Originally Posted by caseydog
BTW, the EZ-Up warrantee covers that collapse, as long as you are within the warrantee period. Mine was a couple years out of warrantee, and the seller sold me a new frame for 25-pecent off.
Thanks again for the hint, caseydog. I was able to return that damaged easy-up pavilion and got a full refund.
I already assembled the new pavilion yesterday, but although I had high expectation (no easy-up mechanism, but a steel pipe construction instead) it's definitely not a bit better than the easy-up. At least the canopy can be removed easier with the new one, so I can let the steel pipe construction stay in the garden all the time, and only mount and unmount the canopy when needed. I'll post pictures in my full report of upcoming Sunday's cook.