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  • #1

    Scott (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 01:59)

    Tent pegs have always been the bane of my life. The ground is either so hard that they bend or so soft that they pull out.
    Then I discovered Camp Pegs and I am now a happy camper!

  • #2

    John (Monday, 17 October 2016 17:01)

    Coach screws are similar to Camp Pegs but are nowhere near as effective as their flukes are quite different and don't grip the ground nearly as effectively. They are also difficult to hook a guy rope tension spring on to. Lastly, they are not case hardened and can bend or break more easily. Alternatively, other screw in plastic pegs don't have the strength of steel. Camp Pegs are definately the best! However, clicking the link button above does make interesting reading.

  • #3

    Kylie (Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:12)

    We have found 2 large camp pegs adequate for our awning. Great for places around Girraween where the ground is quite hard.

  • #4

    Management update (Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:23)

    News item 1 - are Camp Pegs good value? Let's find out:

    Zenith 12mm x 200mm coach screws (from Bunnings) - $3.20
    Zenith 12mm x 200mm Tech Shield coach screws (from Bunnings) - $4.40
    Camp Pegs "regular" 12mm x 200mm screws $4.17 in a pack of 6

    These prices prove Camp Pegs are excellent value - they are cheaper than Bunnings coated screws (a realistic comparison) and, even if you opted for the budget coach screws, Camp Pegs are less than a dollar dearer for all that extra quality and longevity. As they say, a "no brainer".

  • #5

    Testimonials (Sunday, 19 March 2017)

    Our camp pegs package arrived today. We would like to thank you for your prompt service, in this day & age it is nice to find a company that believes in good service. Thank you so very much.

    I got my pegs etc today. Very fast service and great looking pegs n clips. Thank you.

    Thank you for your prompt service, my Xmas present arrived today, I guess Mr Clause will distribute it in due course, all the best.

    LOVE LOVE these so much easier than hammering in pegs and then having to try and pull pegs out.

  • #6

    Management Update (Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:18)

    News item 2 - Camp Pegs has redesigned their hooks!

    As the hooks are wholly Australian manufactured, it was decided that the 2016 design was too labour intensive. Their design was initially OK whilst Camp Pegs was first launched. However, now that the product has reached maturity and is selling well, the time has come to invest in some machinery to reduce the labour content.
    The new 2017 model hooks are made from one piece of 6.3mm (1/4") diameter aluminium rod formed in a machine. Additionally, the traditional yellow colour is now only on the hook section. These changes result in a much stronger hook with exactly the same functionality.

  • #7

    Prudencevc@gmail.com (Sunday, 27 August 2017 05:51)

    What is the diameter of the peg. Will it fit into the 1cm hole on the foot of my sun awning leg?

  • #8

    Management answer (Sunday, 27 August 2017 06:31)

    Yes! A Camp Peg will fit into the 1cm hole in your sun awning leg as they are 9.5mm in diameter (across the flukes). Thanks for your question.

  • #9

    David Thomas (Friday, 26 January 2018 22:15)

    Judging by your photos, the 260mm peg has the same fluting and head as the 160mm peg, so the only difference appears to be 100mm of unfluted shaft. Can you explain why this 100mm of un-machined shaft causes the price to more than double?

  • #10

    Management answer (Friday, 26 January 2018 22:33)

    Hi David. That's a very good question that I have been waiting for someone to ask.
    I have spoken to the factory in Germany where the pegs are made and their answer is that the price depends on the manufacturing costs, the distribution costs and the economies of scale between common sizes and less common sizes.
    It annoys me that I have to price them in this way but I don't have much choice.
    On top of this, I have to purchase certain minimum quantities and the larger pegs don't sell as well as the regular and smaller sizes. So I have funds tied up in the larger peg sizes.
    I have thought of dropping them off the shelf, but just enough people buy them for that to be not a good idea.
    I hope this answers your question satisfactorily.
    Cheers - John