Joy, Luke and I attend an event called Sea Dog Nights  We have been a part of a ship and wanted to become venders and have our GORV on site to stay in.  To have our GORV there we had to hide it.  And we thought if this worked out, we could maybe vend to pay to travel.  Most of the stuff we sold we picked up at yard/tag sales, second hand stores ect.  So this is one way to hide a GORV.


First thing make a plan.  We'll build a really big tent and hide the Cabana inside.  Second build a scale model. 1 inch per foot, we will need 30 feet by 30 feet.  With 10 foot high walls and the peak at 20 feet.  That gives us 10 x 30 vending and 20 x 30 camp/cabana area.


The scale model of the tent.

Ok here we go again.  So we will need lots of parts


Walls 12 each, here are 6 the others look like the top.  Under the watchful eye of our guard cat.

The top 30 feet by 40 feet.  We were lucky and found this old school gym to layout and sew up the top.  7 panels, 40 feet long.


Fabric wrangling. The top has about 90 yards of fabric.  And weighs in at about 170 pounds.


Portable holes and tent stakes.


Front and rear upper and rear lower center pole mounts attach to the Cabana.


All that shows of the mounting system going down the road, front.


Rear mount test fit.

Front mount test fit.


Tent poles check, Cabana mounts check, portable holes check, line check, heavy duty puller check, tent stakes check. Are we ready?


So the first time setting this up is upon us.  All has been theory so far.  We sure hope it works!!


Step 1, drape cabana with top.


Step 2 set 20 foot poles and a 15.


Gotta save this and add more later.  More to come


So good so far.


The top is up. Tomorrow we will finish setting up.


From the side/back with walls.

From the front.


Our camp.

Looking the other way.

Our fliers 1 of 3

2 of 3


3 of 3

A moment to slow down.

Closed for the evening.

So we got it up nobody knew we had a Cabana.  It looks like it's about to fall but that is actulley part of the design.  It lets the wind spill instead of just stopping it.  We did make enough to cover our expenses.  Had a grand time!!!!  So if your somewhere and you see us....stop on in and say hi.  Fair winds to all, Tony, Joy and Cool Paw Luke

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Comment by Tony and Joy Durfey on October 23, 2011 at 5:52pm
Thanks, William and Pat.  It was a bit of work but worth it.
Comment by Pat Daly on October 22, 2011 at 9:37am
worked great! can't even see the "stealth" cabana.
Comment by William Briggs on October 21, 2011 at 11:34am
Interesting story. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Pat Daly on October 10, 2011 at 10:54pm
Wow! Double Wow!  BIG project and pretty cool one...
Comment by Pat Daly on October 10, 2011 at 9:37am
Wow! Way stealth and about a zillion miles of fabric. Is that a sail loft you're sewin in?
Comment by Pat Daly on October 9, 2011 at 11:41pm
ha, that's great!



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