The Vango Padstow 500 Tent Pole Repair Pack consists of 3 x 11mm 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?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)
Disassemble the current pole assembly as follows:
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.