Installing a Reese Liner
If your poles were marked prior to setting up the tipi, proceed to the next step. If your poles were not marked for the liner ropes, click here to get the measurements
After marking the poles, tie the liner rope to the door pole using a clove-hitch (or any secure knot) and then proceed to wrap the rope around each pole - keeping the rope on the inside of the tipi away from the cover as it goes from pole-to-pole. Continue this until you reach the door pole again for the top rope and until you reach the pole on the other side of the door for the center liner rope.
We do not recommend using a rope for the bottom liner ties but prefer to tie these to the tipi stakes - this keeps the liner from creeping when the wind blows.
Once you have the liner ropes installed, find the center rear liner ties (the top one is usually a different color than the rest). Tie this tie in a bow-knot (like you would tie your shoe) at the center-rear (lift-pole) of the tipi. Then tie all of the center liner ties to the center liner rope from the center rear to the door. Then do the same with the top liner ties to the top liner rope.
A Reese Tipi has a double overlap on the doorway so there should be one panel overlapping the door from each side when the liner is properly installed. This can be tied open or closed depending on the weather.
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