Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2point I have had a 10x20 shelter logic covering building materials for over three years in the snow, wind and rain in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens.
I recommend building a wooden floor as the ground will get wet from condensation. I use a solar panel and a small fan to keep it pretty dry. Circulating the air keeps it dried out. but I wish I had put down a floor made with just treated 2x4s on strategically placed garden stones and marine plywood. I used a lot of bungee cords to go from side to side under the curvature of the roof and that keeps the snow from building up. It just slides off. The plastic over the roof can fill with water and sag just above the head high horizontal stabilizers, but using bungee cords to make a matrix of foot squares solved that. If you place it in the open and have a prevailing wind, you will be glad you put the door on the leeward side, unless you like to shovel snow... a lot. Don't count on the anchors provided. It gets pretty windy here, so I used five foot metal fence posts and drove them almost all the way in and then bent them over. I use 3 inch nylon cargo tie downs over the roof.in 6 places. I also used nylon rope to tie the legs at ground level together. In the summer heat, keep a door open a bit. Putting it together was pretty straight forward as it is just legs and joists under the roof and horizontal stabilizers running between. the legs and joists. I assembled the each joist and pair of legs as a set - everything that would end up being vertical, then began hooking them together with the horizontal stabilizers. Working alone, it took about 3 hours. I had planned to just use it for one winter, but I'm starting my fourth winter of discount tent now.
December 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Too many parts, takes to long to assembly.
With so many parts it took me at least one hour just to get all the parts sorted out to know which is what. Then to assembly it it took another 2 1/2 hours to get all the parts put together beforeI could even start putting the cover on. Once put together and tighten every nuts on it I wondered how long it would last. The metal poles aren't heavy duty nor the plastic covering. It advertises as heavy duty but far from it. Maybe would last one season if it wasn't too windy or too hot to break down the plastic. Be sure to put the instruction somewhere to know where they are in case you need to break it down and reassembly some day, without them you are lost with what goes where and no place to find the directions online.
June 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by frustr8ted Firewood shelter
The idea and design of this product is solid. That being said, either the type of stitching used or or the application of the stitching is flawed. A chain stitch was used. While this is a strong stitch, nothing was done to secure the ends of the stitch. Because of that, the stitching was already coming loose at delivery. If I hadn't locked the stitch, the seam would not last one light breezy day. As it is, despite my best efforts to save this product, the lifespan will most likely end in loss of product after the first season. With the cost of this product, this does not make me happy at all. It is because it has a solid design that I give it 2 stars instead of 1. It is because it will most likely end in failure that I don't give it 4-5 stars.
October 14, 2014