I am new to camping, and this will be the first time I put up a tent.
I have read the instructions, which seem quite simple, but there were a couple of points that confused me.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Assemble poles and lay them on the ground
Open out flysheet and position in required direction
Insert all poles through the pole sleeves on outside of fly sheet
Poles are colour coded to match corresponding pole sleeve entry points
Locate one end of each pole at one side of the tent into the metal pin system attached to the groundsheet
Make sure poles locate into correct pin system, all poles follow corresponding flysheet seams to pin system
Push poles into an arch from opposite ends and locate pole ends into corresponding metal pin
Tighten all the tensions straps at the base of the poles. I couldn't see any tension straps at the base of the poles
Attach all flysheet pole clips onto poles
Securely peg out the rear corners of the tent
Pull the tent forward until taut and peg out the main corners at the other end of the tent using the V pegs This is where I start to get confused, what is the different between "pull the tent forward" and the next point "Walk flysheet forward"?
Walk flysheet forward, away from pegged points, until tent takes shape
Pull the tent until the groundsheet is taut and peg out the main corners at the other end of the tent Isn't this the same instruction as 3 points back? Or are the last 3 points effectively the same point broken down?
Ensure the tent is in a straight line
Peg out the remaining poles and pegging points using pin pegs at the base of poles
The groundsheet should be flat and wrinkle free
Peg out ALL guy lines using pin-pegs ensuring that guy line fabric attachment points are evenly tensioned.
Also when I put the tent away, should I leave the bedroom in? Or will that make it difficult to roll up and put in the bag?
Thanks for any advice
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Quote: Originally posted by sammy101 on 27/6/2014
Gary's method is the best , all tunnel tents no matter their size are easy to pitch this way ,
I wouldn't fancy the "front pole first", on a five poled polycotton tunnel tent. For that, we put the middle pole in first, then work outwards. Seems to spread the weight a little more evenly, particularly for the first pole.
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