200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Doug L

What are those things called that are used to tighten the ropes? They have two holes  and sort of lock the rope.

I want to make a few out of wood

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dbhost
Depends on the manufacturer. They are typically called either Guyline adjusters, or Guyline tensioners.
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GrayClay
Use this knot; A taught line hitch. Always free, handy and available.

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Hot Diggity
Dog bones.

   I'm using surplus aluminum ones now, but Dad made them out of hardwood.  I think some birch plywood would be more crack resistant.
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Roger Miller
I had them rope tighteners on my canvas canopy and I was not able to get them tight as I wanted and they would slip a bit.
So I switched to using a truckers hitch, I am able to get the canopy as tight as I want and is an easy quick release when time to break camp
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NYGfan
+1 on the truckers hitch. It’s my go to knot.

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fuel brained
+2 Was taught that knot by my Uncle Ed 40yrs ago to help secure his tarps on his 48ft flatbed trailer. Been using it every sense.
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Yosemite John
I use  Dutchmans. Works good.
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Opus5150
I've heard them called tent or line slips.  We called them dog bones overseas....

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Stan_D
I always knew them as a line lock.  I found a few pics of what you describe, and they're referred to as line tensioners.  Easily made out of wood. They don't have to be round, either.
New-Outdoor-Cord-Rope-Tensioners-Line-Locks-Tent.jpg 
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kw12330
I had them rope tighteners on my canvas canopy and I was not able to get them tight as I wanted and they would slip a bit.
So I switched to using a truckers hitch, I am able to get the canopy as tight as I want and is an easy quick release when time to break camp


Another +1 on the truckers hitch, used it all the time to tie down cabinets on our 18 foot flat bed for delivery, and still use it all the time when camping or tying down tarps on my truck. How many out there that knows how to tie a truckers knot?

Keith W  

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Scouterjan
I use a truckers hitch but have also seen some nice wood tensioners that never slipped. They used 3 holes in them not 2
Jan


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mpetey
You can get some military ones from suppliers they are called dog bones. They are plastic and work great.
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TwoCanoes
Trucker's hitch!
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Stan_D
The problem with knots is that when the line gets wet, knots are difficult to adjust.  And trying to adjust a line in the rain just plain sucks.
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Gunhippie
I use the trucker's hitch--or a modified version using a butterfly loop--on a regular basis when I need something tied down really tight, but it's over-kill for tent guys. The Taut-line hitch does a great job for guys. Super simple hitch that takes a few seconds to tie.
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outlawmws
I;ve used both truckers knots and tensiners , as well as Heavy duty bungees (which work great as shock cords as well...  - Those are n use on my tent trailer canopy on the short side. - I plan to do the same for a bakers tent when I finally get there with that...

I made a bunch of the tensioners  out of 1/2" PVC pipe, and they are sill in use on my old tent trailer...  and I've made them out of 3/8" dowel for lighter nylon cords for light use.  these needed to be longer than I expected to work right.  about 3" or so...
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deepmarsh
I like Nite-Ize figure 9. I primarily hammock camp and use them for my rain fly. 
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