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Old 07-26-2011, 10:45 PM   #15
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I went online to buy a First Up (or at least get it sent over to the local WalMart so I could be sure to get one and not come out empty handed since it's a 30 mi. RT drive) and it looks like they are not carrying them any more. Has anyone on here bought one recently?
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:39 PM   #16
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I went online to buy a First Up (or at least get it sent over to the local WalMart so I could be sure to get one and not come out empty handed since it's a 30 mi. RT drive) and it looks like they are not carrying them any more. Has anyone on here bought one recently?
Try this link First-Up 10' x 10' Gazebo / Event Tent - Walmart.com I did a fast check and they show them available in the Oxnard store
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #17
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The FirstUps are still in the stores around here. They were restocked this spring. Some have run out now and are not restocking this late in the summer though.
They only have the tan color now though.

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:39 AM   #18
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Saw them yesterday for $99.00 here in STL.
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I also have to throw this one out here again,it is not a 4 legged awning but will work without an awning track and is just another neat way to go I think.

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #20
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I brought the First Up Shelter home from Walmart but it's HEAVY! I'm trying to keep the weight down so I'm not sure about this one.

The Ezy-up looks great...anyone try it with an egg?

Anyone have a good DIY tarp solution?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #21
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Melanie, the EZ-Up.... AIN'T and it's heavy too. The EZ-Up I bought spends more time in the garage than it does going camping.
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Melanie, the EZ-Up.... AIN'T and it's heavy too. The EZ-Up I bought spends more time in the garage than it does going camping.
Sorry...I meant the ezy-awning...mentioned by Ed Harris...


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Sorry...I meant the ezy-awning...mentioned by Ed Harris...
Okay, whew....
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Sorry...I meant the ezy-awning...mentioned by Ed Harris...


http://busdepot.com/details/awning.jsp
I have seen it in use and going up and down a few times and it is a lot easier than the Walmart model.

Karen K. has one for her Companion and it is very cool.
I think hers is the original or small one but they look about the same just bigger.

Karen used the suction cups to the Companion when I have seen it,I want one and may use it on my Sprinter at times.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #25
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Our Colman 10' fits like a glovematching the curves our our Boler exactly. It even holds a full sized picnic table inside while keeping the bugs and rain off of us. We rest the upper edge right on to our bag awning rail, which in turn acts as a rain gutter for the gazebo so the water does not run down the side of the Boler. We got it at Walmart about a year ago. It comes with side curtains and a privacy sheild. BTW: it has also doubled as a great way to work on the camper in the rain as a 13' camper easily fits inside of it, well the fiberglass parts to be exact.
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Our Colman 10' fits like a glovematching the curves our our Boler exactly. It even holds a full sized picnic table inside while keeping the bugs and rain off of us. We rest the upper edge right on to our bag awning rail, which in turn acts as a rain gutter for the gazebo so the water does not run down the side of the Boler. We got it at Walmart about a year ago. It comes with side curtains and a privacy sheild. BTW: it has also doubled as a great way to work on the camper in the rain as a 13' camper easily fits inside of it, well the fiberglass parts to be exact.
Really! That's amazing that your Boler will fit inside...which Coleman 10' model is it? We have a Trillium which I think is a bit taller...but I will check it out.
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The Boler is widest at the belly band and tapers in at the roof line aproximately 3-4 inches. I do not know if the Trillium tapers in enough to fit within the 10'x10' awning at the roof line. The gazebo frame is about an (inch to an inch and 1/2 wide) all the way around. Hope this helps.
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Here is our FirstUp with the screen walls attached. As CindyL noted, it fits snug up next to our UHaul VT and gives us a great outside room. The roof canopy is not waterproof, but it does a great job in most conditions. With the ropes staked down (outside edge) and tied to the trailer (inside edge), it has withstood large storms with high winds. We put LED rope lights on the rope tiedowns to alert us to their presence in daylight or at night. Looks cool, too.
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