Originally Posted by neil.ervin
Bought trailer last year. Went crazy trying to attach tent. Gave up.
And yes, I agree with the suggestion of unzipping the front (parallel with the trailer side) tent panel before attempting the attaching. Way too much material to work with otherwise.
Another AFrame poster recommended a 6.5' 2x4 placeing under each stabilizing jack to be used as a side anchors for the tent. I think that is a great suggestion tho it seemed like my tent might require 8' 2x4s.
Also, would someone tell me how to keep the trailer door open without destroying the top of the tent?
Here is my post #296 A128S Converted from ALINER Ranger
I'll give more details and hopefully you'll have less pain setting it up.
- Do not remove the front screen to save time putting it back.
- unzip the middle and get your way in there, after you attached the tent to the A-frame, put in the middle post and zip up the middle
- make sure to insert the screen on the edges, here are pics:
Use this as a guide to how far back the screen is attached to the frame
Front, insert screen here
Note the placing of the velcro line down front and back
- Use the side screen entrance to insert the rest of the poles, make sure the front posts gives the highest height (door issue)
In my post you could use the peg less tip.
The length of the 6.5 2x4 is limited to fit in the front storage and the length is perfect to leave an opening of the side screen door:
Here is a pic to show you the height of the screen room inside:
Door will touch the screen roof if you open it to the max
I hope you'll enjoy your screen room as much as I do.