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Posted: 04/01/19 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last fall I purchased a 10X 20 EZUP canopy. The 2nd or 3rd time I used it a gust of wind caught it and broke 3 of the trusses. I’ve been looking at buying replacements and the are t. Heap. Anyone have a good DIY repair? I’ve thought about putting a piece of metal in the center held in place with screws but the aluminum is so soft I’m not sure how well it will work. I also considered filling in around the metal with spray foam to stiffen it up a bit. Anyone have any other ideas?

The truss itself honestly looks like curtain rod. I’ve thought about using that as a replacement if I can find a piece heavy enough and long enough.

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get on craigs list theres some body out there with one twisted up.

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My brother in law broke his... we measured the tube, placed a solid piece of aluminum inside the tube and secured it with 2 nuts and bolts..

that was a few years ago and still going strong..




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Have you called EZ-UP? Ours was damaged during a wind storm a couple of months after we purchased it. They sent us a replacement, free of charge.


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EZ-UP also sells replacement parts.

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Merrykalia wrote:

Have you called EZ-UP? Ours was damaged during a wind storm a couple of months after we purchased it. They sent us a replacement, free of charge.

We had a similar issue and called EZ Up. They mailed us the parts for just a couple bucks. Repaired it ourselves. Call them, worst they can say is no. Worth a try.


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When we bought ours, we chose the EZ-UP brand specifically because you can get repair parts.


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I made some weights for the feet on our canopy (Costco brand) by cutting up some THICK rubber horse mat. Ain't ever gonna blow away and works on rocky ground too. You can buy weights, just don't know where. We see them at crafts fairs all the time. Prevention is the cure... [emoticon]


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if you think screws won't hold in the soft Alu

you can use pop rivets, either Alu or steel

but first contact EZ-Up, you might be pleasantly surprised


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This sounds like a job for Fiber Fix

Saw it on Shark Tank - been looking for something to try it on.


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