|Kits||Weight||Max Tent Length||Wilderness (120 degrees)|
|3 Rafters/9 Angles||12 lbs||12'||$140|
|4 Rafters/12 Angles||12 lbs||18'||$185|
|5 Rafters/15 Angles||20 lbs||24'||$225|
|6 Rafters/18 Angles||25 lbs||30'||$265|
|Porch Kit- 2 Rafters/6- 3 way angles||8 lbs||6'||$100|
|Porch Kit- 3 Rafters/6- 3 way angles & 3- 4 way angles||10 lbs||12'||$140|
I will provide assistance if you have trouble understanding angle kit instructions
85% of my customers buy an angle kit and make their own frame.
Angle kit frames made of steel galvanized conduit. A maximum distance of 6' is recommended between rafters. More than 6' causes a sag in the roof and significantly reduces snow load carrying capacity.
A tent should never fit tight on a tent frame. A tight fit puts pressure on the seams and zippers and will eventually cause damage. If your door zipper does not zip easily it is usually caused by rafter being too long. Cut the rafters down from 1/2'' to 1'' depending upon how hard it is to zip the wall tent zippers.
YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER :
Rubber bottom caps. Rubber bottom caps are put on the bottom of your frame legs to protect your sod cloth or floor. Caps also prevent any dirt getting into the bottom of frame legs.
Frame bags. Frame bags are used to store and transport your frame poles. Helps insure all your frame poles are in one place and you have no surprises when you reach your campsite.
10" Sleeves. Sleeves are used when the vehicle you are transporting your frame in is too short for your rafters. Cut the rafters in half and when setting up your frame , the sleeve connects the 2 piece rafters. I recommend gluing the sleeve on the half rafters to insure you don't lose them.
Leg Supports. Primarily used to attach tent frame legs to a platform. Tent frame legs can easily fall off a platform during high winds. Tent platforms normally have a smooth surface compared to the ground and that is why the legs can be moved when there are strong winds.
TENT SIZE AND RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF RAFTERS
16 x 20 5 Rafter. BETTER CONDUIT UTILIZATION. A 4 rafter frame kit on a 16x20 results in 9 ridge and eave cuts at 6' 6" of your 10' steel conduit sections. One cut per 10' conduit length, a 4' 6" waste. A 5 rafter frame kit allows cuts at 5' for 2 cuts per 10' conduit, better utilization 2 cuts per 10' conduit vs 1 cut for a 4 rafter. More snow load carrying capability.
16 x 24 6 Rafter. BETTER CONDUIT UTILIZATION. A 5 rafter angle kit on a 16x24 results in 12 eave and ridge cuts at 6' of your 10' steel conduit sections. One cut per 10' conduit length, a 4' waste of conduit. 6 rafter frame kit allows cuts slightly less than 5', better utilization 2 cuts per 10' conduit vs 1 cut for a 5 rafter. More snow load carrying capability.