James

"I got my cabana and am very pleased with it.

The material is much sturdier than the cycle shelter. The poles are also sturdier. One of the poles was not drilled, so that was a bit of a pain. I had to dig out my drill...and of course the batteries were dead, so I had to wait for it to charge, but all in all the cabana is far superior to the shelter.

Also It is designed differently in that when the bike is out of the cabana, it remains upright (at about a 45 degree angle) and does not lay flat like the shelter did. This is not a problem for me, but the guy I talked to said it layed flat like the cycle shelter did.

There is one problem...the end where you drive the bike in gapes about six inches because there is not a way provided to close it securely on the ends. Luckily, I was able to cut off the clips from the cycle shelter and affix them to my plywood floor and that clips the end shut just fine. That would be an improvement if they would provide something to close the end. I just want it to house my bike, not the cats, opossums, skunks, raccoons, or who knows what would be able to get in through the gaping end to spend the night.

The directions had a reference to being sure to have the holes facing outward on the upright pole assemblies, so we spent a long time trying to figure out what they meant. As it turns out, the design had been changed, there were no longer 2 holes on the outside, and this "very Important" part of the assembly instructions doesn't apply to the new design. They should change that in their instructions.

The floor package they sent was just a 4X8 piece of tarp, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, although I do appreciate their sending to try to make up for their "dropping the ball" on shipping it. I didn't use it for the floor in my cabana, though I was able to use it for something else.

I hope these comments are helpful, and I would definitely recommend the cabana over the shelter, although only time will tell. My shelter lasted 4 1/2 years, so I guess that's pretty good. The thing that failed on the cycle shelter was mainly the thread. It started coming apart at the seams. "

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