We have the Coleman Max 10 x 10 and it just fits our scamp
13ft. with both sections of leg extended it goes high enough to be above the door rain gaurd. Do have to stake it really well so a strong wind can not knock poles against camper. That extra 2 ft on a 12 x 12 would be nice.
Especially like the way the roof support poles arch up, thing that wrecks most of these canopies is water collecting along edge, which then sags and collects more water, until weight
of water causes a total collapse.
We may purchase a foam water pipe inulator, the ones with the slit to wrap around pipe, cut in half and slip them over poles as a bumper, just in case.
No help on the string lights, don't want to bother with storing or set up. No real interest in decorating campsite. Did see the little coleman lantern lights, cute but just not my thing. Have considered a couple of solar
led walk lights to mark the canopy ropes at the outside corners.
I'm another one that puts my coleman lantern out away from the campsite if I'm using it. I generally just need enough light to not walk into stuff.