iKuby Carport Install

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I installed a iKuby foldable carport at my house to protect my Ferrari 360 Spider. I went down the build a garage path a few times, and due to crazy costs, terrible timelines, and dealing with city permits, I decided just to DIY this as a multi-year solution for car storage.

I initially bought a Harbor Freight portable garage, installed it, then returned it the next day. I didn’t trust it in wind, at all. Then, I ordered the iKuby, which took about 3 weeks to arrive. I bought the small/medium (that is the same size), not the large, since I’ll only ever store my Ferrari in here. Lexus can live outside.

Parts:

Installation was pretty easy, follow the instructions for putting the metals bars together. Putting the tarp on top was pretty difficult with just 1 person, since the tarp is like 100 pounds, but that’s good, it’s a very heavy duty cover.

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Here’s some pics from the inside before a car goes in. ikuby ikuby

Once you’ve got all that lined up, drill into your concrete pad and mount the sides of your carport. I used tapcons and washers for all of my concrete mounts. You’ll need a hammer drill and a concrete bit to drill into your concrete pad. I did not use the included hardware to mount it to concrete.

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The carport comes with a lockable front, and the instructions and included parts just tell you to just secure the back to the ground. I wanted to be able to open both sides, so I mounted some part I found in my hardware bin to the ground, and used a carabeaner to clip and unclip the other end. This way, I can open both ends, and all sides of my carport are mounted to concrete. I feel pretty confident about that, plus it’s next to my house which will reduce wind even more.

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Finally, you’ll notice it’s hard to get in and out of your car while inside of the carport. I used some pool noodles to protect the metal bars of the iKuby from car doors, a cheap way to make your paint stay in better shape. I’d recommend doing this to both sides, as your passenger mirror will likely hit the metal a few times.

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Overall, I think this iKuby is durable and should last a few years until we can afford a house with a garage. The very top of the carport is static, and if rain pools there I might mount something the strengthen and level that area, maybe some plywood. I also am planning to attach a tennis ball so I know when to stop pulling forward. My only complaint is a small rip in the fabric at the very bottom of the front of mine.

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Written on May 23, 2022

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