DO’s and Don’ts: Nuggets of Wisdom
Here are some simple tips that will help you when assembling your stretch tent.
- Increase the size of your pegs: from 600mm to 1200mm, or use higher rated anchor systemss such as our screw pegs to improve anchorage.
- Tape the caps: mushroom caps go on the middle poles and should be taped. If the tent rises, it doesn’t pull the cap off, reducing the chance of it puncturing the tent.
- Base plates: these stop the middle poles falling over if the tent rises off them.
- Pole placement: poles can be placed anywhere around the structure. Either clipped to the webbing lugs on the outside or pushed internally in the structure.
- Get the tension right: the correct tension on the poles means they can’t be lifted more than 100mm/4 inches off the ground.
- Space your ropes: ropes must be positioned 2m/6 feet outside the structure.
- Use your lugs: there are webbing lugs every 500mm/2 feet located around the edges for secure attachment.
- Security: tents can be secured to walls. Use Dynabolts with steel angle bracket (brick or concrete) or Coach bolts with steel angle bracket (timber). Read how to fix a tent to concrete and walls.
- Tents can be tied to railings, trees, shrubs, fences, walls or any other point that is available.
All Stretch Tents are inter-connectable to create larger, more complex structures. We stock a large range of Stretch Tents ready for purchase online