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tarrbq
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 4:21 am    Post subject: keep your ez up from blowing away! Reply with quote

we will be on asphalt for the 4th. Any tips on how secure my canopy down to keep it from blowing away?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandbags and concrete blocks tied to the legs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take 4" plastic pipe about 3' long, two end caps, eye
hook on one cap fill with sand glue caps on. Hang one on each corner of the tent. Or when nobody's looking
use cement screws in the black top. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the tube sand and bungee them to the legs. I already have 'em to weigh down the back of my truck in the winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use 4 five gallon buckets and fill them with water when we get to the contest. Tie the EZ UP to the handle of the buckets and you are good to go. When you leave the contest just dump the water and stick the buckets inside of themselves and you are good to go.

A five gallon bucket will weight about 40 lbs full of water which is the limit they recommend for securing the leg of an EZ UP.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smoke on the Horizon wrote:
We use 4 five gallon buckets and fill them with water when we get to the contest. Tie the EZ UP to the handle of the buckets and you are good to go. When you leave the contest just dump the water and stick the buckets inside of themselves and you are good to go.

A five gallon bucket will weight about 40 lbs full of water which is the limit they recommend for securing the leg of an EZ UP.


Now thats a tip from someone who's been there..exactly what we do, too easy..thanks Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Smoke wrote:
Smoke on the Horizon wrote:
We use 4 five gallon buckets and fill them with water when we get to the contest. Tie the EZ UP to the handle of the buckets and you are good to go. When you leave the contest just dump the water and stick the buckets inside of themselves and you are good to go.

A five gallon bucket will weight about 40 lbs full of water which is the limit they recommend for securing the leg of an EZ UP.


Now thats a tip from someone who's been there..exactly what we do, too easy..thanks Wink


Same here...why carry sand. And you can use the water to put out the fire that started when a hot coal fell out and landed on the Kingsford bag sitting next to the smoker! Not that this has ever happened to us! LOL Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use concerte cores that I put hose clamps around and handles.but I have used the water buckets too.changed because ther handles kept coming off.I have also seen the PVC capped and filled with water or sand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought these from WalMart. Haven't used them yet, but they look good. Laughing
$10 bucks, if they don't work I have 4 bags.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/First-Up-Sand-Bags/10237197
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 3:54 am    Post subject: ez up weights Reply with quote

we have 4 inch pvc with a cap on one end filled with cement with an eyebolt cured into the concrete. we made several of these in all different sizes and weights and can duct tape them or bungee to the legs or strap them to the top and let them hang.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not tie it to your rig, or table? I have seen this done before...just some ratchet straps is all it takes...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many pool supply stores will give you as many 5 gallon buckets with lids as you need at no charge.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
I bought these from WalMart. Haven't used them yet, but they look good. Laughing
$10 bucks, if they don't work I have 4 bags.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/First-Up-Sand-Bags/10237197


I use the sand bags they work great for me.
One thing that makes a big difference is the canopy... mine has the vent in the peek which allows for the wind to exit the top instead of creating the lift that moves them around. Grated a strong wind will blow it around but between the vent at the top and sand bags i haven't had a problem yet.
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