C.f.M. wrote:Thanks for your reply.
I've been camping in it for years, in lieu of a tent. It is far preferable, for me, to a tent.
One reason being airflow (the other being it takes up less space, and is ridiculously easier to set up and take down). Instead of having to pull a rainfly on and off, I simply pull back the walls on both sides (I have mesh behind it).
I do not have the resources for one of those carports. My theme camp has plenty of shade structures, to boot.
To me, the above invalidates all the future stuff. If I were you, I'd simply ditch the EZ up effort and buy a cheapie pup tent from some large retailer for less than $40. Simply put some plastic sheeting over the venting, put rainfly over that. Buy 4 military style stakes and that will be more than enough to secure a low profile tent, especially if you can locate it behind a vehicle.
Throw your gear inside and you're done. No point in fussing around with the EZ up that may fail, especially when you have tons of evidence that they do, with a few that they won't.
Personally, I'd rather do the small tent route and be done with it. Practice a couple times at home and you should have this built in about 10 min, 30 in strong wind, tops.
As you pointed out, your theme camp has ample social shade for during the day. Why waste time with anything else, then?
The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion - W. Blake (attribution corrected)