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Provide an active, healthy way for your child to play outdoors with the Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber Play Center. This terrific play climber helps children develop growing muscles and coordination skills. It features a durable, powder-coated steel construction for long-lasting toughness. The steel frames are rust-resistant and won't chip or peel, and stand up well to harsh outdoor elements. This kid's climbing dome has rock-climbing hand grips for firm control while climbing. Plus, the strong, sturdy design adeptly withstands tough winds. With minimal assembly, this steel dome climber becomes a great outdoor play item. Place it in your backyard or on any leveled ground.
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Questions & Answers for Lifetime Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones

Question

How level does the ground need to be?

Our front yard is sloped, but is the more grassy area. Our backyard is pretty flat but won't grow grass (aside from patches here and there). I would love to put this climber in our front yard, but is that possible with the slope? It's not a huge slope or anything, but it's enough that we can't put a swingset there. Would it be okay on a slope if it's anchored down?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
if the ground isn't perficly level is ok,, it's 10' across so you will not have to worry about it rolling over,, as long as your not putting it on the side of a hill were the angle isn't over 20 degrees
answered 11 months ago
By
wrench32807
answer 2
I am the original poster of the question and wanted to update. The climber works great in our yard. It's fairy even/flat ground, but on a slight slope. We have had no tipping issues at all.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
SAPJ
answer 3
A little slope probably won't hurt, but it needs to be flat if that makes sense. You want to make sure the entire bottom of the climber is in contact with the ground or it will rock.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Lamarp3
answer 4
The design allows it to be used on almost any slope. If you feel it is neccessary, the up-hill side can easily be secured this one landscape "cork-screw anchor".
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BiggerBilly
answer 5
I really don't think there would be a problem on a moderately sloped yard. You could anchor it but I wouldn't think it would be necessary.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 6
It needs to be fairly level. We keep ours on a slight slope on the winter to keep off the grass. It works fine and will not flip over.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 7
Because of the drought our yard is uneven (but not sloped). It appears steady even on sunken areas in our yard.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rancherswife98
answer 8
I would think it would be fine as long as the slope is a flat surface and not steep. It's pretty stable.
answered 2 years ago
By
alldonewith3kids
answer 9
I think once it is put together you could have it on a slight slope. I would not recommend putting it together on the slope though, we did that and it was not easy due to the weight on the low end. If you can put it together on your driveway and then move it, that may work out better.

I plan on getting some hurricane ties and securing mine next week, that may help you as well.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
gr33kgirl
 - San Antonio, Texas
answer 10
It depends on how deep the slope is. Even on a flat area, this does not sit perfectly 'flat'; enough of the bars need to be grounded so that it does not wobble when kids are climbing on it. If your slope was only slight, but even (does that make sense?) that might be fine. Our backyard is flat, but lumpy in some spots even though entirely covered with grass; I have to move it around a bit to find a spot where most of the lower bars are resting on the ground.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kay1009
 - Nashville, TN
answer 11
No, this would not go good on a slope even anchored down.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Xena5
 - Indiana
Question

Does this item have to be secured to the ground?

asked 2 years ago
By
cintoo
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LadyHekuba
answer 2
it's heavy enough that it stays put....
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
momof3plus2dogsandahusban
answer 3
no it does not have to be secured to the ground it is heavy enough to stay put but light enough for two adults to move.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
123mother
answer 4
No.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Lamarp3
answer 5
No, unless extreem slope.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BiggerBilly
answer 6
No. It is very stable and can be moved for mowing etc.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 7
Not at all. It is wide and stable. We move ours around for mowing, etc. there is no way it could tip over.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 8
No. It appears to be steady. Because of the drought our ground is uneven and it is steady even on uneven ground!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rancherswife98
answer 9
I don't know.

It came with no stakes or suggestions for staking.
It seems very substantial, but who knows about tornadoes or hurricanes.
answered 2 years ago
By
WalMartFan5712
answer 10
we did not secure ours. it seems to be heavy enough to stay put.
answered 2 years ago
By
wmsopper
answer 11
no
answered 2 years ago
By
alldonewith3kids
Question

would this product blow away or flip with strong winds?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
emdog
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. It is very stable. The only wind I think would flip it would be a tornado or hurricane. You probably wouldn't want it after that!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 2
Not a chance. It is very heavy and well built.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 3
I doubt it.
answered 2 years ago
By
alldonewith3kids
answer 4
no. this structure is quite steady.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
kimeimama
 - sunnyvale, ca
answer 5
It is pretty heavy, but I plan on securing mine just in case.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
gr33kgirl
 - San Antonio, Texas
answer 6
It hasn't yes and we have tied down other things during storms. It is not extremely heavy tho just very awkward.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mommadonn
 - ny skaneateles falls
answer 7
NO. We have had strong winds in this area (tornado-like conditions) without any problem like that. The spaces in between the bars and the weight combined would allow the wind to blow through it, in my opinion.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kay1009
 - Nashville, TN
answer 8
I would not trust it in a hurricane but we have had it out during storms and it was fine. My husband is over 200lbs and he climbed on each side and bounced to try to make it flip and it did not budge. You can easily stake it down if you are worried about strong winds.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
OutdoorMom12
 - Clayton, NC
answer 9
No. Becasue there are no areas of resistance, this dome stays put.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
ferneo
 - westminster co
answer 10
We just had tornado warnings and high winds one week ago. The dome didn't move at all.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sneilson
 - Kansas
answer 11
No, I don't see it blowing away for flipping. It's pretty sturdy.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
grandmagette
 - Clermont, FL
Question

What size is the box it comes in? Do you need a truck to pick it up?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have a truck, but it could fit in a car if the seats fold down
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LadyHekuba
answer 2
The box size is about 4 feet by 2 feet. It's VERY heavy.....
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
momof3plus2dogsandahusban
answer 3
I can't recall the exact size of the box but it will easily slide in the back of an suv. It is fairly heavy though, and needs to two people to pick it up.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Lamarp3
answer 4
It's heavy. You'll need help in getting it into your car or trunk. For small cars, you'll probably need one where the back seats fold forward and one that can be accessed from the rear.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BiggerBilly
answer 5
The box is approximately 3'X4'. The box was not quite as large as I anticipated. I did use my truck but a large trunk would suffice.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 6
It will fit in a standard trunk but will require at least two people to get it on and out as the box is about 120 lbs.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 7
I would say yes or a large SUV. The box is heavy. It took 2 adults to carry.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rancherswife98
answer 8
The box is 40 inches by 24 inches by 7 inches, and is heavy. With help to get the box in and out of a car, I think it would go in any backseat.
answered 2 years ago
By
WalMartFan5712
answer 9
The box is not too large, maybe the same size as a small bike. It fit in my minivan trunk.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
gr33kgirl
 - San Antonio, Texas
answer 10
I don't remember the box dimensions, but we had it in the back of our minivan. If you have a trunk in at least a regular size sedan (a super compact might be too small), then you could get it home hanging partly out of the trunk. It was a longer, rectangle shaped box that was relatively flat, not bulky.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kay1009
 - Nashville, TN
answer 11
small/med. box, just heavy. can pick it up in a car.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Xena5
 - Indiana
Question

After assembled, can you just as easily take it apart and reassemble it? Would like to have it in house for x-mas, then move it outdoors in spring?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kris
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is much too big to be inside
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LadyHekuba
answer 2
Yes, but it will take about four hours to disassemble and reassemble and you must take care not to scratch the finish.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BiggerBilly
answer 3
It can be taken apart and reassembled but it would be a pain to do it! Honestly, I don't think it would be worth it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 4
You will need a very big house. Then yes.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 5
You would have to have a HUGE area. Assembly is not fun. Yes you could unassemble it but sounds like a nightmare to me!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rancherswife98
answer 6
This will help but not answer your question definitively.

Keep in mind that you need 16 feet diameter of space to use the dome indoors or outdoors. I recommend taking apart in reverse order as few steps as possible to move it outdoors through your doors. I don't know what would happen if you used another order.

Rods of each color are marked with a paper sticker which identifies whether or not this rod has a larger flange than others of its color. If the stickers were no longer there, it would be difficult to reassemble. If you ever plan to move the dome, mark the rods another way before the stickers wear off.

We took about 3 hours the first time. You would save at least a half hour of this if you go back to the first stage of five units each made of 6 rods.
answered 2 years ago
By
WalMartFan5712
answer 7
I would say it could be done but it would be a pain. you would have to make sure you leave the stickers on the poles so they wouldn't get mixed up.
answered 2 years ago
By
alldonewith3kids
answer 8
Assembly is very time consuming so it isn't likely you will want to do it twice.
answered 2 years ago
By
Mimi810
Question

Besides color, is there any difference between the earth tones dome and primary colors dome?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
kathy
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LadyHekuba
answer 2
Price is the only thing I know of. The earth tone model is cheaper.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Lamarp3
answer 3
I have noticed the primary color products tend to fade more in the sun over time - particularly the red.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Lastchairmama
answer 4
If I'm not mistaken, I think the primary colors dome is smaller. This one was awesome for our grand kids, ages 5 and under.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TBLANK
answer 5
Just the price. The brighter color version costs a bit more.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
coxfam22
answer 6
I don't believe so. Amazon sells both colors, but earth tones is cheaper. My theory is that Earthtones was made specifically for WalMart.

I prefer earthtones because the dome does not loom so large in my yard. It disappears looking out the window right through it.
answered 2 years ago
By
WalMartFan5712
answer 7
primary color dome is red, yellow, and blue. earth tone dome is green and brown
answered 2 years ago
By
wmsopper
Question

i'm considering this for 2 1/2 year old, very strong climber. would it crush under heave snow?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
camster
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'd supervise and soften ground beneath for a month for safety and time to accustom to use.
Weitht limit is estimated at 600 pounds. Only if covered and a very heavy snow can one imagine it crushing. Found an earlier dome converted to a great igloo when covered with a sheet before a snow of less than a half foot.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
My guess is no, the weight of snow won't hurt it a bit. It is super sturdy! The max weight limit says 600lbs.
answered 7 months ago
By
LovingLifeWith3Kids
answer 3
I don't think so it's pretty strong we adults have climbed it. It was a challenge for our 3 1/2 year old to reach the cross bar to start climbing. Barefoot made it easier.
answered 7 months ago
By
JandGD
answer 4
It says it can withstand 600lbs in the Manual, I don't think snow would damage it. I did buy this for my 2 year old and I think it's a little big for him to play with yet. My older kids love it though!
answered 8 months ago
By
RLC1031
answer 5
as long as you leave it open to the weather there should be no problems
answered 11 months ago
By
wrench32807
answer 6
No, I have had mine for a 1 1/2 and it holds up well to all types of weather. great product and all ages love this climber. Great buy!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Xena5
answer 7
Wal-Mart's online product description lists the maximum weight as 600 lbs. The manufacturer lists 400 lbs. as the maximum weight.

Due to the sturdy bars and the triangular bar design based on the same technology as triangular bridges, this is a sturdy structure. In addition, because of the dome shape and hollow center, there is not significant surface area to hold snow. I don't think it would be possible to get 400+ pounds of snow accumulated on its surface - it would just fall through underneath.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ChineseSecret
Question

what is the weight limit?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
aj
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
They say 600 pounds, which sounds correct. It is sturdy.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
The product packet says up to 600lbs! I believe it too, its very sturdy!
answered 7 months ago
By
LovingLifeWith3Kids
answer 3
600 lbs or up to 6 kids
answered 8 months ago
By
RLC1031
answer 4
I don't know, but we had over 300 lbs on ours recently and no issues. I'd recommend that heavier adults stand on the black handles, not the middle of the poles.
answered 8 months ago
By
margoinla
answer 5
600lbs.
answered 11 months ago
By
wrench32807
answer 6
400 lbs
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
20minofnamechoosing
answer 7
Hello, there are is major inconsistency with the weight.

Wal-Mart's online product description lists the max weight was 600 lbs. When we received the dome climber last week, the manufacturer listed the weight limit at 400 lbs. on the box.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ChineseSecret
Question

How much does it weigh??

Can a weak, female adult move it alone for mowing?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
NM
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Shipping weight was between 100 and 110 lbs. It is sturdy.
I had a wheelbarrow to carry shipped box to the point of assembly.
I and wife could lift it to a table. One could get another to help.
The dome shape bears some weight when edge lifted, so I'd guess if one can lift 30 pounds, one can move it for lawm mowing.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
probably not! it took both my husband and I to move ours!
answered 8 months ago
By
RLC1031
answer 3
probably not. I am a strong female and it took me some effort to move it even a few feet.
answered 8 months ago
By
margoinla
answer 4
about 85 lbs.
answered 11 months ago
By
wrench32807
answer 5
I picked up my dome climber that week and the weight listed on the box was 104 lbs.

The items is heavy when it is in the box, but after assembly and having the weight disbursed, you can slide/drag it across a surface without further assistance.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ChineseSecret
answer 6
I am 5 ft and 110 lbs and I can move it. It takes a little work, but you just have to kind of pick it up and pull it around. Then go to the back side and do it again.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
kelmom
Question

What is the best way to dissemble it? Top to bottom?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JO
on Lifetime Dome Climber, Earth Tones
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would disassemble it in the reverse order I built it. Start from the grabbers, then the top, and work down making sure you don't lose any bolts or parts. Try and keep the screws screwed in where they go so you don't have to guess when you reassemble it. If not put the bolts and stuff into ziplock bags and then tape them to the bars they go on. :)
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
I'd think so, the reverse of assembly.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
yes top to bottom and put it togther the same way bottom to top...
answered 11 months ago
By
wrench32807
answer 4
Neither :)

First: Sides (laying down in sections)
Second: Stand to connect sections to make a standing structure
Third: Complete base bars
Last: Top row
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ChineseSecret
answer 5
You actually assemble the sides first, then connect all the sides to build the foundation. Then you'll assemble the top. The instructions included are very helpful step by step.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sharkums4
answer 6
Start at the top and work your way down....
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
momof3plus2dogsandahusban
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