M/H awning as a carport?

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  1. Swiftroy1

    Swiftroy1 Read Only Funster

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    Hi funsters.
    I store my M/H behind my car on my drive and was wondering if any one has used a M/H awning as a carport? I was thinking of attaching it to the house wall and when I needed to get the 'van out, I could simply move the car and wind up the awning to be able to drive past it. I don't live in a particularly windy area but how robust is it?
    Your comments would be appreciated, please.
    thanks, Roy
     
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    i lived in my 5th wheel for 2.5 years whilst doing up my house and had the awning out all the time .but remember, an american awning is MUCH stronger than a euro awning,also make sure you have plenty of leen from one end to the other to help water drain off.ALSO BE VERY CAREFULL to make sure you put it away if any chance of snow as the extra weight of a lot of snow could rip your awning,or worse still rip the side out of your motor.I almost forgot, after about 18 months i came home to find my roof sheet ripped to shreds,so i had a super heavy duty one made by a local firm that makes curtains for lorries (heavy, but very strong)was perfect after that.good luck .steve.:thumb:
     
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    They aren't.
     
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    Not advisable ! If you just want to protect the MH from dirt. leaves etc just get a half cover Fiamma, not expensive as such.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks for your reply Peter, but I had thought of using the awning as a carport for my car not the m/h. Roy
     
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    Agree with the others... it wouldn't last the winter ..

    I had the same situation, so built a carport high enough to allow the MH to pass under..
     
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    I have seen what wind damage can do to an awning when (even though the Storm Straps were on ) it whipped right over our friends Hymer and ripped the fixings off and did a lot of Damage.:Doh:
    Could you not buy a Car Cover instead.??
     
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    Awning as a car port

    We had our wind out awning set on not a prticulary windy day and a freak gust caught it and blew it right over the van damaging the struts. So would not advise it!
     
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