The Vango Ark 400 & Ark 400+ Tent Pole Repair Pack consists of 3 x 9.5mm black fibreglass pole sections all fitted with a metal joining/end ferrule, a pole threader which is a steel wire with a sharp hook on one end, used to re-thread pole elastic and 1 length of elastic which measures 4 metres and will stretch to 7 metres approximately.
Usage: Ideal as an emergency repair kit or to replace broken sections within a pole run. Replacement fibreglass pole sections are supplied at a length of 68.5cm (including ferrule) so you may need to cut them to size with a junior hacksaw.
How do I Assemble the New Pole?
Disassemble the current pole assembly as follows:
- Hook the elastic holding pole sections at the end nearest the broken section and pull out so knot can be undone (or if necessary cut off)
- Release the elastic and pull back through pole sections to the broken section taking care to keep the pole sections in the correct order.
- Remove damaged section.
Cut the new section to same length as damaged section using a junior hacksaw.
Reassemble poles as follows:
- Replace broken section with new section
- Using a length of wire fixed to the end of the elastic (e.g. using tape) feed the elastic through all the poles in the correct order and re-knot at end.