Originally Posted by djh1988
Very interested to hear how your top rail works out. I too am 300# and tried a 1 3/8" top rail in 3 4' sections connected with the top-rail connectors. Was not confident it would work but was shooting for portability. MAJOR FAILURE immediately when I got in my hammock - one of the metal connectors snapped in half. Back to the drawing board but am out of ideas on cost-effective solutions.
Just for clarity, were you using the connectors that are sold separately. Or were they the reduced ends as come on one end of the top rail?
If it was the separate connector, they are not strong at all in this application, they even have a weak place around the center.