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Learn To Properly Tighten Your Pole Tent

Helpful Techniques to Get Your Tent Tight

Tightening a pole tent can be a trick! To get your tent tight with no wrinkles, and have it be nice and square requires several precise processes. This page has information which will help you learn exactly how to get your tent stretched out nice and tight! Please study the photographs, the printed instructions, and videos.

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Tent Tightened Incorrectly

This 30x30 pole tent which has sagging corners and wrinkles from being tightened improperly. The hip on the left is sagging because the corner pole is standing up straight rather than being tilted inward.

The large wrinkle in the blue and white tent is caused by the rope on the pole at the wrinkle being too tight while the corner on the right is noticeably loose.

The corners of the blue and white tent were not tightened properly before the ends and sides were, so that makes it impossible for the tent to look right.

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Tent Tightened Correctly

Notice how the hips of the red and white 30x30 tent are nice and tight because the corner poles are tilted in.

Always tighten your corners as tight as possible before any other ropes or ratchets

On the four corners, always use a side pole that is 12" shorter than the other side poles, or if all your poles are the same lenghth, tilt the corner poles inward at about a 30 degree slant. With practice, you can a have a tent that is nice and tight. Watch the Tent Tightening Video for more help on how to properly tighten your Ohenry Tent

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Tightening Corners - Step #1

The most important part of tightening a tent is to begin with the corners. If the corners are not done correctly, the rest of the tent will not look right. Begin tightening at the corners. Tilt the side pole inwards to give some slack on the "guy" rope. Have your helpers pull all the slack out of the "guy" ropes, and then re-tie the ropes securely.

Always tighten your corners as tight as possible before any other ropes or ratchets

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Tightening Corners - Step #2

After taking up all the slack on the "guy" ropes, push the side pole (it should be at about a 45 degree angle at this time) upright, using it as a lever to tighten the tent. Leave the pole slightly tilted inward. The pole should be at 90 degrees position relative to each corner stake. Repeat this process for each corner.

Knowing how to tighten your corners is the secret to getting your tent tight.

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Tighten Sides of Tent Next

Now tighten the sides of the tent. Tilt each side pole inwards to give some slack on the "guy" rope. Pull down on the tent edge, and have your helper pull all the slack out of the "guy" rope, and then re-tie the rope securely.


Tent Tightening Video

Watch the Tent Tightening Video for more help on how to properly tighten your Ohenry Tent. The video will walk you through all the necessary steps to get your Ohenry Party Tent looking it's best!

We Build Quality Into Every Ohenry Tent

Since 1979 Ohenry productions Inc. has been manufacturing heavy duty party tents for the commercial tent industry. We specialize in the construction of frame tents, high peak pole tents and traditional pole tents which meet the demands of the party tent rental industry.

Our manufacturing facility is located in Waco, Texas. The main plant is situated on ten acres in a 22,000 Sq. Ft. building. We also have our own graphics and sign shop where we design and fabricate the logos we install for customers on their tents.

The U.S. military has chosen Ohenry tents several times when they have a need for many large pole tents on short notice. Thousands of U.S. service men have been billeted in Ohenry pole tents in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.

Ohenry party tents are built with top quality first run materials, made right here in the U.S.A. We build all our tent tops and sidewalls; we DO NOT import them. If you need a frame tent or pole tent that will stand the test of time, you will be glad when you invest in an Ohenry party tent.

Ohenry Party Tents are your best choice if you are in the party rental or event tent rental business and need a heavy duty quality party tent. Ohenry tents are heavy duty commercial tents which are designed specifically for the party tent rental and party rental industry. Ohenry tents are built to last many years, and best of all, our commercial tents are in stock waiting for you. We keep all sizes of pole tents, frame tents, and high peak tents in stock, ready to go to work for you!

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