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Street Food Vendors => Hot Dog Vendors => Topic started by: Blue Pig on February 09, 2018, 01:58:30 AM

Title: Umbrella Size?
Post by: Blue Pig on February 09, 2018, 01:58:30 AM
   I'm going to use an umbrella next season instead of the canopy. I'm going to use the canopy over my table and chairs for the customers. My question is do I go with the 6' 6" or the 7' 6" for $40 more.
   Does anyone have experience with both?  Preference for one over the other?  Where I set up is always windy I lost the cover off my canopy last season. I also experience the occasional dust devil so securing It to the cart is a must.   
Title: Re: Umbrella Size?
Post by: duggsdoggs on February 09, 2018, 09:12:57 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beach-Umbrella-8-Feet-Wide-x-91-Tall-Tilt-Umbrellas-Sun-Shade-Market-Business/360716016162?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D7fca12d0a9b54aa99e7f7975c77e485a%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D251576395064

This is what I use but you can get them cheaper than $89.00

The last one I got was:  $59.98 for two and free shipping.

Look around
Title: Re: Umbrella Size?
Post by: Super Weenie on February 11, 2018, 03:27:20 PM
I would go for the bigger one. Some health departments are greatly concerned with how well covered your work area is. I was declined approval for an event in another county because the umbrella failed to "adequately" cover one corner of my cart and part of my service table.
Title: Re: Umbrella Size?
Post by: Blue Pig on February 11, 2018, 04:50:35 PM
    DD what is the survival length of the umbrellas you use? I prefer one and done as to having to replace an item every couple seasons.  I went for a less expensive canopy this season and I only got 5 weeks out of it before it fell apart. My old canopy that I paid more for has lasted me 5 years of heavy use. If you're getting 4 or 5 years out of them then that's a great deal.
    Super that makes sense, bigger is better in this case. The larger umbrella may help me avoid issues as I leave my home base this coming season. 
   
Title: Re: Umbrella Size?
Post by: duggsdoggs on February 12, 2018, 11:42:18 PM
i got the current one on 11/14/17, still using it.  I sometimes use my popup which I got from Academy Sports which I also use from time to time.  The other thing is I keep my umbrellas in a pvc pipe to protect them in transport.  Normally when they fade I get a new one.  Now in saying all of that I would go to sams and get a popup from there the white ones are heavy duty but cost about $200 unless you catch them on sale.  They last longer.  Also I am cheap...
Title: Re: Umbrella Size?
Post by: Blue Pig on February 16, 2018, 12:50:51 AM
   I understand the cheap part I prefer the term thrifty. Haha. My most recent canopy came from BJ's wholesale cost me 160.00 bucks and was a hunk of garbage. My old canopy which is faded and half the size ran me 100 and is still holding on after 5 yrs. I just don't have it in me to wrangle a canopy everyday. We'll give the patio umbrella a try. Gotta save where I can. Thanks for the help.