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Message posted by tentadventurer24/7/2015 at 10:06pm
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My newest tent came with 18 basic pegs and 7 v pegs. It has 17 direct pegging points and 14 guy rope points so 350 miles from home and 70 miles from the nearest camping store i was extremely glad i always carry a set of rock pegs! Well, anyway, this lack of pegs meant i had to use a combination of basic, rock and v pegs...

Now, i feel like this is something i should know but in 20 years of camping i've never had the need to use v pegs and am clueless as to how i should be attaching the guys!! (hands up, i bodged it until i got to a shop to buy more pegs)

They are the vango steel v pegs. There is no real lip to put the guy under and only one hole which i presumed was for the peg puller... a google search shows them with loops through the hole though?

So can somebody enlighten me with regards to how they should be attached? And also which guys you use them on? Or should there be one on every guy??

Thanks in advance!!

Message posted by kazo201424/7/2015 at 10:32pm
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yes put looped guy thr the hole and pull thr enough so that the point of the peg goes thr the loop and tightens uo on its self

Message posted by RichJean+Ellie24/7/2015 at 11:25pm
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All the V pegs I have ever had have had a small angle at the top of the peg to stop whatever you are attaching from slipping off.

I only use V pegs for anchoring the corners of a tent and use rock pegs for everything else! To be honest I tend to discard any pegs that come with a tent as they are always terrible quality and bend very easily.

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Message posted by OldRex25/7/2015 at 8:54am
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^ What he said. V pegs for the D rings and rock pegs for everything else.

I also carry delta ground anchors which I use for the guys if the ground is softer, as they are less likely to pull out, and kinder to small people's toes if tripped over.

Message posted by dmsplat25/7/2015 at 10:22am
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All the pictures I can find look as though there's a right angle lip, which is pretty much what I would expect from a v peg...

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Message posted by tentadventurer25/7/2015 at 11:22pm
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Thanks everyone, we're off again in 10 days so will have a play and try getting the loop through the hole (think the hole is too small from memory but shall try).

There is the slightest lip which was what i tried first for the guys but it's so small they kept slipping off. In the end i wrapped the loop around twice (like a hair band) so that it held itself in place which worked fine but i just knew it wasn't right. I can see they would probably hold the D rings well though.

So really i want to only use 4 V pegs just for the corners? Or would you just not bother and stick to Rock pegs?

Message posted by dmsplat25/7/2015 at 11:23pm
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Personally, I would stick to rock pegs. I really doubt the guys are meant to pass through the holes!

Message posted by Hacksaw Bob25/7/2015 at 11:48pm
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Quote: Originally posted by tentadventurer on 25/7/2015
Thanks everyone, we're off again in 10 days so will have a play and try getting the loop through the hole (think the hole is too small from memory but shall try).



No, you were right first time - the hole is for extracting the peg!

Possibly try the pegs at a sharper angle than the usual 45degrees and knock them further into the ground?


Message posted by lidds026/7/2015 at 8:26am
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Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 25/7/2015
Quote: Originally posted by tentadventurer on 25/7/2015Thanks everyone, we're off again in 10 days so will have a play and try getting the loop through the hole (think the hole is too small from memory but shall try).



No, you were right first time - the hole is for extracting the peg!

Possibly try the pegs at a sharper angle than the usual 45degrees and knock them further into the ground?





Exactly what I was going to say!

Cabanon tents are supplied with v pegs but only really for use on guy ropes (except for pyramids which have more for pegging out the skirts). Just make sure they're banged in at a more acute angle so the guy loops don't slip.

We use the holes for threading a tie wire through, to keep them neatly stored!

We prefer to use rock pegs and Deltas.

Message posted by Kuppenbender26/7/2015 at 10:33am
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I have a vague childhood memory of stumping my toe against the top of a slightly protruding V peg and cutting it quite badly. Nasty.

Rock pegs and deltas for me too.

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Message posted by heath6326/7/2015 at 12:17pm
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Rock pegs, rock. Very rarely use the v pegs.

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Message posted by tentadventurer27/7/2015 at 8:03pm
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Ok, thanks everyone. Looks like i'll be ditching the v's from the peg bag then!

Message posted by chappers234130/7/2015 at 4:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 26/7/2015
Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 25/7/2015
Quote: Originally posted by tentadventurer on 25/7/2015Thanks everyone, we're off again in 10 days so will have a play and try getting the loop through the hole (think the hole is too small from memory but shall try).


No, you were right first time - the hole is for extracting the peg!

Possibly try the pegs at a sharper angle than the usual 45degrees and knock them further into the ground?





Exactly what I was going to say!

Cabanon tents are supplied with v pegs but only really for use on guy ropes (except for pyramids which have more for pegging out the skirts). Just make sure they're banged in at a more acute angle so the guy loops don't slip.

We use the holes for threading a tie wire through, to keep them neatly stored!

We prefer to use rock pegs and Deltas.



Indeed try them a bit further from the tent and at a more acute angle and make sure they are banged in fully.
our backbacking tent has pegs with the merest of lips and they hold ok.




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