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29/8/2006 at 9:57pm
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any help getting the diablo 900 up the instructions don't seem to make it clear especially with the pole on the inner tent.

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29/8/2006 at 10:04pm
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Minnesota 6 + Montana Front Extension
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Hi jach,

Lay out the inner tent and insert the poles in to the colour co-ordinated sleeves.  Once this is done I then send somebody inside to lift the weight of the inner tent, in the middle where the two main poles cross, to help form the dome shape.  Whilst they are holding the tent up I place the pins in to the end of the two main dome poles.  This then gives it the shape and allows for the other poles to have the pins inserted, starting with the blue pole and then the grey poles on the bedroom pods.  Once all the poles are on their pins peg out all of the inner ensuring you do the zips up otherwise you may not be able to do them up after you have pegged it out.

Next open the outer sheet and pull it over the top.  Once it is in position insert the two porch poles and then go underneath and tie up all the ties of the flysheet to the inner poles.  Not being 10ft tall I can't reach the one on the top of the dome so I leave this one undone.  Then peg out the outer and you are done.

 



30/8/2006 at 4:37pm
 Location: Stroud Gloucestershire.
 Outfit: Vango Diablo 900
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Yep we do it much the same as Happy Camper, but put all the poles in before lifing it.

I dunno how anyone is supposed to tie that centre tie though!!!!!!!

Cath.


30/8/2006 at 4:38pm
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Ooh just thought, make sure that all bedroom pod doors are shut before pegging out.

Cath


30/8/2006 at 8:49pm
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just bought one 2 weeks ago & only put it up to proof it in the garden.really big & i did wonder about that top tie.i'm not alone then


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30/8/2006 at 9:36pm
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thank

that seems to make more sense that the instructions.  we didn't tie the top one either.

what about the ropes do they need their own pegs or can you double up?



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30/8/2006 at 9:42pm
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Minnesota 6 + Montana Front Extension
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I tend to put three guys on to one of the big pegs in each of the areas between the bedroom pods but I have never had any bad weather conditions to test whether this is enough to hold it or not.


31/8/2006 at 12:02am
 Location: Surrey
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Quote: Originally posted by HappyCamper99 on 29/8/2006

Hi jach,

Lay out the inner tent and insert the poles in to the colour co-ordinated sleeves.  Once this is done I then send somebody inside to lift the weight of the inner tent, in the middle where the two main poles cross, to help form the dome shape.  Whilst they are holding the tent up I place the pins in to the end of the two main dome poles.  This then gives it the shape and allows for the other poles to have the pins inserted, starting with the blue pole and then the grey poles on the bedroom pods.  Once all the poles are on their pins peg out all of the inner ensuring you do the zips up otherwise you may not be able to do them up after you have pegged it out.

Next open the outer sheet and pull it over the top.  Once it is in position insert the two porch poles and then go underneath and tie up all the ties of the flysheet to the inner poles.  Not being 10ft tall I can't reach the one on the top of the dome so I leave this one undone.  Then peg out the outer and you are done.

 


I do pretty much the same except I put the porch poles in the outer before pulling the flysheel over.

I've never tied the top tie either!

Just an aside - put it up with a girlfriend a few weeks ago, rather than the OH, what a different: no power struggle, sulks, shouting.  Tent went up in record time and not a saggy bedroom pod in sight!

Mel



31/8/2006 at 7:55pm
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I raised the issue of the top tie with Vango customer services a couple of years ago. The reply went along the lines of " I have a Diablo too, and I leave the top tie undone as well"
There have been numerous posts about the subject on here and I don't think that anyone has managed it.



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