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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 214989 7-Jun-2017 14:25
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Hi all,

 

I'm looking for a temporary carport, the kind that has a frame with a tarp-like skin over it.

 

Wondering if anyone knows where I might get one of these at a reasonable price (or at all?).

 

 

 

I know super-cheap auto has some, but they are too long (6m), I'm looking for max 5m length. Can be smaller though. 

 

The only other thing I can think to do is buy one of the super-cheap ones and cut it down to size.

 

 

 

Any feedback welcome!


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  Reply # 1795995 7-Jun-2017 14:45
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 Warehouse usually does those portable car ports (White tent with the big clear window on side, Frequently seen at parties) for $99.

 

 One of these troopers! 

 

Cheers






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  Reply # 1795996 7-Jun-2017 14:50
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  Reply # 1795997 7-Jun-2017 15:05
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TimA:

 

 Warehouse usually does those portable car ports (White tent with the big clear window on side, Frequently seen at parties) for $99. 

 

Cheers

 

They are useless. Any good wind and the pipes start to bend plus they start tearing at the elastic rope toggle ties loop holes. After one year had to replace the elastic rope ties as they had stretched, with zip lock ties, could do nothing with the torn loop holes. Our tent did not come with metal pegs to hammer the pole plates into the ground.





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  Reply # 1795999 7-Jun-2017 15:07
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FineWine:

 

TimA:

 

 Warehouse usually does those portable car ports (White tent with the big clear window on side, Frequently seen at parties) for $99. 

 

Cheers

 

They are useless. Any good wind and the pipes start to bend plus they start tearing at the elastic rope toggle ties loop holes. After one year had to replace the elastic rope ties as they had stretched, with zip lock ties, could do nothing with the torn loop holes. Our tent did not come with metal pegs to hammer the pole plates into the ground.

 

 

 

 

OP is looking to cut its 6M length down to 5M so it would be a perfect candidate to chop up!
Also stated temporary so i assume under 6 months, It should last!
WE had one for Northern Bass festival last year and it lasted about 12 hours before it was a gonner. 








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  Reply # 1796002 7-Jun-2017 15:13
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At this stage I don't really expect it to be temporary.

 

I just called it that to differentiate it from a constructed/kitset carport. Seems to be the lingo as noted during my google-fu session.

 

It's a pain, I only really want to keep the godforsaken leaves from the huge tree in our yard off the car. Not worried about the wet.

 

The leaves get into everything. Every seal and join, and fill the front and back gutters.

 

I tried a car cover; but it created massive condensation in the inside of my car which I was severely displeased with.

 

Like, full on drips on the inside of the windscreen, and that wet upholstery smell (it's been under cover 2 weeks)

 

Shut a fan heater inside to dry it out just now.


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  Reply # 1796019 7-Jun-2017 15:37
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A shade sail should work.

 

If you don't have anything to secure it too you may need to concrete in a couple of 100mm posts.

 

 

 

$200

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/coolaroo-shade-sail-rectangle-5-x-3-desert-sand_p00304555 

 

$79

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/coolaroo-shade-sail-handy-square-3-6-x-3-6m-beige_p00300793 


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  Reply # 1796022 7-Jun-2017 15:40
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A chainsaw will fix the dropping leaves! wink




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  Reply # 1796025 7-Jun-2017 15:43
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kiwi_64:

 

A chainsaw will fix the dropping leaves! wink

 

 

 

 

Not off the cards actually, but not going to happen straight away.

 

 


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  Reply # 1796053 7-Jun-2017 17:12
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Something a little more sturdy but still removable at a later date.

 

https://www.tradetested.co.nz/sheds-carports/carports.html 

 

 


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  Reply # 1806285 25-Jun-2017 01:05
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I bought a gazebo from here, just checked they are running a promotion at the moment, high quality with good price. i think this is something you might want go to, allow pick ups too.

 

It is pop up gazebo with 3 different size.

 

 http://www.treasurebox.co.nz/outdoor-garden/gazebo/pop-up-gazebos.html

 

good luck!


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