Does costco not sell the carport anymore?

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Does costco not sell the carport anymore?

Postby Lucidvegas » Wed May 11, 2011 8:13 pm

Hello. I'm looking around, but I don't see any info...

I've checked costco and I don't see any on there. Am I missing something?

Or if so, does anyone have a good substitute?

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Re: Does costco not sell the carport anymore?

Postby Trishntek » Wed May 11, 2011 8:19 pm

Lucidvegas wrote:Hello. I'm looking around, but I don't see any info...

I've checked costco and I don't see any on there. Am I missing something?

Or if so, does anyone have a good substitute?

Thanks.
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Costco sells what they sell until they do not sell it anymore. these units are bulky but definitely playa worthy.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 11, 2011 8:42 pm

It's a yearly thing. I don't know the season. I don't know if it's worth calling around or going to different costcos (costcoes?) to see if they haven't sold out yet. I've seen similar at Kragen's, but I don't know about durability.
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Postby Bob » Wed May 11, 2011 9:40 pm

If you need help on the rest of your Costco shopping run, I could use a couple hundred pounds of corned beef.

There's never enough beef, and it just fucking begs for corning.
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 11, 2011 9:49 pm

I've gotten good carports as Sam's club.
you can even order online, IIRC for delivery or pickup.
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Postby Moongar » Wed May 11, 2011 9:55 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:It's a yearly thing. I don't know the season. I don't know if it's worth calling around or going to different costcos (costcoes?) to see if they haven't sold out yet. I've seen similar at Kragen's, but I don't know about durability.


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Postby Bob » Wed May 11, 2011 9:56 pm

How many carports does a Viking need?

More than zero?
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 11, 2011 10:00 pm

us Vikings need shade.
and, a back up is nice, especially when they are on sale.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed May 11, 2011 10:06 pm

They are at the stores, NOT online...go to your local store and check for yourself.

Types vary depending on where you live.
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Postby HandJamMasterC » Wed May 11, 2011 10:47 pm

The carport season at Costco is NOW !! They are at the Folsom CA store, and probably others. Get them while you can !!
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Postby AntiM » Thu May 12, 2011 5:16 am

Our Costco carport was from King Canopy:



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Postby havoc » Thu May 12, 2011 7:15 am

there's a big pile of them at the northeast indianapolis costco.

also costci = awesome. i think i need to start using that...
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu May 12, 2011 7:38 am

I've gotten several from Harbor Freight and have been very happy.
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Postby Elliot » Thu May 12, 2011 8:39 am

A few weeks ago, word on the North Bay regional list was Costco had good carports WITH FOUR WALLS for $200.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 am

Elliot, did you say four walls? That will certainly keep the dust out.
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu May 12, 2011 10:18 am

So apparently there is none in Vegas, none online, and Costco doesn't ship or do site to site. So I'm looking at the brands on kingcanopy.com or wherever. Which is the solid brand I need to be looking at?

And also, do you just make your own side walls?

I missed a brand new carport from Costco on craigslist and it has totally ruined my day! If someone can give me a link to what I should be getting I'd really really appreciate it. Kinda freaking out about getting this shade structure!

***I just talked to Victorville, ca Costco and they have 5. Perhaps if anyone is headed this way ( to Vegas ) maybe we can work something out ? Hehe perhaps that is reaching. My OCD / festival prep is drivin me nuts regarding this shade .....
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Postby Elliot » Thu May 12, 2011 10:40 am

My Lions Club has a bunch of canopies from King. They seem to be the sturdy kind. (ymmv)

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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu May 12, 2011 10:42 am

Which one exactly? Theres a couple different kinds.
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Postby Elliot » Thu May 12, 2011 11:25 am

Sorry, I cannot say.
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Postby Trishntek » Thu May 12, 2011 11:35 am

Another place, beside the rhino shelters link I provided above, is:

http://www.canopiesandtarps.com/

My entire shade structure is made from their fittings, tarps and bungee balls. I cut the poles myself and have the ability to create canopies from 10'X10' to 50'X60' with 8' or 10' peaked or flat roof.

They also have complete canopy systems built to your specifications.

edit to add: This outfit is very prompt with their shipping and service from L.A.
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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu May 12, 2011 10:37 pm

Curious, what type of tarp do you think is best? Canvas, Poly, Vinyl?

And what size fitting did you get? I'm looking at just possibly making my own out of all the parts.
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Postby Trishntek » Thu May 12, 2011 11:46 pm

All my stuff is the 1 3/8" chain link toprail. All the pieces are either full length(10'6"), 10 feet, 8 feet, or 57". I mostly utilize 10'X15' 14mil HD silver tarps. I have a few larger ones, but started my structure with that size in mind.

Using the 10'X15' panels makes it easy to frame a stable dimension which provides plenty of shade over a single tent or picnic table. The 45 degree braces help stabilize it also. The feet have 3 holes in them so you can literally nail them to the playa with 12" spikes or rebar.
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