What is the valance?
This is the trim that hangs off the edge of the tent top about 12”. When you close the sides of your tent with your sidewall, the valance covers the gap between the tent top and sidewall.
What color can I get my tent in?
Available colors are listed at the top of each price list.
I see 14, 16 & 18oz. What is that?
Oz (ounce) is the weight of the vinyl per square yard. 18oz. is the heaviest.
How do I start my order?
Contact us by phone, email, fax and let us know what tent size, color, or oz.. We will walk you through the process from there.
How do I pay for a tent?
Payment methods are listed on Our home page at http://www.abctents.com
What is eave?
That is the height where you first walk under the edge of the tent top. We have standard heights of 7½’ and 10’ but can make whatever you need.
What is the life expectancy of your tents?
Life expectancy is always an interesting question. It depends so much on how well someone sets up their tent and keeps it tight and how many severe storms it goes through.
Is shipping included?
Sorry but no. Shipping cost can vary so much since we ship all over the world.
Do you offer used tents?
We offer new and used tents, if/when available, they are manufactured at our facility in Florida.
How do I determine seating if I use tables?
You will need 10 square feet per person at square/rectangle tables, 12 square feet at round/oval tables. Square footage is listed by each tent size.
How long does it take to get my tent?
Once you let us know the tent size, style and color you would like, we can contact you with an approximate ship date and transit time.
I don’t want sidewall, can I get a tent without it?
Yes. You can get whatever you like. Just tent top, poles, etc.
What is included in the total price?
Tent top, sidewall, heavy duty bags for top & sidewall, center poles, high tensile galvanized steel quarter poles (if needed) & wall poles, ropes, stakes, fire marshal certificates.
What is the difference between a round end and a square end tent?
All of our tents are built with the same strength of construction. All things being equal, if you have an oval and rectangle tent in the same field and a windstorm blows down the rectangle, it should take an additional 20-30 MPH wind to blow down the oval.
How do I clean my tents?
Everyone will have their own ideas of how to clean their tent. We have found that pressure washers, etc. are not as deep cleaning and perhaps harmful, particularly to older tents.
Following is how we would clean a tent: For initial cleaning, spread tent out on grass, get wide nylon bristle brooms, take your shoes off and spread non concentrated laundry detergent out and water and get to work. That will take most of the dirt off.
You can experiment with different spot cleaners for bad areas. Always test small area first. We like “Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner” available at Dollar General Stores. WD-40 will take off tar and other odd marks. For other tough areas you can use 3 parts water 1 part Clorox to scrub with. Do one panel at a time and then wash off immediately, otherwise it will take gloss off top of tent. You can use this same mix of Clorox and water on underside, where seatbelts show and actually let it dry without washing off. This will help fight mildew in the future.
What do I do if a storm is coming?
Ultimately, it is your decision to either ride out the storm or simply drop your tent and get it on the ground, out of the weather.
If you decide to leave it up, the following are a few tips for preparing your tent for bad weather, winds, etc.: It is vital that the tent be as tight as possible. Use a ratchet to really tighten down each staking point and then re-tie your rope. If you expect high wind, at your discretion, you can either remove sidewall from tent, or ½ it up. You ½ it up by lifting bottom edge (with grommets) up and tying off to rope that your snap hooks clip to. By doing this, or removing you sidewall, you will allow the wind to move through the tent and not have the wind push the sidewall so hard that it knocks out the wall poles.
This is a good start to preparing your tent for a storm. Of Course, it is your decision whether to leave the tent up or Take it down. Even though our tents are designed to be the Strongest, it still wears on a tent each storm it goes through.