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Old 11-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #15
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I have a 10x 10 EZ-up and it is nowhere near that size or weight. 60 long, maybe, but about 8x8 and weighs maybe 30 lbs max. It's also a pain to put up. I have a cheap knockoff that is 10 x 12 and it weighs less and sets up more easily but the top is much less solid. I would not buy Ez-up again.
Hmmm....the one I have must be different than yours then Bobbie. This discussion made me curious, so I walked out to the garage with the tape measure and bathroom scales....and that is what mine specs out as.

I actually didn't realize they made such a wide variety of models.....just now looking at their site, you're right that they make some that are more compact stowed and lighter than mine. Mine is the old style "Original Shade".

Like I said, the one I have weighs 65 pounds, but to be honest, when you are wrestling with it, it seems like it's more than that ! Sometimes the only way to move it in the bag is to stand it up, walk up to it and give it a bear hug, then start ( trying ) to walk with it !
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:52 AM   #16
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George, you are correct about the weight of EZ-ups and a few other brands! One of the reasons I held up buying one originally. I ended up getting an EZ up style canopy that weighs *way* less and cost much less as well at Walmart. May not last long (although its on its 3rd year without problems) but it was so cheap it doesnt really matter as I can purchased 3 or 4 of them for the cost of one Ez-up.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #17
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My bag also has wheels. It is heavier than the cheapy I have now, though.

I've seen some canopies I like a lot better than EZ-up. I wish someone made one with a back flap that could be hooked up over the door of a trailer. I guess I could sew mine and do that-- not a bad idea. Otherwise there is the leaky gap.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #18
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The bag for my EZ-Up also has wheels, and they work sort of semi-ok on a hard smooth surface like the garage floor, but once you are into the grass or gravel, forget it....they are too small to be of any help. That's when I either just forcibly drag it, or give it the bear hug.

We only use it at horse shows and in the pits at motorcycle races....so the weight is not that big of a deal....every darn thing we are handling for the weekend is "heavy" anyway ! So it's mostly just the mindset.
The reason I even brought up the weight and bulk of it is because I've noticed that at least some folks on this forum are always looking at the issues of weight and bulk, sometimes due to tow vehicle limitations.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #19
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Kevin, my 12 x 12 is in a bag on rollers and is extremely heavy. It is a "Quest" brand from Sportsman's Warehouse and is very old. But people please reread Kevin and my directions for putting these things up...the secret is to click the top up and in place
after the frame is stretched out and before the legs are dropped down, then raise the legs. Kevin's explantion is better than mine but the same thing. This is not how the manufacturer's directions read, but works so much better. Once you learn an easier way of ericting these things, I think you will enjoy using them so much more no matter how much they weigh.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #20
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses and info. I has helped me to understand more of what I will be getting into. I have the make narrowed down to first choice Quick Shade Summit because it has the top which will help air to escape in case of a wind storm. The price online at Wally World is $114. They are outof stock online, but maybe one of our 3 have one available in house. If not, then I think I will go for the Swiss Gear. It seems to be just as sturdy, although it does not have the air escape at the top. The tips on setting it up are priceless.
Thanks to you all for your input, beats Consumer Reports.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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E-Z Up Rules

Yes, they cost more, but you can get replacement parts and new canopies for almost any EZ-up, try that at WalMart etc. after you bend a $3.00 brace or a $.50 latch breaks.

We have a more than 12 year old E-Z Up Express-II "Circus Style", a true 10X10 that, although a bit of a bear to put up, has lasted year in and year out with only a new white canopy about 6 years ago, and that still looks like new. We used it at the Lake Casitas event last week. And we also have a new 12x12 Sierra-II slant leg, that while a lot easier to put up, is not as robust as the older canopy.

Check the E-Z Up website (ezup.com) store for specials and demo units as well as spare parts for almost any canopy they ever made.

And just because they are also right here in beautiful downtown Riverside, doesn't color my opinion whatsoever, they are just the best.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #22
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For the record, the FirstUp also has the ventilated canopy top. This does come in handy when it's windy. Most WalMarts have the FirstUps on sale in the fall and I've seen them as low as $74.
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Alice you may if your going to be camping in areas with sand were its hard to get a stake to stay in, consider buying some leg weight plates for keep it from flying away,
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This is what we are planning to get for this next summer. There is a you tube showing how easy it is to set up(and we hope that it really is that easy)

Coleman - 15 ft. x 13 ft. Screened Canopy

We like to have the screen room type so we can set it over the table at the camp sight( our SIL hates bugs) but it takes at least 2 people(3 or 4 better) to set it up then lift it over the table so when it is just us we never use it. We think the coleman one will get a lot more use because we can use it when we go alone.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #25
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Here's my solution to outdoor space. It's a Coleman Classic Awning that I attach to the case for our box awning. The down side is that it's not available in the US. I had to order it from the UK. It seems like the US doesn't have the really neat stuff that's available in Europe and the UK.
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Ron,
Your awning looks like the Thermarest awning I had on my T@da
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #27
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Hubby and I just returned from a rally where we set up our EZ UP 10X10. Only would call it an EZ UP if you have the 4 people to be at each leg when raising. We have a vintage 1974 stick and its canvas awning isnt very easy to put up. Got a great price $40.00 on our EZ Up @ a Pep Boys auto store. We had camped for a week and was glad we put it up but wouldnt for just a few days.
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You didn't mention which EZ-Up model you were using but, in any event, as the smallest EZ-Up, the 10x10 Sierra-II, lists for $125, any genuine EZ-up for $40 is a bargain.

Our E-Z-Up 10x10 "Express-II" (now called the "Enterprise-II) is really more of a commercial model designed for extended use.

Even including the time to reinstall the fabric each time, two of us erected it at last weeks Lake Casitas event in about 10 minutes, take down is about the same and, on occasion, I have put it up by myself in about 15 minutes.

Our 12x12 "Sierra-II" is a consumer model and goes up with 1 or 2 people in less than 5 minutes. You just have to walk around the perimeter as you put it up to pull the legs out and extend them
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After you do it a few times you find the easiest way.

Just asking, are you sure it is a genuine EZ-Up?
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