Shade options (No.675)

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Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:29 pm

I'm about to click "GO" for an EZ-Up Sierra (with silver ona inside) and 2 lentghs of 7x20 aluminet.

Thought being that I'd put the EZ-Up over the tent and wrap the aluminet around.


Is this just crazy talk?


I'll only have a couple of days once stateside to get all my shit together and thought this might be a viable option for shade.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:57 pm

Make sure and buy extra rope and stakes to wind proof it and plan on setting it up on the North/NorthEast side of an RV or other large vehicle.

Best option would be to buy a roll of duct tape and 4 steel fence posts or long garden stakes to drive into the ground where each pole sets on the playa. Then tape the poles to the posts.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:08 pm

Trishntek wrote:Make sure and buy extra rope and stakes to wind proof it and plan on setting it up on the North/NorthEast side of an RV or other large vehicle.

Best option would be to buy a roll of duct tape and 4 steel fence posts or long garden stakes to drive into the ground where each pole sets on the playa. Then tape the poles to the posts.



Hmmmmmmm.

Got no RV. Can probably do the fence posts. (great suggestion.... Thank You!!!)
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby SnowBlind » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:10 pm

delle wrote:I'm about to click "GO" for an EZ-Up Sierra (with silver ona inside) and 2 lentghs of 7x20 aluminet.


The EZ Ups are not the most sturdy shades. If there is a bad storm while you are out there, it might get destroyed. Or worse, turn into a projectile. Last year our neighbors had one and it magically survived a storm, maybe the RVs around it broke the wind. But I've also seen one be put up and then turned into shredded metal mere hours later.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:17 pm

Truthfully, it LOOKS flimsy.

Strangely enough I'd recently read a few really positve reviews about how it'd fared out there, and thought maybe it was an option.

Starting to think that if I have to go fence post anyhow, maybe it wouldn't be impossible to put something sturdier together and just aluminet the roof as well. Which somehow sits better on my stomach.


....just have to see about that whole weight/space thing....
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Elderberry » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:31 pm

We don't let people that camp with us use them. Too flimsy.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:37 pm

Ok. I just read this all to my longsuffering guy here.

He finally graceously stopped scratching his head and asked me to describe more carefully just what I had in mind.

After he stopped laughing, he explained the difference between fence post and metal pipe.

Apparently I misunderstood what was needed for securing.......


He seems to think that if we secured the fencepost securely enough (which he'd be likely to do very well) the sailing away and becoming a car and camp-wrecker shouldn't be much of an issue.


I just wish I had this sorted 2 months ago.

What the fuck was I DOING 2 months ago????
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:45 pm

jkisha wrote:We don't let people that camp with us use them. Too flimsy.



Ok.

That does it.

NEXT!!!


Thankfully I didn't buy it before asking...... :roll:
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Elderberry » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:07 pm

We tend to err on the side of caution. We've seen too many more worthy structures get torn out of the ground...once one landed on someone's car and did quite a bit of damage.

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jkisha wrote:We don't let people that camp with us use them. Too flimsy.



Ok.

That does it.

NEXT!!!


Thankfully I didn't buy it before asking...... :roll:
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby yurtgirl » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:15 pm

fence posts? as in the green metal ones with the little hooks on the side that hold temporary fencing? I'm trying to come up with a way to make our shade structure a bit sturdier and we have a ton of these behind our shed. just curious. thx.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:53 pm

Hopefully someone will chime in with an answer for you there Yurtgirl.

Meanwhile, I have just had all my dreams come true in the form of an instructable-via-telephone with FigGem, which has sparked new entries on Triken's shopping list for the next couple of days.

EMT (2 sizes)
Shadecloth (4x 6'x16' or 2x 6'x50', whichever's available)
Gorrila tape
Grommets
Ratchet Straps
(we're already good with the 18" stakes. Strait and otherwise!)

I'm pretty much elated right about now!!!!!


Someone with some kickass drawing skills has to contact that man so this can be shared. It's brilliant!!!!!

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Figjam, you ARE amazing!!!!
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Patsh » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:03 pm

Delle... forgot to mention on the phone, I recently bought a kit of grommets with tool, and wondered why the hell I did that!

Now I know! :D
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:06 pm

:D

and I forgot to mention that we also need a bunch of caribeners to go thru said grommets. So if you could price those while you're out there as well, I'd be quite grateful.

I'm doing the net comparison shopping as we speak!!!

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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Patsh » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:08 pm

Got 30 already... also wondered why!! :?
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:10 pm

1 caribeaner per grommet. 8)
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Patsh » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:12 pm

Fuck, you're Good, FIGJAM!!
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:14 pm

....so good in fact that he appears able to get you purchasing all we need before we even need it.


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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:16 pm

My karma is powerful and fareaching. 8)
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby Patsh » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:17 pm

I recently was asked to acquire carabiners for our American Legion Riders flag trailer, and managed to have 50 donated to the cause... there were extras for me, and I already had some others! (Our riders escort homecoming soldiers and their families in big bike parades!)
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:27 pm

FIGJAM wrote:My karma is powerful and fareaching. 8)


And thankfully not related to the life of your phone's battery, which struck me as unworthy of a person as formidable as yourself.


Thank Gawd for plugs.


(I think that bastard frog actually ATE my previous lauding. If he barfs it up and this post appears twice, it was his fault)
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby yurtgirl » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:36 pm

Is any one going to make an effigy of that frog so we can burn it during the meet n greet?
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby gyre » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:05 pm

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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:11 pm

yurtgirl wrote:Is any one going to make an effigy of that frog so we can burn it during the meet n greet?


lmao.

Now I'm wondering how many there will be.....


Strangely enough, as I accused him I also had the fleeting thought that he'd become something kinda like family, he's so familiar in here anymore.

I think I'll kinda miss him once we finally manage to kill him.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm almost speechless. (but trying to get my fingers to work to share this)

Figgy just called in an addendum to his original plan that I think MAY have just popped a bloodvessel in my left lobe. It includes the simplest tent-within-a-shade-tent --- probably makeable in a day --- probably for the price of a Walmart tent --- totally playa-worthy and adaptable to pretty much anyone's needs.

I'd scan my notes, but I don't have a scanner.


And, I'm extremely sorry to say it, but I have to get to bed pronto (it being half-past-already-tomorrow here and me getting up early), so I can't even begin to describe it. I will TRY tomorrow to get it written and okayed by the master. (sometime after going to the airport to get my botched ticket sorted out, getting the school supplies and some groceries.)

Unless he decides to start a new thread with it to share immediately..... it is SOOOOOOOOOO worthy of it's own thread!!!!

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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby illy dilly » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Fig and Delle, if you would like to email me any notes, and possibly have a couple of phone calls, I could draft up what ever you want.
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Re: Shade options (No.675)

Postby delle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:35 pm

Thanks Illy!!!

Don't miss my last PM. It has an important detail change in there that I got wrong in the first one.

We were originally playing "telephone", right?

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