Party and event tents are larger than the usual camping tents. Thus, their installing processes also vary with the traditional tents. So, the question arises, how to set up a big tent or canopy in the right way.
In this article, we’re going to explain the best way on how to set up a large tent or canopy effectively. Let’s know the method of putting a large party or event tent to get a good-looking shade and impress others. Here we go!
Step By Step Guide On How To Set Up A Big Tent/Canopy Easily
Either you want to put up a big canopy, frame tent, or pole tent for events, this is important for you to know how to assemble a canopy tent or other party tents. To complete the large tent pitching, you need at least three to four people. The big-size tent assembly processes are as follows.
Step 1: Gather Essentials
Ascertain all tent parts and tools are in your hand. These include side poles, center poles, stakes, ratchets, etc.
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Step 2: Put Down The Stakes
Put the stakes around 4 feet away from the perimeter grommets. Place 2 stakes in each corner at 90 degrees angle. Drive stakes vertically in the ground and keep a minimum of 6 inches exposed.
Step 3: Fasten Ratchet Straps With Stakes
Attach ratchet strap with each stake. Just turn the loop on the ratchet end inside out and pull strap to fasten tightly with stake.
Step 4: Lay Down The Tent
Unfold the tent drop cloth and place it in the desired location. Make sure the place is free from dirt, rock, and sharp elements.Put the tent top cloth over the drop cloth. Be sure the top cloth is clean, unroll, unfold, and pull its perimeter to get the full size.
Step 5: Attach Ratchet Straps Tent & Buckels
Install the ratchet straps with the tent and attach the ratchet buckles. Pass the straps from the tent and insert them through the reel bars slot and bring the straps back towards the tent and tightly secure the straps.
Step 6: Place The Corner Poles
Place corner poles in each grommet and insert the pole-pins through the tent’s built-in metal O-rings and brass grommet holes. Raise corner poles upright and tighten the ratchets.
Step 7: Assemble the Poles
Assemble the first center pole together, insert the pole-pin through the tent hole. Place the pole into an inclined position. Secure the pole with the jump rope. If the party tent has more than one center pole (like a pole tent) install them as well.
Step 8: Erect The Tent & Adjust The Ratchet Straps
After erecting the tent eliminate the drop cloth and bring the center pole/s in a vertical position. Tighten the loosely connected side poles straps by back and forth action of ratchets.Plus secure them with jump ropes. And roll the extra ratchet straps into the ratchet buckles.
Step 9: Install The Sidewalls
If you want to install the sidewalls, fasten the sidewalls with the side poles. So, the large tent installation is now completed.
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If you are still confused, the following video will help you understand the topic precisely.
A right setup party tent will provide good aesthetics as well as extend your event fun a lot. Hopefully, this article will help you greatly to understand on how to set up a big tent.
If you want to bypass the hassle, hire the professionals for an impressive looking. So, install the large tent or canopy rightly and have fun!
Joe is the founder and chief editor of PickOutdoorGear. He loves hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. He will share his knowledge and experience here that he learned and still learning from the wilderness.