How best to join 2 blue tarps

Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 18:57
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I want to join 2 cheap blue tarps so that I can use it to keep the dew off our camper. Should I glue them, stitch them, get them ultrasonically welded, etc. I want to have the minimum of overlap so that I get the maximum length out of them. Got any ideas.
Simon
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Reply By: The Rambler - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:15

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:15
Iwould suggest for the price of blue tarps you would be better off buying the right size one and keeping the others for something else.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:30

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:30
yep for the price of joining them you can buy another from WA salvage
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Follow Up By: Simon - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 07:24

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 07:24
Yes, I know they are dead cheap and it would seem like a stupid question, but I want one that is about 7 metres plus x 3.0 metres, and the only way I can achieve this is to join 2 3.7m x 3.0m together.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:56

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:56
Buy the right one, they arent that expensive.

if not, cabletie the holes together, and tape, and silastic, and more tape - is it worth the hassle?
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Reply By: GoLucyVan - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:04

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:04
Simon,
Have had the same problem when SWMBO wanted to cover a large family tent and provide a super sized awning next to it under one cover to stop rain etc.
We got some rolls of velcro along the long side of each tarp - just remember to make sure they both have silver side up when connected.
Now we have the option of both sizes if needed
regards

Go Lucyvan
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:17

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:17
If you're going to go to the hassle of joining two together, dont use the blue ones, they don't last very long... Get hold of some quality silver ones from a camping store. At least then all your stuffing around might have a better ROI......

Cheers, John.
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Reply By: flappa - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:35

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:35
You can sew them together.

Easy as.

Dont pay big bucks to get them done , can be easily done on a home machine.
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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 13:10

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 13:10
G'day Simon,

I bought a 7m x 3.5m heavy duty silver lined tarp to cover both the tent and also have an awning. Incidentally, this was to replace a blue tarp that had been sewn together and deteriorated. Mind you, it was 10 years old !!!

They can be sewn together pretty easily, but as said by others, I reckon you're better off buying one. If you look, you'll get the size you want. As I said, I've got a 7m x 3.5m and there were bigger ones.

Cheers,

Smocky.
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Reply By: kimprado - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:06

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:06
Hi Simon,
This may sound a little strange, but I use ocky straps. Sure there will be a small gap, but I've never had a problem.
The guys are right, go for the silver tarps.
regards
Kim
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Reply By: Andy C - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 23:50

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 23:50
Well, try some small cable ties "eye to eye" - cheap as and easy to dismantle and re-do. I also use the small cable ties to tie a tarp to a rope between two trees - works a wonder - easy to install - cheap - and clip off and discard in the fire as you pack up!
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