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    Mobile Detailing Canopy Question

    Hi everyone,

    I have been looking for a quality pop up canopy for my mobile detailing company and was wondering what you all use. My biggest concern is that the canopy will not be tall enough for full size pickup trucks to park under. For instance, my company truck is a 2010 Nissan Titan crew cab and I need at least 7ft. 3in of clearance just to pull under a canopy. Most of the pop up canopies I am seeing are maxing out around 6ft and some change.

    My company is very new and I am the only person going out and doing the jobs, so whatever canopy I purchase would need to be easy for me to set up and take down (quickly). There would be nobody else with me to help.

    I was thinking that a 10X20 pop up canopy would be ideal because most cars and SUVs would fit under there and I would have room to work, but it sounds like that size canopy is not easy for one person to set up quickly. Is this true?

    I have also heard about people putting two 10X10 canopies together which makes it easier for one person to set up and take down.

    Whatever I get, I would like it to be able to provide me with a lot of shade on sunny days and with the 10X10 canopy I have right now, I have found that the sun is always in a position to where my shade is not under the tent at all, but is off to the side of it. LOL. Should I get a tent with sidewalls so I can have more control over the shade?

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Re: Mobile Detailing Canopy Question

    John, I don't have experience on this yet I do have a couple thoughts.
    Rather than full sides, would 10 foot by 2 foot side banners with company and vendor logos help keep some of the sun away?
    You might have to duck them when going under the canopy.
    They might be easier to set up and then attach the banner.
    You might even have them were they could fit 2 deep on one side that needed more shade.
    Maybe weld some rings on the outsides of the canopy corner posts.

    I would encourage some types of weights for the canopy to keep the wind from picking it up and throwing into the customers or a nearby vehicle.

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    Re: Mobile Detailing Canopy Question

    Thanks Old Bear,

    Thanks for the info. That's definitely something I will consider.

    I have noticed that when I am using my 10X10 canopy, it can be hard to get shade because the shade is way off from where the canopy is located. LOL Basically if you parked under the canopy, you would be in direct sunlight because of where the sun is.

    Thanks again!

    Cheers,
    John

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    Re: Mobile Detailing Canopy Question

    have ya looked at inflatable spray booths?

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    Re: Mobile Detailing Canopy Question

    I actually have looked at some inflatable spray booths and found one that I absolutely love! Unfortunately, since I have just started my business within the past few months, I don't have that kind of money to spend until I get a few more customers. One day though! LOL

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