which screw-in Peggy Peg for which ground... It's not about depth, it's about grip!
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General rule: the harder the ground, the smaller the screw-in peg can be, because it usually finds a quick grip.
Does it also work in winter?
Yes, it does! You just need to consider some things. In general, it’s the same application like in gravel/stony areas. It’s mandatory to pre-drill! If necessary, even with a percussion drill. The plastic material the Peggys are made from contains a little amount of water which freezes at minus temperatures. Because of this the Peggy gets brittle and is easier to break. We recommend you therefore to give them into hot water before screwing them into the frozen ground. This gives more elasticity and also helps before screwing the Peggy Pegs out again. It’s not unpreventable that one breaks of sometimes.
Can the screws snap off?
Well, of course they can snap off. Everything what’s beyond tight is broken. From all the "broken pieces" we examine, were 99% overwound. Probably because men wanted to screw the Peggy all the way into the soil 😉 Every screw (also ordinary ones) has a certain value of newton meters. If this got exceeded the screw breaks, physically logical. So, for our Peggy Pegs it is effective only to screw until the Peggy stops turning further into the ground. Check if the Peg is secure, work with the height-adjustable system and always place the double hook closest to the soil because of the leverage effect. You will achieve this by setting your electric drill to the required torque and starting it with short intervals. By doing this, you’ll notice the counter pressure of the Peggy Peg before reaching its breaking point. When carrying this out handle with care and everything should stay perfectly intact.
Are there also Peggys made from metal?
Yes and no. A few of our Pegs are made from Aluminium, which is a kind of metal. The other ones are made from plastic. Both materials have in common that they are extremely light. Every camper needs to think about their maximum load nowadays. Compared to the usual weight of a tent peg set (5-10kg), weighs our StartKit only 1,3kg and meets the same requirements (anchoring an up to 5,5m long tent). The electric drill, which is most of the times already with you for operating the crank supports, won’t add much of weight anymore.
Conclusion: pegs made from steel would be way too heavy and also wouldn’t be elastic to find the perfect way below the surface.
What's the material exactly?
Our Peggys are made from glass-fibre reinforced polyamide in the injection moulding process. This material is also known as “nylon”. It can be found in the cockpit of the motorhome, on the bicycle rack but also in your household and garden. Actually, you can find it everywhere in your daily life. It’s not a cheap plastic, which is usually used for plastic impact pegs. It’s a matter of the right processing, as well as the perfect mix of fibreglass and UV inhibitors to create a high-quality product. It is equally light, elastic, very heat-resistant and highly resilient, but not unbreakable (see above). The best possible choice of materials for this purpose.