My carport hates me. I set it up in the driveway and used 7 gallon blue water jugs for ballasts.
First mistake I made was to secure the ballasts from the roofline apex pole, I should've placed each ballast in the corners (cannot stake and ratchet strap it on blacktop).
I go away for ONE day and a June snow storm "walked' the entire carport partially into the street, and slightly bent a few of the leg poles (they bent back just enough to use for 2012, phew).
Lesson learned, If ya can't tie it down, the ballasts go in the corners! Otherwise you too might find out your carport got all bent out of shape and tried to leave ya!
For future burns, I'm going to build an R Max yurt...I like to party late, laaaate nights and sleeping in, inside an R Max hexi yurt is quite frankly quieter (if memory serves correct). Also, R Max keeps in the cool and blocks out the heat..simple, relatively cheap, easy to haul sandwhiched between two sheets of plywood and ratchet strapped to car roof.
A Monkey hut of aluminet, over a tent would be my second choice, but I'm not claustraphobic sooo, an R Max hexi yurt seems to suit my style (dark, cool and quiet).
I still love my carport, but I do think this will be it's third and last burn. To be fair, it was all my fault and all the damage done happened "off playa". Again, it's my fault, it's my fault...infinitum!! It's My fault! Fuuuuck!
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!