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    tailgating tent on asphalt

    ...anyone have great ideas on how to secure a tailgating tent in the asphalt lots? I have always used stakes in g7, not sure i'm strong enough to pound them into the paved parking lots though...



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

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    ...anyone have great ideas on how to secure a tailgating tent in the asphalt lots? I have always used stakes in g7, not sure i'm strong enough to pound them into the paved parking lots though...
    Cinderblocks or some kind of bricks?



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Why are you leaving G-7?



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Buckets of concrete and plant some bolts in there to go through the holes in the bottom of the supports. Then use a wingnut to secure it.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Sandbags.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    ...not sure that i am leaving G7, but just in case there's an opportunity I want to be able to party on dry ground tomorrow and not come out and see my tent sitting on top of someone's car :)

    Those are good ideas - thanks guys. i have seen small sand bags that appear to velcro to the legs, but not sure i can find something like that before tomorrow.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    To anchor my tent, I cut 12" sections of 4" PVC and glued one end cap on, filled with sand, then glued on the second end cap. I then strap to each tent leg with a small bungee cord. It seems to work well and it is not so obtrusive as some other anchor type materials.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    4 cases of beer.

    If you end up drinking away all the weight, you won't care if it blows away.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    4 cases of beer.

    If you end up drinking away all the weight, you won't care if it blows away.
    And you won't have to haul it home - saving gas.

    Save the environment!



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    A sledge hammer and 4 good stakes should do the trick


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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    ...not sure that i am leaving G7, but just in case there's an opportunity I want to be able to party on dry ground tomorrow and not come out and see my tent sitting on top of someone's car :)

    Those are good ideas - thanks guys. i have seen small sand bags that appear to velcro to the legs, but not sure i can find something like that before tomorrow.
    Sand bags. hit Home Depot/Lowes and just ask. they should have some.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    I guess if you don't want to hang on to sandbags and had the means to transport, you could get a few 5 gallon buckets and lids and fill them with water.

    Dump the water when done.



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    most places that carry tents will have the velcro sandbags to attach to the poles, but they may not have the actual sand... Otherwise these have worked for us:



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    You guys aren't thinking outside the box enough. The absolute best way to stake to asphalt is 4 multipurpose screws. Bring your cordless drill and it's a piece of cake. Weights are way too much trouble (and expensive).



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    Re: tailgating tent on asphalt

    Quote Originally Posted by tcrowell View Post
    You guys aren't thinking outside the box enough. The absolute best way to stake to asphalt is 4 multipurpose screws. Bring your cordless drill and it's a piece of cake. Weights are way too much trouble (and expensive).
    After tailgating you then fill the hole in with some kind of caulking or aspahlt, right



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