How do I repair fibreglass poles?
Your pole is made up of sections and elastic shockcord. The cord runs through each section and is simply knotted at either end.
1. Measure the section or sections which are to be replaced (the new section will need to be cut to length). Cut the new section to the length measured. We would recommend using a small hacksaw. Once cut, the end should be filed or sand papered smooth. Tip: When cutting a new fibreglass pole, cut halfway through then turn the pole round and complete the cut from the opposite end. This will help prevent splinters
2. Untie the knot at one end of the pole.
3. Remove the sections one at a time until you reach the section that needs to be replaced (when it is time to re-assemble the pole it is important that the sections are put back in the same order. Tip: it may be beneficial to use numbered stickers on the sections so there is no doubt of the order).
4. Add in the new section/sections and re-thread the cord back through the sections and tie a knot at the end. (Use tweezers to reach into the sleeve and grab the knot if required).
There is also a selection of useful "How to" videos on Youtube
Replacement tent poles and parts can be purchased direct from www.campingspares.co.uk