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    So I was parked up for the weekend in a field looking over Alnwick Castle (known to some as the home of Harry Potter).
    The ground was super-hard with large rocks lying just under the grass.
    It was very windy at times so had no option but to peg down the gazebos, but the rocks made it very much hard to do

    The super heavy duty pegs I have were just too large. The thin cheap pegs with the bent top were too soft. The Fiamma pegs with the yellow tops mostly worked . But I had to leave two in when decamping as stuck solid and no amount of leavering would free them as must have slipped through a fissure in a rock.
    And as an example of how tough it was, this was my mallet after about 5 pegs ...
    IMG_20180617_121750 by David, on Flickr
    Had to revert to my lump hammer (also with a broken handle, but that was 25 years old so I will accept that).

    So time to buy a new hammer tomorrow with a good handle (I didn't even think about putting out my awning as with the wind and lack of ability to peg down properly it was too risky)
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    Pegged the awning out into a hard standing which was really hard. Pegs is not truly home. But as it was sunny I did not worry or put out the storm guys.
    Couple of days ago the wind got up and we woke up to discover that the pegs it all come loose and the awning had walked for 2 1/2 feet across the front of the habitation door. Thankfully the rain softened the ground and we manage to get it all repegged back down.
    Must be something to do with those mallets. Our head comes comes loose.

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    Was like that where we are this weekend Dave, couldn’t get the dogs tie out stakes in the ground. Ended up attaching them under mh to suitable chassis parts and left gazebo in the locker

    Edit: don’t know if it’s any interest but I have one of those lead shot mallets/hammers I use for pegs, makes easy work usually
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabsim View Post
    Was like that where we are this weekend Dave, couldnít get the dogs tie out stakes in the ground. Ended up attaching them under mh to suitable chassis parts and left gazebo in the locker

    Edit: donít know if itís any interest but I have one of those lead shot mallets/hammers I use for pegs, makes easy work usually

    Never heard of those so just looked it up. You find that better than a conventional hammer/mallet?
    As I said, I need to get another pegger-in'er and a heavy duty one at that (my big pegs are around 10" long and 10mm dia.) So maybe a shot hammer is the way to go?
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    Just had a google and it seems they are called a dead blow mallet but I have always known them as lead shot, not sure what I originally bought mine for as I have had it years. I dont know how it compares to some of the ones in your link but because of the extra thump when you use it I find it good at driving pegs in. They may work out more expensive Dave I dont know but it is a lot better than the wooden mallets I have had in the past, I seem to think I had a rubber one once upon a time that did the same as your pic.

    The one in this link looks a lot like mine except mine is black, if I remember next time I go in the mh garage I will see if there is a make but its nothing special and doubt it any better than any other shot hammer Hammer Time… 7 Common Hammers & When to Use Them | DISHER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
    I'd go straight to a sledgehammer and cover all eventualities
    Ha ha, with the trailer tent I used those pegs for hard ground, look like a cross between 6" nails on steroids and rebar but dont recall proper name, you needed a decent mallet to knock them in hard core
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    Well, I just went for a 4lb lump hammer from my local hardware store. Bit big but as the handle of the last lump broke last year (rotton), it will be handy to have another anyway.
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