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Rain or Shine?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:02 pm

Quick question...I know they don't allow TENTS in the 49er RV park, but those pop-up tents or the canopies with no walls and those which are not STAKED in should be OK right? If wind is an issue, a couple five-gallon buckets with H20 will prevent them from achieving an airborne disaster condition I believe...
Again...nobody sleeps in them and nobody uses tent pegs or tries to tie them to any existing tree/bush/water/waste/power feature. Should be OK, right?
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by John Neuenburg » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:05 pm

No problemo. Could be a G.I. tent is ok for display only. Maybe Dave Porter or Jo-Ann can talk about tent pins in the RV Village.

I know what your thinking.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Kurt Lesser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:20 am

Canopies and shade covers are OK but the 49er doesn't want tents in their park and other than the Mobiflex tents almost everything else needs to be staked down and that's what they're trying to avoid.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Jetnoise400 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 pm

So no staking down camo nets then?
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Kurt Lesser » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:00 am

NO STAKES!

Guess we'll have to be extra aware if any vampires show up!
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:16 am

Five gallon buckets filled on-site with water and used to tie-down your 10' x 10' or larger canopy that is NOT used as a sleeping area, but to provide shade if its hot and cover if it rains. I certainly hope so because we tend to have a LOT of those at out events!

Technically they are not really a "TENT" but a shade and rain cover, right?

That's my story and I'm sticking to it but we need clarification from the 49er this is ok....staking seems to be their problem which I perfectly understand.

We use a "rain cover" over our cooking/dining tables like this one you can park your MV in at home....In the photo we staked it or tied it down but it would be easy enough to fill a bucket and place it next to the upright pole to secure the cover:

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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Kurt Lesser » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:24 pm

Chuck,

You're making a mountain out of an anthill! Bring buckets and rope and we'll provide the water to fill them.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Ed Roberts » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:58 pm

Chuck, in reference to Kurt's reply: "NO STAKES": Steaks were hard to come by in a combat zone, and therefore would not be appropriate or in keeping with the locals (49'ers) during our occupation. Genuine Yankee Ingenuity will serve us all well.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by John Neuenburg » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 pm

I thought you had Dave and Matt standing at that corner all week with the post zip tied to their legs. No?

Jerrycans are good for this job and have weight of their own. Could even put For Sale signs on them! (replace when each sells....). I have extras!
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Marty, SoCal » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:59 am

An alternative to water filled buckets are canopy weights. You can get them at the local Home depot:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Ca ... &gclsrc=ds

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You can stack them on the legs if more than one is needed.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by John Neuenburg » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am

Nice thing about the 49er is lots of big trees that should block much of the wind. No "Delta Breeze" and risk of peat dirt clouds.
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by GRAVEDIGGER » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:02 am

OK, I understand we are not aloud to have steaks in the park. Are hamburgers OK. :?

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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:54 pm

John.....I got no trees in my space.....which is either a good or a bad thing.
Good....if its chilly and you want as much morning and late afternoon sun to warm your sleeping place as possible.
Bad....if its 85F in the daytime and a wind chill factor for your site down to 37F.
Hey, some of us are Old Men who can't stand too much of either.

However I am optimistic we'll be in shorts and sun hats. Why not? I already got 'em packed!
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by John Neuenburg » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:38 pm

GRAVEDIGGER wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:02 am
OK, I understand we are not aloud to have steaks in the park. Are hamburgers OK. :?
Yes and steaks are allowed too, last I heard. But your problem might be that no Orygonians are allowed without supervision by a non-Orygonian. Or did you move to CA?
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Re: Rain or Shine?

Post by GRAVEDIGGER » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 am

John Neuenburg wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:38 pm
GRAVEDIGGER wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:02 am
OK, I understand we are not aloud to have steaks in the park. Are hamburgers OK. :?
Yes and steaks are allowed too, last I heard. But your problem might be that no Orygonians are allowed without supervision by a non-Orygonian. Or did you move to CA?
CA won't have me, so I will need an MP escort from Orygun boarder to Plymouth.
I could sneak down in the middle of the night :wink: .


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