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How to set up a portable shelter

16 STEPS

Need to protect your vehicle, outdoor tools, and equipment from the elements with a portable shelter? Don’t worry – you’ve got this. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Select shelter size and strength

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Lay frame parts on a flat surface

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Follow the set up instructions

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Assemble frame from roof structure

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Build the end rib first, then the intermediate end rib

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Attach intermediate rib to the end rib

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Hand tighten fasteners

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Attach all remaining ribs

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Assemble the final end rib

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Square the frame according to the manual using a measuring tape

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Rotate the anchors

Rotate the anchors into the ground until the eye-lid is about 1 to 2 inches from the ground. Use one anchor per leg to secure your shelter.

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Use a ratchet to tighten all fasteners

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Roll-up the entrance door and secure with bungee balls

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Center the cover

Pull the cover over the frame making sure it is centered. Check that there is an equal amount of overhang on all corners.

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Slide the counter weights in at the bottom of the cover and affix them together

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Tighten each corner

When the cover is installed properly you should not be able to put your fingers between the fabric and the ribs. The cover should lay evenly without wrinkles.