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Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:11 pm
by Ridgerunner
I could have recently used those for wiring my workshop as we ran wire from the attic through an insulated was to the basement crawl space using a wire fish. It took a couple hours to finally get it through.

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:01 am
by zelph
Nice...I like the fact they screw together. Many times the looong tent poles would come undone at the joints when assembling/disassembling the tents. :roll: even though they have the elastic cord holding them together.

Thanks for sharing your find. Harbor freight has coupos for this weekend, good time to buy the poles.

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:21 pm
by zelph
good point...flimsy for sure. That size is what is used in holding the rain fly over the windows of my Headquarters tent. I should get a set also as spares just in case I need to make a repair.

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:38 pm
by realityguy
Hmm..I know a guy here in WA that has a whole lot of fiberglass tent poles... :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:53 pm
by zelph
realityguy wrote:Hmm..I know a guy here in WA that has a whole lot of fiberglass tent poles... :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Look who popped in :lol: You must have a ton of them....I need some thin ones with the tips that look like field arrows kinda. They fit into grommet holes on the tent.

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:20 pm
by realityguy
I'll pull them out and send pics of what I have..I think those 3/16" ones might work well for a tent-kite :shock: ..not for a tent..but I think I have some about that size.I think most are more like 3/8",7/16"..kind of heavy for hiking but not for car-camping tents..I hope you don't require them all the same color.. :roll:

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:55 pm
by zelph
I'll post a photo and dimension tomorrow. :D

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:56 am
by zelph
Well the poles I was thinking about must have been on my coleman tnet that I gave to my son.

My headquarter's tent poles for the windows are 3/8' dia. the ends of the poles look like the photos. The pole sections are only about 12" lengths so they fold up compact.

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:49 am
by realityguy
Out of all the poles I have..I only have 5 with those ends...2-15'(3/8s)..2-13-6"(5/16)..and one at 55"(1/4")..the sections range from about 18" for the short..3/8" is 21" and the 5/16" is 24"...
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Now if you weren't so picky about the ends...
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Can you possibly buy ends for say 3/8" poles?

Re: Fiberglass Shelter Poles ?

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:09 pm
by zelph
I'm going to check locally to see if I can find the "end" replacements. and also online. thank you for posting the photos and I will contact you directly if I can't find the replacement tips. :D