Are you in the market for a new tent frame or angle kit for your canvas tent? One of the most crucial steps is to make sure that you measure your tent accurately to ensure a perfect fit. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of measuring your canvas tent using the following dimensions: wall height, rafter/slope, width, and length of tent. We'll also include tips for measuring your tent correctly to avoid any errors.
Measuring Wall Height (A) The wall height of your canvas tent is the distance from the bottom of the canvas to the wall and roof intersection at the seam. To measure this, find a corner of your canvas tent and have someone hold it firmly in place. Measure the distance from the bottom of the canvas to the seam at the top of the wall. Be sure to measure each wall to ensure that they're all the same height.
Measuring Rafter/Slope (B) The rafter/slope of your canvas tent is the distance from the ridge (center of the ridge grommet) to where the roof and wall intersect at the seam. To measure this, locate the center of the ridge grommet and measure the distance from there to the seam where the roof and wall intersect. Don't measure the eave or black webbing on the wilderness tent.
Measuring Width (C) The width of your canvas tent is the distance from one side of the tent to the other. To measure this, stretch the tent out on the ground and measure the distance from one side to the other. Make sure that the canvas is taut, but not stretched too tightly, to ensure accuracy.
Measuring Length of Tent (D) The length of your canvas tent is the distance from seam to seam. To measure this, stretch the tent out on the ground and measure the distance from one seam to the other. Again, make sure that the canvas is taut, but not stretched too tightly.
If your canvas tent is several years old, measure from the end seams about 5"-10" from the bottom, where the tent isn't as stretched. This will ensure a more accurate measurement, and your frame or angle kit will fit better.
To determine an accurate cut list for a tent frame or angle kit for a tent you already have, you'll need to provide the following measurements:
- Wall Height (A)
- Rafter/Slope (B)
- Width (C)
- Length of Tent (D)
Remember, it's essential to provide exact measurements, so avoid rounding your numbers. Tent frames and angle kits are custom-made for all wall tents to ensure years of service.
In conclusion, measuring your canvas tent correctly is crucial when ordering a new tent frame or angle kit. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you'll be able to provide exact measurements and ensure a perfect fit for your canvas tent.