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    No. The risks, as above, are just way too high. Get some prices for a new marquee and advise that they buy their own. Once we reopen from the third lockdown they'll need it again anyway.

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    We used to rent out marquee out to all sorts of things, we did rent it out to a pub once over hogmanay, it was up for a good ten days for that, and it was fine.

    The only problem with that was, they wanted it pitched on a wood floor they'd also rented - we said nope, and had to demonstrate why. (Far too slippy.)

    The thing is, our marquee was clarty already. it didn't really matter if it got hashed a bit, (so long as it wasn't physically damaged). Richard's tent looks in much better shape than our is/was.

    We found with that kind of marquee, if you didn't have sufficient numbers to put it up properly and didn't really keep an eye on things like guy lines, eyelets, and lacings - it just fell to bits - not from harsh use, but from normal use. Compared to the pull up marquee we had, it was like tissue paper.

    Would it be indelicate to ask how much your charging/they're expecting to pay? (When we hired our marquee, it ranged from 100 to 150 for one night's hire. It would usually be up for longer than dependent on when we could get people together to take it down. If someone was using it for more than one night, we'd increase the price dependent on what the use was. We were rarely asked, but for two nights, we have charged 250.)
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    To put it up it takes two people per upright pole, and one or two to be on the outside if any guys need adjusting as it goes up.
    which brings up the question of Covid+ social distancing and TSA policies on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard T View Post
    To put it up it takes two people per upright pole, and one or two to be on the outside if any guys need adjusting as it goes up.
    which brings up the question of Covid+ social distancing and TSA policies on that.
    Don't forget your activity RA.

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