2012 Costco CarPorts?

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:As for the Costco, I got mine free from a friend. I hope that helps.

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Lonesomebri wrote:As for the Costco, I got mine free from a friend. I hope that helps.

Well, it helps you....


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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:41 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Lonesomebri wrote:As for the Costco, I got mine free from a friend. I hope that helps.

Well, it helps you....


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I tried to provide google links and help, but alas, my best was not good enough.....well....it was good enough for me!

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby BraveNewWorld » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:46 pm

Elliot wrote:I see that the Walmart unit has only 1 3/8 inch tubing. That's rather flimsy. I've seen 2 inch units in my neighborhood, so look for that. I suspect that may be why the Costco units became so popular to begin with -- but don't know if they are still that stout. I have seen other brands on the interweb with 2 inch tubing.

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Thanks for your advice! I'm grateful for all the input I can get. From your perspective, if I was to get a carport with less than 2" tubing, can I make up for it by reinforcing it better? I have a small van-size RV that I am bringing, but am looking for a sturdy carport to attach to the side for a shade structure to spend time in. Thank you for your help! Very appreciated! Peace.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Elliot » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:10 pm

BraveNewWorld wrote:Thanks for your advice! I'm grateful for all the input I can get. From your perspective, if I was to get a carport with less than 2" tubing, can I make up for it by reinforcing it better? I have a small van-size RV that I am bringing, but am looking for a sturdy carport to attach to the side for a shade structure to spend time in. Thank you for your help! Very appreciated! Peace.

Well yes mostly... generally when you reinforce or steady something with guy wires and/or other bracing you make it stronger. But thinner tubing will always fail sooner than thicker tubing, all else being equal.

That said, we have had people here reporting that they have had nothing but success with 1 inch EMT (steel conduit for electrical wiring). I have some of that here, and I can bend it over my knee. So these good folks probably have it pretty well supported.

Still, I figure it makes sense to start with the thickest tubing available.

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby BraveNewWorld » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:23 am

Elliot wrote:
BraveNewWorld wrote:Thanks for your advice! I'm grateful for all the input I can get. From your perspective, if I was to get a carport with less than 2" tubing, can I make up for it by reinforcing it better? I have a small van-size RV that I am bringing, but am looking for a sturdy carport to attach to the side for a shade structure to spend time in. Thank you for your help! Very appreciated! Peace.

Well yes mostly... generally when you reinforce or steady something with guy wires and/or other bracing you make it stronger. But thinner tubing will always fail sooner than thicker tubing, all else being equal.

That said, we have had people here reporting that they have had nothing but success with 1 inch EMT (steel conduit for electrical wiring). I have some of that here, and I can bend it over my knee. So these good folks probably have it pretty well supported.

Still, I figure it makes sense to start with the thickest tubing available.

Your mileage may vary. :wink:


Alright, thanks for the advice. I'm excited to see what I can come up with!
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby CrispyDave » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:18 pm

There are 32 of the Costco Carports at the Santa Clara store on Lawrence expy. I just came from there. The are all the way in back up on the shelves...
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:20 am

So I've seen people secure the carports with ratchet straps on the inside of the frame. Is that a good method for the high winds we expect this year, or would it be better to run them on the outside of the frame similar to guy wires? The internal method seems like it might stress the joints more.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Ano » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:30 pm

So, when do these suckers tend to go on sale? I'd like to pick one up for 2013.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:37 pm

Costco doesn't generally have sales. Over the last few years they've been running periodic mailers with discounts and coupons in a lot of markets, but those tend to be offers passed on from the manufacturers (it's usually the same rotating cast of characters), and don't generally include many of the OEM staple goods. Your mileage may vary, go through each page of the mailers when you receive them to see if maybe they turn up.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby BBadger » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:46 am

I think Ano meant when they're available for purchase. They were always on display during spring/summer at my local Costco, and about $220 in price.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:14 am

Yeah, spring or early summer is when I'd start looking. They were sold out in my area this year in august, but they got a new shipment in just in time for the burn. :)
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:30 am

Ah, I misunderstood. You may want to check with your local/regional warehouse, in some parts of the country they might be stocked year-round (when I moved from the northeast to California I noticed that was the case with a lot of outdoor/summertime stuff).
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby AntiM » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:02 am

Oddly enough, our Costco had a few carports in stock last week. Not set up on display, just a random few on the back shelves.
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Re: 2013 Costco CarPorts?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:12 am

hey for those of you looking for ports right now. not sure how close any of you are to Menards... but they have the 10x20's for $79 and then another one for $128 for 6 legs (Shelter Logic). we went there the other day and they had 4 of the cheaper ones in stock.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby AntiM » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:47 am

Menards only helps if you live in one of the ten states they have a store in the midwest. Costco is all over the US(as is the evil Sam's Club).
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:24 pm

CostCo calls them "canopies". Might help when you're tracking them down next year.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby CrispyDave » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:19 pm

trilobyte wrote:Ah, I misunderstood. You may want to check with your local/regional warehouse, in some parts of the country they might be stocked year-round (when I moved from the northeast to California I noticed that was the case with a lot of outdoor/summertime stuff).


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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby CrispyDave » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:CostCo calls them "canopies". Might help when you're tracking them down next year.


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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby missprism » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:23 pm

saw a whole pile of them at the costco in hayward, ca.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:41 pm

missprism wrote:saw a whole pile of them at the costco in hayward, ca.

I really thought they'd keep then in stacks or rows, not piles. :wink:
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:13 pm

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Ano » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Still on the hunt for one in the Sacramento area. The Roseville/Rocklin Costco had no idea what I was talking about, apparently.. I will find one of these suckers!
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:04 am

Ano wrote:Still on the hunt for one in the Sacramento area. The Roseville/Rocklin Costco had no idea what I was talking about, apparently.. I will find one of these suckers!


When I was looking for one last year, I called the main office asking for them, and they said they didn't have any anywhere in so cal and had no idea when they'd get more. The next day they showed up at my local store. :D I think the key is to ask for the "canopies" they have no idea what a carport is apparently.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 am

Costco does that. They only stock it if they can get a good margin for it.

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Mojojita » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:39 pm

Santa Barbara/Goleta Costco has a bunch.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Last year we got 30 inches of snow in 36 hours.
All that snow in front of the carport? Yep, it shed from the roof. It had 16 inches up there at one point...

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:54 pm

Foxfur wrote:Last year we got 30 inches of snow in 36 hours.
All that snow in front of the carport? Yep, it shed from the roof. It had 16 inches up there at one point...

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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Chico Ca store has a stack of them.
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Re: 2012 Costco CarPorts?

Postby Stryfe » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:13 pm

Just grabbed one in Vegas, price $222.99 and model number is 496840 for anybody wanting to call and locate one near them. :D
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