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Bolt-rope

Also called Keder or bead, bolt-rope is used to attach a canopy to a trailer and is sewn to the canopy roof. The bolt-rope is fed into the "C" track along the roof line of the trailer. On a standard setup, the bolt-rope is sewn to the canopy. For ease of installation, it can be...

Canopy Storage & Shipping Bag

Our canopy and canopy skirts come with heavy duty vinyl storage shipping bags. These bags include a repair kit sewn inside one of the flaps and clear vinyl windows on the outside for shipping and identification labels. Each bag has two handles on each end and zippers to open and close. The zipper tabs are...

Combination Skirts

Combination Skirts

"Combo" skirts are typically clear vinyl upper sections with solid fabric lower skirts. The lower skirts are called half height skirts and hang from horizontal poles. When used in combination, the clear uppers and solid lowers are connected with buckles and straps that loop around the pole through slits in the lower skirts. The lower skirts separate vertically...

Continuous verses Individual Half Height skirts

Half height skirts provide a perimeter barrier while allowing visibility into and out of the canopy. These skirts are available in two versions. Continuous and individual. Continuous - Half skirts travel across the vertical support poles. The skirts are joined by zippers at the poles. The "Gary Fisher" skirt in the photo is a continuous skirt. Individual...

Duo-Tone

Duo-Tone

Our Duo-Tone fabric is fire retardant and UV protected. Black on one side and white on the other this unique material serves multiple purposes. The canopy can be built with the white facing out (to reflect the heat) and the black facing in. The dark inside surface enhances monitor viewing. Flip the fabric over (black facing out &...

Extension

An extension adds to the length of the canopy by extending past the trailer end(s). The two most common styles are tapered (standard) and straight back rafter. The tapered style has a diagonal rafter extending from the trailer to the outside corner. The straight back style follows the same slope as the main canopy. Extensions can be added...

Flooring

Flexible flooring like the Kiwi tiles shown here provide a clean, dry non-skid surface. Available as interlocking tiles or on rolls, this flooring can be transported to any event. Standard and custom colors are available. Great for outdoor use.  

Footmans Loop

Footman Loop

A footman loop is a low profile metal bracket that provides an anchor point on the trailer to secure various sections of the canopy. Some of the common places they are utilized include: The canopy roof -To tension the bolt rope end to end. Roof ends ~ To tether the roof ends to the trailer when a "C"...

Full Height Skirts

Full Skirts

Full skirts are used on "Fully Enclosed" canopies and could be considered walls. They zip to the interior of the valance and hang down to the ground. Typically full skirts are built in sections with zipper connections in two places along the face and 2 places on each end. Each of the sections can be...

Half Height Skirts

Half Height Skirts

Half height skirts create a perimeter barrier while allowing visibility into the canopy. These skirts can be individual or continuous. Individual skirts hang separately between each vertical support pole. Continuous skirts are connected with zippers and hide the vertical support poles. Half height skirts are sometimes referred to as "privacy skirts", "pony walls" or "bally curtains".

Individual verses Continuous Half Height Skirts

Half height skirts provide a perimeter barrier while allowing visibility into and out of the canopy. These skirts are available in two versions. Continuous and individual. Continuous - Half skirts travel across the vertical support poles. The skirts are joined by zippers at the poles. The "Gary Fisher" skirt in the photo is a continuous skirt. Individual...

Instant Shelter

Instant Shelter

Another term for pop-up or portable canopy. These freestanding tents set up quickly with little or no assembly required. Sizes range from 5' x 5' to 10' x 20'. Custom printed covers are available. Larsens, Inc. is an authorized KD Kanopy distributor.

Keder

The official name is "bolt-rope" and some refer to it as the "bead". It is located along the top edge of the canopy roof and  fed into the "C" track along the roof line of the trailer. On a standard setup, the bolt-rope is sewn to the canopy. For ease of installation, it can be made as a...

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketing refers to a broad array of branding practices deployed on-site at events frequented by potential customers. The key insight of mobile marketing is that companies should be where their target customers are. A great example that most people are familiar with is the traveling Oscar Mayer car that shows up at events all over the...

NHRA Racing Canopy

The NHRA style canopy is another term for "cantilevered" or "suspended". The canopy is supported entirely by the trailer with no vertical poles. These are very popular with drag race teams since they allow access for tall & long dragsters. They are also popular with boat racers and vendors. The outer eave is typically higher (96") than a standard...

Pole Storage Bag

Pole Storage Bag

Pole bags are a convenient way to organize your frame poles and foot bases for safe keeping. They are not, however, intended to store frame rafters. These bags are made of heavy duty vinyl with double layer reinforced ends, lengthwise zippers and handles on the ends. Standard sizes range from 10" diameter x 104" long up...

Pop Up Canopy

Portable canopies that literally set up in seconds. Sizes range from 5' x 5' up to 10' x 20'. Larsens, Inc. is an authorized KD Kanopy distributor.

Rain Drain With Spout

Rain Drains with Spouts

Located between the rafters & towards the outer face of the canopy, these drains help prevent water from accumulating on top of the canopy which could cause damage. The spouts need to be deployed and free of obstructions when rain threatens. They can be rolled and stored in the convenient pouch when the weather is...

Roof End

The roof end is the triangular shaped piece that caps off the canopy roof at each end. It is typically sewn to the roof and is the same color. Contrasting colors are an option. When canopy extensions are used, the roof end becomes removable with a zipper flap. Roof ends are also referred to as "gables" or...

Soil Skirt

The soil skirt is a 10" to 15" vinyl piece sewn onto the bottom of a full skirt or privacy skirt. It is intended to lay an inch or two on the ground to prevent dirt from blowing into the canopy. It also reduces wear on the skirts. Soil skirts are typically black but can be blue,...

Star Motorcycles Storefront

Storefront

A Storefront style roof is available on fully enclosed canopies. The rafters create a peak which gives more headroom and creates the illusion of more space. The removable triangular shaped storefront allows for better graphics visibility from the ground than a standard slope roof.

underlay

Underlay

A second layer of fabric around the outer perimeter of a canopy roof. This additional layer reinforces the roof at critical stress areas which extends the life of the canopy. The canopy underlay is a standard feature on all Larsens, Inc. canopies.

valance

Valance

The valance is a small strip of fabric (usually 6" on a fully enclosed style) that hangs down from the front of the canopy roof. The valance hides the frame and is used to attach skirts. The valance can be the same color as the roof (standard) or a contrasting color can be chosen.

windows

Windows

A window is a cut-out in a full skirt, usually filled with clear vinyl. Windows are either rectangular, rounded rectangular or domed. A standard window is permanently sewn in but, can be ordered with zippers along the top and down both sides. Other options include interior roll-up covers, faux panes, solid acrylic and tinting.  

wired-rafters

Wired Rafters

Frame rafters can be wired internally for 110v or 220v receptacles. Pneumatic tubing can also be threaded through the rafters to deliver compressed air or other gasses.

xebec

Xebec

A three-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern. Note the fabric for the sails is a very early version of fabrics used for today's mobile canopies.

zipper-components

Zipper components

The four major components of a separating zipper are: box pin teeth slider A separating zipper does just what its' name says.. it separates like the zipper on a jacket. To engage the zipper start with the slider at the very bottom. Insert the "pin" through the slider and into the "box". Pull the slider up the zipper "teeth" to the end. The...