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Most camping stores should be able to provide you with a replacement pole if it is aluminium or fibreglass

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The easiest and quickest way to fix a broken pole is with a pole repair sleeve. Also called a splint, this short tube is often provided with your tent. If not, buy one and pack it with you. A good pole repair sleeve is just slightly larger in diameter than your pole so that it doesn`t move around too much.
Some brands produce their own pole kits to suit their tents. But for the most part, there are all interchangeable with the only variants being the material and the adjustable lengths.
If you move swiftly, you`ll be enjoying dinner by the campfire just as the first star comes out. Wait—what was that snap? A broken tent pole is a painful, but relatively common camping mishap. Causes range from strong winds to poles weakened by age to cheap materials—and sometimes, it`s just plain old wear and tear.
If you aren`t able to pull the material together, you`ll need to use repair tape. Cover the damaged area with the tape, ensuring it about 1.5 inches longer and wider than the tear. Liberally apply seam sealer around the edges. If you happen to have spare patches of tent fabric, then you can use these to fix the holes.
Freestanding tents function just as their name implies: The tent bodies can hold their shape on their own without needing to be staked out. These designs receive their support from included tent poles and can be picked up and moved around camp without going limp.
Poles. Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) – also known as fibreglass –is a popular material for tent poles because it is relatively cheap to produce, lightweight and bends easily around the curves of a tent.
The skeleton of the tent – the poles or air tubes. Basically, there are two main types of tent pole: Bendy ones and rigid ones. Bendy ones are more flexible and usually lighter, rigid ones are generally more robust and heavy-duty.
Pole Tents require drilling into the concrete and use of concrete anchors where we attach eye bolts (instead of stakes) to attach our ratchet straps. Frame Tents can be anchored with concrete anchors (like Pole Tents) or by the use of barrels which alleviates the need to drill (additional charge per barrel).
4. Pole Attachment Points – This is the point where the end of the pole is attached to the inner or outer tent body.
Fiberglass is not a particularly strong compared to aluminum and this is why you`ll typically only see fiberglass poles in 2 season tents (i.e. summer and fair weather) or some 3 season tents (fair weather or standard rain and wind).
The bend is by design and accommodates the strong arc and steep walls and actually improves performance. If you get a slight bend, not by design, this won`t affect the overall performance of the tent so resist the urge to bend it back into shape. Bending poles back stresses the metal further and causes damage.
Generally, it is possible for tents to lose their waterproofing but it might not be such a common case as good quality tents tend to last longer. They are usually made with better quality items which then makes them more durable and resilient.
Exposure to the elements: Over time, the effects of wind and rain can weaken the fabric of your tent. This can reduce water resistance and compromise stitching or tensile strength, resulting in rips or tears. Ultraviolet (UV) light: Long-term exposure to the sun`s rays can damage a tent by degrading the fabric.
If your tent pole only has a small crack, wrapping it with tape and hardening it with the glue should hold it together until you can get a replacement. But if it`s a full-on break, then more drastic measures are required.
2. Fix a broken tent pole. Generally, tent poles are pretty robust, but should you arrive at the campsite to find that one of yours is damaged, find a suitable stick and use your duct tape to attach it to the damaged pole for extra reinforcement.

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Square tent with 2 types gazebo poles, varenda, 2 side windows
ANSWER : The 2 longest of the poles go in an x over the center of the tent and the 2 shorter ones go arch to the sides. http://www.wenzelco.com/details.aspx?NavID=412shows a picture very similar to your tent. If you go to image 2 it shows it with out the fly. now if you got 2 sets of 4 poles, 2 long and 2 short, and one set is all aluminum, then I would go with the aluminum set. It is less likely to collapse in high winds.

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Swiss Gear Tent – Broken Poles SG33071F
ANSWER : Take a look on amazon for replacement. here: Amazon com tent poles. I hope this was helpful. Cheers

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My basketball hoop broke and I have a pole cemented in the ground. Can you buy just the hoop/backboard itself and attach to the pole or do I have to cut the pole and start over?
ANSWER : Sorry I know nothing about basketball but it seems a crying shame to cut down the pole even if you can’t find a replacement hoop and board.

I have faced many similar things and I find remembering the wise old saying “in order to get the right answer it is important to first ask the right question”…

I suggest you ask around those who should know such things – the coach at the local schools, local teams. If you don’t get satisfaction then why not ask your local repair shop or fabricator if they can make what you need at a reasonable cost.

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I need new poles for Swiss Gear tent # SG33071F
ANSWER : Go to Home depot and buy a tube that fit the pole. Cut it into 5 or 6 inches for the broken areas. It costs me less than 2 dollars. Let me know how it turn out on yours.

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How to stabalize four tent poles in an open area.
ANSWER : If you get four sturdy poles (not normal tent poles) then the best thing to do is to stake the four poles into the ground at a 60 degree angle with the top away from the tent and then use the tension created by the angle to support the tarp.

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I have a vaude mk2 tent and managed to break a pole. is there anyone/anywhere i can buy anew one
ANSWER : Most camping stores should be able to provide you with a replacement pole if it is aluminium or fibreglass

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I have stripped the thread in an extendable tent pole.
ANSWER : If you go to any good tool store or engineering store you can get what is known as helecoil insert.just tell them the inside diam of the pole.they will probably put it in for you if yuo take the pole along.hope this will help.regards barry.

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