Man Builds the Ultimate RV Shed in Texas

rv inside quonset hut with end wall and white door
table with seating inside q model Quonset hut with end wall and white door
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When you think of a metal RV shed, you probably imagine a small building that will have just enough space to store your vehicle. 

However, SteelMaster customer Chris S. has taken the concept of an RV shed to the next level. 

“It’s basically a barndo that’s made out of a Quonset hut,” Chris said. “My RV’s there, I’ve got a kitchenette in the back, a nice bar and it is a man cave.”

He knew he needed a shed large enough for his RV and still provide enough room for all the other activities. This is where he decided the only way to get everything he wanted was to build the ultimate RV shed. He needed a storage space that was:

  • Big – Room for his RV, a small kitchen area and a bar
  • Durable – Protecting the RV being the goal
  • Customizable – To accommodate the unique design
  • Affordable – Keep costs down and spend the savings on the RV

Chris has owned his RV for three years now and uses it to travel down the coast. He says he plans on making it his ‘home on wheels’ when he retires later on in life.

RV Shed Design Considerations

During the initial phases of his RV storage shed plans, Chris was looking for a straight wall metal building. However, metal prices skyrocketed during his search and he needed to find an affordable alternative.

“I planted 20-foot poles, that was the beginning of the metal building but the prices of metal just went through the roof. The Quonset hut I knew about, but they didn’t really cross my mind as a project I was looking to get into.”

He knew he needed a shed large enough for his RV and still provide enough room for all the other activities. This is where he decided the only way to get everything he wanted was to build the ultimate RV shed.

SteelMaster came up in Chris’ internet search for metal buildings. He ended up making an offer on a prefab RV building during a spring sale.

Saved On Construction To Spend It On The Road

Chris was able to save even more money by building the RV shed almost entirely by himself.   

“I’ve got experience building metal buildings, 99.9% of it I did all by myself,” he said. “I started out of high school as a welder. I lived on a lake, so we put up metal boat storages, storage units, metal garages, metal workshops, carports.”

He never built an arch-style Quonset hut before and says the overall concept was simple but a little tedious since he was the main one assembling the building. 

“It was an experience, let me tell you. There are 4,400 nuts and bolts. But I built my own tools so I could work by myself. I built something that could help lift the panels up for me.”

In fact, Chris says the do-it-yourself aspect of the RV storage shed was one of the things he liked the most about his building. 

“I like the fact that I was able to put it up completely by myself,” he said. “Even with the metal building, there are some portions that I would have hired people to come help with, there’s no doubt about it. Center beams and things like that, structural pieces that are way too heavy for one guy.”

Chris says that overall, his experience with SteelMaster was great and he’s enjoying his building.

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