Originally Posted by Cannibal
Anybody know what works better for tarp tensioners; thin stretchy or thick not so stretchy?
Ideal: A tensioner that will pull the tarp taut, but has about half its stretch remaining.
Why? Because the tensioner has two jobs: 1) to take up the sag as rain/dew/moisture in the air wets the tarp and causes it to stretch and sag during the night; and 2) to absorb wind shock that makes a tarp flap and fail.