These days, it’s more than likely that you are going to have your American Tent tent set up for long-term use. Are there some precautions you should take? Is there a checklist to confirm that the tent is as stable and as safe as possible?
At American Tent, we have the highest quality event tents that do not require much maintenance, but with even a little extra TLC, they will serve even longer. We asked tent guru Pete McVey what some tent safety tips are and now we are happy to share them with you.
Tent Maintenance Tips
Don’t Ignore Tent maintenance
Obviously, the best advice for long-term use is don't just set a tent and forget it. There is a certain amount of tent maintenance, it has to be on your event tent.
Proper Tent Anchoring
A tent is also known as a temporary structure - the keyword is 'temporary'. It's not permanent like a building. The anchoring points have to be checked at being the stakes in the ground or the dead weights if you're using a dead weight, the straps that hold the top to the frame need to be checked periodically.
Regular Tent State Checks
Typically, in the long term, you're going to do several checks within the first week, just checking all of the tightness and integrity of these things, and then after that, it's every week, once a week, for two weeks, and then after that, you can do it monthly. Just check things periodically, don't set it, and forget it.
Tent care is a must-have when it comes to long-term tent use if you want to have a positive tent experience. If you have any questions about the maintenance of our event tents, we at American Tent are always happy to assist you, as well as help you choose the best tent.