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  • Hope to never use this shelter, but tornados do hit central Texas occasionally.
  • December 29, 2015
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

The shelter I received is a new model of the 4x4 Hovel. I was surprised by the difference, but appreciate the new features, especially the vent/egress hatch. Assembly was very simple and took a couple of hours with just a little help moving the panels into position. All of the required hardware was in the crate. Rapid delivery, and excellent delivery service to my home. They placed it in my garage, close to the installation point. A couple of installation questions to the factory were quickly handled and allowed for minimal delay in the installation. Hard to say what the "value"(cost) should be. $4000 seems high, but definately worth having when needed.

Pros Nice Design, Durable, Easy to Assemble, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Well Made Cons different than shown on hd website

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Near San Antonio, TX
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By: Gem
  • The product is exactly like described. It seems high quality. I installed it alone, with very l...
  • July 03, 2017

The product is exactly like described. It seems high quality. I installed it alone, with very little help collecting fasteners from my young children. The door is the heaviest and hardest piece to handle. I would not single installation for most people. It took about 5 hours (with a short lunch in the middle). The one thing I will complain about is that there were NO instructions. It came with a short checklist that mainly concerned itself with anchoring. A big box of varying fasteners and all the panels. Most of the fasteners were for between the panels, but they had some odd captive fasteners for the roof. Good instructions would have told me what was packed in, and things like to install the door first. I waited til the end, and it needed to be installed within the other panels, so I had to deconstruct a little. Also, install the captive fasteners before putting the roof on, I worked around it, but it would have been annoying if one would not have installed. There really is no reason to not have a 1-2 sheet basic installation instruction. I figured it out, but it would have made me feel more comfortable during installation.

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5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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By: jayleigh
  • 5 Star Review
  • October 09, 2019

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