We call our Maximizer Frame Tents a “System,” but what does that really mean, and why is it important to someone in the tent rental business?
What is a Tent System?
A dictionary defines the word system as “a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a unitary whole.” A tent system then is more than just a collection of parts that can be assembled to make a particular tent.
It is a group of components that are designed and manufactured to a common set of standards that allows the whole system, in any size or configuration, to be as flexible and user friendly as possible.
Think of the biggest and strongest erector set you can imagine, and you start to get an idea of how the Maximizer tent system functions.
Common Parts across All Sizes & Configurations
Maximizer Tents are designed to reduce the inventory investment needed to operate the system in a variety of configurations.
Most basic frame components are interchangeable in multiple positions and across different sizes and configurations within the system.
For example, a standard 14’ 4” eave /ridge tube common to a 15’ bay in all sizes is also used as the hip rafter in our 40’ system. Or the hip rafter in a 30’ wide system is also used as the intermediate hip rafter in the 40’ system. The list goes on and on.
30’ to 40’ or 40’ to 50’ Expandable
Did your event suddenly outgrow your tent?
With the Maximizer Tent system, simple rafter extensions and a few other parts allows your frame to easily expand to meet the needed space, without purchasing an entirely new tent.
Custom Shapes with Standard Parts
Once the basic components of the Maximizer System are in your inventory, you can configure your tent to create a unique look or function that fits your market or event with just a few specialty parts.
Industry studies have shown again and again that the Maximizer Tent System installs faster and easier than other comparably sized systems available in the market – sometimes more than twice as fast. This saves you labor costs and adds profit – on every job.
Plated connectors, reinforced seams, the highest quality materials, consistency that comes only from computer-aided design and manufacturing and a craftsman’s approach means your tent will look better, out-perform and last longer than other tents in your market.
Is it a Pole? Is it a Frame?
The accompanying photo shows how the swooping tops we associate with pole tents can be achieved using a standard frame with a few custom parts.
Corners with Ease
The Maximizer Tent System can also go around any corner with our special articulated crowns and eave connectors.
Stage ends, hex ends, gable transitions, challenging surfaces, etc. … there are so many way to configure your Maximizer Tent System to meet the needs of your event. It is by far the most adaptable and flexible frame tent system available on the market today.
In Stock and Ready to Ship to YOU
All of us on the Rainier Tent team have spent decades in the rental industry, actually installing tents. Our goal is to help you say yes to as many projects as possible, even the last minute and custom projects, by having inventory on the shelves, ready to ship, or by helping you design and manufacture a custom part for that interesting installation.
Always Improving, Always Compatible
We update and improve the Maximizer tent system every chance we get, sometimes to meet a customer need or suggestion, sometime to make the system install faster or last longer, and sometimes to meet an new industry requirement for engineering strength.
Regardless of the innovation, we always keep in mind that any improvement needs to work with the existing inventory that is already on our customers’ shelves. You never have to worry about your tent system becoming obsolete. Instead it just gets better and better!
All the Maximizer Tent Systems are designed to meet national engineering codes. The standard engineering package is available to all customers to facilitate permitting in your local jurisdiction. And for those highly scrutinized jobs, site-specific engineering can be completed for a fee in a timely manner.
Even if tent engineering is not yet an issue in your area, that could change very quickly. We constantly hear of new areas that are starting to adopt the use of codes for tented events.
Regulations aside, knowing that your tent system will stand up to most unexpected weather provides a piece of mind that will help you sleep at night.
Lowest Cost of Ownership
The Cost of Ownership for a tent system includes not only the initial purchase price, but also the cost to own and operate the system over its useful life.
When all the factors of owning and renting tents are considered – flexibility, expandability, innovation, structural strength, labor costs to install, durability, etc., – it becomes clear that the Maximizer Tent System provides the lowest overall cost of ownership and puts money in your pocket.