Sid I am wondering about those poles, they look like some I saw online that had mixed reviews. What do you think of them? And where did you pick them up? There are mucho dinero kelty poles that are super compact and strong but at $40 a pop....
Liked the height of your poles.
Then I may just need a tree to tie of the other end or a single pole. Anyone here tried something similar?
Well when the storm flattened my pop up canopy I pulled two broken poles out of the wreckage tied two corners of the cover on the far side of the camper and ran the cover over to the door side, then tied the two broken poles into the tarp with guy ropes to pull an awning
Poles need guy ropes and stakes, you can as Sid shows in the pictures use a single rope that pulls across the tarp to the opposite corner. For more strength run a guy rope and stake inline with the edges of the tarp going away from that corner. So you have two guy ropes that pull along the edge of the tarp from each pole. Each pole then ends up braced in two directions.
Best arrangement I have found is point of pole through grommet of tarp with guy rope(s) on top and around the pole tip. Rope holds the grommet down on the pole. Absent that have used a short rope tied to a grommet with a loop that goes on the pole.
Nice trick I have used to put a rope where there is no grommet but there is a tree is to wrap a round rock in the tarp and tie off to that. Like this image shows. http://www.angelfire.com/ia3/camping...etcomplete.gif
I'm really hoping that I can find a good tarp and pole set up, tired of the pop up size and weight
, clam looks like they cut that down a lot but I'll have to do a bit of research before I'll spend $300 on a canopy. But it does seem better when compared to a factory awning