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Old 07-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #11
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15 years ago we bought a Caravan commercial 10' x 10' pop up canopy for BMX racing. $$$ Once my son was done racing, it just became a part of our camping gear. It's heavy (Steel frame) it really takes 2 people minimum to put it up and down. It has only be damaged once in windy conditions (it has been blown over at least 6 times) but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I will replace it in the next couple of years with something similar. A couple of things from my experience with them: Buy a colour other than white. Every time we have been under a white canopy in the sun, you feel the heat. Our blue one is always cooler under it. Get one with a minimum of 300D polyester fabric. Our is 500D and after 15 years of a rough life it's showing it's age but still does not have huge holes or rips/tears. The commercial units can come with an aluminum frame which saves about 15 pounds vs the same size in steel of pop up canopy.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Fox hunt View Post
i use the clam much more easy!
Yes, talking about easy up the Clam or Gazelle screen tents are real easy to set up, takes about a minute for an experienced user.

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Old 07-11-2019, 10:03 PM   #13
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the sorts of winds we have at GSSP would shred a screen room in no time. we have to use 9-12" spikes hammered into the hard clay pasture to secure any sort of tenting, and cheap tall tents get flattened, with broken poles. cheap flimsy easy-ups get ripped off the ground and thrown into $$$$$ telescopes.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:27 PM   #14
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I made my own stakes, using spikes and poly rope. Just don't have anything to pin down.
Knot is more or less a hangman's noose.
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