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    Senior Member Smckinney0031's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ35S View Post
    Anyone try kam snaps?
    I have not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smckinney0031 View Post
    It slides shoulder side to feet side, stays in place from head end to foot end, sometimes it ends up completely one side or the other.
    Try tightening (shortening) the primary suspension. How much does the UQ lift your hammock when the hammock is empty? It should lift your hammock a good bit. I had the same issue with my DIY CDT UQ, until I tightened the primary suspension. Also, make sure the suspension on your shoulder side is above the side of the hammock. If it stays trapped underneath, your quilt won't stay in place.
    Last edited by rweb82; 10-15-2019 at 21:01.

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    I assume you are using the net and pulling it out on the head corner, right? Most UQ are designed to ride up a little higher than the zipper line on the head/shoulder corner than the Wooki does because they are rectangles. I think the pullout and shape of the net might be keeping your UQ so low on that corner that it doesn’t take much to cause it to slip off. Try staking out that pullout further from the hammock and/or somehow arrange it so that it pulls at a higher angle. Maybe try not using the pullout at all and allow the UQ to ride as high as it naturally wants to. Or try a Wooki. Or try it with the net removed.

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    If it doesn't have a "CLEW" suspension, they work and are a lot less fiddly. Sewing on tabs is not a big deal


    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smckinney0031 View Post
    It slides shoulder side to feet side, stays in place from head end to foot end, sometimes it ends up completely one side or the other.
    Make sure you do not have the ends cinched to tightly. Try to let them out some to see if it helps keeping the UQ side to side. There is a sweet spot on letting those ends in or out. You don't want gaps.
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    Ridgeline quilt hooks can help, at least the do for me. As others mentioned earlier, there are way to diy the same basic idea.

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/ri...e-quilt-hooks/

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    I thank you all so much! Soon as I can set up I will try out all the suggestions! I havent even been able to watch the videos from Shug!!! Gotta love the work week!

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    "Sliding off" is generally a symptom of the quilt being on too tight. Try simply loosening.

    To make absolutely sure it won't slip off, you need to utilize tie-out points on the hammock (This is going to require you to fix a ribbon or cord onto the UQ that you can use to tie onto the hammock. Your hammock may already come with tie-out points). Usually one near the foot and one near the head forces the quilt into the desired parallelogram shape.

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    You can also use an UQP. It will protect your investment and probably solve your problem. I've been using one from 2QZQ and it helps me a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfed View Post
    You can also use an UQP. It will protect your investment and probably solve your problem. I've been using one from 2QZQ and it helps me a lot!
    I second that. Plus it extends the quilt's temperature range, your options where to hang your hammock and enables you to use a smaller tarp.

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