Friday, 29 January 2016
Using our noodles!
Rain collects in the stretched areas at the corners of the cover, so the water needs to be tipped off regularly. If too much water pools on the gazebo cover, the weight can break the gazebo frame. That's how our very first gazebo was broken, within days of it's initial use. Yep, we've learned the hard way!
(The manufacturer does not sell replacement frames, so we kept that one and use it to effect repairs on our other two gazebos).
I belong to several FaceBook caravan and camping groups. There have been suggestions of using pool noodles to prevent water pooling on gazebos. It wasn't till someone posted a photo that I understood how the noodle was to be used. Hah! Nick bought a pack of three from BigW and has rigged them to counter today's rain. I'm not sure they'll stay in place all the time but they seemed to work this afternoon.