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Unread 04-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default What brand Tent Canopy do you use?

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?
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Ez up from Sam's has worked good for me. Just don't forget to stake them down.
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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/
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Ez up from Sam's has worked good for me. Just don't forget to stake them down.
Same here.
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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!!!!
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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.
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yup... Walmart First Up... never had a problem
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We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!
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We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!
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We've been using Caravan canopies since we started competing and they have worked wonderfully. Very good product!
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I highly recommend Caravan. Much better than the Quik Shade one that I had before. The all-aluminum Caravan is much lighter and stronger.
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Caravan. Bought ours online at costco. Heavier duty than the ones in the store if they still have them.
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..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!!!!
We use these as well. As small/tight as our minivan pack is these days, we still take those sandbags!
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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.
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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
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