The zip strips that hold the little black covers over the ends keep breaking! Are others having this problem? Are the little black covers even important...can I just take them off?
The ties on the Expedition I used to have would break every time I hung the hammock too tight. If I hung it looser, they were fine.
I don't think the covers are anything other than cosmetic.
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I've not had an issue with them breaking, but since I just replaced the stock suspension with whoopies, I'm considering replacing the zip ties with some shock cord...make it easier to pull those on and off if I need to adjust or replace the suspension.
ZQ here. I use a stronger zip tie when I put the end caps back on after completeing the zipper mod. Also, the end cap covers a sharp area that might damage/poke/cut something that might come in contact with it.
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The only time mine broke was when I strung my HH too tightly.
Now that I have converted it to straps & buckles I just replaced the zip tie with a piece of 2mm drawcord. Allows me to inspect the wraps of Amsteel easily. Shockcord would do as well.
That's great news, since I just sent my HH in for a mod a couple of weeks ago! That's a freebie I didn't even know aboutZQ here. I use a stronger zip tie when I put the end caps back on after completeing the zipper mod. Also, the end cap covers a sharp area that might damage/poke/cut something that might come in contact with it.
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