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Guy ropes and pegs

Postby Young Camping Family » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:04 am

Hi all,

Just wondering if there is a optimum distance the guy ropes and pegs should be from the pole/tent? Is there a certain degree that the ropes should be on?
I'm thinking that too close and they don't provide as much support, but on the other hand, if they are tensioned right does the distance matter?
How do you find a balance between distance out and likelihood of tripping over them?

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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby Titch » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:14 am

If I was to measure ours when we fit them, I reckon 45 degrees would be close.
Doesn't matter, what angle anyone puts them in I will trip over them. :grin:
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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:50 am

I agree, 45 degrees is about right and to avoid tripping over them at night, put out solar garden lights.
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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby MDC » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:42 pm

The optimal distance is where the angle of the rope is 90 degrees to the angle of the peg in the ground. (assuming you peg at at an angle) :?
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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby Jo&Kev » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:56 pm

Rachael

About 45 or so degrees sounds about right.

There are a couple of different guy ropes about that either glow in the dark or are reflective that I have seen in shops recently. Can't say I bothered...

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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby Young Camping Family » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:03 pm

Yep Kev, we have the reflective ones for the tarp - every little bit helps, although I'm just as likely to trip over them in broad daylight!
I'd read on here about the solar lights before and it sounds like a good idea - we'll see how we go this next time as to whether to bother and how many.
I figured 45* was about right but always better to ask :)
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Re: Guy ropes and pegs

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:09 pm

YCF, I use the solar lights at the pegs/ropes in the path of where I am walking...eg: direct line to the amenities block etc.

It is also good to put some out where others are likely to walk past your camp....good insurance.



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