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Old 11-17-2002, 12:04 PM   #29
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Old 11-17-2002, 12:10 PM   #30
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This is the 'small model'. Sets up easier than the nice 10 x 10. Is lighter to carry. Has fiberglass canopy rods like a tent, easy to handle.

I'll admit, if left to my wife it'd still be sitting on the ground, but if you're having trouble with the 'ez-up', well, mabe it's not so much the design, as............well........

where's the dog, anybody seen the dog??
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Old 11-17-2002, 01:13 PM   #31
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Humpf. what??
Mary, Benita, Nancy, Pippa, did you see that?
Don, you live awfully close to be talking like that.
For your inforamtion my Tom was in charge when ours bit the dust.
humpf.
But hating to admit he may have a point, mine was the 10x10.
but I think I'll go with something else, especially if it's a mans awning.
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:23 PM   #32
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It's called an EZ-up, not an EZ-down. :o
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:45 PM   #33
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No offence, Morgan, but came back down as easily as it went up.

The '9-1/2' is made differently from the 10 footer. Not as much shade, not as sturdy (nor as expensive at $129), BUT, easier to set up and down.

It can be done by one person, with practice, and perhaps not for everyone, (mabe ya gotta be a little bit of 'gypsy traveller') but since ez-up was taking it on the chin, I just had to have a little fun with it.


I like it, guess you can tell.........:wave
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:59 PM   #34
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Humpf. *what?? *
Mary, Benita, Nancy, Pippa, did you see that?
How'd you do that, Jana? I didn't ever admit to having an EZ-up, did I? Mine's slightly bent from a windstorm, out at the Davis Mtns. It's not ez up or down. Nor carry. It's the 10 x 10, and, as Don says, is heavy. We always leave home without it... and I'm looking for something better - like that Kelty I was talking about on another thread - maybe you remember that, Jana, and that's how you knew about our EZ?

I guess I could use the SEARCH function and find out fer sure.

One thing about our EZ that I never did like was it seemed to be awfully persnickety for something so heavy. (I had to resew the canvas seam once, because it came apart in what I considered a fairly light breeze!)

Too much trouble, all the way around!
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:39 PM   #35
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Huh?

I was talking about Don implying we have trouble because we are not men. :reye2 Did I read that wrong?
I don't remember anything about a kelty. must have gone in one eye :E and out the other. :E If we go to the same get together this sommer, I'll bring my top for your legs. :laugh
So retale me about this Kelty, or was that on this site.? Then where do I look and I'll reread it?
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:46 PM   #36
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easy simple goof-proof screen tent

We got this screen tent years ago at K-mart. It is the easiest thing to put up and down ever. The tent is attached to the poles, center hub, it basically just unfolds and locks open. Taking it down you just pull a little collar down on one section of each leg and down it goes. Poles are fiberglass so flex but don't bend. Totally easy, easy,easy.
We don't use it often as it has no rain flaps.

We also have a tent that goes up the same way and we use it all the time.:sporty :sporty
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:53 PM   #37
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Wonder why they stop making the easy ones? That one is exceptional, Nancy. You didn't say what brand so I can keep my eye out.
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:58 PM   #38
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The other discussion of shelters and screen rooms...

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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

* * * * * * I was talking about Don implying we have trouble because we are not men. :reye2 *Did I read that wrong? *
I don't remember anything about a kelty. *must have gone in one eye :E *and out the other. :E * If we go to the same get together this sommer, I'll bring my top for your legs. *:laugh *
So retale me about this Kelty, or was that on this site.? *Then where do I look and I'll reread it?
Okay, I got unlazy and used the EZ-SEARCH function. Someone else tried to find out about Add On Rooms, once upon a time, and that thread (probably my fault) morphed into a discussion of screen (and other) shelters, just as this one has. Check it out, Jana. (No, you didn't read it wrong, but I was trying to ignore that!:L)
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Old 11-17-2002, 05:06 PM   #39
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Our new screen tent

So here's our new screen tent with roll down flaps and two awnings. Not as quick to set up but still easy. Roof section has shockcorded poles. Legs are shock-corded steel poles. It's very sturdy and I doubt the poles would bend easy. At 25 lbs its heavy though. Oh and it even comes in a sturdy nylon duffle bag that everything actually easily fits back into once opened. Works great :umb or :sunny

Jan read your post after I started this. I can see if it has a name on it but I doubt it. Have never seen any like it since and only K-mart sold<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd820d3bb14eNew screen room.jpg/> them. This new one is a Woods.
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* * * * * * No offence, Morgan, but came back down as easily as it went up.

The '9-1/2' is made differently from the 10 footer. Not as much shade, not as sturdy (nor as expensive at $129), BUT, easier to set up and down. *

It can be done by one person, with practice, and perhaps not for everyone, (mabe ya gotta be a little bit of 'gypsy traveller') but since ez-up was taking it on the chin, I just had to have a little fun with it.


I like it, guess you can tell.........:wave
No offense taken or intended, Don. :kiss

I had one of those 9 footers and it was easy enough for two people to set up and take down. Not a bad sun shade or wind screen, but terrible in the rain. The eaves direct the rain inward so there's a tiny little area in the center that stays dry if there's no wind. :umb

My firstborn loves his. We sold ours years ago. :party

A little spray-on silicone lube on the posts makes it easier up and down. :banana

This is what we use now. Its a hexagonal gazebo from Target with no-see-um mesh and two doors.

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Old 11-17-2002, 08:55 PM   #41
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>>I was talking about Don implying we have trouble because we are not men. Did I read that wrong? ....Jana

Sorry it read that way. :o

My appologies to those who have trouble with the canopy, but I've even put it up to provide temporary shade while working on the car or trailer.

In my book it's a good product :) for our use, no appology there!
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Y'all just keep on talkin'..

I really appreciate all this because that is the next thing I'm going to get. Morgan, I think I saw yours just the other day and have really thought hard about it. I was glad to see the picture of it. They look nice. They also have a 9 x 12 that I'm really interested in. We don't have an awning and I would like one to go next to the trailer so my 70lb puppy would have a little more wiggle room.
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