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Subject Topic: Guy ropes..whats the problem ??
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05/8/2009 at 11:18am
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Recon it's more of a lazy and naive thing than a 'cool' thing



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05/8/2009 at 11:36am
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Quote: Originally posted by Reemo on 05/8/2009

Recon it's more of a lazy and naive thing than a 'cool' thing


reemo how is the bump coming on? not long to go now?

let us know when you become daddy 17



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05/8/2009 at 12:17pm
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How bizarre, it wouldn't even occur to me not to peg them out - I am clearly extremely uncool!

I'll have to look on my next trip at who has and who hasn't now!



05/8/2009 at 12:22pm
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We've seen a few in the past that haven't been guyed down properly (or even at all!)

I also adhere (and advise) to the rule of one guy - one peg.  Can be a pain, but I'd rather not lose multiple guys if a peg fails.

Anal? Yep - that's me....

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05/8/2009 at 12:37pm
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We didn't bother pegging out the side guys on our Outwell Indiana 4 in Cumbria in June. We were at the Park Coppice Caravan Club site in Coniston, where the ground is like concrete. It took us about an hour to hammer in rock pegs for the tent and the fore and aft guys, which are needed to hold the thing upright. We couldn't face the effort of hammering in yet more pegs and as it was during the heatwave and there wasn't a breath of air we decided it wasn't a risk to leave the guys tied up. 

Last week in Norfolk, where it was a bit breezy, we did as we usually do and put out all the guys.

I'm constantly amazed by how poorly some tents are pegged out, with flysheets flapping around all over the place. A couple of years ago we actually went round a neighbour's tent putting in pegs that weren't fastened down as it was quite windy and their dome tent with carbon fibre poles was waving all over the place. They looked quite puzzled when they got back....



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05/8/2009 at 12:39pm
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Yep, you see those spare guy lines all the time. Also makes me chuckle when you see pegs sticking half out the ground at all sorts of weird angles. You have to assume they're a novice camper and I suppose the decent thing to do would be to give advice.

I saw my best ever 2 weekends ago. Someone had put up a small dome tent and presumably had forgotten their pegs (or couldn't bothered) so they tied it to a fencepost to stop it blowing away. Fantastic.

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05/8/2009 at 1:31pm
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We too not only always peg the guy's out but the OH always rechecks them on a nearly daily basis to ensure that they are all secure. He is convinced that if the wind gets up whilst we're out our's we be the only tent on the site that will be damaged.

However it does make him fell so much better when we take our custom walk round the site to see all the site facilities (check the other tents out) that most do not use guy's at all.



05/8/2009 at 2:14pm
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OK I plead guilty to not pegging every guy when I am using one of my frame tents - but would if it was in anyway windy.
Wouldn't dream of not pegging out fully on a dome/tunnel tent.    I even put a couple of guys down when using my diddy tent that I have for garden camping.

 



05/8/2009 at 2:32pm
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My hubby pegs everything, if it moves he puts a peg in 17 I did comment to him last week how well pegged out our tent looked


05/8/2009 at 2:38pm
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05/8/2009 at 3:31pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Monty27 on 03/8/2009
I'm afraid as a Guide leader I not only peg all my guy ropes but, much to hubbies amusement, insist they are in line with the other guy ropes!
Me too, I run Guides as well and have never met a guy rope I didn't like. I also budget my food like a Guide camp to give me a rough idea of cost :)


05/8/2009 at 3:33pm
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Can't believe how many times I see this, my OH always tells me not to interfere and leave alone. It seems that the bigger, more expensive (eg Hartfield xxl as we saw last month) the more likely it is to have the guys hanging there as they had left the factory in China.

I too peg out every guy and have a bag of pegs for all eventualities AND I go around once a day checking tautness. Maybe I am a bit sad or AR but I just care; unlike the lazy, throwaway society that seem to invade all aspects of our life.

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05/8/2009 at 4:55pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Monty27 on 03/8/2009
I'm afraid as a Guide leader I not only peg all my guy ropes but, much to hubbies amusement, insist they are in line with the other guy ropes!

So pleased to have read comments from Guide leaders - my daughter went to a Guide camping competition weekend with some others from her pack and it wasn't until they started pitching their tent the organisers noticed there were no guy ropes attached to their tent. When we mentioned this to their Guide leaders on their return we were told the guy ropes weren't really necessary and they couldn't really see what the fuss was about!

When we camp we always peg out our tent - whether we take our huge Royal Toledo 8 or our smaller weekend one.



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05/8/2009 at 8:59pm
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Admitedly when we practiced pitched our tent for the first time we didnt use any guys. It was only up for 5mins. Thought if a tent mnf didn't think guy ropes were neccesary they wouldn't put them on or are they they there for show der!!!!!!

Also made sure the guys were tied neatly so when we unpack their not all tangled or is that anal??

I agree guy ropes are there for a reason

 



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If I ever get to a site in a heatwave with hard impacted ground I make the effort of putting in the guylines so much easier by pouring water at the point where the peg is required. Not a tecnique I have had to use recently (Sob!)


06/8/2009 at 9:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by macnewcamper on 05/8/2009

Also made sure the guys were tied neatly so when we unpack their not all tangled or is that anal??

 


 

No!  Well, I don't think so 17

When I was away the other week, as the weather was iffy I made sure all the guys were securely pegged and in line with the poles etc.  I checked them each day too, just to make sure they'd kept their tension.

Would rather spend a few minutes checking everything is secure than worry that I'm going to end up with a flappy tent.



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