The side clamps are manufactured from reinforced polymers and are used to attach the poles to the sides of the tent and to place the canvas under tension. You fit them using the handy clamp at the bottom that fits into both aluminium and wooden poles. Are you erecting the tent in a safari style so there isn’t a pole under each clamp? If so, you can use a shorter bolt with the clamp to give a tighter appearance.
The corner clamps are manufactured from reinforced polymers and with a new tent are always fitted to the canvas. Just like the side clamps, they serve to place the canvas under tension. The clamps fit both aluminium and wooden poles. Are you not fitting a pole under each clamp? If so, you can give the tent a tauter appearance by using a cap nut.
This pole cap (manufactured from reinforced polymers just like the clamps) is fitted onto the lower poles of the stretch tent to keep the canvas aloft and fits both aluminium side and centre poles and wooden poles. You can use this pole cap, for example, to lose as little space as possible within a closed erection of the stretch tent and to keep the corner and side aloft. For centre poles we recommend using an XL pole cap.
This extra-large pole cap (also manufactured from reinforced polymers just like the clamps) is fitted onto the centre poles of the stretch tent to keep the canvas aloft and fits both aluminium side and centre poles and wooden poles. Thanks to its large surface area, the pressure on the canvas is better distributed and there are fewer remaining imprints of the pole cap in the canvas after use.
This connecting strip, available in the same colours and quality as the stretch tent itself, is fitted over the connection between two stretch tents so that no rain enters between the two connected tents. That’s why it’s important that the connecting strip always forms the highest point of the connected tents. The connecting strip is one metre wide and is available by running metre. The connecting strip can be purchased separately.
This clamp is used to attach two stretch tents to each other to form one large stretch tent. A connecting strip is place over these connecting clamps to make the connection watertight. The connecting clamps can be purchased separately.
The storm straps (twenty metres long) can be used to give a large stretch tent extra protection against the wind. Using pegs, the storm straps are stretched transversely across the tent. This means the wind cannot blow the tent into the air and as a result the poles cannot fall down. Storm straps are available in white and black. The storm straps can be purchased separately.
The straps are manufactured from strong nylon and keep the tent under tension. They pull the canvas on the corner and side clamps downwards, which gives the sides of the stretch tent a typical arched shape. You fit them at one end to the corner and side clamps and attach the other end firmly to the stakes. The straps are included in the tent set and have a tensile strength of 500 kg.
There are two types of pegs included with the stretch tent. The 50 cm long pegs are used as anchoring points for a single tension strap, mostly at the corners. The tent set also contains several heavier pegs of 80 cm that are better able to resist the tension forces when several tension straps are attached to one peg, mostly at the sides. Tents of 10 x 10 m or bigger only include pegs of 80 cm to facilitate secure anchoring. Both types of peg are placed in the ground at an angle of 45°.
The adaptor for wooden poles is screwed onto the top of the centre poles of the tent and the pole caps fit perfectly around it. This avoids the wooden poles coming into direct contact with the tent canvas.
These pole feet slide over the bottom of the aluminium poles. On hard surfaces, they prevent the aluminium poles sliding and causing damage to the floor. On soft surfaces, they ensure that the poles do not sink into the ground. These pole feet are included in the aluminium pole set.
Using the keder rail, a stretch tent can be attached seamlessly to a wall. In this particular case, our stretch tents are fitted with an extra-strong keder seam, which fits perfectly in the groove of a keder rail and forms a seamless connection between the tent and the wall to which the tent is attached. The keder rail can be purchased separately and is available by running metre.