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ique
01-11-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm on the market for a couple 10x10 ezups. Was thinking of buying the Caravan brand this time. What do you think the best option is and where to buy from?

MilitantSquatter
01-11-2010, 07:38 PM
I got my Caravan's from Costco.com.

$224.99 --- this includes 4 side walls, a canvas baf and shipping included

I always thought they were good quality. these are steel posts... Once, they had them in the store cheaper but they were aluminum posts

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=10029394&search=canopy&Mo=22&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=canopy&Ntt=canopy&No=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

JD McGee
01-11-2010, 07:47 PM
I picked a King Canopy from Costco last year for 200.00...I'm pretty happy with it. http://www.kingcanopy.com/product/ttshal10whw They are now carrying Caravan's for 225.00 here (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=10029394&search=canopy&Mo=22&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=canopy&Ntt=canopy&No=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1)

http://www.kingcanopy.com/files/imagecache/product/files/PnP_canopy3313.jpg

JD McGee
01-11-2010, 07:48 PM
I got my Caravan's from Costco.com.

$224.99 --- this includes 4 side walls, a canvas baf and shipping included

I always thought they were good quality. these are steel posts... Once, they had them in the store cheaper but they were aluminum posts

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=10029394&search=canopy&Mo=22&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=canopy&Ntt=canopy&No=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

LOL...great minds...:cool:

Boat-n-BBQ
01-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Got my EZ Up (EZ Up brand) at SAMs last month for a little under $200. Works good!

Coz
01-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Having been thru many EZ UP brand canopies prior to competing in BBQ comps I think I am going to try the Better grades from Impact .I have a friend who has a 10 X15 And it is way better then the EZ UP and similar ones.Might be double the price but they look way better.

Buster Dog BBQ
01-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Wish someone made adjustable legs so you can get the canopy high enough to cover the ramp of a trailer. I'm taking more about something to attach to the bottom of the canopy legs.

musicmanryann
01-11-2010, 09:16 PM
Wish someone made adjustable legs so you can get the canopy high enough to cover the ramp of a trailer. I'm taking more about something to attach to the bottom of the canopy legs.

Did you talk to Kelly Wertz about how he had his done when you were at Omaha? I saw he had the exact set-up you are talking about.

Buster Dog BBQ
01-11-2010, 09:30 PM
Did you talk to Kelly Wertz about how he had his done when you were at Omaha? I saw he had the exact set-up you are talking about.
Yeah, I think he told me he used fence post.

Coz
01-11-2010, 09:59 PM
Ask Ford to send you pics of his extensions for his canpy.They seem to work decent.

ique
01-12-2010, 08:38 AM
Thanks guys. Vinnie, going to order from Costco.

chopshop
01-12-2010, 12:25 PM
i know sports authority sells ez ups with no walls at the end of the year for $40. at least they do by me. i have a caravan and i think its a little more sturdy than the ez up but for $40 use them and toss them every season

Kevin_Texas
01-12-2010, 01:46 PM
Got mine here http://www.canopycenter.com/. They got good prices and also have bundle options for some products.

bamaman76
01-12-2010, 05:15 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/10x10-EZ-BLACK-CANOPY-GAZEBO-TENT-PORTABLE-POP-UP-WALL_W0QQitemZ250549845643QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3a55ef3e8b

check this out on ebay....they have them real cheap

bamaman76
01-12-2010, 05:19 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/20x10-EZ-Set-Pop-Up-Canopy-Gazebo-Party-Wedding-Tent-CT_W0QQitemZ320442458652QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item4a9bdbe21c

Or this one!

olewarthog
01-12-2010, 08:49 PM
I'm on the market for a couple 10x10 ezups. Was thinking of buying the Caravan brand this time. What do you think the best option is and where to buy from?

I've had a Caravan for about 4 years now & am well pleased. It has a very sturdy frame. I got mine off Ebay.

Just Smokin' Around
01-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks guys. Vinnie, going to order from Costco.

Chris, Good move. That's what I have. Order online and get the ones for $225. They have steel post and I think will hold up better. A little heavier than the aluminum frames that come with the ones you buy in the store. The only thing I didn't like were the bags they come in. Very tight fit and I the wheel tore away from the base after a few uses - so be careful when you pull them along. I ended up ordering larger Caravan bags which allow me to keep the canopy on when I fold it up.

SMITTYtheSMOKER
01-12-2010, 09:42 PM
Rod,

Quick Shade makes leg extentions.

http://www.quikshadecustom.com/Products_Accessories.aspx

Buster Dog BBQ
01-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Rod,

Quick Shade makes leg extentions.

http://www.quikshadecustom.com/Products_Accessories.aspx
Sweet. Thanks.

HBMTN
01-13-2010, 05:15 PM
Just wondering, are the canopies you all are talking abour for $200 plus better than the ones at Walmart? Or is there a reason you don't use the Walmart ones? I have three of them, the brand name is First Act. They usually cost between $79 - $89. I have had them for two years and are still in good shape except one has a little wind damage.

ique
01-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Chris, Good move. That's what I have. Order online and get the ones for $225. They have steel post and I think will hold up better. A little heavier than the aluminum frames that come with the ones you buy in the store. The only thing I didn't like were the bags they come in. Very tight fit and I the wheel tore away from the base after a few uses - so be careful when you pull them along. I ended up ordering larger Caravan bags which allow me to keep the canopy on when I fold it up.

Thanks for the feedback. I'll swing by in Salisbury and hopefully can buy some of your sauce.

Just wondering, are the canopies you all are talking abour for $200 plus better than the ones at Walmart?

They just don't hold up for me. You probably take better care of em than I do tho. I've also found myself in poor weather too many times so I'm willing to spend the extra $$.

Is It Ready Yet?
01-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Great info everyone. We have used three EZ-ups we got from Sports Authority for about three years and two of them are held together by duct tape. Will be looking to upgrade to a better product.

bamaman76
01-14-2010, 02:08 PM
Your best bet is to check out EBAY first.

Bigmista
01-15-2010, 12:45 AM
Just wondering, are the canopies you all are talking abour for $200 plus better than the ones at Walmart? Or is there a reason you don't use the Walmart ones? I have three of them, the brand name is First Act. They usually cost between $79 - $89. I have had them for two years and are still in good shape except one has a little wind damage.

I have a Caravan, an Ez-up and a first up from Walmart. That is exactly how they rate in quality. The Ez-up doesn't even raise up high enough to keep me from bumping my head on the rails.

And the Caravan main office is about 20 minutes from my house so I can pick up parts without paying shipping.

bbqpitstop
01-15-2010, 01:26 AM
I've been through more than a dozen of EZ ups, sometimes two a year....there seemed to be a bad batch one year that kept ripping at the corner where the reinforcement pads rest under the tent top. I've yet to meet an EZ up that didn't leak in a torrential downpour.....we have used our 10 x 20 "garage" type tent whenever possible, it NEVER leaks...

This year we'd really like to find a dark brown or black tent. I see Canadians out on the circuit with them and they seem to be strong, leakproof and some have double points on the top of the larger ones. Anyone know where to find these ?

ique
01-15-2010, 06:05 AM
I.we have used our 10 x 20 "garage" type tent whenever possible, it NEVER leaks...


I have one of those too, very solid. If the weather forecast is lousy it is usually worth the extra effort to haul/set it up. I'll be bringing that if I cook Dover this year :lol:

Capn Kev
01-15-2010, 11:38 AM
I got my Caravan's from Costco.com.

$224.99 --- this includes 4 side walls, a canvas baf and shipping included

I always thought they were good quality. these are steel posts... Once, they had them in the store cheaper but they were aluminum posts

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=10029394&search=canopy&Mo=22&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=canopy&Ntt=canopy&No=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

This is the best rate on this canopy that I've seen, and it comes with the steel frame. Good deal. Thanks!! :wink: