,I have to say we had an incredible amount of snow,if your tarp tight and secure it to the ground it will last,I got lazy and didn't get the snow off between storms,when it collapsed it must have went slow because it pushed one corner of the sunroof down far enough to stick your hand thru but didn't break
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God bless your parents if they let you put that hideous looking thing in their yard. Rent a storage unit or a corner in a barn somewhere.
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