View Full Version : Van vs. Carport

06-29-2004, 11:21 AM
I had to put a roof on my house this spring. I decided the carport was beyond repair. The carport was too small anyway. I could get the van under it but just by inches.
When it came time to clean up the mess the dumpster was too full for the remains of the carport. So I loaded it in the van. It all fit with room to spare. My new standard joke is :
The van didn't fit in the carport but the carport fit in the van!

06-29-2004, 01:21 PM
might want to take a picture of that!!!

06-29-2004, 04:09 PM
I have the same problem!! Not enough Van-Port space. http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif

"Keep On Trucking"

06-30-2004, 05:04 PM
You know, it really is amazing how much stuff you can fit in these Vans....I had someone in a pick-up helping me on a recent move, and as it turned out, my Van fit tons more stuff (and protected it better). Of course it won't be the same when I put all the Interior back in, but....

Cris cristofery@cs.com
1967 Camper Van (http://groups.msn.com/vintagechevyvanclub2/2003northwestrally.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=2895)

06-30-2004, 05:45 PM
I gots my van in a portable garage $500 bucks and got plenty of room in it. It is portable so no taxes. Just a thought Shorty

07-01-2004, 11:52 AM
Shorty what is the garage made of, and where is it made.

07-02-2004, 05:08 PM
Its made with galvanized poles and a heavy duty tarp with two doors in it. I believe it is from shelter king. I would look on ebay and you will get a good idea of the differences. Dont buy the cheap stuff it wont last more than a year your'e gonna have to spend right around 500 to get something that will last. Mine stood up great all winter. I had to band the snow off it every week but no problems yet. Shorty

07-02-2004, 09:59 PM
My carport has a wood structure and a heavy tarp,setup wasn't too bad.Had over 2 feet of snow on top of it last winter during a bad storm.Held up real fine.Even got mine wired up for hydro with a line run over to it from the shop.Bought mine from Costco up here in Canada for $400+ tax.You can even add axtra wood so that you can have some light storage in the rafters.Neighbours HAD one with the metal poles but it collapsed under only 1 foot of snow,go figure...AC... http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif