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RV & Car Carport

Any good sources for metal carports? I have trolled through most of the normal sites on the internet trying to find a 24' wide 38' long 12' high metal carport at a reasonable price (approx $5K). Have found a few but no reviews of quality.
Live in Arizona so not much snow load, but lots of wind. 20 mph is a normal day for most of the winter and spring. Gusts get over 60 mph from time to time.
Any insights from those of you with experience would be appreciated.
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Some companies offer their carports with varying metal thicknesses. You can also compare the specs to see which companies use thicker metals and have closer spaced supports.
 
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With wind gust up to 60 mph, installation is what will prevent damage or loss of car port. Although metal gauge is important (the heaver the better) the way it's installed and fastened to the structural members will determine the integrity of the unit under wind conditions. Look for those companies that install car ports and what kind of warranty they offer and go from there.
 
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What's Best in function and cost?

So, I get the need for structure in wind. However, I need to manage cost as well. I have been thinking about a 24x38x12 carport. However, what I really need is one side for the RV and one for the car. So one side could be 12x38x12 and the second could be 12x20x8. Has anyone gotten two and put them side by side? Or is one large one better?
 
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Or is one large one better?
Can't answer that. However, I would think that two separate units might be better.
However, may I question the need for a car port for the RV? Seems like that could stay out exposed to the elements.
 
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How tall is your rv? How tall will the door need to be for the rv? I am in favor of a garage for an rv.
 
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RV Height

My RV is 11 feet so my carport will be 12 feet. I will not have enclosed doors at front or rear. I am in Arizona so the real purpose of the carport is to keep the relentless sun off of the RV. I will put side walls on the south side of the carport to block the sun but not on the north side as it is not needed. I am working on restoring the gelcoat and decals on the sides of the RV and the carport will protect it from the elements (mostly the sun).
 
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My RV is 11 feet
Does that include air conditioner?
 
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OK. I understand about the sun causing harm.
 
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