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Canvas or vinyl...

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by speedbuggy, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Jul 3, 2006
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

    Norris, Tennessee
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    I like the smell of new canvas (or old canvas for that matter). Canvas would be in keeping with the vintage of the trailer. However, it is not waterproof. You would need a ridgepole of sorts to keep it elevated and off your load. If the canvas touches anything while wet, it will transfer the dampness.

    With the old military style tarps, the rope can be woven from grommet to grommet so that it forms loops to pull down over the hooks. One pull on the loose end and a knot will cinch it down tight.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2006
    speedbuggy

    speedbuggy Looking for a Jeep now Sponsor

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    Update...

    Bought a canvass tarp at TSC for $20. Will buy the pvc this week for the bow set-up like Mike did. This should work well.
    I'll keep you posted.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2006
    Chris Insull

    Chris Insull All roads lead me back to the beach... 2019 Sponsor

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    Man, you're quick! I bought my PVC today from 'Da Depot; but 'prolly won't get to it until later this week.:rofl: Pics, pics, pics...R)
     
  4. Jul 5, 2006
    beeser

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    I put together one of the PVC tarp supports that Boyink described last year. Mine does a fairly good job shedding water except at the ends especially if the tarp ropes are not fastened tight enough. The only complaints I have about the setup are the looks and the PVC warping that takes place when the sun is concentrated on one side of the trailer. It then looks like a lopsided Calistoga wagon. I would prefer to see something a little lower profile with supports made out of metal or wood for whatever it's worth.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2006
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    It might end up looking like this:

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    $20 canvas tarp from Orscheln's and the PVC bow setup. The canvas has become nicely fitted to the trailer and bows over the past 2 years. I don't have a more recent pic but it fits tighter than it does in this photo.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2006
    Jeepman252

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    Dang, Sparky,

    That looks very nice - almost like it was Custom Made for it! ;)
     

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