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Old 06-14-2006, 10:59 AM
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tent intact, polls broken

Ok frugal bunch...here's a question for you. I have a 4-man dome tent that I got out of the garbage. The polls are broken (which is likely why it was in the garbage -- as dh says, "there is usually a good reason that something is in the garbage" -- sometimes the only reason is laziness, though) but the tent is fine. Any creative ideas for how I can use the tent -- all ideas welcome? Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:07 AM
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Have you tried looking for some at garage sales? Sometimes people will sell a tent that may not be good, but the poles may be. Good luck.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:41 PM
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I'd suggest your local freecycle group.
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:12 PM
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Call the manufacturer, it may be under warranty and they will replace poles for you if you provide originals, or even if you don't. Not everything requires a receipt. If it was me I'd probably just tell them. Maybe they have a mismatched set or something that will work.
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:46 PM
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Ellen, I didn't think of that. The manufacturer may also sell tent poles as well. I know regular stores sell the steaks.
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Old 06-15-2006, 04:50 PM
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Yeah, I guess tent poles likely come in only a couple of lengths. I'll have to keep an eye out. I can always hit the curbs next Tuesday night :WINK:
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:03 PM
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If you do end up getting poles, try and get the ones with the elastic/shock cord inside. It makes putting the poles together a 'snap,' pun intended!
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:05 AM
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place to purchase replacement poles for tents

I looked on the internet and this site seems to have where you can purchase replacement poles, also I read Walmart or Kmart stores sell replacement poles too. Anyway, I hope this helps you.

http://www.tentsmiths.com/tent-camp-accessories.html
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:00 PM
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Hi, Could you use PVC pipe? Loretta
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:00 AM
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I think I can! Its one of those poles that bend and flex into a rounded tent. About 4 inches of it is broken at the top where the least of the bend occurs. I could put a small piece of pvc pipe, and I think we've got some in the garage. I'll give it a go today! Thanks!
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