Fabric Storage Shed, 8 x 8 x 7-ft
The last reviewer had an excellent idea. Last fall I was iffy about the snow load on the rood so I had done the same thing. Hang a couple 1x4's in between the frames. I used conduit clamps. Went out to camp middle of winter to check things out and AM I EVER GLAD I put those boards up! The snow was 3 feet high, those boards were bending and I'm sure it would have ripped though the roof. Thanks for the duct tape idea. Still happy with purchase.
May 5, 2013
I also bought this to shelter my Harley Sportster beside the house. Bike fits great with lots of room to spare for shelves or a small table. Going on 3rd year and it is still standing firm. During the winter i keep my snowblower in the shelter and just drive it out to clean - perfect! I tossed the screw anchors and bought a sign post, chopped it in four 2 foot pieces and sledge hammered them into the gravel and dirt, then attached my hooks to that - big storms and it doesn't budge! - Another trick i do is hang 2 deck boards ( 8ft) under the roof fabric and on top of the support bars - this keeps it from sagging in heavy snow - only a couple small splits in the fabric where it was originally folder but grey duck tape sealed that up no problem - all in all this works great for me and i got it on sale for $118 at the time.
April 24, 2013
so far so good
I've had this shed at camp for couple months now, we'll see how it fairs after a northern ontario winter. I'm kinda impressed on it's quality. It was a challenge putting the anchors in rocky ground but it worked. It hasn't blown away and we've had wind. It's roomy enough for a quad and a couple shelves and tools. It's worth the price even if I could get a couple years out of it. I'm thinking of getting the smaller one for firewood.
October 18, 2012
Returned Same Day!
This thing was doomed right out of the box. It was clearly bought, retuned and then re-sold to me (the handwritten notes in the asemmbly manual were a dead giveaway). Putting the shell together was a breeze, but when it came to the skin, it was next to impossible. Should have taken the previous owners advice and never even tried putting it to gether. Terrible experience.
October 15, 2012
Wasted my time.
Missing key parts. Taking it back (good luck with yours!).
September 30, 2012
I like the product. It is very handy for extra storage. The only downside are the Twist in anchors are tough to use if you have rocky soil and though 1 person can set it up, it's a lot easier with 2 people
August 17, 2012
Going on almost two years with this product and replacement of the the outer skin material is required. It is tearing or fraying where the skin rests on the horizontal support posts. Won't last another winter. Could be the result of snow load and or wind. Not sure if a replacement is available. Expected this to last longer in southwestern Ontario. Not pleased.
June 19, 2012
I bought one of these a few weeks ago to store my motorcycle. It is relatively easy to assemble, I did it by myself. Fabric is thick and durable, it stands up to rain and high winds no problem. The four anchors provided in the box are a little difficult to screw into the ground, for me anyway.
April 30, 2012