I think I’ve already stated that each of my weights weighs about 30 lbs.
I have four of them, one for each leg of the canopy thingy. I don’t get
technical . . . but, if yours weigh only 18-21 lbs and can hold your
tent down, and mine weigh 30 lbs (total of 120 lbs vs. aprox avg 80 lbs)
there is something wrong with my tent!
But, I have 8 weights, two at each corner, weighting appx 20lbs each.
That’s 160 lbs. Also, I use 3-8 metal grids (2’ x 5’) each weighing appx
20lbs which are attached to the top side struts of the canopy adding
another 60-160 lbs, total now of up to 320 lbs and I use stabilizer bars
if strong wind is expected.
Rocksalt, feathers, lead or whatever if
it weighs a pound, it weighs a pound.
Also, tying them to the leg is not as effective as attaching them to the
top inside corners with tie downs so that the weights are still on
the ground, effectively pulling the canopy down towards the ground.
I have encountered wind that picks up my canopy (even with the weights and
three people holding on to the legs) and that upsets me. How do I solve
Yep, wind will pick up any canopy with any amount of weight if the
wind is strong enough, including mine. I don’t like cold, rain, or even
snow at outdoor shows, but wind I hate 'cause there isn’t a lot you can
do about it if its really strong. If you use tie downs, additional weight
(in any form) and you either buy the stabilizer bars for your canopy or
make your own these will help.
What kind of canopy do you have, and how strong were the winds - over
30mph? Sorry, can’t really solve the problem of wind, but hope these
suggestions help. They are what I’ve used for almost 5 years and so far
(darn, I hate to tempt fate) I haven’t been blown away yet.
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