Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 624
Good quality rainproof picnic tent?

Camping last weekend the four of us were crammed under a 10x10 instant up canopy in the pouring rain.

So shopping today for a picnic tent that will cover a picnic table and possibly allow an additional chair or two.
I see Clam Corp has a pretty nice canopy for a mere $400+!

I do believe one gets what they pay for, but is this worth the investment?
http://www.amazon.com/Clam-Corporati...=sr_1_3&sr=8-3
__________________

__________________
2015 Thor ACE EVO30.1

EricGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-23-2016, 01:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,433
You're going from 10x10 to 12x12+- and it costs $400. Sounds like a lot.
__________________

__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 02:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brian W's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Bartlett, TN
Posts: 1,302
I used ecanopy.com when looking for a tailgating canopy. Don't know if you have looked there or not, but huge selection at different price points.
__________________
Brian and Tammy
2017 Entegra Aspire 44b
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Brian W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 02:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyDi View Post
You're going from 10x10 to 12x12+- and it costs $400. Sounds like a lot.
I see your point. But that Clam canopy is quite a canopy, and has rainproof sides, and screens.
__________________
2015 Thor ACE EVO30.1

EricGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,281
I looked at the Clam Canopy and it's NICE. I'm a gadget guy and would really like to have one, but we just wouldn't use it enough to justify the purchase.
__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,948
As far as worth it goes they all have a limited life expectancy due to UV damage as well as normal wear and tear. That had us doing the 12x12 and a couple of side walls every few years before we switched to the port a cabin. We would still do a screen house if we got into stopping more than a couple of nights in one place. We found 10x10 was still tight in wet weather with the average 6 ft picnic table.
__________________
nothermark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 05:37 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Victory Blue's Avatar
 
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyDi View Post
You're going from 10x10 to 12x12+- and it costs $400. Sounds like a lot.
It's more than 50% larger than the 10x10.
__________________
Bill & Lynne
Memphis, TN
2017 Entegra Anthem 44B - Victory Blue
2016 Ford Edge Titanium
Victory Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 05:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
As far as worth it goes they all have a limited life expectancy due to UV damage as well as normal wear and tear. That had us doing the 12x12 and a couple of side walls every few years before we switched to the port a cabin. We would still do a screen house if we got into stopping more than a couple of nights in one place. We found 10x10 was still tight in wet weather with the average 6 ft picnic table.
Most of our camping trips are 3 nighters.
I am the type that once the jacks hit the ground the only time I spend in the mh is sleep or bathroom. It also never seems to fail that one of the days/mornings there will be rain. So then the furniture all needs collected and everyone heads inside.
I thought, especially after this past weekends 2" deluge, how it would be nice to have a shelter from the elements.
We also have 2 labs and this may be a nice way to corral them while outside. They are pretty well mannered and would not jump or push on the walls.
__________________
2015 Thor ACE EVO30.1

EricGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 10:31 PM   #9
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,281
"EricGT".....If I were doing your type of camping, it would be a no brainer getting the Clam. Just make sure you're aware of the closed/storage length, over 6'.
__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 05:53 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
"EricGT".....If I were doing your type of camping, it would be a no brainer getting the Clam. Just make sure you're aware of the closed/storage length, over 6'.
I actually just ordered it. I found it for $360 with free shipping which seemed like a pretty good deal.
I have a hitch rack that I can strap it to if it doesn't fit in my pass through.
__________________
2015 Thor ACE EVO30.1

EricGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 06:06 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
jondrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,841
Follow up when you get it. It looks nice. The two things I'd be concerned about are that it is very big (some sites we stay at I can barely get my 12x12 to fit in) and the other thing is I'd wonder how hot it would be here in Florida since it looks like you can't roll the screen up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricGT View Post
I actually just ordered it. I found it for $360 with free shipping which seemed like a pretty good deal.
I have a hitch rack that I can strap it to if it doesn't fit in my pass through.
__________________
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40G
2014 CRV w/EZ Tow
jondrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 06:11 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
jondrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,841
What's a port a cabin?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
As far as worth it goes they all have a limited life expectancy due to UV damage as well as normal wear and tear. That had us doing the 12x12 and a couple of side walls every few years before we switched to the port a cabin. We would still do a screen house if we got into stopping more than a couple of nights in one place. We found 10x10 was still tight in wet weather with the average 6 ft picnic table.
__________________
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40G
2014 CRV w/EZ Tow
jondrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 07:27 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
TwoDogDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 14
I have a newbie question. Generally, how difficult is it to drive stakes into the ground at RV camp sites (class A) for a pavilion like the clam?

Thanks

Mike
__________________
TwoDogDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 02:35 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoDogDad View Post
I have a newbie question. Generally, how difficult is it to drive stakes into the ground at RV camp sites (class A) for a pavilion like the clam?

Thanks

Mike
We never have a problem. FWIW, it is sometimes the opposite when we are camping near a beach area. The sand is too soft to adequately hold the stakes.
We use a rubber mallet for the hammering.
__________________

__________________
2015 Thor ACE EVO30.1

EricGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
quality, roof



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ohio State Parks (Fire Rings, Picnic Tables, Signs) Superslif Pond Piggies 2 03-02-2011 07:17 PM
Picnic table under carrier!!! Cooptroop iRV2.com General Discussion 9 02-22-2011 09:32 AM
So Cal Campground for Company Picnic? afrank1971 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 5 11-14-2008 03:25 PM
Picnic Table windproof cover Joe-K Gear and Product Discussions 1 09-13-2007 01:01 PM
Looking for good quality stand alone screen tent Utah03 Just Conversation 13 08-16-2007 01:46 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.