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Unread 06-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Trailer tents?

Everytime we have gone wheeling I bring a tent, drive the jeep there and me and the girl sleep in the tent all weekend. Now my jeep is a trailer queen and since it seems to rain half the time, I want to put the tent on the trailer. Smooth deck so no surprise rocks and up off the ground so should stay dry inside. The last straw was waking up to an inch of standing water in the tent soaking everything. Only problem is my tent has the stakes like most do on the end of the supports to go in the ground and on the trailer, theres no real spot to put them.

My trailer is a 16ft wood deck by 82" wide and the frame is all steel box tubing with angle iron for the deck side supports. I was thinking of taking some round hollow tubing and making some mounts basically and welding them on the sides but I still feel like that would slip out. Are there any tents out there for cheap that dont use inground stake mounts? How do you all mount your tents on your trailers?

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Unread 06-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Throw 4 sandbags onto the trailer. Set up the tent, stick the sands in the corners and call it good.
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^That would be nice to mount a tent to the trailer to get off of the ground. I've got a Turbo Tent that doesn't require stakes to stand it up (it springs open). But it's not a cheap tent.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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Cool thanks for the suggestions I will try the sand bags
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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If its a wood deck couldnt you mount 4 of those flush dock tie downs to it? Then when you set up the tent you can just flip up an tie the corners down or use quick clips to mount the corners.
More durable in wind and bad weather.
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If its a wood deck couldnt you mount 4 of those flush dock tie downs to it? Then when you set up the tent you can just flip up an tie the corners down or use quick clips to mount the corners.
More durable in wind and bad weather.
Plus never a bad idea to have more places to tie things down to your trailer when the tent isn't on it either...
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Unread 06-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Where can you buy those at? I never thought of that
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Unread 06-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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Auto parts stores, or Tractor Supply would be my first places to look.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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Lowes, home depot, harbor freight.

Really the stake hole type are pretty expensive. You can get strapped d-rings cheaper, should do the job well.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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These i found at a local part source here in pickering, ontario.
How has your look gone so far? Have you found a solution yet?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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Ah now I gotcha, I was thinking boating tiedowns for some reason, I will have to pick some of those up I can get those at menards. My only issue is my tent has the stakes that stick into the ground and I need to stick them into something to support the tent
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Unread 06-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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Can always use 4 carabiners, one at each corner.
Then you can quickly connect it up an pull her down if ya needed to.
Dont wana lose them? Connect them all together and toss them all in the tent bag.

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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #13
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How would you connect the stake to that?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #14
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Should be able to fit through the tent peg holes and then to the trailer flush mounts...
What kind of tent do you have?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #15
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Lol i had to draw what i meant. Less confusion haha


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