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portable shower stalls
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rocks can be used for weights and there is no shortage of rocks. also instead of tying it down tight with ropes use a bungee at each tie point and tie your rope to this. this allows the tent, shower, or tarp give with the wind and return to it's original position without putting a lot of stress on the fabric. the cheesy stakes that come with most things won't work get some good ones. highdesertranger
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#32
Lowe's has 12" x 3/8" diameter galvanized spikes for 80 cents each. I'm sure Home Depot has the same.
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mert6706 (10-26-2017)
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^^^ that's what I use.

They're meant for eavestroughing work so they're fairly tough and with the nail head on them they have something I can get a grip on.
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(10-24-2017, 06:38 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: rocks can be used for weights and there is no shortage of rocks.  also instead of tying it down tight with ropes use a bungee at each tie point and tie your rope to this.  this allows the tent,  shower,  or tarp give with the wind and return to it's original position without putting a lot of stress on the fabric.  the cheesy stakes that come with most things won't work get some good ones.  highdesertranger

I finally figured out using the bungee to allow flex.  For me, it still doesn't stay up in a high wind , but didn't tear the tag off of the shelter.
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eavestroughing, that was a new one for me
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I've been using 12" carriage bolts (large 1/2" self tapping wood screw) with a plastic washer and ball bungie to hold down my tent for years. I use a battery operated inpact gun to drive them in and take them out. If you do have to drive them get a cheap dead blow hammer at Harbor Freight. Make sure you take off the ball bungie before you unscrew them or it will wrap it around the shaft of the screw.
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Cool hack that!

How do you use the gun to get it out?
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(10-25-2017, 12:12 AM)John61CT Wrote: Cool hack that!

How do you use the gun to get it out?
Hit the reverse button and pull the trigger it screws out if you tilt the socket and slightly pull up.
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Here are a couple of shower ideas I found on pintrest, I keep trying to figure out how to do them!

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Here's another,  should it be a link instead of photo?

http://www.gizmag.com/volkswagen-bus-cam...ictures#42

another shower version...
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