How To Fix Broken Fibreglass Tent Poles
Admittedly, It isn’t the best news, but you don’t need to cancel that camping holiday just yet. And you definitely don’t have to shell out for a new tent.
All you need is some replacement tent poles and a little know-how – and your tent poles will be as good as new. Read on for our quick and easy guide on how to fix broken fibreglass tent poles…
- A set of replacement fibreglass tent poles. If you’re unsure, opt for universal tent poles.
- A small hacksaw.
- Duct tape.
Your pole is made up of several loose ‘sections’ and an elasticated cord (sometimes referred to as a shock cord). The shock cord runs from one end to the other, through each section, and is simply knotted at either end.
Measure the section which is to be replaced (the new section is generally extra-long, so you may need to cure the new pole down to suit).
Cut the new section (if needed) to the length of the pole you will be replacing using a small hacksaw. A good tip here is to put duct tape just before where you will be sawing to hold the pole in place and prevent splinters. Then remove the duct tape and sand around the edges until smooth.