Lead Time Update from American Tent: We are experiencing high order volume. Our current lead time is 7-8 weeks. Thank you for understanding!
Easy on Your Back and Your Bottom Line
When stakes aren’t possible, the Giffy Ballasting System is ready for the job. Better than cement blocks or water barrels, Giffy Ballasts are a fast and easy-to-transport solution for securing your tent.
If subzero temperatures are expected, add antifreeze to the water in your Giffy barrels. We advise using non-toxic RV antifreeze, as auto antifreeze is sweet and attracts animals. Follow directions on the container for correct water-to-antifreeze ratio.
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The Giffy Ballasting System was created to be an alternative to traditional tent anchoring solutions. It’s an anchoring system that is easy and safe, and gives you the confidence that your tent will stay in place on any surface.
With a weight of 660 pounds when filled with water, the Giffy Tent Ballast System provides more mounting strength than your typical 55-gallon barrel at 220 pounds. With the use of the ratchet strap to the bottom of the barrel, open tents can take up to 50 mph winds.
Easy Drainage and Transportation
Within minutes, your Giffy Tent Ballasting System can be drained of water by simply opening the water plug at the bottom of the barrel. When finished draining, they can be stacked in the box of a pickup truck and transported.