Replacement tent poles

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Replacement tent poles

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 28 Jul, 2020 10:28 pm

I've got a Marmot Tungsten 1p tent. I really like it. However, I've noticed some stress fractures have developed in 2 different segments of the tent poles. I'm convinced it won't hold up to a storm anymore.
Marmot have been awesome and have sent me a whole new tent on warranty when I asked them to replace the poles.
This brings me to my problem.
I now have the old tent which apart from the poles is perfectly good.
I can't bring myself to throw it in landfill.
Any ideas where I could get replacement poles? Keeping in mind that one end segment on each pole is molded.

Cheers.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 28 Jul, 2020 11:16 pm

Check with Tent Pole Technologies in the USA
Often abbreviated to TPT
Post is both slow and expensive at the moment but might be worth getting a costing
https://tentpoletechnologies.com/
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby ribuck » Tue 28 Jul, 2020 11:21 pm

I've never tried it, but I've always thought that heatshrink tubing would be a good way to deal with stress fractures in tent poles.

Slip a length of heatshrink tubing over the damaged area, then give it a good blast of hot air until the tubing grips tightly to the damaged pole and spreads the loading away from the fracture lines.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby ChrisJHC » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 10:34 am

Also in the “haven’t tried it” category, but would Kevlar tape do the job?
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Franco » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 10:57 am

The poles on that tent are from DAC, not as easy to get hold as the Easton.
So it may not be easy to just get a pole section to repair the faulty one but since they are 8.5mm , you could get hold of a 9mm section from any other manufacturer, cut that into a 10cm or so piece and slide it over the faulty bit as a sleeve . You may either use tape over it or glue under to keep it in place.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Warin » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 11:31 am

ChrisJHC wrote:Also in the “haven’t tried it” category, but would Kevlar tape do the job?


Belts and braces?

Fishing poles use a 'string' wound around the pole, glue that and they are done. If the string is kevlar, dacron etc then it should be strong enough. Put some heat shrink tubing over that and call it good?
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby CaptainC » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 8:18 pm

https://www.ansco.com.au sell easton, vango and yunan pole lengths. https://www.remoterepairs.com.au/ will repair poles so they must have a source.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Huntsman247 » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks heaps everyone. I'm headed off bush tomorrow so rushing around today so I can head off. Will check the links out when I get back.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby commando » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 10:29 pm

your looking too hard,
they wont break unless you bend them to a boomerang shape angle
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Franco » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 12:33 pm

commando wrote:your looking too hard,
they wont break unless you bend them to a boomerang shape angle

How do you know ?
He hasn't posted photos of those stress fractures.
I would suggest to anyone that can see stress marks/fractures on their poles that they should change those sections.
The commonest tent failure,after zipper problems, is poles braking and often perforating the fly when they do.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby peregrinator » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 12:36 pm

Yes, I had one that self-destructed without warning. Could easily have poked me in the face when it did so.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby commando » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 6:57 pm

Franco wrote:How do you know ?

Because i have deliberately broken them in a vice, to see how strong they are.
After finding about 10 poles at Mt Macedon dumped in the bush.
When they break which takes considerable force the splinters go into vertical linearity.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Franco » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 7:10 pm

Well, you really don't know what you are talking about.
People come here to get some good advice, yours isn't.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby commando » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 9:26 pm

well i have a factual experience in deliberately breaking them what do you you have
other than an insulting mouth.
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Re: Replacement tent poles

Postby Neo » Fri 31 Jul, 2020 10:06 pm

If the poles show fatigue or cracks they are about to let go.
Tape or shrink wrap won't make much difference, too soft. That's why a repair splint is a slightly larger piece of tube. It is rigid and lose fitting, to get you out of bother on a trip.
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