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Old 06-24-2014, 12:14 AM   #11
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We carry one of the Coleman Ez set up screened rooms that takes about 5 minutes to set up. If we are staying any length of time, we use that, however I also bought one of the screen attachments that the first 4 feet stay with the awning and an additional 6 feet zipper on when needed. It then stakes to the ground. I paid around $150 for it at the FMCA Rally.. It is a good alternative to keeping shade on the refrigerator side of the MH.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:34 AM   #12
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I was just saying tonight that we need to bring the EZ up on our next trip.
Watch carefully what brand ya buy...... Most of them are pure junk, IMHO.

Put one up for the very first time a year ago, within 24 hours it was badly mangled.

Called the factory to order some replacement pieces; they could not have been less cooperative.

The best ones have horizontal bracing that extends out from the center assembly to the mid-point of each side of the frame. The pole that holds the center point of the canvas extends up from the intersection of the horizontal bracing pieces.

To illustrate, consider this simple top-down view drawing. Blue represents the center point of the awning, the black is the 12x12 (or whatever size frame). The red is the horizontal bracing I mentioned and the center support goes UP from where the two red pieces intersect.

The other cheap, crappy (again in IMHO) one will have the center point of the canvas supported by the green pieces, coming in diagonally from each corner.

HTH..... The ones with the green pieces INSTEAD of the red sections will fold up like a cheap suit in even the slightest breeze.

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Old 06-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #13
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Totally agree, Boo. We bought an EZ Up brand. Heavy duty with a canvass roller bag to carry it in. This thing weighs a lot. We used it at baseball tournaments when my son was playing. Many people had these and you could see the difference in quality, especially when it rained or the wind began to blow. Definitely worth the extra bucks for something substantial.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:40 PM   #14
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I have the same problem but iam thinking about having a awing installed on the slide out,,,, that should work
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:55 PM   #15
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I looked into that but was told by my dealer that the slide would not support the weight if the awning. The new units must be engineered to support the weight.


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Old 06-24-2014, 01:20 PM   #16
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Totally agree, Boo. We bought an EZ Up brand. Heavy duty with a canvass roller bag to carry it in.
I got an EZ UP also. It is very sturdy.
I was going to get a cheaper one, but fortunately the guy at the sporting goods store talked me into the better one.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #17
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We spend some time on the coast in LA. When we do we buy the el cheapo ones at Wallyworld for use when on the beach.


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Old 06-24-2014, 03:49 PM   #18
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Totally agree, Boo. We bought an EZ Up brand. Heavy duty with a canvass roller bag to carry it in. This thing weighs a lot. We used it at baseball tournaments when my son was playing. Many people had these and you could see the difference in quality, especially when it rained or the wind began to blow. Definitely worth the extra bucks for something substantial.
Yeah..... I just noticed in my drawing that the one with the green diagonal supports, should not show the blue circle in the center; those have no center pole.

I'm looking for one of the "good" ones myself right now. Do you have a source??

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Yeah..... I just noticed in my drawing that the one with the green diagonal supports, should not show the blue circle in the center; those have no center pole.

I'm looking for one of the "good" ones myself right now. Do you have a source??

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There are quite few of them listed on google. I think that I have the pyramid ll (in the coach this week on vacation). The company is EZ Up. I don't remember where I got mine from. The only thing is, the design is like the one that you have listed as bad. Had great luck with ours, though.
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