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10 Pack-Ground Dog Anchors-Gen 2


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The auger shape and design of these bolts will anchor almost anything anywhere. From Tarps to Awnings an easy screw-in system that allows for easy insertion and removal of tent pegs. Each Ground Dog is 250mm long, (generation 1 was 200mm long) made from high grade marine stainless steel and comes with a unique Hook Collar.

*New Hook Collar*
– The new Hook Collar was designed to make it even easier to attach our new Safety Springs.
– It still has the ability to be used as a locking nut if the ground is so hard that you can’t drive the Ground Dog in all the way, if it’s binding no need to force the Ground Dog in any further, simply wind the Hook Collar down to ground level.
– Have a look at the bottom of the Hook Collar, we built in a 19mm socket for use in an emergency!

A thicker tip which allows for two self-drilling notches, the thread has been stopped 20mm below the head to allow the new Hook Collar Locking Nut to freely rotate making it even easier to attach the Safety Springs.

Pack Contents:
* 10 x Stainless Steel Ground Dogs
* 10 x Hook Collars

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Ground Dogs Review

Update: November 2020

Generation 2 of the Ground Dogs Pegs is now out.  New and improved with the below upgrades:
* Increased length to 250mm (previously 200m)
* New Hook Collar (replaces wing collar)
* 20mm clearance below the head (allows new hook collar to freely rotate)
* Thicker Tip with 2 self drilling notches

The Last Pegs You Ever Need – Now Even Better

One thing we have struggled with over the years is finding a tent peg for all occasions.  It doesn’t matter if you prefer a caravan, motorhome, tent or camper trailer, at one stage you will need to use a tent peg to pin something down.  Whether it’s for the tarp or to stabilise the awning, chances are, you will probably have struggled with the right tent peg for the job.  One that will cover all types of ground, from soft sand to ground as hard as concrete.

Many of ours have ended up bent from hammering, or slip out of the ground when you need them most, or end up rusting.  And, that is just trying to get them in, often times, getting a tent peg out of the ground is just as much of a challenge.

That is why we were so happy to have come across the Ground Dogs.   They are a simple and very effective screw-in tent peg that can be used to anchor anything almost anywhere.  And they are just as easy to get out of the ground as it is to put them in.  They also come with a complete tie down kit that will fit almost any caravan, motorhome or RV awning on the market.

Watch our Demo on how easy it is to set up your awning with the Ground Dogs Awning Kits

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The Ground Dogs were developed by avid Aussie camper, Paul Pont.  While helping a friend take down a caravan annex that had been in place for 3 months, Paul became frustrated by how long it took him to get the old rusted tent pegs out of the ground.  It took him so long because they were rusted into the ground and then bent coming out to the point they could not be used again.  Thinking there must be a better way, Paul searched for an alternative to hammer in pegs.

Having tried a range of other screw in pegs I realised that none of them were durable enough or suited to a wide enough range of ground types. They would either wear out, strip the thread, snap the heads off, not penetrate the ground or pulled out too easily.  I started playing around with my own designs and realised the only way was to make a quality peg from quality materials

This is when he came up with Ground Dogs.  A purpose built tent peg for all occasions. It is a very simple design, and the concept is not new.  Essentially it is a very large stainless steel screw-in bolt that is just the right size, length, and shape that will drill in and out of almost any ground surface.

Features of the Ground Dogs

High-Grade Stainless Steel

The Ground Dogs are made from a high-quality marine grade stainless steel material ensuring they will not rust after a few uses in the ground.  They will not bend and are easy to get in and out.

Made from Marine Grade Stainless Steel

250mm Long

Generation 1 of the pegs were 200mm long.  Generation 2 of the pegs is now 250mm long.  The Ground Dogs are just the right length to suit all types of ground and means you don’t need different length bolts for different applications.  = Less to Carry

250mm Long Shaft

19mm Head

The 19mm head on each of the Ground Dogs means you can use the same socket fitting to get them in and out.  In most cases, that is the same fitting required for adjustable stabilisers on caravan legs.

19mm Head  & 19mm Socket


Ground Dogs are tapered and have a special shape thread cut into the shaft, the fluting is wider and longer so they drill in and hold firmly in a wide range of soils.  They will hold fast and not pull out during strong and constant winds.  The thread is stopped 20mm from the head, to allow the new Hook Collar to move freely to place ropes or springs to it.

Wider & Longer Fluting on Thread

Adjustable Hook Collar Locking Nut

Generation 2 of the Ground Dogs introduces the new Hook Collar.  This new collar allows the safety spring, or your preferred rope or spring to attach to it securely.  This means if you can only get half the bolt into the ground, simply winding down the hook collar will make it just as effective, and means you don’t have to have the bolt all the way in. (Note: In the Awning Anchor Kit, 4 of Generation 1 wing collars are included, to secure the awning plates to the legs of awnings).

The adjustable Hook Collar

Self Drilling Notches & 20mm Thread Clearance

As mentioned previously, Generation 2 now has a new thicker tip with 2 self drilling notches, making it easier the the peg to grip whilst drilling into the ground.  The Generation 2 peg now has a 20mm clearance from the head to the start of the thread, to allow free movement of the hook collar to rotate around the peg.  This makes it easer to position the hook collar for the safety springs (or spring/rope of your choice)

Self Drilling Notches & 20mm Head Clearance


Yep, there is always someone with a better idea or way of doing things, and during development of the Ground Dog, many of the alternatives were tried and tested.

Ground Dogs -vs- Tent Pegs

The traditional hammer-in tent pegs have been around forever and will work in quite a lot of cases, but let’s face it, it can be hard work to hammer them in, and in some cases even harder to get them back out.  You also need a different size peg for different applications, meaning you need to carry around a whole lot more pegs.  Many of us end up with a collection of bent pieces of steel.   If the ground is extremely hard, you will be hard pressed to even get them in at all.  Watch the video below to see Paul & Judd in the Tent Peg Challenge.  Filmed at a recent Caravan show, the boys show how hard it is to hammer in a traditional tent peg in comparison to the Ground Dogs.

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The Tent Peg Challenge

Ground Dog -vs- The Batten Screws

Batten Screws or even Coach Bolts are great, but they are designed for Wood.  The shaft is smaller in diameter and not tapered.  The threads are very narrow and although they come in varying lengths, they are just not quite long enough to get enough traction in the soil.  Yes, they will work some of the time in some types of ground.  Typical they are better in harder ground, but if the ground is too soft they will pull straight out.  Even if they held originally, after a bit of rain and the ground becoming softer they will more than likely lose their grip.  Also after a few uses, the thread was found to start wearing and they started to rust over time, meaning they have to be replaced constantly.

The Ground Dogs are designed for soil unlike Batten or Coach Screws

Ground Dog -vs- Plastic Screws

The plastic bolts work similar to the Ground Dogs, but after a few uses, the head will start to wear the point where they became unusable.  The thread is not as deeply cut, so this reduces their holding effect.   Depending on the hardness of the ground, on many occasions, they would just snap.

The Ground Dogs -vs- Plastic Bolts

Tried & Tested

An awning blowing in the wind can place extreme forces on the hold-down point, so you want something you know will hold to avoid awning damage.  The Ground Dogs have been tried and tested by Paul and also some extreme campers over the last 12 months.  There are also many other happy users who have purchased the Ground Dogs, here is what some of them had to say.

We bought the caravan awning anchor kit at our local market in Strathalbyn SA. I must admit I wasn’t sure how the Ground Dogs were going to work. We are heading to Uluru for two weeks so thought we better take the van for a trial run; and what a perfect time to roll out the awning and test these guys out. WOW I’m amazed at how well they work! So easy to put in the ground and remove, and the strength of the ground dog is crazy. I’m totally onboard and will be showing and telling everyone. 10/10

Matt Crist – South Australia

These are the bee’s knees. As a newbie, the awning anchor kit saved my bacon by holding down the awning of a rented camper during a huge storm at Dungog – could have been and expensive lesson for me. Thanks, fantastic product.

Rob Kerr – Sydney

Paul was also telling us about a recent show they went to,

 We were at the Toowoomba caravan show and got hit by a massive storm, the winds were up to 170km per hour and our gazebo stayed pinnied down.  In fact, the gazebo actually bent and the pegs still didn’t let go.  There were tents either side of us with 20kg weights on their legs and they just went flying.

20kg Weights -vs- Ground Dogs 

Tie Down System

Tie Down Straps

The Ground Dogs can be used independently as an anchor point for any camping application that requires something to be tied down.   However, many campers with caravans or motorhomes will use them with awnings.  To assist with the easy setup of using the Ground Dogs with awnings, Paul has designed a simple and effective tie-down system that compliments the Ground Dogs and is very easy to fit.

The Ground Dogs Tie Down System

The Tie-Down straps will suit most awnings on the market and can be used with the arms either pined back onto the body of the van or for those that prefer the arms pinned vertically to the ground, there is also a special anchor plate that will slot straight into the bottom of the awning arm.

The tie-down straps can be fitted to the included Safety Springs that come with the straps.   It is highly recommended that any tie down system used for awnings has some form of giving in it to allow some movement to avoid damage to the awning mechanism.   The Ground Dogs system safety springs achieve this as they are made from hard wearing High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).  This means they will not perish and are very durable which will allow for adequate movement to your awning. It will eliminate the use of large springs which are bulky and can rust over time. Each strap also uses a ratchet system built in which makes for easy adjustment and tension.

The Tie Down Straps with Safety Springs & Ratchet

Awning Leg Anchor Plate

The full awning kit contains two specially designed plates that will fit most Dometic and Carefree awnings. It effectively acts as a clamp that will fit into the base of the awning arm. Also, it will hold it securely in place.   Generation 1 of the Ground Dog pegs with the wing collar is then used on either side to hold it firmly on the ground.  You can then attach the straps as shown above for added security.

The awning anchor plate secures awning arms vertically

WARNING:  While tying down of awnings in any conditions is highly recommended, this should just be as a precautionary measure.  It is highly advisable that in all cases where strong excessive winds prevail awnings should be wound in.

What We Thought

Very impressed.  Up until the Ground Dogs, we have just been using standard straight shaft tent pegs that we hammer in.  In most cases, they have been ok, but we have certainly gone through a few tent pegs.  The almost always bend and you can’t use them again.  Most become rusty only after a few uses.  We also found we had to carry lots of them in various sizes. This is to suit all types of ground that we were on.

With the Ground Dogs, we found they were just so versatile for all conditions. They lasted without going blunt or rusty.  They were easy to use and held much better than the straight shaft pegs.

Another great benefit we found was getting the pegs out of the ground.  Previously, I had to get another tent peg or claw hammer out to try and pry out stubborn pegs. But found it easy with the Ground Dogs just to put the drill in reverse and out they come.

Tip 1. If in Extremely hard ground, Unlike all other pegs, Ground Dogs do not need to be force all the way in for them to work, drill it in when it stops its binding, its doing it’s job simply turn the locking nut & lock down to the ground level to anchor your Awning or gazebo!

Tip 2. Sometimes the ground can be like solid rock, don’t worry here is an easy solution.  Make sure you carry a 12mm masonry drill bit, simply pre-drill the hole! Our Ground Dogs have a tapered shaft so even if you where in solid rock they will still lock in.

Notice something? The Ground Dogs have been made with security in mind, a left-hand thread!

23 reviews for 10 Pack-Ground Dog Anchors-Gen 2

  1. Jman

    Incredible holding power in dry soil.
    Resists corrosion(soil is a hive for corrosion)
    Indestructible hard metal asapose to soft aluminum.
    I use these specifically for in soft soil where straight pegs just come loose.
    Great plastic coupler that can be used for a wide range of stuff like caribeaners.
    They really don’t work in very muddy soil with large tarps and awnings. The threads are simply not wide enough which is a shame. Be great if they made a version that had alot wider threads for muddy and sandy situations.

  2. George Fitos

    Hands down the best online experience I’ve had. I genuinely want to meet the people who delivered the products I brought. Timely, professional and polite.
    10/10 service

  3. Helene

    Awesome product already had four and then we decided that they were a perfect buy so bought a 10pk plus 2 extra …. They work perfectly exactly what we have been looking for thanks ever so much two very happy customers 😊😊😊

  4. Paul

    Great product and a life saver when we went to the Flinders Rangers, plenty of rock solid ground out there and the Ground Dogs went in no problem and you knew they were going to keep the tent and awning solid against the wind and rain, definitely worth the $$

  5. Gary DeBondi

    Absolutely a great investment for camping.
    No more Hammering and bending pegs in hard ground.
    Quick and easy to install especially if you have cordless impact drive on hand.

  6. Stuart

    THROW AWAY YOUR HAMMER ! ( carefully) These are awesome pegs for all occasions . No more lightening strikes with the hammer or sore backs from trying to remove that peg that took bending it to get it in far enough to tie off . I love the ability to move the tie point down the peg to the ground level , should you not have the need to screw the peg all the way down. I have replaced all of my old pegs with these now . No more rusty bent pegs . You may have other uses for your hammer , so you may decide to keep it .

  7. Jason Cork

    These Ground Dogs are the go! Quick, Easy and Strong as. I’ve tried several other pegs and screws discussed in the comparison. Save youself the heartache on get yourself some Ground Dogs.

  8. William Melrose

    This is my second set of Ground Dogs. I am a full time caravan nomad presently in North Queensland. With constant rain normal pegs just fall out of the soft ground but Ground Dogs stay firmly in the ground with full tension on the ropes. Ground Dogs are the most excellent product I have purchased.

  9. Peter Janetzki

    After using Gen1 Ground Dogs and bring impressed I bought 10 more of the Gen2’s. I’m even more impressed with the Gen2 and have replaced my old Pegs as well my ropes with the nylon straps with the figures 8 rubbers. More compact, easier to use, more effecient and stronger. In our most recent trip I was working online and a ferocious hail storm came through so fast that I didn’t get a chance to drop the awninging. Even though there was lots of damage to gazebos in the caravan park the straps and Gen2’s did their job amazingly well.

  10. Warren Dunn

    Have purchased Ground Dogs to anchor my awning legs and have now purchased more of the gen2 pegs for my privacy screens as they are so much better and easier to use than the traditional steel drive in pegs that came with the screens.

  11. Jamie Andrew McKechnie

    After a recent failure with securing my awning using traditional hammer in pegs I decided that ‘enough was enough’ and that I would look for something that would do the job right the first time (and every other time after that).
    Ground dogs are exactly that, easy to use in hard or soft ground with great holding power. They are an exceptionally well thought out and manufactured product. I would have absolutely no hesitation in buying more when needed, or in recommending these to other campers.
    A fantastic product that will save time, maney & sanity over the long term.

  12. Geoff Chessells

    I had previously bought the awning anchor kit, and were so pleased with the product and ease of installing, I’ve now gone and added the additional 10 pack kit to anchor awnings. So guess that makes me a return customer. I’m sure it wont be the last time. Great product. Thank you 🙂

  13. Salli-Ann Boag

    bought the ground dogs for my husband and also the springs it is one of the best products that we have ever bought. loved the service and speedy delivery thanks.

  14. Norman Campbell

    I purchased my first set of ground dogs a while ago and was eagerly waiting for christmas to use them. What a difference it has made to my setup time and effort. I find it hard bending down and hammering pegs in these days so using my drill and socket provided was a breeze. I was so impressed I ordered another set of 10 straight away and drove home to get them as soon as they Were delivered to my house. I highly recommend this product.

  15. Dorothy percival

    Well, all I can say is ,we are extremely happy with the new generation 2 pegs . I have been a camper along with my children for over 40 years . I have tried every peg on the market I believe , and if my thumb could tell the stories you would know it’s true. These pegs are genius and my husband now has the job of doing the hard stuff as he can now join me ,kids are now doing their own 🏕The product is well made easy to use and makes the annex more secure with little movement ,service was fabulous .
    I now have ideas of gifts to give my kids and now also my grand kids as they are into camping as well. THUMBS UP FOR ME.

  16. Steve

    Just bought 10 pack of Gen 2 pegs. Work amazingly at the caravan pack that had good structure under grass. Van would have blown away before pegs. Used them at Brothers place on Phillip island sandy base under grass had to go back to old school pegs .
    Over all I love them just need to purchase a sand peg set up now.
    Cheers Steve

  17. Ken Butcher

    I have yet to use the anchors (thanks Covid!) which appear exactly as advertised. However I was super-impressed by the service. Items were out of stock when I ordered, arrived in stock exactly as forcaste, shipped immediately and I had them, in rural Vic, 2 days later. Exceptional service in these troubled times! Well done FRC!

  18. Bill Walker

    Recently bought gen 2 set but have not used them yet. Had a recent camping trip and the gen 1 set were brilliant for the awning, never moved a bit in windy conditions. Much better than normal tent pegs.
    Great products, good company and staff to deal with and prompt service.

  19. Bill Walker

    Bill Walker
    I now have both products but have not used the new gen 2 ones yet. Used the gen 1 set set recently and they are brilliant , the awning did not move a bit in windy conditions. Well worth the money and I am sure the gen 2 set will also be very useful. Great company and easy to deal with.

  20. Bill Walker

    I now have both products but have not used the new gen 2 ones yet. Used the gen 1 set set recently and they are brilliant , the awning did not move a bit in windy conditions. Well worth the money and I am sure the gen 2 set will also be very useful. Great company and easy to deal with.

  21. Chris Hudson

    A great product , easy to install pegs and the gen 2 with the extra length and the new hook collar are excellent. I have both versions and found they work extremely well in all ground types .
    They are well worth the money , especially when you compare to some other products on the market.
    I spend several days researching before I committed to purchase and Iam sure I made an excellent choice.
    Do yourself a favour and get a set or two.

  22. Peter Harvey

    The ground dogs are excellent value as well as very useful for me because I can no longer bang in pegs or pull them out. They bite well and hold in the many different soil types we encounter as we travel around this great country of ours and the bag is a must, well constructed and holds everything together instead of rolling around the back of my Ute. I don’t usually recommend anything these days but I do think I will get a lot of use out of these pegs. I have tried a couple of other types but these have a different thread and seem to work a bit better

  23. Jarryd Bailie

    I bought 10 Ground Dog anchors for a recent trip up the WA coast and they were an absolute lifesaver. The ground was extremely hard and standard pegs just didn’t stand a chance of going in (I tried). These anchors however were super easy to drive into the ground, and once in, were rock solid. We had some fairly windy nights and the Ground Dogs held my 270degree awning and the tent firmly in place which gave me great piece of mind and subsequently a good night sleep. I will be recommending them and Full Range camping to all the campers I know. Thanks for a great no nonsense product that actually works!

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