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Old September 6th 03, 02:24 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
jumpers for goal posts
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Default Coleman pole repair

Hello all, i have a Coleman Bi-space 700 and one of the poles has split, it
still works but it causes one end of the tent to be an odd shape.
Does anyone know where i can get it repaired/replaced so as to restore it
back to new ( elastic rethreaded etc).
I live in the North East, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Ian


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Old September 6th 03, 08:23 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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Default Coleman pole repair

Any good camping outlet will sell replacement poles, they are fibre glass
and come in different diameters and cost around 2

Andy

"jumpers for goal posts" wrote in message
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Hello all, i have a Coleman Bi-space 700 and one of the poles has split,

it
still works but it causes one end of the tent to be an odd shape.
Does anyone know where i can get it repaired/replaced so as to restore it
back to new ( elastic rethreaded etc).
I live in the North East, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Ian




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Old September 6th 03, 11:31 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
JayBee
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Default Coleman pole repair


"jumpers for goal posts" wrote in message
...
Hello all, i have a Coleman Bi-space 700 and one of the poles has split,

it
still works but it causes one end of the tent to be an odd shape.
Does anyone know where i can get it repaired/replaced so as to restore it
back to new ( elastic rethreaded etc).
I live in the North East, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Ian



Hi Ian

If you phone them on (01275) 845024 they will be able to tell you where the
nearest dealer is to you. They will most likely have spare sections of pole
they can let you have.

Jaybee


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Old September 7th 03, 08:06 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
Stuart Robinson
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Default Coleman pole repair

As others have said a lot of camping shops will have generic replacement
poles. I did split a pole on one of my own tents repaired it successfully.

The poles split because most of the strength is along the length of the
tube, there is not a lot of strength across the diameter of the tube.

Once split the go floppy of course but it does not take much strength to
keep the split together and thus restore strength to the pole.

In most cases it will be less hassle to buy a new pole, but they can be
repaired.

I make model aircraft so had all the bits to hand.

Well sand the outside surface of the tube, mix some epoxy resin and
carefully apply to the split. Now wet out some kevlar thread with resin
and wrap tightly around the pole. When set this forms a kevlar sleeve
around the split.

Job done.

Stuart.
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Old September 7th 03, 09:47 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
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Default Coleman pole repair

Thanks all of you, i think I'll try a replacement.
Ian
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As others have said a lot of camping shops will have generic replacement
poles. I did split a pole on one of my own tents repaired it successfully.

The poles split because most of the strength is along the length of the
tube, there is not a lot of strength across the diameter of the tube.

Once split the go floppy of course but it does not take much strength to
keep the split together and thus restore strength to the pole.

In most cases it will be less hassle to buy a new pole, but they can be
repaired.

I make model aircraft so had all the bits to hand.

Well sand the outside surface of the tube, mix some epoxy resin and
carefully apply to the split. Now wet out some kevlar thread with resin
and wrap tightly around the pole. When set this forms a kevlar sleeve
around the split.

Job done.

Stuart.



 



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