How Engineering Specs Protect Your Portable Metal RV Shelter

Author: Pacific Rim Shelters |


Portable metal shelters can protect cars, boats, and recreational vehicles from high winds, torrential rain, and heavy snow loads. Therefore, it will keep your pride and joy accessible all-year round, reduce maintenance costs, and prevent condensation, making it worth the investment.

Snow Load and Wind Velocity Rating 
Are you thinking of investing in a portable metal shelter? In that case, it's essential to know the load a metal shelter can support in relation to your region's yearly snowfall and wind velocity. Remember, if an Engineer has not designed the shelter, it won't have the ratings and could collapse.

However, if the shelter gets designed by an Engineer with the correct area ratings, you're assured that it can handle the local elements. These portable units are typically more robust, with heavier gauge metal for the roof and the framework. 

Building Permit
Even though the shelters are rated as 'portable,' some areas may require that you obtain a building permit which will need the Engineer Specifications. Keep in mind that if you require a building permit, Engineer Specifications can be acquired for a fee.

On a final note, since shelters, designed with Engineer specifications, are built for longevity, they will provide peace of mind. You will be able to leave for the winter knowing that your possessions are safe as the metal structure will withstand fierce storms and bad weather in your area. 

Get in touch with us today!
With many years of experience, Pacific Rim Shelters will help you with all your portable metal structural needs on Vancouver Island. We offer affordable portable metal shelters for RVs, boats, carports, heavy equipment, outdoor spaces, and commercial storage. We also provide clients with durable metal shelters for animals and horses. 

We serve clients in Courtenay, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria, Langford, Tofino, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Port Mcneill, and the surrounding areas.

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If you have any questions about our portable metal shelter products, please get in touch with us at (250) 871-7788 or email

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