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Giffy Tent Ballasting System (sold in 4-packs)

(base plate and ratchet kit included)

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Giffy Tent Ballasting System (sold in 4-packs)

(base plate and ratchet kit included)

Please Note: Double-plated Tent Ballasting System is available upon request. Call for details today!

Need a Different Quantity? Call: (920) 431-0938

Call for quotes on pricing and shipping.

Easy on Your Back and Your Bottom Line

When stakes aren’t possible, the Giffy Tent Ballasting System is ready for the job. Better than cement blocks or water barrels, Giffy Tent Ballasting Systems are a fast and easy-to-transport solution for securing your tent.

  • Lighter - much lighter - than cement blocks; they weigh only 30 lbs when empty 
  • Easy to transport - nothing more than a pickup required
  • Stackability maximizes your storage space 
  • Recommended for frame tents 40' wide or smaller

Delivery information

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.

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*Please note that some frame tents require a Double-Plated Tent Ballasting System. Review your tent set-up guide or contact your sales representative for clarification.

Helpful instructions and guides

Fill with water from hose, empty through hole near the bottom (take cap off and let water drain)

If subzero temperatures are expected, add antifreeze to the water in your Giffy Tent Ballasting System. 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.   It is important to properly dispose of the used non-toxic RV antifreeze according to local regulations.

Customer reviews for Giffy Tent Ballasting System (sold in 4-packs)

The Giffy Tent 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.

Extraordinary Strength

With a weight of 660 pounds when filled with water, the Giffy Tent Ballasting 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.

Single Giffy Tent Ballasting System Setup Instructions

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Double Giffy Tent Ballasting System Setup Instructions 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tent Ballasting System

Why is Tent Ballasting System better than other tent anchoring solutions?

Tent Ballasting System from American Tent is the superior ballasting system for tents that cannot be staked into the ground. Better than traditional water barrels and much easier on the back than concrete blocks, our engineered ballasts provide 660 pounds of anchoring strength per ballast.

How to secure a tent with Tent Ballasting System?

It’s easy to secure a tent with our Tent Ballasting System. It comes with baseplates and straps so you can be sure your tent is anchored properly. How to anchor a tent is a question with lots of different answers, but the best answer is “Tent Ballasting System.”

How to secure a tent in high winds?

The best way to secure a tent in high winds is to not have your tent up in the first place. When secured properly, our tents can withstand winds up to 36 mph. Even so, high winds are dangerous for tents--and the people seeking shelter from them. If there are warnings of high winds, take your tent down as long as it is safe to do so. If you cannot safely take down your tent, evacuate people to a safe place until the winds have subsided.

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