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Tent Poles

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:48 am

I have just won on ebay a Gelert Rocky 3 tent which was very cheap due to having two sections of one of the poles broken. The pole is 8.5mm diameter but I am unsure of the length as the seller had posted the item before they read my request for the length.

I have been checking out replacement poles and have found loads all at different prices. Does anyone know a good place to get one of these or is replacing the section as easy as they say it is.
If anyone has one of these tents and could let me know what length the sections are please post away.


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Re: Tent Poles

Post by dino » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Have you tried the manufacturer's website? You might be able to order spare parts there?
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Re: Tent Poles

Post by wildfowler » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:05 pm

Which pole is broken?

The manufacturers website lists the following poles

Poles: 2 x 8.5mm Fibreglass, 1 x 7.9mm Fibreglass

Replacement sections can be found here

8.5mm dia x 600mm Pole Section

7.9mm dia x 600mm Pole Section

You should be able to remove the shock cord from the existing pole, replace the broken sections threading the shock cord through them and reconnect the shock cord. The pole lengths can be cut with a hacksaw to the required length to match the damaged sections if required.

Would anyone guess I used to work in an outdoor pursuits centre in charge of equipment repair? :roll:

Hope this is of help to you Lawrence!!
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Re: Tent Poles

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:34 pm


now I know the size I can order the replacement sections.

Thanks Wildfowler it sounds easy I will give it a go if I get stuck I know who to ask for help.

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