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    Vehicle storage using a tarp type shed.

     



    I have one of those tarp sheds I've had for years setting at my parent's place. I bought it years ago to put my corvette in. The 2nd week it was up the tarp was blown off it. I put 2 new ones on it and after the 3rd one got ripped off it I haven't used the stupid thing since.

    Lately since I'm running out of storage space, I'm contemplating bringing this tarp shed to my house. I can put it behind my garage and it will be protected by a privacy fence on the other side. Maybe the tarp won't get ripped off it now.

    My main concern is rusting etc. I plan to put gravel down so what ever car/truck I put in it isn't setting on dirt/mud. The green house effects shouldn't be a real problem until gets hotter outside. What are your guys' thoughts on this who live in moist climates as well? Should I add a vent somewhere on an end wall to help prevent moisture build up etc?
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    Six sheets of 1/2" plywood
    One 10X20 tarp
    Several pieces of scrap carpet

    Plywood down first, tarp on top, this will keep the ground moisture from wicking up from the ground and attacking the undercarriage. Carpet to sit on the tires on.

    Yes, it really is that simple
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    And definitely vents in front / rear.
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    if you have the money, I highly recommend a car capsule.

    https://www.amazon.com/CarCapsule-In...ds=car+capsule

    I've used one for my hot rod and several cars, they are the next best thing to an actual garage. water proof, rat proof, dirt proof, and anchored by the car so it won't blow away, mine has been in 55mph + winds without issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjeds View Post
    if you have the money, I highly recommend a car capsule.

    https://www.amazon.com/CarCapsule-In...ds=car+capsule

    I've used one for my hot rod and several cars, they are the next best thing to an actual garage. water proof, rat proof, dirt proof, and anchored by the car so it won't blow away, mine has been in 55mpg + winds without issue.
    My friend had his 69 camaro in one. I wonder how they hold up to 55mph+ wind at 15* or colder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    My friend had his 69 camaro in one. I wonder how they hold up to 55mph+ wind at 15* or colder?

    doesn't get that cold here, but mine has held up for several years in harsh 100° summers and heavy rain/windy winters.

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    I might just end up getting a storage unit. I found out I have to get a permit to put one in the yard. The catch is that the permit for one is higher than for an actual garage. They must not want them in the town???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    I might just end up getting a storage unit. I found out I have to get a permit to put one in the yard. The catch is that the permit for one is higher than for an actual garage. They must not want them in the town???

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    You're dealing with bureaucrats here mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    You're dealing with bureaucrats here mate.
    And where there is bureaucracy there is no logic.

    (I really really thought you would have known that!)
    You're right.
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    Ryan, do you guys use the recycled shipping containers at all? Over this way you can get one delivered for 3 G., cheaper and faster than a garage but some communities don't like them. My friend Mark has 2 or 3 of them. I've been thinking of getting one to stuff the tractors into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Ryan, do you guys use the recycled shipping containers at all? Over this way you can get one delivered for 3 G., cheaper and faster than a garage but some communities don't like them. My friend Mark has 2 or 3 of them. I've been thinking of getting one to stuff the tractors into.
    Yeah we can but if I had $3g's laying around I still wouldn't spend it on one. I'd be dumping it into something with shingles or something with flames. I know a guy in Arizona that bought a place that had a house made out of them. It's a good idea. Just out of my price range. I may just put a stick built something up by my shop if the weather will allow it. I', currently planning that now. Haha

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