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SirPorkaLot
04-01-2011, 01:13 PM
We are looking to buy some new ones.

I have had the King Canopy, and some knock-offs.
All of them seem to have the same problem, with a little bit of rain, the rain pools on the edges of the canopy top and causes the frame to buckle.

So I thought I would ask the brethren what they use?

Rich Parker
04-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Ez up from Sam's has worked good for me. Just don't forget to stake them down.

Ron_L
04-01-2011, 01:28 PM
We've had our Under Cover canopy for 5 or 6 years and have been through multiple storms and torrential rain without any issues. It has and adjustable center support that tightens up the fabric to minimize the pooling.

http://www.iundercover.com/

Fatback Joe
04-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Ez up from Sam's has worked good for me. Just don't forget to stake them down.

Same here.

smalls65
04-01-2011, 01:53 PM
EZ up..go ahead and logon to the EZ-Up website and buy you some of the weighted sandbags to hold it down..you'll be glad u did!!!! :thumb:

MoKanMeathead
04-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Our 10 x 20 is a King Canopy - never had a problem with rain pooling - the top is too tight for that. It is a little hard to set up with one person. Our 10 x 10 is an Ez-Up - not as durable (will let the rain pool) but one person can set it up easily.

MyHeartagram
04-01-2011, 05:34 PM
yup... Walmart First Up... never had a problem

Vince RnQ
04-01-2011, 06:11 PM
We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!

JD McGee
04-01-2011, 09:03 PM
We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!

X2...:thumb:

Capn Kev
04-01-2011, 10:53 PM
We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!

+1

I highly recommend Caravan. Much better than the Quik Shade one that I had before. The all-aluminum Caravan is much lighter and stronger. :thumb:

Bentley
04-01-2011, 11:03 PM
Caravan

bigdogphin
04-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Caravan. Bought ours online at costco. Heavier duty than the ones in the store if they still have them.

Alexa RnQ
04-01-2011, 11:18 PM
..go ahead and logon to the EZ-Up website and buy you some of the weighted sandbags to hold it down..you'll be glad u did!!!! :thumb:
We use these as well. As small/tight as our minivan pack is these days, we still take those sandbags!

SirPorkaLot
04-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Caravan. Bought ours online at costco. Heavier duty than the ones in the store if they still have them.

Thanks!
I will check that out, Caravan seems to be the consensus so far.

By the way, i also in Beaverton, but leave back to NC in the am.
:thumb:

SirPorkaLot
04-01-2011, 11:26 PM
We've had our Under Cover canopy for 5 or 6 years and have been through multiple storms and torrential rain without any issues. It has and adjustable center support that tightens up the fabric to minimize the pooling.

http://www.iundercover.com/
I noticed while looking at Costco online at the Caravan ,they also have the undercover brand for same price....hmmmm

Big Bears BBQ
04-01-2011, 11:49 PM
We use First Up I think they work a lot better.............

bigdogphin
04-02-2011, 01:55 AM
Thanks!
I will check that out, Caravan seems to be the consensus so far.

By the way, i also in Beaverton, but leave back to NC in the am.
:thumb:

Dang, Beer was cold tonight too and we have a cookoff this sunday. Next time a round PM me and we can get together.

SirPorkaLot
04-02-2011, 02:03 AM
Dang, Beer was cold tonight too and we have a cookoff this sunday. Next time a round PM me and we can get together.

Will do. I should be back in a few weeks

Maddog's
04-02-2011, 02:27 AM
Another vote for CARAVAN.

ZILLA
04-02-2011, 05:57 PM
The Under Cover 10x10 professional and the Caravan Duralum 10x10 are the two leaders at the high end. The tops are 600D with sides available and the frames are much heavier. This makes them the top in class. All of the others cannot compare when you look at the specs. The proof will be obvious in a storm and over time. I have three Caravans and the two older ones are definitely better quality when it comes to the tops waterproofing otherwise they still represent a good product.

Smokesman
04-03-2011, 12:00 PM
We have a Caravan from Costco and an EZ-UP from Sam's both purchased for about $200 with tax. They both have rigid frames which do a good job keeping rain from pooling and can handle medium wind. I actually like the heavier frame of the EZ-UP and the top of the Caravan. Seems EZ-Up put more money into the frame and Caravan put it into the top. Both are very nice but the nod for me goes to the heavier frame in the EZ-Up. The wonderful thing about buying through either store is if you have a problem they both have satisfaction guaranteed return policies.

Trainwreck
04-03-2011, 09:33 PM
We have 2 of the Walmart First Ups. They have been through quite a bit of nasty storms with no problems. This will be the 5th year that I have had them

Yazoo's
04-04-2011, 08:25 AM
Check out King Canopy Goliath model. Got one of these a couple of years ago and they are awesome. Very well built, much stronger than ez ups.

Big George's BBQ
04-04-2011, 09:54 AM
Two 10X10 EZ UPS