We have had this set since May 2014. I got it for my kids and grandkids. My 17 year old and her friends play on it. My 24 year old autistic sonenjoys his time on it as well. My 6 1/2 year old visually impaired (and short for her age) child loves it as well. She hasn't had any problems navigating the equipment since we did hand over hand to orient her. The 4 year old grandson has learned to move like a monkey at the zoo and we are shopping for a bucket infant/toddler swing for the 7 month old to start joining in the fun. Nothing takes the place of adult supervision and guidance. My oldest daughter and I put it together ourselves. It took a while since we had the help of my autistic son. It supports all sizes and needs of our household and even gives the teens (and adults) a place to get back in touch with their inner child. We bought this to accommodate his size as well as give room for the others to grow and play.
I ordered this as a combination Christmas/birthday gift for our granddaughter (yes a big purchase but hoping for years of fun times for her and her future siblings and cousins!). It took 4 men an entire weekend (8-10 hours Saturday and Sunday) to assemble most of it last weekend. They have maybe an hour or two left to complete it, but rain has been non stop, so we will see. It seems very well made and sturdy, and we are very pleased we chose this set over others.... Swings, monkey bars, fort, balcony with lookout, climbing wall.... It had everything we wanted when we were researching play sets. The stamps on the different pieces were difficult to read and would have bee easier to read if they were larger and not so faint, but other than that we have no complaints and are so happy we purchased this set!! We are certain that it will hold up for years ahead!
Just finished installing this play-set over the weekend. I was able to complete the build without assistance, but it can be a little challenging at times (i.e., installing the roof by yourself). It took about 13 hours to install (not counting leveling the ground). The instructions did not have any major issues (I believe they have been updated recently). Just make sure to note that the main pole with the sticker is pole that will attach to the swings/monkey bars. I had to find this by confirm it later in the manual based upon hole locations. The coating on the set is amazing, numerous times I thought that I would have scratched the finish; however it held up great to the install. The bolts come in separated packages that are labeled, allowing to locate the correct bolt easily and making sure you have used all of the correct bolts. They also include a spare parts bag, which was great after I stripped two bolts by not aligning them properly. I would suggest to pre-connect the bolt/nuts a few turns by hand before installing them. This allowed me to turn them by hand to confirm they would not be stripped and they had the proper alignment. The only thing I wish that was included, was the exact dimensions from the tower to the monkey bars.
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