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Subject Topic: Hypercamp tent - how to put it up? Post Reply Post New Topic
09/6/2013 at 8:31pm
 Location: East Yorkshire
 Outfit: Hypercamp London 3
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I have just bought a Hypercamp London 3 (dome tent) from Holland after reading good reviews on this website.

I have downloaded the instructions for dome and tunnel tents from the Obelink website but although they are in English, they are difficult to understand. I'm not good with instructions at the best of times. I need to be able to put this up myself - the instructions advise it is a job for two. They also say that you should practice before going on holiday!! Can anyone advise on the best way forward??

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09/6/2013 at 8:43pm
 Location: Hawarden
 Outfit: Eriba Puck L 2002
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Welcome to UKCS, hope this helps.

I've recently bought the Texel & I'm really pleased with it.


09/6/2013 at 9:25pm
 Location: East Yorkshire
 Outfit: Hypercamp London 3
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Thanks Mountain Runner
The pictures on the link you kindly posted actually came with my tent. My problem is that I need a step by step instruction leaflet that I can understand. In the third picture - the tent is lying flat. In the fourth picture it is largely erected but I cannot see how it is done.

In the instruction under'Tips' it says with smaller dome tents you first pitch the inner tent. Is my tent classed as a smaller dome tent??

I'm glad you are happy with the Texel. I am sure I will be happy when I learn to put up my tent. I would laugh if I didn't feel so frustrated at my incompetence. I am worried I will break the poles by not following the correct sequence.





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09/6/2013 at 9:49pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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As far as I can make out from the pics, it is a ring and pin job.

Assemble the poles, two should be the same length and longer than the third pole.

Thread the two long poles diagonally through their sleeves first. With luck they are colour-coded.

Push the pin at one end of the pole for one side of the tent, walk across to the other side and do the same, and the dome will form due to the tension in the straps.

Repeat with the front pole, i.e. push the pin in one end, then the other end.

Adjust tensions in the straps, and complete guying the tent into shape.

That's how I would do it with my Vango Delta 300+ which has a porch pole at both ends, and not just one in the London 3.

DK

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09/6/2013 at 9:59pm
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If the pics in the link are of your tent then inner tent goes in last, you pitch the flysheet, ie outer tent first. The pics explain it, lay out flysheet & then thread the poles through. After that its easy to work out & it is easier with 2 people but you can do it alone.

Locate pole in ring at corner of tent then curve the pole & locate into ring at opposite corner, it is difficult & you have to be fairly firm with it. Once up then hang inner tent inside. Poles are colour coded because the 2 main ones are longer than the one at the front.

When curving the poles you have to try to bend the whole pole evenly in one go, if you see what I mean. Detailed instructions could not tell you any more than that. Its all in the technique, it comes with practise.


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09/6/2013 at 9:59pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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With the London 3, as it is fly sheet first, I believe the inner tent can be left in situ when it is time to pack up.

That's what I do with my Delta 300+.

DK

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09/6/2013 at 10:23pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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I have seen a video of the Vango Orchy 500 or 600 being pitched by one person.

The end of the pole once the pin is pushed in is pegged down first, which makes it easier for the pin at the other end to be attached.

And it will work for the London 3 or other Dome tents IMHO.

DK

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10/6/2013 at 6:13am
 Location: East Yorkshire
 Outfit: Hypercamp London 3
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This is a before email.

I fell asleep last night before reading further advice posted by diamond member, tentz and dk168. I have printed out your advice and I am going to give it a trial run in the garden nice and early before the neighbours can have a laugh (they are not campers).

Thanks to everyone for taking the trouble.

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Stuart



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