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Hello - I would just like to take a moment to let you know how pleased we are with our Eureka Hex (the smaller one). So many people complain, but too few give positive feedback and praise when it is due!
We have just returned from a 6 week RV trip to the east coast; it was cold, rainy, (it even snowed one day), buggy and very windy......
Although the shelter is somewhat more difficult to erect than we had hoped, we managed, and got better at it each time. The rain curtains did a fine job of keeping out the rain, the no-seeum mesh kept out the (biblical) onslaught of tiny voracious black flies and amazingly also cut down on the wind so it was actually a little warmer inside - FYI the yellow (sand?) pegs were useless on the gravelly/grassy surfaces of the camp sites and their tips all bent so we had to go and buy 12 of those metal ones from "the Tire" - but the real test came one day in a coastal National Park in one of their proverbial Nor'easter gales. We had battened down well, double guyed all the poles (we had to use additional rope and pegs). We hunkered down inside the shelter and watched worriedly for a while as we were tossed and buffeted by the wind, but eventually it got dark and we had to get inside the RV. The guy ropes (we also tied some cross bracing ropes on the windward side) strained, the poles flexed and bowed and leaned right over for many hours while the storm blew on. We expected to wake up in the morning and find it gone altogether or at least broken....but it was fine! Everything had held, and the aluminum poles were shipshape once again. A number of other campers had their shelters, with their fibreglass poles and sub-par rigging, smashed and broken - one fellow actually said after seeing how ours fared he was taking his CTC shelter back immediately and buying a Eureka. I hope he does.
One question, how are you supposed to prop up the rain shield at the entrance in order to create a shade curtain? Can one acquire two extra poles? (Perhaps we should have opted for the Northern Breeze after all). But Eureka? I say Hallelujah!
Thank you for a great product,
Leslie and Reg Crawford,