If your garage is full or you don't have
one, you can put your auto, truck,
or trailer in a portable garage.
two main types of portable garages
from: one that is open-sided,
in design, or one that is rounded,
is usually stronger, more wind
and provides coverage top to
A gravel or stone pad is a good
underneath the vehicle since
grass will die
quickly out of sunlight. If you
want to keep
the grass, consider a portable
that is more
If you are considering buying
garage, here are a few things
- Better portable garages use a galvanized
steel skeleton or frame that can resist corrosion
and rust. Frames that are simply powder coated
won't last as long, but they may be okay
if you only use your portable garage seasonally.
- The cover should be tear resistant, not made
out of cheap plastic or vinyl. It should
be fire retardant, especially if you keep
your vehicle near the house. Cover fabric
is rated by weight in ounces per foot, with
7.5 ounce fabric being popular. Heavier 10
oz. fabric is required for large garages
such as those covering an RV or horse trailer.
- If you are only looking to keep sun off your
car (such as in the dry climates of the south
and southwest) then you don't really need
a portable with sides. But sides, and a zippered
door, are a must to keep out sandstorms,
wind-driven debris, and rain and snow.
If you keep a large vehicle such as an RV
in a portable garage over the winter, don't
forget to use wheel covers as well. Tires
can be damaged over a single storage season
when subjected to ultraviolet (UV) rays.