Installed mine today on my concrete driveway as a car port. Went together easier than I expected. I was able to get it fully assembled in an hour by myself. I ended up using 1/4" drop in anchors in my concrete rather than the included plastic anchors (which I'm sure would've been fine by themselves). So far I'm very impressed with the way it turned out. I was a little leary with the idea that the actual tarp is essentially holding it together since there is no hardware holding the poles asides for the feet. I'll probably end up running self tap screws threw the connections for extra security. I'm parking my camaro underneath and there is plenty of room to get in and out of the car. Update 5 months later: So it's still been holding up pretty good. It's been through a few few inch snowfalls and then last week we had 50mph winds. Which did make me nervous having my new camaro underneath. I did run self tap screws through ever pole to pole or pole to joint connection which did seem to study it up a bit. It does certainly have some sway when the wind is blowing but has held up. I'd recommend running sheet metal screws through every joint considering the original setup relies upon the tarp to hold the poles in place which i didn't quite trust. Update 2 years later: Carport is still holding up good. Legs and supports show no sign of rusting or corrosion asides for the self tap screws I added, which I would certainly recommend since it strengthened it up nicely. The tarp cover is starting to thin out and has a few pinholes throughout the top. It essentially is directly in sunlight full time minus the tree close by. Thinking about adding the side cover kit now. Update 3 years later: Still standing. Poles and hardware still seem to be in good condition. But the tarp has now become pretty fragile to the point where it is starting to rip in sections. I've got a few decent size holes now. So I'm going to need a replacement top at this point....show more
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2017 by DickNixon DickNixon
Solid, heavy duty,
The media could not be loaded. Ok I have had this set up for probably a couple of months now. I cannot begin to say how impressed I am with this canopy. I have had snow 6 inches deep on it, no issues; wind gusts 40+ mph, no issues. The video shows the storm going on this weekend. 40+mph gusts, and not the first storm with gusts this high but it is the only one so far with them going on this long. It has now been gusting on and off for nearly 24 hours. I do not have the frame anchored to the ground as I installed this in winter, so currently my truck is parked under it with the canopy frame strapped (4 corners) to my truck. You can see it lifts the middle of the canopy up because I don't have anything there, but it's otherwise staying solid and not getting mangled. By the way, I was unaware of the middle lifting until reviewing my cameras, and am now figuring out how to get the middle strapped down. Can be set up with only 1 person by using tape to hold joints together....show more
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019 by Cory
Only lasted 5 months!
The media could not be loaded. Just put this up yesterday so I can't speak to how it will hold up, but I love it. I live in Arizona where we have brutal summers and wanted something to shade my car so I can get in it without getting burned! It took my brother and I about 3 hours to put up. I followed the advice of other reviewers and reinforced all of the joints with self driving screws, that's what was the most time consuming. I definitely wouldn't have trusted it without that extra support! Since I live in a rental I couldn't cement in the legs or anything so I used the stakes that were included and also put sandbags on the four corners. I will probably get some tarps to put up along one side and the front for extra shade. Hopefully it will last at least a couple of years, which is how long I'm planning to be in this rental. Time will tell! Update: August 26th I had to knock the 5 stars down to 1 because it's already falling apart after 5 months! First it started coming apart at the seams on both ends, so I bought some gorilla tape and taped all along the ends, but 2 weeks later it has split all along the center on the top. It only lasted 5 months. It definitely isn't worth the money!...show more
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2019 by Stefanie C. Stefanie C.
Easy-peasy set-up for one person
I'm not sure why people said it took 2 people and 2 hours? It took me (a handy chick) about 45 minutes. To deal with the issue of the tubing falling out when trying to assemble, I just used a bit of duct tape to hold the joints together. Pretty much followed the instructions - not hard. The stakes it comes with are lame, so ordered some spiral dog tie-out stakes. I live in a gross part of Sacramento, so do not care that this looks janky as it will keep my truck in the shade. Hope it lasts, but for the price point it seems decent....show more