Sorry I can't set it up in time for a test, Bled--had to go to work.
When I went to K-Mart, the first thing that caught my eye was that they had the Coleman collapsible jug, the one with the exact fitting for my Coleman shower/faucet. (They had one left.) This had been bugging me, because I didn't want to have to order it online and pay shipping for a stupid little eight dollar jug.
Then when I went to look at the canopies , I didn't see it--but the woman went into the back and shlepped it out. Before that, she kept saying "The tan one?" Whereas in the circular, it looks grey. So that was a bonus for me, that it was tan.
Anyway, I had the canopy in the bed of the truck when I got home, and I walked into the house with just the jug and some smoked ribs from our favorite local place--to "soften" the blow about the canopy. Well, she rolled her eyes at the sight of the jug, so now I was TERRIFIED to bring the canopy into the house.
I left it in the truck, took her to work (she works overnights), and she didn't see it in the bed. So now I get into my best Ralph Kramden mode, trying to think of a way to hide it, to lie about it, whatever it takes so I don't get hit.
No go--the thing is too big. So it's sitting in the corner, she didn't spot it when she walked in this mornng, and I'm ready to kiss her goodbye to leave for work, and I figure:
I'd better tell her, because she IS gonna see it. So I put on my most pitiful face and say. "Look babe, I bought the canopy last night because it was on sale."
And miracle of miracles, just one innocuous, sarcastic comment and that was it! (Yep--it certainly is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.)
Anyway, we'll see how she holds up, but this is all I wanted to spend on a canopy anyway. The big size is fantastic, and because it's tan, I might eventually be able to rig my own side walls using CANVAS. We'll see--just don't know if I need any side walls in the first.
Don't know when I'll be able to set it up, but I think for the first time, I should ask someone to help me. SOME guys may be able to put these up themselves, but at my height, I doubt it.
Here we go again!