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Care and Upkeep Let's face it, it has to be done. Have questions of what to do or how to do it, this is the place to talk about it.

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I built similar for way less for my boat. 13’ x 30’ x 13’ high

Tarp is from billboardtarps.com for about $400.
Total was $900
I’d build a bird-scale one in a heartbeat. This will last a very long time. Decade I’d think. I’m on year six with no tarp degradation.
Let me know if you need more info. I can share.
Hoops are bundles of UV grade plastic conduit. Same as sprinkler pipe but uv compatible.

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I recall your post showing this. Thank you for mentioning this alternative.

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Mine is going up today. The steel is heavy and they are doubling up on it. It’s probably 18 feet at the peak, it’s sticking up from behind of my house more than I thought. My taxes are probably going up, but the coach will be out of the elements soon.
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Frame is up. They say they will be done late tomorrow. They have two more smaller ones on their trailer to go up in the area so they got to be busy. The door is 14 high by 10 wide. I wish I got 12. I may replace it later on after the inspections are done with a bigger door. Steel is super heavy and doubled up for the 180 MPH wind load. Got wool insulation to hang up inside. I bought 6 LED shop lights for it and am going to order 6 more. Its's big for me. I live on 1/4 acre so its half my back yard. I measured the coach several times and will have to pull in the mirrors to get it in. It's 50 foot deep by 18 wide.It's taller than I thought so I should be able to work on the roof inside. I was not sure about that till tonight. Enough room to work on the coach out of the rain and heat. Going to get a double split A/C system, a big celing fan and some smaller fans to move air around later on to see what that can do. It's going to have all white aluminum skin so with the insulation it should be cool in the summer. It sticks up behind my house high enough to be seen from the street out front. All the pics are upright on my PC. Deleted and reuploaded and they are still sideways. Best I can do for now.
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AC and heat too?
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AC and heat too?
dangitman!
Heat comes with the territory. A/C don't . I know plenty of places that sell used package systems, but no way I want to pay that kind of electric. Figure a high hat roof vent fan for when I am not in the place. The mini splits run pretty high SEER and I can get them right off the boats in Miami cheap lol.
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Looks good. Wish I had room for one at my place. Here it is all the rain I worry about.
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Looks good. Wish I had room for one at my place. Here it is all the rain I worry about.
I live in South West Florida. We can get 3 feet of rain in 24 hours. I just posted on another thread (follow the Bus grease Monkey) about a coach that supposedly flooded via the stack and destroyed the engine. We get hurricanes down here were the rain blows sideways for 24 hours or more. Now I got this and I am very happy.
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that looks stout . can you post details that show the sections where they join ?
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that looks stout . can you post details that show the sections where they join ?
I sure can. I’ll get close ups of the frame later today. It’s super heavy. I forget but I think the tubes are 14 gauge and heavy to move. Taking two guys to haul them. And they are using a telescope lift to put them up. It’s so tall. I’m getting crazy ideas like setting up my home observatory way up top with a panel on the roof that slides. I’ve had a 12 inch Mead for years. I keep it in the coach but it’s a bare to set up on site and I’m getting old enough to keep it in one place.
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