NEW IDEA Tent Hub System

Therookiehunter

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Ok this is a little off the wall idea, but you never know what could become popular these days. This is a Hub and tent attachment system.

Simply put, you have a dome tent with 4 doors, three of which are designed so you can attach other tents to it. Each individual carries their own Annex tent while one person can carry the Hub tent as well as their own annex. you set up the hub. then each annex tent is a sleeping tent for one person. you first button the tent door flap to the dome door flap. this holds it in place, then you can zipper the two tents together. This gives you a primary hub area with up to 3 sleeping quarters attached.

DOME HUB
So you take a standard dome style tent, with two flex poles. Now each side has a door. the material that covers the zipper and protects from the elements is a bit larger and has two functions now.

1. it protects the dome door zipper.
2. it also holds the additional annex tent attachment buttons and zipper.

Annex tents
Standard lay out tent. running roughly 16 inches high at the tip running up to door height at the dome attachment section. The door to the tent is designed to fit and attach to the side of the dome tent. The zipper protection flaps have a button connections to hold it against the dome tent while the outer zipper allows you to zipper the two pieces together. But still having its own inner zipper to be uses as a stand alone tent.

Here are my very crude drawings. Andy Z I am sure you will probably fix my poor art work as usual...lol
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Andy Z.

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I completed the sketch as you said. I think it's almost what you mentioned above. I got few questions here.

1. How is the set up of the hub tent? 2 poles bended and gotten cross?
2. To the connection between the hub tent and Annex tents, is the tarp with snap on the top of the zipper strap?

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Hi Andy, so yes to hub tent. just two flex poles that cross corner to corner.

So with the snap and zipper. The material over the zipper would snap into place against the hub, and then you would have the two pieces of zipper, one on tent and one on hub and you can zip them together to hold it together as well.

Buti have been thinking about this. If you have several buttons to snap together, you may not need to zipper it together, or vice versa. Zipper instead of button snap. The dome and the tent will each have their own door
Anyway.
 

Andy Z.

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Buti have been thinking about this. If you have several buttons to snap together, you may not need to zipper it together, or vice versa. Zipper instead of button snap. The dome and the tent will each have their own door
Anyway.
If we use the snap only, it will cause a problem that the conection between the hub and annex is not waterproof and if it's raining, water can get in easily.
 

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I confirmed with our R&D team and to my suprise, they already have a project which is similar to your idea but more complex. :geek: The hub tent is larger and use more poles to make the whole strure more stable.
 
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