EZ-UP collapsed on my tear - pictures ( UPDATED w/pics )

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EZ-UP collapsed on my tear - pictures ( UPDATED w/pics )

Postby Ron » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:12 pm

I have the 12x14 easy-up I bought 2 weeks ago from K-mart on sale. It is a very large and nice canopy....BUT..........
Apparently this large canopy collects water when it rains on the four corners of the canopy and cant drain it off. When it does....THIS is the results.....

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I'm not sure why this canopy did this but it sure was a disturding sight to see my teardrop under it.
Has anyone else seen this happen?

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Postby Classic Finn » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:39 pm

Yikes

A beautiful teardrop as you have there and this happening to you.. :shock: :shock:

Any possibility of a warranty or a refund?

I reckon I wouldnt be buying one of those... :(


At leat your teardrop didnt get damaged.. At least I hope..A new name might be given to that product... Easy Down... :shock:

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Postby Steve_Cox » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:57 pm

EZ-UP's are sun-shades, no doubt. 8) But after having one a while, I knew that. To make them drain one often has to put weights or bungee cords on the sides to keep the top taut. I think I've seen this mentioned someplace on the forum before. Sorry about your loss, looks like an expensive repair job.
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Postby IndyCubby » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:37 pm

Is the teardrop o.k.? :o I hope so!
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Postby Ron » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:05 pm

The teardrop survived with only a couple minor scratches on the top edge molding but I was sure worried when I first saw it.

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Postby WarPony » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:28 pm

WOW!! I saw one of those at Dick's Sporting Goods and didn't like how the scissor part in the middle was real flimsy. I didn't buy one and instead, went with nothing and relied on the trees for shade. Man, I would've been super pi$$ed if one of those arms left a big 'ol scratch in the SIDE!!!!!!!!!

I don't want to make light of your tragedy but maybe it will serve as a good warning to those who have one of the canopies.
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Postby Nytewyng » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:01 pm

I'd make up a story and take it back to the big K ............
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Postby Ira » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:55 pm

Just great:

Earl, Rampage and I bought the same one two weeks ago.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:06 am

Ira wrote:Just great:

Earl, Rampage and I bought the same one two weeks ago.

Me too. I did use it while at the IRG and didn't have any problems, yet...
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Postby rampage » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:51 am

Thanks for the warning. I'll have to do what Steve said about weights on the corners. ...Of course, I need to finish building my TD first. :lol:
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Postby Ira » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:36 am

Bled, I haven't even tried to put mine up yet, but, looking at our model, does it look like what Steve is talking about will even WORK? I think our roof configuration is a little different than the others.

Ron, the way you explained it, the water was collecting in the very 4 extreme corners, correct?

For a permanent fix, this may be a matter of cutting decent size holes in the corners, and then somehow patching them up on both sides of the fabric so they look nice.

Steve, what do you think? And Doug, our seamstress?
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Postby sid » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:48 am

Yeow! :( I think I'll stick with the 10 x 10......

Ron, seeing your trailer I HAVE to know something. Where did you get those wheels! I've got to have a set of those. That is a HF trailer? And do they bolt right up, or did you have to use some type of adapter?

They look great! :applause: :applause:
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Postby dacrazyrn » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:19 am

and what size are those wheels. They look good
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Postby b.bodemer » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:48 am

Wow..gald the td came away with only a few scratches............

I purchased the Quest brand through Dicks over 3 years agao, a 12' x12' model, green in color. I have to say that my experience with it has been quite good. I'm usually the camper who lugs in on long kayaking weekends as I have a pick-up truck. Whenever it rains everybody ditches their models and they wind up under my tarp. Plus we hang all sorts or gear on it. Wet PFD's and neprene spray skirts weigh a ton.

Several of my kayak friends have bought them, both the 12' x 12' and the 10' x 10' and we look like a Quest village out there on camping outings.
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Postby RKH » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:49 am

They look similar to the ones Little Guy uses on the Deluxe model.
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