Posted on Aug 20, 2009 | Comments 0
RVs usually cost many thousands of dollars, so the idea of leaving it out in the driveway where the rain and other weather elements can damage it may not be at the top of your list.
Thus, you may want to think about building an RV garage to house your recreational vehicle as you probably already know that an RV is not small enough to fit into a normal house garage due to its length.
Since it is very rare to find a home that already has an RV garage you have two choices if you want to store your RV properly, either build your own custom RV garage or buy an RV garage assembly kit that you can build in the position that you want.
Believe it or not, you actually have many choices when it comes to buying a prefabricated RV garage.
The sturdiest RV garages are made from several different materials including cedar, wood siding, vinyl siding, and steel so that you can choose the material that will best fit your home appearance.
If you live in a temperate climate area you can also choose to purchase a prefabricated light weight aluminum RV garage but these are not as sturdy as the other material choices so if you often experience severe weather this may not be the best choice for you.
In addition to matching the natural appearance of your home, purchasing a prefabricated RV garage also allows you to build the garage to your own specifications.
Some people choose to build an RV garage that is simply one large room while others choose to section off their RV garage to create special rooms that fit other equipment, vehicles, or even boats as well.
If you want to get more specific with your garage plans to include an office space or a work area for yourself you may also consider ordering blueprints for the RV garage that fits your specifications and then hiring a local builder to construct it.
You can also find prefabricated carports that will help keep the weather elements off of your RV, but these are not always the best choice as they do not have walls and thus any dust, wind, or debris that blows in from the side can still damage your RV.
Additionally, sometimes RV garages are more practical than RV carports because they protect your RV from vandalism and burglary so you may want to asses the area that you live in before you choose a carport as the simple easy solution.
Once you decide which will best suit your needs, make sure that you measure your RV to ensure it will fit inside because with the many heights and lengths available you want to make sure that once it’s built your RV will slide in without a problem.
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