New style "peg"

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New style "peg"

Postby Dave-Yakka » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:57 am

Has anyone seen these type of pegs before (see pic)
I was talking to a Sth African man, who was using them on his Camper trailer.
Supposedly these eliminate the need to use springs on you ropes.
I believe they are made from spring steel.
They get hammered into the ground so that the leg with the "eye" in laying flat on top of the ground.
When the wind blows, the section along the ground lifts up and acts like a dampener.

does this make sense?

Anyways i couldn't find a link, The man was thinking of importing them.
Thoughts?

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Re: New style "peg"

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:35 pm

The jury is 'out' in this camp....
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby stevo. » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:43 pm

are they put in like this?
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby Dave-Yakka » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:45 pm

Yeah Stevo, with the top of the peg flush with the ground
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby stevo. » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 pm

Looks good to me! Never seen or tried it though.
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby Bea S1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:30 pm

We used them all the time (in south africa) - they withstood wind and foul weather without a problem. I've been looking for these so I would definitely be in the market for them.
They even helped when baboons and monkeys decided the tent was a great trampoline - we had no rips, tears or collapses :grin: .
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby Beagle » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:12 pm

Only issue I could see would be the ground you are trying to put them in. Would not be very friendly trying to hammer them into hard ground. The idea is good.
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:45 am

Beagle wrote:Only issue I could see would be the ground you are trying to put them in. Would not be very friendly trying to hammer them into hard ground.




I agree....many of the outback destinations I have traveled to would not be suitable at all for those pegs.
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Re: New style "peg"

Postby Bea S1 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:47 pm

It's no different than putting in an ordinary peg - it just has the extension which acts as a torsion bar(?) to help counteract wind and other things which can pull out tent pegs.

They are very common in south africa and we never had any trouble in getting them into the ground, even in the mos inhospitable areas. We travelled all over doing research (and camping for fun), and in the process covered just about every soil/rock substrate you can imagine.
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