By Ray from
Flanders, NJ on October 9, 2014
I would recommend this item to a friend.
This is the second one we installed on our church grounds. the tent arrived in 5 boxes wrapped in plastic on one pallet. All parts were there. Set up requires at least 2 people. Some of the pipes need to be hammered together as the fit was too snug. One of us held the two pipes together while the other one wacked the end of the pipe with a 2x4! Then you sometimes need to put a screwdriver in the holes and twist to make the holes line up enough to get the bolts through. Also, the roof rails can be difficult to get the bolt aligned if the structure isn't perfectly level. Sometimes you need to have someone tie a rope around the top of the rib and pull until it aligns. Then the person on the ladder can push the bolt through, or in some cases it may need to be hammered through. When you get to the ratchet part when installing the cover, you may need to cut off some of the length of the straps. I found some of the straps to be too long to fit in the ratchet when tightening. When it came to the anchors we used the "ShelterLogic 30" EasyHook Anchors with Cable Clamps and Driving Rod" We first tried the 30 inch auger anchors, but the ground here in New Jersey is too rocky to get them in all the way. The easy hook anchors went in well. Just make sure to cut the plastic tip off the driving rod as it can get stuck inside the easy hook anchor and you'll have a hard time pulling the rod out. I'm not sure why they put the plastic tip on in the first place! So as you can see, it was a chore putting up the tent, but the quality and strength are excellent. Hopefully it will last. One other thing ... We bolted the footplates into pressure treated 2x6's to keep it off the ground (so it won't rust out), and to help keep it aligned. (You wan't to make sure the opening is less than 22 feet wide so you won't have trouble zipping it closed).
ProsStrong, well built, good price from eCanopy
ConsA chore to put together