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Old 06-05-2012, 09:02 PM
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Just curious on who stocks a good ezup tent with sides?
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Walmart sells one that is pretty nice. I believe they sell both tarp and screen sides for it. I forget the brand name right now but its been good for a few years and counting and Ive been seeing more and more of them at the races lately. Its a 10x10 straight leg which has a ton of room in it. With sides on 3 of us pitted in one at Motorama a few years ago and with a good heater inside the sides kept a good amount of heat in.

That being said nothing beats a real EZ-up brand but they cost.
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This is a great question. I am always in the market for one that doesn't cost a fortune and go up w/ minimal effort.

I had the one from Walmart, 10x10', but it did not have the sides. The construction was flimsy, but had a lot of space underneath. It kept the sun off my neck and protected my gear from the freak Florida *surprise* thunderstorms. I could also manage to put it up and take it down w/ little help.

I say "had" because it could not withstand my drunk friend crashing into it while playing tackle cornhole.
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Walmart one didnt come with sides but they do sell them separately.
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nothing beats a real E-Z UP brand.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:30 PM
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nothing beats a real E-Z UP brand.
This is true.. Right now almost all sporting goods stores have them on sale..
Big 5 has the 12x12 for under 90..
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I have twisted many EZ ups right now I have a 10x10 caravan tent from costco and it has lasted just over 2 years. It's the best tent I have used and it comes with full sides. easy up and easy down.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...t90722&topnav=
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commercial grade is the one you need buy once don't buy the cheap stuff it will break then you need to buy another and another the side bars are reinforced for wind issues it won't fold my first canopy paid just over one bill two hours into its usage it folded but it was a windy day

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
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Originally Posted by Chummin View Post
This is true.. Right now almost all sporting goods stores have them on sale..
Big 5 has the 12x12 for under 90..
Damn,thats a great deal. I paid $120 for my 8x8 ez up Dome2 with side flap on Amazon. I wanted the smaller size so it could fit in the back of my sports car. Goes up easy. I have a few friends who bought the 12x12 tan one at Walmart for $99. Then you can buy an add on for it to make it enclosed. They are also good quality, i think its a Coleman.
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The walmart brand is called FirstUp if I recall. I have two lasting over 3 years now. When properly anchored and maintained they can last. If money is not a problem, just buy the EZ-Up Brand.
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Originally Posted by 305M3 View Post
This is a great question. I am always in the market for one that doesn't cost a fortune and go up w/ minimal effort.

I had the one from Walmart, 10x10', but it did not have the sides. The construction was flimsy, but had a lot of space underneath. It kept the sun off my neck and protected my gear from the freak Florida *surprise* thunderstorms. I could also manage to put it up and take it down w/ little help.

I say "had" because it could not withstand my drunk friend crashing into it while playing tackle cornhole.
That sounds like a fun party!



If you don't mind spending the cash, there a a few REALLY heavy duty versions out there.

King Kanopy "Goliath" - http://www.kingcanopy.com/content/goliath-instant.asp
Two of my racing buddies have these. I've seen a 180 lb. guy do a chin up on the supports! They're based a couple miles from my house, and every February, they do an inventory clear out....I've seen the 10x10 Goliaths go for $250 with full sides (I'm still trying to catch a deal like that).

Caravan Canopy - http://www.caravancanopy.com/canopies.php
The classic or Aluma are very good choices.

You could always go with the EZ-Up Professional models, but they're beaucoup dollars!
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I purchased a Firstup 10'x10' from Walmart 5 years ago for my ATV outings. That thing was abused, fell off the trailer, caught in storms, ran over, left on the trailer for a week or so sometimes, and almost never cleaned up. This thing is still going strong. I just started racing this year, I popped it open, sprayed it off, and it has been working great still. For $99 I got my moneys worth tenfold. Thats my $.02
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all you need...they also have 12ft.
http://www.coleman.com/product/10-ft...w%20for%202012
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http://www.kdkanopy.com/


These are like an eazyup on steroids. They are very heavy as the frame is extremely solid (not gona bend any stabilizer bars) and the canopy is a very thick material. Your probably gona spend $400-$500 but the tent will last you longer than you will play with toy cars!!! I know when the wind picks up here and I see people scramble to take their tents down I just leave mine as is. (staked down of course!!)
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I have a Caravan that has been very good to me. A friend has a older EZ Up. Where the wind has flattened other canopies like a cheap suit. It hardly even budged. Mine moved a lot more but was still good. I think has a heavier wall thickness in the frame or it's even steel. It is outstanding. You get what you pay for. It's worth saving a little longer if you can or have to.
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