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.
American Tent works with the industry’s best freight services. While we do not own or operate shipping services, we work with dedicated contacts to ensure you get the best, most efficient, and cost-effective delivery experience.
Need a liftgate? Please note this to your salesperson or in the comments at checkout.
Please be aware that many of our shipments will require a forklift to receive.
Signature is required for receipt at the time of delivery.
Customers are always welcome to arrange for their own pickup from our Green Bay, WI facility.
American Tent will do everything possible to ensure an on time and successful delivery, but please note that as much as we are dedicated to logistics, errors and delays may occur on the part of our freight partners.
Fill with water from hose, empty through hole near the bottom (take cap off and let water drain)
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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.