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monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
Hey guys I was thinking about getting the portable garage harbor freight sells. It's like 299 or some thing like that it is 10x20x8 I think and was wondering if any one has used this. All the videos on YouTube of it are from people up north and they say they get a few seasons out of the tarps. I was wondering if it would be worth it to get that or just a basic tarp canopy and get tarps for the sides. I am storing my s10 in it and maybe use it as a little work shop so I can get out if the rain and sun. If you have any experience with this let me know what you think about it.


  • gmiller0737gmiller0737 Posts: 659 Officer
    I have a Double Wide one (I think it's 20x20) about a year is all the Silver Tarps last,You will want to anchor it some way so it dosen't blow over in heavy winds I have mine anchored using the screw in the ground Mobile Home Anchors(4) & 3/16" cable
  • got ants?got ants? Posts: 9,140 Officer
    I've seen them hold up to cat 2 hurricanes. Not top end in that category, but still, if anchored properly, they hold up pretty well.

    I think the standard white tarps last longer than the silver ones. I have a friend that has one about 10 years old. The tarps need to be replaced every few years, but the metal is pretty solid. They put them up and down a few times a month. That in itself is hard on them. They do fairs and such.

    Looks for some old barbell weights, the big ones (20+ lbs) and use those to anchor the corners. If you can secure one side to a structure, ie; fence, house, it will stay even better.
  • FishyGirlFishyGirl Posts: 715 Officer
    Yeap, the boat has been under on for over 10 years now. Replace the tarp every 2 years or so. Boat is 13 years old and the cushions have only had to be recovered once.
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  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    So they are worth the money then. How much are the tarps to cover it roughly when they need replacing
  • bigironbigiron Posts: 543 Officer
    www.kingcanopy.com. They have a good product and also have replacement tarps and accessories.
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    Ill check them out
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