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Old 04-13-2008, 02:30 PM   #46
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What size is your tarp??

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #47
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What size is your tarp??
Looks like a 12x12, or at least it look ssimilar to mine which is a cheap rip off of the kelty!

- on my pole fab, I tried rubber grommets and some washers but the grommet pole takes some force and would not hold, so JB weld and I should have 2 working poles soon.
Tried it in the yard again.


With the second pole it is high enough to walk under and pitch the tent or cook, lounge in chair etc.
I found staking out the back then staking out the sides a bit closer to the middle was enough tension that I could adjust the front pole and then work each anchor point in turn. Took a while and I need to pick up a few more of these.


Now with the jb weld I limit my options on the extending pole so I made 1 pole with no extention possible and the other adjustable, should take care of most situations. Will try it out at warped perhaps if I can find a big enough spot! That 12x12 tarp is big!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #48
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http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...1/product.html

I just bought one of these but haven't set it up yet. The price is right.
I was thinking of getting one of the Overstock canopys, but setting it up like this. Using my tent as the rear support.

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:06 PM   #49
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I was thinking of getting one of the Overstock canopys, but setting it up like this. Using my tent as the rear support.

When I tried using the tent as support I was a bit concerned on the force that was on it from the tarp to keep it under control with some stronger winds. Might not be an issue though? I have yet to try mine out in the field as it were.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:24 PM   #50
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Looks like a 12x12, or at least it look ssimilar to mine which is a cheap rip off of the kelty!
I looked over at Campmor and did not see yours.

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The Overstock's look nice and alot less than Kelty.

$28.99

but...

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5
Not up to the job!, Sep 24, 2007
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Can't stand up to an average breeze! The D rings came off and the edge seam ripped after a gust or two.........I'll be returning this one!

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http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...7/product.html



Is a name brand really worth the $$? hmmm. I think so.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #51
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When I tried using the tent as support I was a bit concerned on the force that was on it from the tarp to keep it under control with some stronger winds. Might not be an issue though? I have yet to try mine out in the field as it were.
I have a friend who has that exsact same tarp, color and everything. Bought it a few years back at a BMW a rally from a vendor. Came with a really nice collapsable pole. Sets it up just as shown in the picture with his tent. I thought it might be him as the tent looks to the same too. Its a GREAT! setup, have never seen him have a problem with wind or rain.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:51 PM   #52
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I looked over at Campmor and did not see yours.

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my badness
it is this one
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=254694

set it up and it was a bit windy and it seems ok, cheap but ok
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:47 AM   #53
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What size is your tarp??
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It's a Noahs Tarp 12X12. It's the middle sized one. They also have a 10x10 and 16x16. It doesn't come with poles. The poles are shock corded together. I remove one section from one pole and add it to the second one to make the front taller. As you can see in the photo you can use the guide lines to dry towels/socks/etc and if you look closely there is a lantern hanging from one of the lines.

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:06 AM   #54
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It's a Noahs Tarp 12X12. It's the middle sized one. They also have a 10x10 and 16x16. It doesn't come with poles. The poles are shock corded together. I remove one section from one pole and add it to the second one to make the front taller. As you can see in the photo you can use the guide lines to dry towels/socks/etc and if you look closely there is a lantern hanging from one of the lines.

daryl

Thank you, and great idea on the pole thing. I just ordered the 12x12 Kelty, 2 poles, and reflective cord from

http://www.mountainsports.com/MSmain...&Detail=081991

and FREEEEEE Shipping over $50.
Item Description Qty Price Total
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081690 Kelty Triptease Lightline 50 Cord (2) @ $14.95 = $29.90

081991 Kelty Noahs Tarp 12 (1) @ $59.95 = $59.95

081683 Kelty Staff Tarp Pole (2) @ $24.95= $49.90

Subtotal: $139.75
Shipping: $0.00 (Ground)
Tax: $0.00
Total: $139.75
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #55
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Thank you, and great idea on the pole thing. I just ordered the 12x12 Kelty, 2 poles, and reflective cord from

http://www.mountainsports.com/MSmain...&Detail=081991

and FREEEEEE Shipping over $50.
Item Description Qty Price Total
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081690 Kelty Triptease Lightline 50 Cord (2) @ $14.95 = $29.90

081991 Kelty Noahs Tarp 12 (1) @ $59.95 = $59.95

081683 Kelty Staff Tarp Pole (2) @ $24.95= $49.90

Subtotal: $139.75
Shipping: $0.00 (Ground)
Tax: $0.00
Total: $139.75
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Yep, and they have more at the HomeDepot just down the street.
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Yep, and they have more at the HomeDepot just down the street.
Homedepot carries them? never knew that. cool.

I had not used them in a long time and forgot they had the picture on them to show the way to use them, spent 5 minutes staring at it going, mmmm now what?
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I have a friend who has that exsact same tarp, color and everything. Bought it a few years back at a BMW a rally from a vendor. Came with a really nice collapsable pole. Sets it up just as shown in the picture with his tent. I thought it might be him as the tent looks to the same too. Its a GREAT! setup, have never seen him have a problem with wind or rain.
I really like the Moto Cabana, but I don't like the pricetag. US$150.00.

I already have an adjustable Kelty "Noah's Staff", plenty of parachute cord, and lots of good "Y" aluminum stakes, I wonder how hard it would be to do it with just a good 10x12 or 12x14 poly tarp from Home Despot or Lowe's or something.

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Old 04-14-2008, 11:33 AM   #59
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Homedepot carries them? never knew that. cool.

I had not used them in a long time and forgot they had the picture on them to show the way to use them, spent 5 minutes staring at it going, mmmm now what?
look over in the rope and chain area, it was on a display card attached to the vertical shelf beam.
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been playing with the Noah Tarp 12 too

I thought the adjustable poles were a bit HUGE at 1" diameter and 2 pounds each so I did the math - 2x$40 for the fatties or 3x$30 for the lighter ones

Take the 3 poles apart and you can make 2 poles 8' tall for setting up the tarp like the originl post but walk/stand under it or reduce the poles down to 3' (2 sections) and have a low broad cover for really bad weather

Lots more options - almost a pound lighter for 3 staffs v. 2 fatties and they pack shorter (21") and a spare foot and tarp skewer part just-in-case
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