If you are someone who love going on adventures along with your family, then nothing can beat a recreational vehicle to serve this purpose. However, when you are about to buy a recreational vehicle, there are a lot of aspects to consider. While budget is one of the primary factors to oversee, storage of your recreational vehicle come in close second. A Recreational Vehicle is not some second hand car that you can just leave out in the streets and not think twice about it. It is absolutely essential that you have a carport or a garage with is amply spacious to contain your RV or boat. Hence, it is of outmost importance that both your carport and your RV/Boat complement each other. To ensure that this happens, there are some key elements that you need to remember:
The last thing that you want to end up is a carport that is smaller in size than the RV/Boat that you intend to buy. When you go to buy an RV/Boat, make sure that you ask for precise measurements of the vehicle, before you can go into details like luxury and comfort. It is also wise to take a friend with you in order to take the measurements yourself instead of depending on some salesman to give you the measurements. When you take the measurements, you also need to include the back ladder and the front bumper into account. Only then will you get the exact size. You need the accurate measurements because the construction of your carport back at home would obviously depend on the size of the RV/Boat that you purchase. The width and height of the RV is also equally important when calculating the measurements because that would decide at which height to place the roof of the carport and how much extra space to leave for storage.
Type of carport
After you have selected the kind of RV/Boat you would want, it is time that you chose what kind of carport you would want for your RV/Boat. The most primary type that you have to decide is between an enclosed carport and an open sided one. While carports were initially never a completely enclosed space defined by four walls, needs of people have changed in the recent years and in keeping with the trend, designs of carports have evolved too. Carports have now become more like external garages with retractable doors and air tight space which protect heavy vehicles from not only rain, snow and the harsh sun, but also dust and dirt particles.
We highly recommend that you purchase a fully enclosed RV/Boat Cover. However, there people who still prefer the older version of carports with three or more open sides because they offer more space for storage and allows the vehicle more breathing room. The latter is also more environmentally friendly and prevents the car from being overheated. The air circulation in these open-sided carports allows the car engines to rapidly and naturally cool off.
If you have any confusion regarding what kind of carport you should buy, just take a look at all the options available