Question: Why would I use Canopy Tent Anchors instead of stakes?
Answer: There are several locations where stakes can be difficult or impossible to use. Some examples are the beach, paved areas such as driveways and roads, and compacted stone parking areas to name a few.
Question: Do I have to use a 5 gallon bucket?
Answer: No. Any heavy object that fits securely on the Canopy Tent Anchor can be used. We've seen people use 5 gallon water jugs from water coolers as well as large planters.
Question: If the buckets hold 40+ pounds each, how am I supposed to move them?
Answer: This is a great question. Since you're using regular 5 gallon buckets, they are very easy to fill and empty on-site. For example, if you're bringing your canopy to the beach, you can fill the buckets up with sand once you get there. We understand that this is not always possible depending on the location. However, a lot of times you can find rocks, gravel, or maybe there's a garden hose near by.
Question: How wide is the opening for the canopy leg?
Answer: The width of the opening for the leg is 1.5 inches.
Question: What's the maximum wind gust the Slot Tray can handle?
Answer: This is a tricky question. It depends on the material used inside the bucket and the size/style of canopy. However, in our tests, a 10 foot by 10 foot canopy being held down with buckets of water could easily handle wind gusts up to 20 mph.
Question: What side of the canopy leg does the bucket get placed?
Answer: The Slot Tray can be rotated 360 degrees around the leg of the canopy. This allows the bucket to placed in whatever position around the leg that is most convenient.