TENT FLAP MODIFICATION

Borrego60

Rendezvous Conspiracy
While camping in high winds I was tired of the wind lifting up my tent flaps and exposing us to the cold air. My buddy Roger and I were thinking about having some velcro sewn into the inside of the flaps and sealing out the wind, this would use the same velcro for the bug netting. The tent would have to be taken off the frame and a canvas shop doing the work. Not an option. Roger came up with the idea of using a strong magnets to do the job and then inserting a metal bar into the pocket which is already there behind the flaps. I did just that, counter sunk the magnets for a smooth finish and used SS counter sink screws. The metal bar was wrapped in Gorilla tape to protect it from rust. It works greats keeps the flap tight against the wood and gives a good seal from the wind trying to sneak into the tent. It also helps in rolling up the tent flaps. The black bar is the part that will go into the flap pocket, picture with the glove shows the pocket behind the flap.
 

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Borrego60

Rendezvous Conspiracy
Thank you, once in a while I come up with a good idea. I have a few other mods I have also done, led lighting in the tent,proplex heater ect.
 

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Explorer, Overland Certified OC0020
Very creative. I love how you continue to improve on your trailer with useful modification. Looking forward to seeing it in person.
 

Borrego60

Rendezvous Conspiracy
Thanks Justin, I thought you would catch the scent of this mod sooner or later. I was going to PM you about this one.
 
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