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rexlion

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Posted: 12/01/20 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have an awning, but I had a Clam and now have a Gazelle. One thing to know about those is the small size of the screen holes; it's so fine a mesh, very little breeze gets through. So the canopy tends to be noticeably warmer than the outside air due to the sun shining on the top. This can be a bad thing if it's 80 degrees outside, but a good thing if it's 60 degrees.


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Posted: 12/01/20 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found the best pop canopy is called a ONE PUSH CANOPY. Sets up like a umbrella. One person can do in about 1 minute. Others need two people and push on the corner. ONE PUSH you push up in the center and opens fast. It’s the only type to use.


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If you wants sides on a ez up canopy use Crocjaw clips. Great invention.

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Posted: 12/01/20 10:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've gone through 3 screen rooms 1 10x10 2 12x12 we only put them up when were volunteering and stationary 3 months at a time. Even spraying with uv protection the sun takes its toll.


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Posted: 12/02/20 12:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We purchased one this year and use it when Boon Docking for an extra shelter, set up a small table under it for the grill, comes in very handy.

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Posted: 12/02/20 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a CLAM and use it to cover our picnic table. Sets up in under a minute and take down about the same.


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Posted: 12/02/20 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use to setup a screen room years ago around picnic table but now we just push a button and extend the awning.....just 1 less thing to mess with.

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Posted: 12/02/20 10:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Deb and Ed M wrote:

We went with a Clam Escape screen room: easy to set up, and a strong wind just flattens it.


Interesting - hadn't really looked at these and like the idea.

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Depending on where you are and how long you plan to stay, the canopies can be a pain or downright useful. It all depends on your usage model.

My oldest sister & family always has 2-4 of them set up at our reunions:

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For my wife and myself, we've never taken one on our trips, as it would never get set up. The MH awning is rarely used, but it's sufficient for our needs.


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and the first: a Wildernest flip-top canopy.


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Posted: 12/02/20 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a "Clam", got rid of it!!! For us, it was not easy to set up, very heavy compared to a 10 ft canopy, and very long when folded. Hard to handle, in my opinion. Didn't fit into our trailer front storage well, and definitely didn't fit in back of Excursion without taking out rear seat each time!! Very awkward!

Yes, it will flop down in higher winds, you'll love that when your inside it!!! And it better be pinned down or it will become a low flying kite!! Again, just my opinion as a former owner!!!

We pin our 10X10 (straight leg) canopies everytime we use them, no big deal, just another part of setting up and breaking down. Never have had a hard enough wind to take them out, sure they'll shake and flap, but never have flown. Always slide the walls up the legs if windy overnight. Use "ball bungees" to attach walls to legs and to tie legs together if doubled.


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