Gazebo recommendations.

Gazebo recommendations.

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mattnoss

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139 posts

139 months

Sunday 21st June
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Has anyone got a recommendations for a decent gazebo to use in the paddock that won’t buckle at the first gust of wind and is (relatively) affordable.

Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,499 posts

178 months

Sunday 21st June
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Hamilton motorsport gazebo's.

personally I think they're a waste of time and one more thing to have to take with you racing. But each to their own.

Darranu

307 posts

175 months

Sunday 21st June
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24 MX, cheap and solid. Sometimes they're on offer so keep an eye on their website

steve-V8s

2,557 posts

203 months

Monday 22nd June
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I would suggest Hamilton or Surf and Turf. The products appear visually identical and cost around the same so presumably come from the same Chinese factory. Eventually they will fail, usually at one of the plastic joints or you will bend a bit by folding it away incorrectly.

Out of the two I prefer Hamilton because they will sell spare bits which counts for a lot. The fully aluminium ones are more expensive but nice when it comes to lifting it out of the truck but in my mind are less stable in wind. If you plan to get one to cover the entire paddock space the steel framed ones are very heavy to hump around.

I tend to find the frame will only last perhaps a few years of regular use but the canvas will last lot longer so get one where the frame is available separately. In my experience posher branded more expensive ones still only last a few years.

Aeroscreens

438 posts

181 months

Monday 22nd June
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EZ-Up gets my recommendation.

I have a Speed Shelter II (3.5m x 2.5m and steel-framed) cost around £380 (I think) in 2009 and its still in good condition although the canopy does have a few pin holes patched up with tyre repair patches. It gets used at sprints/hillclimbs 10-15 times each year. IMHO a great addition for the paddock when you have an open top car.

Edmundo2

958 posts

165 months

Monday 22nd June
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Have a look at Rock Awnings Hex range. Seem well made, strong and light. However be aware that any gazebo beyond 3x3m starts to get pretty hefty, especially if adding walls etc..

Keithyboy

1,937 posts

225 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Buy cheap, buy twice! I know I've been there and seen many more collapse and/or taking off around the paddock. Try these guys https://www.gazeboshop.co.uk/ I've had a heavy duty 6m x 3m one for many seasons and have ony just replaced the canopy top last year. Spend as much as you can afford, much like the rest of your race kit!

BobbyA

7 posts

1 month

Tuesday 23rd June
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steve-V8s said:
Out of the two I prefer Hamilton because they will sell spare bits which counts for a lot.

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surf and turf also do spares, had to replace on joint and a leg on mine and they quickly got the spares to me. Damn the Donny wind.

roddo

522 posts

150 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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We use an Aireshelta inflatable one, because it has no steel frame you don't get rattling at night i the wind.

mattnoss

Original Poster:

139 posts

139 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Thanks for all your replies, advice and recommendations.

andrewcliffe

557 posts

179 months

Wednesday 24th June
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A lot of the pop up gazebos you see stuffed in wheelie bins at the end of a breezy meeting could have been saved by proper tethering. A few enterprising racers will pull them out of the bins and harvest a number of useful spares - legs, catches and so on...

andy97

3,887 posts

177 months

Thursday 25th June
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What about one of the pneumatic aireshelta type ones?

Birdster

2,244 posts

98 months

Saturday 27th June
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Hi,

OP, hope you don’t mind me asking on here rather than starting a new thread as you’ve had some great replies recently.

I’m after a gazebo for the garden to facilitate visitors over the summer and make parents feel safe when visiting us (I know that’s a can of worms but they won’t want to come inside even at distance and in our own bubble, so trying to please everyone). We’d be outside and visitors under the gazebo for shade or protection from the rain. We have garden umbrellas for us if required. I thought about a cheap one just to last this summer but the idea of something easy to setup and lasting a bit longer might be worthwhile and could be useful in the future.

I’ve found the MX24 one mentioned but not sure my partner will appreciate the aesthetics in the garden. Can see her point to be fair. As tempting as the price is. Sadly the grey is out of stock. Might wait and see if it comes back in stock at the reduced price.

https://www.24mx.co.uk/motocross-accessories/motoc...


Alternatively I like the look of this one for £235, but for something we might not use much I lean back to the MX24.

https://www.gazeboshop.co.uk/heavy-duty-steel-gaze...

Essentially they’re both ‘easy’ pop up gazebos.

The gazeboshop one mentions soft ground pegs included. The MX doesn’t. Does anyone know if they are included with the MX?

Both have the option of their own weight/bags option for hard ground. Keen to know if anyone uses weight plates or similar as a substitute?

Also regarding the walls. They both appear to be optional from the descriptions which helps with their usefulness and might result in them being used a bit more.

Thanks.


steve-V8s

2,557 posts

203 months

Banging short pegs into the ground is of very little use if it is even slightly windy. Some come with a bit of string emanating from each corner which you may attach to a peg pushed into the ground, again this has little effect if it is windy and just serves as a method of tripping people up.

Some vendors will sell you expensive bits of metal to place at or around each leg. If you look round the paddock you will find most are weighted down with things that happen to be there, Spare wheels, Petrol cans, Tool boxes ect. I use four plastic food containers filled with concrete and four bungee straps. They don't need a lot of weight to keep the feet on the ground but once two legs have lifted more than a few inches they will very quickly turn into a kite.

Have no experience of the side sheets other than noticing they seem to be a bit of a faff to attach and then pack away.

77racing

3,302 posts

142 months

What ever you do , do NOT buy from Gala Tents. I did spent £260 on a 3x3 compact and It is really crap very disappointing. There customer service is a half out of 10. completely rubbish.

andrewcliffe

557 posts

179 months

When we used a pop up gazebo shelter, we had metal plates on each foot, but we also had collapsable water bottles which we filled with water at the circuit. 2 20 litre bottles supported using ratchet straps per corner meant an additional 160kg of weight, or depending on layout could tether van or trailer to one side, and the rest of the water bottles at the other.

The side panels whilst a bit of a faff, did help providing it was all buttoned up properly. Unlike others we never had to chase our pop up gazebo across the paddock.

For overnighting we could also tether the car to the awning.