Round Style Instant Garage, 12 x 24 x 10-ft
Great shelter if you take time and set it up right
Bought this 3 years ago and have not had 1 problem with it.
Living by the lake and in Central Alberta this shelter has made it through hail, HIGH winds, heavy rains, heavy snow years and it still stands the test of time with out any holes or tares.
Anchor it on 8x8 beams All the way around (minus the entrance) put weight on the skirting bottom part so wind doesn't get up into it and shovel off snow when it slides up or piles up heavy on the bottom to mid sides of it.
Take care of it and it will last....it is only made of heavy tarp after all and not a real garage!
I'm happy with my purchase :)
May 12, 2013
Not Exactly Like Photo
After reading the reviews, I still decided to buy this as I need the largest shelter I could find. It took 2 people working steady 7 hours to put this together. A close look at all the pieces will tell you right away that their manufacturing tolerances have a wide range. I hope they don't make airplanes with this type of fit and finish! We had to improvise and redrill several poles as the pre-drilled holes didn't line up because the butted ends were off by up to an inch. Could have taken an hour off the time if we didn't have to correct to fit. Contrary to other reviews, all the parts were there (except for the diaginal pipe in the lower front side of their photo) and the instructions were easy to follow. They could have added straps along the door to keep it up more evenly than the string opener "bonus" feature. As with any assembled structure, it did come into square once the roof is on and everything is tightend down. It does retain moisture so I hope mold won't be an problem. I will likely put in the vents to help. I 've had good luck with a smaller SL unit which is still standing for 6 years as it was to replace a Costco unit that collapsed from snow in less than one year. I used the fabric to line the floor of the SL so it never went to waste. Overall, I expected better quality control especially when paying this type of price point.
May 2, 2013
cheap storage solution
First, anybody who says this is too much work to assemble has never actually "built" anything. You get a garage in an afternoon... how much more do you want? The instructions are just fine for people who are mechanically inclined. If you need "put bolt 32 into hole 17, head facing in..." then you may have problems. Frankly I'm surprised most people even need to read the instructions, I mean there really isn't that much to it. I had mine up in about 6 hours by myself, no help whatsoever.
2 winters over it now and there are holes in the top. Ok, I bought a heavy duty tarp that I put over the entire thing and I'm good to go. $90 and maybe I'll get another 2 or more years out of it. I expected that. Anybody who's used tarps to cover anything long term knows they just don't last for 10 years like people seem to want them to. Putting the second tarp on also keeps a good deal of the UV rays off the actual covering which should do a lot to keep it from rotting.
So, I paid $600 two years ago and it still looks like brand new. Except now it's going to have another color tarp over it. Everything else about it is like it just came out of the box. Oh and YES you do NEED to keep the snow off. But it's so easy... just go into it, grab the pipes and shake. It's also a good idea to shovel the snow away from the bottoms or it will continue to add weight to the sides which will pull the tarp tighter and help put holes in the top.
"Too much work"... not hardly. "Poor quality"... no way. Is it "build and forget"? NO WAY. Build it, and take care of it. It's huge inside and it's only $700. I'm putting a floor in mine this summer and some lockers and shelves and it's going to be a permanent shelter.
April 28, 2013
Worth The Money
Bought this shelter as a temporary storage solution for my speed boat two and a half years ago. It has withstood 1 hurricane, and two winters of heavy snow. The only problem I have had with it is the seam on the bottom of the door, it has come undone, but was repairable with some 3M adheasive spray. Overall, it is a great unit if it is attached to an ample foundation, ie 6x6's. Do not rely on the screw auger fasteners provided with the shelter.
April 4, 2013
shelter with no logic!
only has one year warantee,because the fabric is only good for one year!assembled one following all the instructions,took very good care of it and never let snow build up on it,now the top fabric is rotten!I could have stored my boat indoors for three years with the cost to purchase,anchor and assemble! I got two years service for the price of five!
October 21, 2012
Good so far
I bought the 12x24x10 round top "brown" shelter to store my 18 foot boat and trailer in (just fits with all inside). Assembly time was very long as I spent four hours assembling the roof frame and then it took two of us a little over eight hours to complete the full assembly. No problem with parts or instructions but pulling the top over with ropes and getting it straight is a chore. You definitely need a high step ladder.
I bought this style as neighbours have the smaller ones with "corners" and thinner fabric and they wear through in about two years.
Another problem is the extreme heat inside so buy the vent kit (~$50) with the shelter and install the vents while the doors are still loose on the ground. I used stainless steel screws in every second hole and pre drilled all holes with a small drill bit to make pushing the screws through much easier. Even the plastic ones did not break by doing this.
Did not install the rolling doors as the vents are in the way plus did not want to tear the fabric.
Screwed to a wooden frame and anchored with two foot rebar with eyes welded to the top.
Has withstood strong winds but only up a couple months and the snow still to come. A neighbour has the same size in the silver material and is on the third year with minimal problems.
Will probably cover the bottom with a full tarp and put boat wheels on half sheets of three quarter plywood to keep the ground moisture out per previous reviews.
My only concern is that the two ends are not long enough to seal allowing the wind to go through (probably good to keep moisture down but may allow wildlife to enter??)
October 10, 2012
Only lasts a couple of years!
I did find it a chore to assemble. The roll up door was gone the first year. It flaps back and forth and wore out the entire bottom. Ropes for roll up door were worn out very soon. By the second year, the back end was starting to rip. I have had it up for almost 4 years and the fabric is starting to break down from the sun. It will not last this year. A friend bought one as well. His fabric is shot in the second year. The price to replace the fabric from Shelter logic is more than the price of the entire unit!
If you are happy with one to two years, it is okay. Other than that, I would avoid it.
September 20, 2012
There are 2 seams along the top of the fabric, running from front to back. One of them was threadbare and water leakes in over the entire interior. There are more threadbare areas on the sidewalls. This is garbage. How am I going to return it now that it is erected? There was also some missing parts and we had to improvise.
I highly recommend against buying this mess of a product!
February 11, 2012
Ratchet Strap Pocket Failure
I am now into my second winter with this product. One of the pockets used to containing the ratchet strap let go over the summer exposing the ratchet strap. I spoke to Shelter-Logic they said there was no repair solution as the pockets are created simply by heating the polyethelene together during the manufacturing process. Now I am stuck with a cover that I fear may get worse as time moves on. By the way this is the third time I tried getting a hold of someone at Shelter Logic. The first time I tried e-mail (no response), the second time I tried phoning (no response). My recommendation is to avoid purchasing this product.
November 22, 2011
Six hundred dollars worth of aggravation!!
Avoid this product at all costs!!! This is a poorly designed piece of garbage!!. If you have hours and hours of free time to waste day after day I highly recommend this piece of junk. The instructions are an absolute joke and basically you have to resort to trial and error to assemble. Be prepared to undo and redo several steps as the instructions are so lousy you can't follow them. Add to this some poorly engineered pieces and manufacturing defects it basically adds up to a huge headache. It is an absolute nightmare! Instructions indicate 2 hour assembly with three people....we are at day 3 with about 10 hours in so far and have not even completed the framing!! A Hammer is the best tool to use if that gives any indication of how poorly designed this piece of junk is. This product is so bad, we even considered disassembling it and leaving it in the Canadian Tire parking lot!! Save yourself a whole lot of trouble and pain and anger and avoid this item like the plague! A defiinite do not buy!! Would give this item a negative score but 1 star is as low as you can go!!!
November 3, 2011
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