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Carbon fibre tent poles

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14 Sep 2019 @ 08:15:47 am
BrianB
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Leon these questions are for you as I know you have them. 

  1. What is the diameter?
  2. Wall thickness?
  3. Are there telescopic?
  4. How are they attached to the van?
  5. Do you know if Sensation have them as replacement if one of yours break?

Tks Brian

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16 Sep 2019 @ 07:22:36 am
Leon
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Hi Brian

  1. I will have to go and measure them. They ARE thicker than the normal aluminium poles.
  2. Wall thickness is the aluminium pole with carbon fibre around.  It is difficult to measure as there are plastic ends that cover the tips.
  3. 100 % of the poles I have are telescopic. With a easy to use fold over clip that lock the outer pole over the inner one. (No slip at all).
  4. Apart from the rope section that slide through the aluminium of the caravan there is another similar rope section running parallel to the first on the tent about 10mm away.  Then with the tent comes plastic clip-ons. They attach to this extra roping section then the steep tip of the pole hook in the plastic clip-on. (If you are willing to wait I will take photos this coming weekend)
  5. I bought my caravan from Riaan the original Sensation owner and at that time ordered extra poles for the sides of the rally. So yes I think it is possible.  If not I can go on the Isabela tent website and order it from them. (Germany)
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16 Sep 2019 @ 07:39:59 am
BrianB
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Thanks Leon - yes some photos would be great. I am thinking of ordering the Isabella tent for my van I saw on their website what options they have. 

So I assume that it's simple to erect.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 10:16:19 am
Leon
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Very simple to set up.

I will post some pics this weekend. Hope I remember.

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21 Sep 2019 @ 16:16:03 pm
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They Sensation poles are an odd diameter.

I find they break easily - I’ll replace them with an alu setup in a blink of an eye.

I replaced the tent with an awning to make the setup easy.

We never use a full tent.

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