10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

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10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Undecided » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:53 pm

Has anyone used this combo in the past. Do you know if the tent in it's full shape will fit inside a carport with the sides on?

Based on the dimensions of a Kodiak tent it looks like it would be snug, but would fit: 10' x 10' x 6.6' (L x W x H)

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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:30 pm

Knowing what I know of playa shade/cooling, you'd want to have at least a foot on each side and above between the tent and the shade. The sun hit's the shade material and radiates heat in all directions. Based on that, a 10x20 carport wouldn't be big enough just based on the sides. If it's tall enough for the tent, you might want to consider rigging two carports together (to get 20x20), or look at a conduit frame structure.

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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Undecided » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:34 pm

That is a good point..Curses!

Time to get a little more creative then :/
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:00 pm

Could you angle the carport so it's facing north and have the tent extrude for a foot on that side? Or even stick a couple of poles so that the side isn't touching?
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Rabbette » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:15 pm

How bout setting it up and trying it out. No time like the present.
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby shykat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:22 pm

You could replace your side poles with emt. They come in 10 ft pieces but you could cut those down to 8ft.Thats what i did last year.
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Packoderm » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:07 pm

I think the Kodiak will work fine in your 10x20 carport if you replace the side poly tarps with shade mesh tarps. I added a 10x20 silver tarp under the original canopy cover, and that helps keep the heat from soaking through the top. I do like the idea of two carports connected together for a shaded hang out area in front to the tent.
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Undecided » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:52 am

I might consider the idea of just angling the carport to shade a majority of the day, but mostly concerned with the morning.

Haven't purchased it yet which is why I was curious if anyone had tried it. The idea of the shade cloth is a good one too.
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:20 am

This is the combo that good friends have used for years.

- Costco 10x20 carport

- Old area rug underneath

- 8 ft dome tent under on one side

- sofa or loveseat on the side of the living area

- only the long side across from the couch open facing to 9 away from prevailing winds

- Decorate as you see fit


Voila. Home sweet comfy ass home.
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Re: 10x20 Carport vs. Kodiak 10x10

Postby Bob » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:32 pm

Set it up and see what works for you. Everyone thinks different.
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