Metal RV Carports Buying and Installation Guide

Metal RV Covers

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Sustained exposure to harsh weather conditions can cause significant damage to your recreational vehicles. Our metal RV carports are great ways of protecting your luxury vehicles from any elemental threats. That way, you do not face any mechanical breakdowns during a road trip or a getaway. If you are looking for an RV shelter that is durable, effective in sheltering your valuables and also wallet-friendly, then one of our Regular metal RV covers might be the ideal option for you.

What Should You Consider Before Buying a Regular Metal RV Carport or Regular Roof RV Covers?

Regular metal RV Carport kits are some of the most affordable options for sheltering your recreational vehicles but not every Regular metal RV carport will be perfect for you. There are a few things you should consider before buying regular roof RV covers.

Size and number of the vehicles

The size and number of the recreational vehicles you intend to shelter will determine the dimensions of regular roof RV covers. While considering the dimensions of these types of metal structures, always choose something that is bigger than the minimum size required to park the vehicles. This gives you enough room to move around. In some cases, this will also give you a little bit of space for extra storage.

Weather of your Place

Regular roof RV covers kits are more suited to places with very mild weather conditions throughout the year. It is important to consider the weather of your place when buying a metal RV carport. That way you will ensure that your structure is able to withstand the weather loads. People who live in places that experience heavy snowfall or strong winds on a more regular basis should go for our Vertical metal RV covers.

Additional Features and Cost

Regular roof RV carports kits are very cost-efficient. However, there are additional features which you can purchase with these RV covers. These features can drive up the cost of these carports. Sometimes, they may be necessary to provide sufficient protection for your vehicles. In other cases, you may opt for them for aesthetics of the RV cover. But if you have a limited budget, then you can choose to go with our basic roof-only regular roof RV covers.

Features and Specifications for Regular Metal RV Carports or Regular Roof RV Covers

The metal RV cover kits that we can make readily available to our customers come in some standard size and models. But you can modify the features of these regular roof RV covers to suit your needs. If, however, you are unable to find something that matches your needs, then feel free to place a custom order.

Size of Regular Metal RV Carports

We do not limit our regular roof RV covers to just a single or few standard dimensions because we know one size of RV cover cannot fit all the requirements of our customers.

Length of Metal RV Covers

RVs, motorhomes and other luxury vehicles have varied, and often great, lengths depending on the type, the manufacturer, etc. of the vehicle. To ensure that the metal RV cover provides optimum coverage, we offer our regular RV covers with a minimum of 21’ length with 5’ increments so that the available lengths are 21’, 26’, 31’, 36’, and so on.

The width of Metal RV Covers

When it comes to the width of the metal RV cover, we have regular metal RV carport kits that have widths varying from 12’ to 40’. The minimum width is spacious enough to accommodate and shelter a single luxury vehicle.

The height of Metal RV Covers

Height is another important factor for choosing your Regular metal RV carport. Sometimes more than the height of the RV should be taken into account when considering the height of the RV cover. Any rooftop antennas or AC vents may require additional height. We offer varying options for the height of the regular metal RV cover starting from 10’ and with 1’ increments.

Roof Style of Regular Metal RV Carports

These metal buildings have horizontal panels. The panels run along the length of the carport and are supported on a number of curve-edged bows. This forms the roof structure of a regular metal RV carport. The rounded roofline is obtained by bending the bows of the metal RV shelter. That is different from the welded transition of the A-framed structures.

Color options for Regular Metal RV Carports

The curb appeal of a building is very much dependent on the color combination of the structure. So, to satisfy the unique visual requirements of all of our customers, we offer 15 color choices. From these colors, you can choose the colors for the roof panels, the side panels, the end panels as well as the trims for the desired color combination.

Additional Features for Regular Metal RV Carports

You can achieve basic protection for your recreational vehicles with a roof-only RV cover if the weather remains fairly mild all through the year. The obvious advantage of these RV covers is their low-cost.

However, these regular metal RV covers are not ideal for all weather conditions. If you want to improve the protection for your luxury vehicles, you can choose to add the extra features. These features include the addition of gables, side panels as well as the end panels and can help to increase the coverage. Besides bettering the performance, these features also refine the aesthetics of the metal RV covers.

Structural Specifications of Regular Metal RV Carports and Metal RV Covers

Material Gauge

Steel gauge is the unit that measures the thickness of steel components. Lower steel gauge metal parts have a higher thickness and also greater structural strength. The frames of our regular metal RV carports are made with 14-gauge. They come with an option to upgrade with 12-gauge tubes. This is true for all of our non-certified structures. Almost all of our certified regular metal RV covers come with 12-gauge framing.

Corrugated metal sheets, that we use on the walls and the roofs of our non-certified regular metal RV carports, come in 29-gauge. You can upgrade your carport with thicker metal sheets that are of 26-gauge. All of the steel components that we use for our Steel RV covers are made of galvanized steel which makes them resistant to damage through rust.


If your regular metal RV cover is not secured to the ground with anchors then there is every possibility that the metal structure will blow over by strong winds or move under small seismic loads.

Anchors fix the metal RV covers to the ground surface and ensure that they remain stable under all circumstances. We provide different types of anchors for metal RV cover kits installations over various surfaces.

Rebar anchors: Dirt/asphalt surfaces; non-certified units.

Mobile home anchors: Dirt/asphalt surfaces; certified units

Concrete/ Wedge anchors: Concrete surface

Lag Bolts: Wooden surfaces, no certifications with installations over wooden surfaces.


Braces are the metal components that secure the roof of the regular metal RV cover to the legs or posts. These elements preserve the structural integrity of the RV cover. Hence, the structure will not fail under great load conditions. Our certified units have been engineered with the required number of braces as per the weather of the place where it is to be installed. Non-certified regular metal RV cover kits come with 4 corner braces. We offer the option of increasing this number at an additional cost if you want to increase the structural support for the structure.

Pros of Regular Metal RV Covers

  • The affordability of regular metal RV covers is the major advantage of purchasing these units.
  • With regular metal RV carports from Carport1, you can modify all the features of the metal structure to fit your RV parking and storage requirements.
  • These RV covers provide basic protection for your luxury vehicles against the elements. You can also choose to install additional features with your regular metal RV cover to increase the level of protection.

Cons of Regular Metal RV Covers

  • Regular metal RV carports need higher maintenance than the vertical roofed RV carports. They require frequent cleaning to get rid of the snow, water, and debris that stand on the ridges of the horizontal panels. Moreover, long exposure to the moisture can damage the protective covering of the steel parts and lead to premature rusting.
  • The protection offered by Regular metal RV covers is basic. Additionally, they are not very well-suited in places with harsh weather conditions.

Whether you are buying a metal boat carport or a motorhome carport, you can be sure that when you make a purchase from Carport1, you are getting the most competitive price in the market. All of our regular metal RV carports are manufactured with superior quality materials and are engineered to have a long lifespan. Contact our customer care service now and get an instant quote for the regular metal RV cover of your choice.


RV carport safeguards your RV, motorhome, or motorcoach from the sun and from the weather. Our Metal RV Carports are steel and they are much more durable compared to fabric RV covers. You will find a variety of metal RV shelters from Carport1 that are used as motor home carports, motor coach carports, van carports, fifth-wheel carports, and more. Don’t buy fabric RV covers or polypropylene RV covers when you can buy a metal RV carport that is sure to last for years.

Carport1’s RV Shelters are multi-purpose carports that are designed to accommodate most any type of recreational vehicle. We offer steel carports that are used as metal motorhome shelters, travel trailer shelters, camper shelters, and fifth-wheel shelters. We offer clear-span widths from 12’ wide to 40’ wide and in any length that you need. You can customize your recreational vehicle shelter by adding side panels, end panels, and framing, gable ends, and even close sides and ends of the unit to create a fully enclosed RV garage!

RV Shelters – Metal Motorhome Covers

Whether you are looking for Class A RV shelter, Class C RV shelters, travel trailer covers, fifth wheel covers, or car and toy hauler covers, we have many sizes and styles of recreational vehicles shelters that will meet your specifications. When it comes to Class A RVs, we have a number of styles of metal motorhome shelters that will keep that motor coach looking good for years. Please take a look at the RV carports gallery to see the options that are available for each style.

Our tough steel RV shelters are built to last and provide excellent year-round protection from the weather. Nearly everyone that has ever owned RV covers made from fabric know that they are cumbersome and are prone to crack or dry rot because of the weather and exposure to the sun. You also have a place to store for that fabric and polypropylene motorhome covers when they aren’t in use. Fabric RV covers are a chore to put on and take off. With a custom metal RV shelter, it’s as easy as driving your RV into the unit. That’s it!

Metal RV Carports and Motorhome Carports

Our metal carports can be easily customized for use as RV carports and travel trailer carports. We start with a base unit at the proper width, determine the length of your RV or motorhome, then we determine the height, allowing for any extended equipment such as air conditioning units or antennae, to create the exact steel RV carport to meet your specifications. With the manufacturer’s huge selection of components, we can customize motorhome carports for almost any application!

Metal RV Carports

Our metal RV carports are manufactured by the largest manufacturer of metal carports in the US. With more than 14 years of experience, they produce the best quality materials used to build all of the motorhome carports. Installation is free on your level site and experienced crews are well-trained ensuring that you get quality metal RV carports that are built to last.

If you have product questions in installation questions, please call or contact us via e-mail and we will happy to assist you in selecting the right metal RV carport that will be just perfect for your application!

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