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Old 08-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #15
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just got back from Walmart. I set it up, came with screen sides.
I was able to set it up alone in under 5 min.
problem it is it is 8" shorter that my door rain gutter
not sure what I will do.
if I extend the legs, then the screen will be short.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:11 PM   #16
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just got back from Walmart. I set it up, came with screen sides.
I was able to set it up alone in under 5 min.
problem it is it is 8" shorter that my door rain gutter
not sure what I will do.
if I extend the legs, then the screen will be short.
How much clearance is there in height then? (i.e. ground to bottom of the sides of the roof?)

And what do you mean by extend the legs? I see there is some adjustment built into the legs, is the screen coming up short if you extend the the legs using the adjustments built in, or some how extending beyond the original manufacture?

And is that the 10x10 or 12x12?
All I could find at WM here in Toronto is the 10x10 in beige with screens, WM.com in the USA says they have a 12x12 model.

From what I could fiqure, most of these are made by the same company in China rebranded to each store, chain or country.
First-up = EZ-up = NorthPole manufacturing = ????
Can't figure out if they differ in quality though.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #17
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10x10
yeah I was thinking of extending it beyond factory.
my trailer has 14" tires, hence the extra height
"All I could find at WM here in Toronto is the 10x10 in beige with screens" that's the one!

the edge of the gazbo is 5'11" from ground

hope this helps
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the edge of the gazbo is 5'11" from ground

hope this helps
Thanks Mo22

It helps a lot, the top of my door is 6' right now. If I got the 10x10 and raised it to clear the door, I'd have a small gap at the bottom. Maybe I will keep on looking or, just consider it as a Canopy leading to the screened kitchen tent.

Does anybody in the USA have a 12x12 from WM that could post clearance heights?

TIA
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:08 PM   #19
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Thanks for the replies everyone.... Robin. What you have is what i am looking for. None available here at this time. We do have a revy here. I will check it out.
I dont mind sitting in the odd rain storm but last weekend was a little much. The rain would just stop. I would relight the fire. Pull up a lawn chain and the rain would start again.Back under the boler awning i would go.
just wondering if you had any luck finding an awning. I was at one of the home depots in Regina yesterday and they had at least 6 or maybe even 10 of them. Of couse on sale...they are now $19.99.
I imagine you should have some luck in BC. I was actually thinking about buying a 2nd one just in case?!? Not sure...we'll see.

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just wondering if you had any luck finding an awning. I was at one of the home depots in Regina yesterday and they had at least 6 or maybe even 10 of them. Of couse on sale...they are now $19.99.
I imagine you should have some luck in BC. I was actually thinking about buying a 2nd one just in case?!? Not sure...we'll see.

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Hi Robin. We checked Home depot and they did have one but was not in good condition. I think we may get ahold of an outfit in Coquitlam B.C to build us one. One of the problems i see with the cheaper canopies is the canopy material . The one we looked at had very cheap tarp material and would not likely last a season. We plan on having the canopy close to the fire so we dont freeze in the rain. We camp at higher elevations and it can get very cold in the rain so the canopy would be right next to the fire. One spark would melt the cover and would not be nice. I think we may have to spend a few hundred to get the quality we need as to not start a bigger fire than we need.
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Hi Robin. We checked Home depot and they did have one but was not in good condition. I think we may get ahold of an outfit in Coquitlam B.C to build us one. One of the problems i see with the cheaper canopies is the canopy material . The one we looked at had very cheap tarp material and would not likely last a season. We plan on having the canopy close to the fire so we dont freeze in the rain. We camp at higher elevations and it can get very cold in the rain so the canopy would be right next to the fire. One spark would melt the cover and would not be nice. I think we may have to spend a few hundred to get the quality we need as to not start a bigger fire than we need.
I totally agree - the material is quite cheap. It stood up to some good Saskatchewan wind but thankfully never rained while we were camping. Hopefully it stands up to that. There will be no unusual rough camping from this girl so I hope I can get at least a few seasons out of mine.

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Old 08-26-2007, 11:44 PM   #22
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I totally agree - the material is quite cheap. It stood up to some good Saskatchewan wind but thankfully never rained while we were camping. Hopefully it stands up to that. There will be no unusual rough camping from this girl so I hope I can get at least a few seasons out of mine.

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I did lots of camping in Sask when i was a kid (Kimbal lake). Probably some of my best childhood memories.


My dad had the big Ford station wagon towing a 22 foot prowler with a 15 foot ski boat behind that. Thankfully that setup is not legal in B.C for obvious reasons.

Happy Camping Robin
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...we got back from 'Murica yesterday and we had done a quick sesrch in G.I. Joe's, and Wal-Mart, and didn't see anything we liked (color wise). The Trailer Goddess or SHE who (thinks) she MUST be obeyed decided we should wait till next season to see what (if anything else) NEW comes out on the market in the spring line.

The sales person (MUCH younger than our son ) informed us that he thought the shelters with the more verticle bases are less prone to wind blow overs than their cousins that have the wider base (dimensions) than the roof lines. He also did inform us to e sure to check the actual OPEN size of these things, as sometimes a 10X10 is smaller. This weekend we experienced this issue when we went to visit another egg owner (from at the car show we were at) who had just bought a 10X10 only to find out it was notibaly smaller!!!
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...we got back from 'Murica yesterday and we had done a quick sesrch in G.I. Joe's, and Wal-Mart, and didn't see anything we liked (color wise). The Trailer Goddess or SHE who (thinks) she MUST be obeyed decided we should wait till next season to see what (if anything else) NEW comes out on the market in the spring line.

The sales person (MUCH younger than our son ) informed us that he thought the shelters with the more verticle bases are less prone to wind blow overs than their cousins that have the wider base (dimensions) than the roof lines. He also did inform us to e sure to check the actual OPEN size of these things, as sometimes a 10X10 is smaller. This weekend we experienced this issue when we went to visit another egg owner (from at the car show we were at) who had just bought a 10X10 only to find out it was notibaly smaller!!!
Trailer Goddess???
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....where in NoQuitlam do you plan to go to get one built? We are still looking for one. IF campfire sparks are a concern, yo might want to consider a propane powered firepit, we have 2 and LOVE'M!! NO Sparks and one (B.C. made) throws a flame over 5 feet high The other one is much more sedate, but both pits flames are controlled by the valve on the tank.

Would ya consider comin to The Fort Campground (Ft.Langley) in 3 weekends to meet up with us???
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....where in NoQuitlam do you plan to go to get one built? We are still looking for one. IF campfire sparks are a concern, yo might want to consider a propane powered firepit, we have 2 and LOVE'M!! NO Sparks and one (B.C. made) throws a flame over 5 feet high The other one is much more sedate, but both pits flames are controlled by the valve on the tank.

Would ya consider comin to The Fort Campground (Ft.Langley) in 3 weekends to meet up with us???
Right here.
http://www.caravancanada.com/home.asp

We cant do the propane thing Doug. We Like traditional wood fires and i carry a chain saw so if i need wood i go out and cut it. It has never not been free.

Whats happening in Ft Langley? A meeting of some kind?
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thanks for that link, I'm out de doooor now headed in that direction!!!!!

Go to "events/meets" in another chapter of this group and open "Loonies Only" links and info about our local semi anual event posted there
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Hi Colin, I can share with you the Gazebo suppliers I know where you can find different varieties of Gazebos to choose from. A gazebo has both practical and aesthetic benefits. The basic advantage of a gazebo is that it provides a roofed area for protection against the sun or rain.
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