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Old 10-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Question No Awning With Class B: Canopy Suggestions?

Just wondering what is a good simple pop up canopy to use. I saw where BIG LOTS has one for 59 bucks. Thanks,

I am not anxious to get one though. When I had an awning with the class C, I only used it twice.
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Personally, I would recommend spending the extra money and getting a good quality EZ-Up 10x10 Market place canopy. The canopy top is a true 10 x 10, and the legs are straight.

Check the thickness of the upright legs, there are cheaper versions that have thinner legs and cross tubes, go with the beefier ones. Also, get one with a vented top that has screens, the vent will help wind move through the canopy if a gust hits it vs trying to pick it up.
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I am not sure what I may do. At the moment, I think I will just use my foldup picnic table with umbrella for now.
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Sorry to complicate things a bit more, but there is one thing you also have to keep in mind. When parked on a site with a concrete slab, you don't really have too many places to drive spikes into. We have a light canopy with a flexible frame (like a tent), and if we don't have spikes at every corner and add the tie-down ropes, it looks like it will just fly away even in moderate wind. It was fine for Mary Poppins, but not for us!
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Sorry to complicate things a bit more, but there is one thing you also have to keep in mind. When parked on a site with a concrete slab, you don't really have too many places to drive spikes into. We have a light canopy with a flexible frame (like a tent), and if we don't have spikes at every corner and add the tie-down ropes, it looks like it will just fly away even in moderate wind. It was fine for Mary Poppins, but not for us!
That's when you buy the foot weight kit. They're like dumbells but are designed to slide over the leg and can be stacked if needed.

I don't camp too many places that are all concrete, so I haven't run into this yet.
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I've seen those 10 x 10 canopies at Menards. Those are extremely low cost. I've seen those around alot of campsites. We personally don't own one, however, it seems that weight and space would be a huge factor here. You wouldn't want to put up a 10 x 10 commercial canopy shelter. Have fun.
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I am new to RVs but VERY familiar with pop-ups, after years off outdoor vending.

As "Redneck Express' emphasized, so would I. Spend the xtra or it is all a waste. Not just EZ-up, there are others. Be sure legs are straight, not slanted, and that there are no plastic bits where the top folds, just metal. Also be sure there are internal cross-supports, not just the 4 sides and top-holding parts, but stabilizing bars cross-wise. And ALWAYS use weights, as another says- you can make your own from 3" PVC filled with cement and capped- put an eye-bolt or something in one cap so you can tie them on, and bungee to legs, all 4! If there are crafts fairs in your area, go look at the different canopies, and ask!
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Francine,
Do you have these weights suspended from the legs or lying on the ground and attached to the bottom of each leg? ? Have you found them to be secure enough so that you would leave the canopy unattended while you are out for a day trip?
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I would consider this but I think the price is a little steep for $169.

SportsShade - Portable, Retractable Canopy Awning

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I have a friend that has just an 8x8. That seems to be the perfect fit as it is usually just me camping or with the GF.

ShelterLogic 8' x 8' Slant Leg Pop-Up Canopy 22578
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We use and EZ-Up with the screen room attachment. I considered, for a long time, getting a Fiamma awning that would stay attached, but in the end I decided that I would rather have something that I could put where I wanted it, since many spots seem to be really wide gravel lots (class A w/ multiple slide-outs sized) and we prefer to put up our shade and camp chairs on the grassy areas. These things are easy to use, go up and down quickly, and are not at all difficult to pack along, even in a small camper like ours. You just unfold them, snap on the screen room, and stake down the legs and screen bottoms - it doesn't take me very long before we settled...

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Just wondering what is a good simple pop up canopy to use. I saw where BIG LOTS has one for 59 bucks. Thanks,

I am not anxious to get one though. When I had an awning with the class C, I only used it twice.
I used a tarp. I bought at lowes for 15 bucks. works great.
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I would consider this but I think the price is a little steep for $169.

SportsShade - Portable, Retractable Canopy Awning

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Tailgating and Home Portable Canopy Awning - Invention Demo - YouTube
After two years, I am still "thinking about" getting this.
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