You love the open road, traveling, exploring new places, and you do it all in your second home, your RV. After the adventure has come to an end, what do you do with your second home? Many people pay extravagant fees to store their motor coach at a storage facility far from their homes, making it inconvenient to visit, work on, or enjoy on a whim. The sentiment is understandable; I paid a lot for my RV, I want to keep it safe from the elements. But what if you could keep your RV close to home while also keeping it sheltered and protected? That’s where Elephant Structures comes in. For those weeks and months spent at home, our RV, 5th wheel and motor coach cover will serve as a safeguard for your home away from home, providing the protection you would expect from a storage facility with the convenience and luxury of proximity to your home!
Where exactly do different types of wood come from? From which kinds of trees are fancy, expensive hardwoods like mahogany cut, and where in the world do these types of trees exist? Certain wood types are softer and more pliable than others, and the wood grains have a huge variety of colors, from pale birch to red bubinga to dark wenge to verdant greenheart. This wide variety comes from a world of forests, some of which have extremely rare or endangered types of trees. Other woods are common and have many variant species, like pine. Let’s take a moment to admire the huge biodiversity of the earth’s many kinds of trees, including fruit trees, conifers, rare species, and common types of trees you can find in many places throughout the world.
You’ve invested a lot of money in your RV, so it only makes sense to pamper it like a baby by garaging it beneath a metal RV cover. An RV cover is similar to a carport and works on much the same premise – it covers your RV from the elements and protects it from the damage inflicted by full exposure to the harmful UV rays from the sun. We offer a range of different metal RV shelter for you – each of them customizable to give you the best option for your RV, ensuring your RV stays looking its best in between cross-country excursions.
This wood hardness list ranks 75 types of wood by their Janka rating. Explore our wood density chart to see which hardwood is the best for your next project! The Janka hardness scale measures the force that’s required to embed a steel ball halfway through a sample of wood. The ball is 0.444 inches in diameter and fired with increasing force. The pounds of force (or newtons if you’re using the metric system) needed to push the ball to the center is the Janka value you end up with. It’s a great way to measure how resistant a piece of wood is to denting and wear. Our Janka wood hardness chart shows how durable certain wood types are.

There are three types of RV carports – regular roof, a-frame roof, and vertical roof. We provide you with the choice of roof style and wall panel style, all depending on your personal preferences. You are also given the options of a roof-only carport, a carport with panels or a fully-enclosed garage. Your customization options range from the regular style roof (good) to boxed-eave style roof (better) to vertical style (best) that doesn’t allow anything to settle on your paneling. Our RV carports can be built starting at 12′ wide going up to 60’ wide; however, you need to keep in mind that your RV carport cannot be built taller than the width.
Modular: A modular building is a structure where the materials are designed and fabricated offsite and then transported to the project location where each part is assembled. Many businesses may choose this method as it allows a larger building to be built more quickly than a traditional building given the parts have already been cut and designed to the proper specs. For the same reasons, it is also an efficient way to build a home.

We ship nationwide directly to you or your job site. Our prices include FREE JOB SITE DELIVERY except to AZ, AK, & HI. Alaska and Hawaii shipping is calculated by individual quote. Arizona has customer yard pickup available, but individual shipping can be calculated. Your steel garage frame kit will be shipped directly from us via common carrier. In most cases the exterior panels and trim will be shipped from the panel supplier in our network that is closest to your job site location. We have an extensive nationwide database of suppliers for your paneling and reduced shipping is another reason we are able to provide lower prices.


The RV carport prices listed on the Carport Direct website are for a partially covered RV car port building. The prices for these RV covers include 13′ Walls, 14 Gauge Frame, One Center Brace on Every Bow, One 3′ Brace on Every Leg, Concrete or Ground Anchors, Bows/Legs 5′ On Center, & One Panel Down Each Side with J-trim for Strength & Stability. From the customization panel on Carport Direct, you can design a custom configuration according to your needs & specifications specific widths & lengths (more options available just call us), leg height, certification, and more. You can opt for the thicker 12 GA framing, add more garage doors, windows, walk-in doors, framed openings, and choose from a wide list of 14 color options. Carport Direct has conveniently priced a wide selection of Standard Steel RV covers in sizes from 12’ to 24’ wide, & from 26’ to 51’ long, which are suitable for most of our customers. We offer these standard sizes to save you time & money. We can build any custom size in between these sizes. Any custom size is priced the same as the next size up. I.e. a 16′ wide is priced the same as a 18′ wide, a 29′ long would be priced the same as a 31′ long. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 16′ high. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 12′ high.
Look at the top of a regular-roof garage and you’ll see a barn-shaped roof with rounded sides. It is the most economical type of metal garage. The leg height on regular garage packages is 8 feet, but at the top of the bend on the leg, you have an additional foot, giving you 9-foot legs with a 9-by-8 garage door. The boxed-eave and vertical-roof metal garage packages come standard with 9-foot legs fully enclosed with a 9-by-8 garage door. The boxed-eave style has an A-frame gable roof with a 6-inch overhang on both sides. The vertical style is also built with an A-frame roof and has a 6-inch overhang on both sides. All of the steel structures have a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends. There is one main difference between the vertical- and the boxed-eave-style roofs. On the vertical-style, the roof sheeting runs up and down, allowing snow to slide off the side of the garage structure. On the boxed-eave as well as the regular roof style, the metal sheeting runs lengthwise. Also, the bracing on the vertical sheeting is attached under the roof, which brings an extra element of strength to a vertical-roof garage.
There are three types of RV carports – regular roof, a-frame roof, and vertical roof. We provide you with the choice of roof style and wall panel style, all depending on your personal preferences. You are also given the options of a roof-only carport, a carport with panels or a fully-enclosed garage. Your customization options range from the regular style roof (good) to boxed-eave style roof (better) to vertical style (best) that doesn’t allow anything to settle on your paneling. Our RV carports can be built starting at 12′ wide going up to 60’ wide; however, you need to keep in mind that your RV carport cannot be built taller than the width.

If you have an RV or are considering purchasing one, Carport Central can help you keep it in top shape by building a custom metal RV carport for you. Investments such as RVs need to be protected from the elements, and our high-quality steel RV carports can do just that! Not only are our structures durable but are also fully customizable. On all our custom RV carports we offer 12-gauge and 14-gauge steel, a variety of roof and side styles, and a wide range of colors. We realize RV’s aren’t “one size fits all,” so whatever specifications you may have, we can build your carport to suit them all. We have steel RV sheds for sale with available storage, so you can keep your valuables and camping utilities in a safe environment along with your motor vehicle. And with our one-year workmanship warranty on any carport, you can trust that your RV cover will be engineered with high-quality materials and the finest professional craftsmanship.


A fabric or vinyl tarp is better than nothing, but it’s still not an effective cover for your RV.  It’s awkward and cumbersome to put on and take off, and it still leaves your RV exposed to the elements. And have you ever tried to remove a tarp that is covered with 6 inches of snow and ice?  Not fun, and not easy.  A better place to store your RV is under a covered metal carport (RV carport) with a solid surface. Better still, keep your RV both safe and secure inside a fully-enclosed metal garage!
Why do our customers need motorhome covers? Metal RV covers prevent the snow, rain, and hail from causing rust and otherwise damaging your RV. Metal carports are stronger and offer more protection than a cloth tarpaulin: Cloth can cave in and tear, leaving your RV vulnerable to the elements. And you don’t even need to own an RV to benefit from camper covers: For RV owners, they offer protection for a costly vehicle, but if you’re not an RV owner, a portable RV carport can also serve as year-round shelter for your car, truck, motorcycle, or ATV. And once your carport is set up, it requires no additional maintenance.

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If you wait more than 90 days for the delivery of your carport or metal garage, we will offer you a 10% discount off the balance due once the structure is installed. We can also provide a full refund of your deposit if you wish to cancel the order. However, for orders placed between Oct. 1 and spring in the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, this guarantee does not apply, as installations and deliveries in these locations will most likely be delayed until spring due to the frequency of winter storms.
Yes. There are a wide variety of sizes available for our custom metal buildings. They can be 12 feet, 18 feet, 20 feet, 22 feet, or 24 feet wide. The triple metal buildings are built 26 feet, 28 feet, and 30 feet wide. We also have our 40-foot-wide models, which are available in lengths of 32 feet, 34 feet, 36 feet, 38 feet, and 40 feet. The lean-to is available in 36 feet, 42 feet, 44 feet, 46 feet, and 48 feet. The lean-to has 12 feet on both sides. With those models, the lengths start out at 21 feet and get longer in 5-foot increments. The available lengths include 26 feet, 31 feet, 36 feet, 41 feet, 46 feet, 51 feet, 56 feet, 61 feet, 66 feet, 71 feet, 76 feet, 81 feet, 86 feet, 91 feet, 96 feet, and 101 feet. They can be built longer than 101 feet as well. To make them longer than 41 feet, we simply attach two end to end. We recommend the vertical roof for any built 41 feet or longer.
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