cool I may just do the PVC/tarp. All I care about really is shelter from the sun when it is really hot out, and some mild rain. when it's raining much I'm not going to be out there.
I've found some carport shelter things for like 200, which isn't too bad either.
but easy and portable are important, so I can take it down as needed.
well, my personal preference would be to extend my single car carport into a 3-car and enclose into a garage.... but that probably wont happen for a while
thanks for the thoughts guys!