Expert Q&A: Installing and removing tent stakes

December 1, 2015

Q: How can I use tools to install and remove tent stakes more easily and safely? A: Tent stakes are an important part of most tent rental businesses, regardless of the type of tent used, from pole tents to engineered structures. Installing and removing tent stakes can be the toughest aspect of the job unless …

Expert Q&A: Safety First!

October 1, 2015

Q: What mistakes lead to fatalities and injuries on the job? A: Safety starts before you show up on the job site. Safety begins before the job is even sold. There are steps along the way that can make the difference between having a long and satisfying career and being injured, permanently disabled or killed. …

Expert Q&A: Rental management software

August 1, 2015

Q: What questions should you ask before investing in rental management software? A: Rental management software is an investment with the potential for a high rate of return. However, a basic, low cost system isn’t likely to yield the greatest returns of lowered operating costs and time savings. How do you avoid this common mistake? …

How can I get a long life out of my tent fabric?

June 1, 2015

Expert Q&A Q: How can I get a long life out of my tent fabric? A: First, it’s important to understand the composition of tent fabric. Scrim is a coarse woven polyester material used for reinforcement in both laminated and coated PVC (tent vinyl). The flexible scrim material is then encapsulated in PVC using either …

Understanding water barrels

April 1, 2015

By Nick Deninno Q: When I can’t stake, what do I need to understand about water barrels? A: Historically, water barrels offered an economical solution for anchoring a tent. Unfortunately, the reality is that water is not always available, barrels are time consuming to fill and often cannot be emptied on-site. Tent professionals are trained …