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    DuctTapeMessiah's Avatar
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    Winter Dream 11 with Ridge Runner

    Is any one using this setup currently? I知 curious how well it works. I just purchased some external spreader bars since I知 sure it will be almost necessary but I知 also considering buying an additional tarp specifically for a bridge hammock. I would love to hear all of your feedback.


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    Senior Member cneill13's Avatar
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    I have a Winter Dream 12 footer that I use with a Ridgerunner. I would assume the 11 footer would work just as well.

    The only difference with the RR is that I have to pitch the tarp a bit higher than with a gathered-end hammock.

    I used to use outside spreader bars but hated them.

    Below are pictures of my setup. The snow pic was from last weekend in the North Georgia mountains. There was 6 inches of snow on the AT where I was camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneill13 View Post
    I have a Winter Dream 12 footer that I use with a Ridgerunner. I would assume the 11 footer would work just as well.

    The only difference with the RR is that I have to pitch the tarp a bit higher than with a gathered-end hammock.

    I used to use outside spreader bars but hated them.

    Below are pictures of my setup. The snow pic was from last weekend in the North Georgia mountains. There was 6 inches of snow on the AT where I was camping.

    rr1.jpg

    RR2.jpg
    Can you close your doors all the way in the 12'? I'd be concerned that on 11' they wouldn't close around the triangle suspension.

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    I use my 12' Winter Haven with my Ridgerunner and it closes most of the way. I have an 11 foot winter tarp as well and it will not close around the stock suspension.
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    I have a WD 12 that I use with my Ridgerunner. Cannot close the doors all the way due to the suspension triangles. Can get them mostly closed, but there still is a gap where the aforementioned triangles pass through. I think you'd need like a 14' tarp to really close the doors totally.

    I also have found the snaps a bit less useful than I originally thought they would be. I've pretty much gone to shockcord to opposite corner like Trailslug's set up to close the doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drsolarmolar View Post
    I have a WD 12 that I use with my Ridgerunner. Cannot close the doors all the way due to the suspension triangles. Can get them mostly closed, but there still is a gap where the aforementioned triangles pass through. I think you'd need like a 14' tarp to really close the doors totally.

    I also have found the snaps a bit less useful than I originally thought they would be. I've pretty much gone to shockcord to opposite corner like Trailslug's set up.
    Thanks for the info


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    The WD13 with pole mods is the way to go if your using a Ridgerunner and you want to close the doors.

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    I have used my HG 11' Cuban tarp with my WBRR in some heavy rain and stayed dry. Drip lines on all 4 corners of the hammock make it work.
    If you prepare for failure you will probably succeed.

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    I use a WD 12' with my RR but can close my doors because I had Dutch make me shorter dog bones. Not any more tipsy, and no problem with spreader bars. I am 220 lbs and use carbon fiber spreader bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brohawk View Post
    I use a WD 12' with my RR but can close my doors because I had Dutch make me shorter dog bones. Not any more tipsy, and no problem with spreader bars. I am 220 lbs and use carbon fiber spreader bars.
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    How short are those dog bones?

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