How are you doing? , well I am writting you for a couple of technical questions about your domes, I am planning to have several days camping at the mountains by winter, the idea is to use a 18′ yurtdome as a base camp tent for my ski trips…
Im not speaking about high altitude extreme mountaineering, but in my experience, would be great to have a cover, or something to cover the top of the dome, to avoid snow accumulation at the flat sections between the poles, that’s available from you?
And by the way, it is possible to add more vinyl windows? in a bigger section? would be excellent to have big windows to see through….
Well that’s it, thank you very much for your time.. and of course, any advice for winter camping and which model to choose from your products its highly appreciated..
Our domes have been used for camps on ski trips. But there were several things you should keep in mind. Read the material in the online manual and the snow and wind warnings. The dog should not have any material stretched over the pool structure. The reason for that is in between the poles material can Saxonwood collects no point of collapsing the 10. The domes can be set up and taken down very quickly with just a few practices set ups. So that is one way to deal with the problem; just take the dome down when not in use put it up when you need it. Another solution is to install a heater and use the heat from the stove to melt the snow causing it to slide off.
You can get up to four clear vinyl windows in the dome; although we do not generally recommend clear vinyl for winter use because it stiffens in low temperatures. For the same reason we do not recommend larger windows. Larger Windows are problematic in that they do not add structural stiffness and strength to the dome the way the standard Windows do. So if you were to replace the standard material with clear vinyl the overall effect would be to weaken the dome.
Please give me a call if you have other questions 650-323-6202