Rainier Span Full Strength Tent System
If you're serious...
About your Frame Tent System ... then your only choice is Rainier Tents!
We're the first tent system to develop and incorporate slide-in vinyl panels into frame tent technology.
Maximizer Tents are the strongest frame tent systems on the market and we have engineering to prove it! The Maxi frame tent system is ideal for high wind or semi-permanent installations where strength and durability are critical. Common tube lengths are used in a variety of tent sizes, configurations, and positions, simplifying parts management and minimizing your investment as your needs change or grow. All connectors are welded steel components assembled in state-of-the-art fixtures to ensure accuracy and are zinc plated to protect against rust. Connectors in the Maxi System have additional drilling locations for cross bolting to increase frame strength when needed in larger frames and are compatible through the entire system. Brace bars connect directly into the function slot of the Maxi Tube II eliminating bolt on brackets. The Maxi frame can be pinned for fast set up or bolted for long term stability. We use the best aluminum alloy to extrude all Maxi Tubes, then clear anodize the aluminum for long lasting protection from oxidation.
Save Money with Every Install: The fastest installing frame tent system on the market saves you labor costs on every job, putting more money in your pocket.
Win Repeat Business: Attractive, superior performing tents that won’t pond, leak or rattle in the wind means happy customer. No one pays attentions to the fit and finish of every tent component like Rainier.
Engineered Strength: The strongest frame tent system on the market, and we have up-to-date engineering to prove it.
Durability: Plated connectors, reinforced seams, and superior craftsmanship means your tent will look good and last longer than other frame tents.
Superior Technical Support and Service: 24/7 support for difficult installs, code compliance training, installation training, customizations, flexible configurations, load lists, layout diagrams, and knowledgeable, experienced staff are just some of the ways we help you to maximize the value of the tent system.
Slide Track Technology
Why Lace When You Can SLIDE?
The introduction of keder tracks on rafters and legs revolutionized the frame tent industry. Suddenly, there was a way to gain a competitive labor cost advantage and provide a better performing product with the same investment.
Countless labor hours have been saved by tent renters across the country by eliminating the lacing of adjoining fabric panels. Slide-in panels go in fast, really fast, and provide a weather-proof seal.
Not all tracked frame tent systems are created equal. To realize the full benefit of this technology, rafter tracks must align perfectly with the tracks in the crown.
Maximizer tubes and fittings are designed and manufactured to precise tolerances. Tracks align, holes align and the fit of frames to fitting are tight enough to fit well together, but not so tight as to slow down installation.
Perfect Alignment, Every Time
Designed for lowest cost of ownership
What would a 25% to 50% reduction in your tent installation labor costs mean to your business?
Purchasing a tent system for your party rental business is one of the most important business decisions you’ll make. Shouldn’t this investment depend on a lot more than just who is giving the biggest discount? Tent rental companies thrive or die by their labor efficiency for each event, so your tent system should HELP you make money each and every time you set it up.
Maximizer Tents are designed from the ground up to be the fastest installing and the most labor efficient frame tent system on the market today. Including labor efficiency as an important part of your purchasing decision is what which we call the
Lowest Cost of Ownership Equation:
Total Cost of Your Tent System = The Cost to Purchase + The Cost to OPERATE the Tent System
Achieving the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for our customers is our driving philosophy. Every connection is designed to fit together quickly and easily. No more pounding pieces together, no more awkward connections to make on a ladder. The system is simply designed to require less labor hours to install and dismantle, and then manufactured to precise tolerances that makes your tent installations quick and trouble-free.
For example, an industry labor study comparing 40’ x 100’ frame tents provided these results:
Less Inventory: Tent parts are intentionally designed to be used in multiple locations and in different tent configurations, meaning fewer unique parts to manage and lower overall inventory costs.
Longer Life: Fabric is reinforced at stress points and is made from only high quality materials; Fabric also has a longer life being pulled through tracks rather than being dragged over tent frames. Connectors are plated to protect against rust and chipping. All this means your Maximizer Tent system will last longer, require less maintenance and look better than tents with cheaper components and less attention to detail during manufacturing.
Flexibility: Maximizer Tents can be easily expanded or reconfigured to meet the needs of your local market, your specific event, or your growing business. And because the system uses more common parts, the additional investment to adapt your tent is much less than buying an entirely new tent.
Crew Safety: Design features of the tent and production standards during manufacturing mitigate potential hazards to your install crew like ladder installations, sharp edges on parts or heavy and awkward attachments during installation. Keep your crew healthy and productive!
Accessorizing Efficiency: So the tent is up and it’s time to decorate ... but where do you attach the lighting or the liner? Maximizer tents provide a number of ways to quickly and easily attach décor items, saving you additional labor costs during this phase of event set up.
Safe and Secure: Maximizer Tents are engineered strong to meet the latest IBC standards, saving you time and money during the permitting process, and keeping your customers’ guests safe and secure during challenging weather conditions.
Featuring the Maxi Tube System
Specially shaped and super strong aluminum tubing, ideal for 30′, 40′ and 50′ wide frames and is 50% stronger than other super tubes, without added weight. It can be quick pinned for fast set up or bolted for long term stability. Maxi Tube is compatible with the other major brands or shapes of canopy tent systems.
MAXI TUBE II™
Keder tracks allow the tent top to slide into the rafters quickly and easily, while adding greater strength and stability. Innovative technology allows for retrofitting most round tube frame systems. Bottom function slot allows easy connection of brace bars and other components.
Get a stronger 2″ tube system and all the installation benefits of the slide-in fabric top system for 10′, 20′ and lightweight 30′ widths. Cost effective alternative for smaller widths provides the benefits of the slide-in fabric tops.
The newest tube in the Maxi line is used for eaves, ridges and hip locations. It allows sidewall to slide into the center track at the bottom and smoothly roll from side to side. Two extra tracks allow for more connections such as liners, lights, and versatile keder hanger brackets for accessories and décor.
Designed From The Bottom Up - Maximizer Base Plates
Holes are provided in all Maximizer Base Plates for double-staking or for bolting to cement surfaces. A unique feature of the Maximizer base plate is that it requires you to drive one stake at a 15° angle to the other, increasing the holding-power efficiency compared to conventional staking methods. A ½” Hitch Rod provides a place to tie up any rope, carabineer, cable, or strap.
Maximizer Base Plates, Legs, and all Eave Connectors have holes for 3/8” bail pins. Bolts can replace bail pins for additional shear strength for use in high wind load or semi-permanent applications.
Maximizer Base Plates come in three sizes for every application or terrain and can also accommodate sidewall bottom bars.
The Crowning Achievement - Maxi II Track Crowns
The Maxi II Track Crowns provide an extremely strong, rafter-to-rafter connection that will never tear out. The Maximizer Crown System features 180° rotating ridge line connectors that facilitate the installation of this frame system without using ladders, resulting in a faster and safer assembly.
From top left moving clockwise, the three connectors shown include the 8-way crown used in the end position of all hip-end tents, the 3-way crown used at the gable-end position, and the 4-way crown used at all intermediate crown positions.
Cornering The Market - Maxi Corner Connectors
The Maximizer Tent System provides two different corner connectors. At left is shown the corner fitting for gable end tents. At right is the hip end corner connector. The Maximizer Corner has a ½” Hitch Rod for easy attachment of ropes, carabineers – or anything.
In-Between The Corners - Maxi Intermediate Connectors
The Maximizer Tent System offers two different eave connectors at the intermediate positions. At right is shown the 6-way intermediate connector, used exclusively in 40’ hip end tents. At left is a 4-way intermediate connector that used in all other intermediate eave connections. The 4-way connector can be easily converted to a 5-way or 6-way connector by simply bolting on additional spigots.
The Other Connectors
The 50’ hip end tent utilizes the 8-way hip splice connector on the left to extend hip rafters and connect to 2’ tube bracing. Similarly, the 40' hip end uses the 4-way connector in the right.
Used exclusively in the 50’ systems, purlin hangers are used to connect purlins to gable end rafters (at left) and intermediate hip rafters and intermediate arches (on right.)
The gable eave connector is used to join the eave tubes to the uprights on gable end tents.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Birdhouse,’ the connector shown here connects the tops of gable end uprights and is typically left attached to the upright tube.
TRIANGULATION & TENSION
The Backbone of a Practical Design
Parts Work in Unison for Strength
Brace Bars, and Cables, are strategically located to develop appropriate triangular tension members that “lock-up” the frame. This limits movement of all the components to stiffen the entire frame and improve wind load capacity. The Maximizer Tent System utilizes the commonly employed tension and compression technology used in large European style frame structures to create leading-edge light weight structure technology.
Brace bars provide triangulation and strength. At the top left, the universal brace bar is shown at the peak providing a rafter-to-rafter connection. At left, the brace bar provides leg-to-rafter reinforcement in two different positions.
Brace bar ends slip into the function slot and connect quickly to the Maxi II tube with only a bail pin. No additional attachment fittings are needed as with many other brands.
Roof Tension Cables
Roof Tension Cables provide triangulation and compression of the frame members, stopping flexing and distortion in high wind conditions. At left, one end of a roof cable is attached to the crown with an eye bolt. The coiled roof cable at right shows the turn buckles on the other end used to tension the cable after installation.
Sidewall Tension Cables
Sidewall Tension Cables stop motion by connecting eave or corner fittings to the base plate, using a cross-X configuration in the sidewall plane of a tent bay. The Tension Cables eliminate both swaying and yawing movement. Sidewall Cables have a clevis on both ends and include a turnbuckle to provide tension once the tent base plates have been staked to the ground.
Cross or Scissor Truss Cables
Cross cables are attached to the intermediate connectors and span across the width of the tent. They provide additional triangulation to the load bearing arch framework and are identified by the clevis attachments at both ends as shown in the photo.
Scissor Truss cables provide the same function as cross cables, but span across the width of the tent in an X-configuration, which raises the cable above the eave line providing better sight lines in the tent. The bottom of these cables attach to the intermediate connectors with a clevis and at the top to the frame rafter with a bail pin. They are easily identified by the steel ring in the center of the ’X’ as shown at right.
Note: All Maximizer cables are tagged for frame and bay width
All parts in the Maximizer Frame Tent System attach using common pins that are provided with your tent. The common quick pin, originally designed for the Maxi Tent System and now copied throughout the industry, easily pop into place, yet tension holds them from backing out. These pins, as well the 1/4” round bail pins, are typically used in the vertical position at eave and ridge connections. 3/8” square bail pins are used in horizontal connections, typically on legs and rafters.
Common Tube Lengths for Multiple Sizes, Configuration, and Locations
The Maximizer Tent System has been designed to utilize common tube sizes in a variety of tent sizes, configurations and positions to simplify parts management and minimize your investment in inventory as your needs change or grow. Below is an example of where all the different lengths of the Maxi IV tube are used in the entire 30’, 40’ and 50’ system.
High Wind or Semi-Permanent Installations
The Maxi Frame Tent system is ideal for high wind or semi-permanent installations where strength and durability are critical features. With the proper configuration, anchoring and the use of outguys and stake bars, many Maxi Tent Systems can engineer to meet wind speeds in excess of 90 mph ‘C’ exposure.
Maximizer Tent Connectors are constructed using very exacting welding fixtures for a high degree of accuracy. This guarantees precision fit, making the Maximizer System easier and faster to install. All steel connectors are rotoblasted and zinc plated for lasting durability. You no longer have to have a rusted part in your inventory.