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tduffy
02-21-2014, 12:29 PM
I'm looking to buy either 2 10x10 or 1 10x20 canopy to replace my 2 8x8 canopies that are shot.

I'm looking for good but I don't have alot to spend. What does everyone recommend? all the ez up brand ones i see are out of my range.

Teamfour
02-21-2014, 12:35 PM
We have two of these. They are steel framed.

http://www.ecanopy.com/caca10x10dit.html

MikeJ65
02-21-2014, 01:31 PM
If you want walls, the E-Z Up Instant Shelter at Sam's is hard to beat at $199. It comes with 4 walls and the hold down plates and is fairly heavy duty with cross bracing.

SkinEz
02-21-2014, 01:34 PM
what he said ^^^^^ cant beat Sams durability and price. Most bang for the buck...

Slamdunkpro
02-21-2014, 02:04 PM
I'm looking to buy either 2 10x10 or 1 10x20 canopy to replace my 2 8x8 canopies that are shot.

I'm looking for good but I don't have alot to spend. What does everyone recommend? all the ez up brand ones i see are out of my range.
None of the 10x20's are cheap, plus the 10x20's are pretty heavy. The EZ-Up that Sam's sells is the best value. I still have two that are 6 or 7 years old.

Kave Dweller
02-21-2014, 02:19 PM
bought mine last year from overstock.com, 90 ea.

Also wanted to mention I replaced my perfectly fine 10x20 with two 10x10 just so it was easier to manage. 10x20's are bulky and a pain in the arse.

tduffy
02-21-2014, 03:17 PM
after thinking about it 2 10x10 canopies would be better than a 10x20.

TailGateJoecom
02-21-2014, 03:57 PM
If you want walls, the E-Z Up Instant Shelter at Sam's is hard to beat at $199. It comes with 4 walls and the hold down plates and is fairly heavy duty with cross bracing.

Agreed, for the money these can't be beat. The SAMs version is up fitted from the standard 10x10. As for 10x20, unless you are spending a four figure amount for a pro one than I wouldn't bother. The reasonably priced ones will not last.

msavard
02-21-2014, 04:39 PM
after thinking about it 2 10x10 canopies would be better than a 10x20.

Until it rains...Then you have a waterfall right into the middle of your work area ;)

The 10x20 is a bit bulky and DEFINITELY not recommended for 1 man teams, but 2 guys can handle one easily. I've set them up on my own before many times (golf industry demo days). A dolly helps tremendously with moving them about.

However when it rains, there is something to be said for having a full 10x20 of dry/covered space.

tduffy
02-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Until it rains...Then you have a waterfall right into the middle of your work area ;)

The 10x20 is a bit bulky and DEFINITELY not recommended for 1 man teams, but 2 guys can handle one easily. I've set them up on my own before many times (golf industry demo days). A dolly helps tremendously with moving them about.

However when it rains, there is something to be said for having a full 10x20 of dry/covered space.
that is the exact reason I considered getting a bigger one because of the current issue with water running between my 2 8x8 canopies.

hogzillas
02-21-2014, 05:36 PM
As far as rainwater when using 2 10x20, a friend of mine uses pvc pipe cut in half w/ bungee type cords to hold the pipe to create a gutter that channels the water to the sides to dump. He also using clips to clip the canopies together after rolling them up a bit before putting the "gutters" in.
I don't know how similar the Sam's ones are but I've had the best luck w/ the EZUp ExpressII from Academy for approx. $100-150 lower price when they're clearing out stock for new summer season as in now would be time to buy at lower price. The biggest thing w/ 2 canopies is that they're straight legged not tilted. From your 8x8, I'd say the legs were tilted so wouldn't fit together well

USMC
02-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Academy usually has the lowest prices on EZ Ups. I got my 12x12 for $99 and it has made it through 3 winters of hunting seasons and 2 summers of smoking and the top is just now starting to dry rot. As much as I use them, I wasn't expecting to get 2 years out of it. I don't know if there are any cheaper than those.

ShencoSmoke
02-21-2014, 07:06 PM
Teamfour has a nifty thing that clips between his tents made out of the same material as the canopy. It catches rain and directs it to the side. Where did you buy that thing lee?

Slamdunkpro
02-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Teamfour has a nifty thing that clips between his tents made out of the same material as the canopy. It catches rain and directs it to the side. Where did you buy that thing lee?

Not Lee but I made mine out of banner vinyl. EZ-UP Direct sells them but they are over $50

bbq.tom
02-21-2014, 08:12 PM
He also using clips to clip the canopies together after rolling them up a bit before putting the "gutters" in.
The biggest thing w/ 2 canopies is that they're straight legged not tilted. From your 8x8, I'd say the legs were tilted so wouldn't fit together well

I use 2 10x10s and roll up the material together between the two and clip the material with binder clips. Works great and is super cheap!

tduffy
02-22-2014, 01:29 AM
So far I'm liking the SAMs club deal that comes with the sides

Burnita Boy 1
02-22-2014, 08:55 AM
We have the ShelterLogic brand 12X20, from Northern Tool and Equipment. Very well made, dry inside, easy to assemble (2 or 3 people makes it easy), really like it! You can order the sides and end kit as well, very worth it in the cold and rain.

LTG
02-22-2014, 09:20 AM
It is hard the beat the ez-up from Sam's but I did have good luck this year with the Ozark Trail 10x10 from wal mart. They sell the sides in store as well.

BBQ_MAFIA
02-22-2014, 09:41 AM
The Sams deal on the 10x10 is hard to beat as the other have said. The water thing is a pain for sure. We used one of the gutters but I don't think it works well at all. This year I am buying a big tarp from Harbor Freight and putting it over the span of the two tents. This will cover the gap and allow for the water to run off. I saw this done last year at a comp and couldn't believe that I didn't think to try it earlier. I hope it all works out.

butt head
02-22-2014, 10:56 AM
I have a 10+20 that I bought from pepboys 5 years ago for $90.it's still in good shape and they still go for $90,takes about 25min to put and any canopy sides work with it

Brother_Tim
02-22-2014, 11:15 AM
I have 2 of the 10x10's from Sam's and I also have one of the big 10x20 tubular frame, pitched roof set ups (made to park a car/truck under it). I find that I rarely set up the big one simply because it takes more people, and space to haul. I also find that when it does rain, water still collects along the top of the big one. The roof part sags in just at the frame and holds water, then eventually someone comes along and pushes up on it and gets a nice shower (usually pretty funny) but sometimes the splash is a big problem.

both set ups have sides and are great when you have plenty of space and people.

If I had to choose, I would go with Vendor's model of EZ-UP 10x10 from Sam's. If you get a second one you have more options and can usually position things so rain/run off doesn't take you out.

Pole D
02-22-2014, 11:54 AM
I have a 10+20 that I bought from pepboys 5 years ago for $90.it's still in good shape and they still go for $90,takes about 25min to put and any canopy sides work with it


Are those just in store? I'm looking on their website and can't seem to find them.

bwsy2k
02-22-2014, 03:25 PM
I just got 2 EZ-ups from Sams Club and am very happy with them. Got to use them last weekend at Ribs on the Ridge in Haines city. Super easy to put up/take down, and the side walls are very handy.

If you want walls, the E-Z Up Instant Shelter at Sam's is hard to beat at $199. It comes with 4 walls and the hold down plates and is fairly heavy duty with cross bracing.

buttburnersbbq
02-22-2014, 05:03 PM
I picked up 2- 10x10 Quick Shade Commercial tents at Home Depot at end of summer last year for $99 each . They are normally $199 each . Just have to check sales. Usually pick up a good deal at end of summer season .

Brother_Tim
02-22-2014, 06:09 PM
I got mine at Sam's but that was a few years ago. They usually have some kind of shelter but i guess you just need to check. I would recommend you get something commercial or geared toward trade show or vending, rather than camping.

like this:

http://www.amazon.com/EZ-UP-Canopy-feet-Awning/dp/B000QBUCEW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_lg_6/185-2579551-8958136?ie=UTF8&refRID=03RND581MTJYQ3E9NY8Z

Teamfour
02-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Teamfour has a nifty thing that clips between his tents made out of the same material as the canopy. It catches rain and directs it to the side. Where did you buy that thing lee?

Amazon. $6.98

http://www.amazon.com/King-Canopy-RG10-10-Feet-Canopies/dp/B006N01FO6

joemat
02-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Walmart online has the 10x10 Caravan Traveler for $178

Good sturdy canopy.

sushi_tampa
02-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Check craigslist, i found and currently use 1 10x10 EZUp and 1 10x10 Harbor Freight branded canopy that looks, functions just like the EZUp for $50 each.

John Bowen
02-25-2014, 10:40 AM
I bought my second 10 x10 EZ up from Sams last night @ 198.00 - I will order that gutter thing as soon as I finish typing this. What a great idea - thanks for the heads up.

GrillBillie_D
02-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Check out ebay. I was able to get a 10x20 for just about $100 (I got pretty lucky with an auction :-D ). They are not the highest quality but for the price they are not too bad. I've seen many for under $200 with free shipping.

If you want higher quality that will last longer, then spend the money and get it. I plan to get a good one but for the time being, I'll use the one I got until it needs to be replaced.

sweetracks
02-25-2014, 01:30 PM
We picked up a 10*20 from Costco 2 years ago. It is a bit bulky and heavy but we can get it up in 40 minutes including sides. It comes with the sides and I believe it was less than $300. long sides have windows and a door. both ends zip. Love this canopy and when it does eventually fall apart, I hope we can get another.