Yeah they do fall apart im on my 2nd one so far and need to buy my 3rd now! just not allowed any structures and no garages any where near me to rent. Wish I could find something better tbhI used to have a bike tent like in the flick. The canvas was treated with "UV protection" from the sun. Three years later the tent was toast, would turn to powder when touched. It no longer could hold back the rain and snow.