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Old 01-13-16, 10:15 AM
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Broken Tent Poles???

I was setting up my Catoma Combat 1 man Tent and 1 of my poles was not all the way in the hole and I tried to fix it and my tent pole broke where two pole meet. and I had use
Millitary 1000mile olive duct tape and I can not order a new Catoma Combat 1 man Tent yet and I can on 3-3-2016 when I am working the Carnival games in Goldfish on Butler Amusements and on 4-3-2016!...and I will also buy REI Passage one man tent as a spare?

Tent Pole


My ??? is Should I save the old Catoma Combat 1 man Tent and use the new Tent body and Tent fly as a Spare parts and save the old tent poles as spare???

or Should I Email Catoma outdoors to see if I can buy new tent poles???


Thanks
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Update 1-16-2016
Note: I am now going to buy a new Tent from Big Agnes
Rattlesnake SL1 man Tent MtnGlo on 4-3-2016 with my 20% off from REI
or Marmot Tungsten 1 man Tent
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Old 01-13-16, 10:39 AM
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Do you want spare parts? If so, keep it and buy a new tent.
Do you want to keep using the tent? If so, buy some poles.

Your question seems like one only you could answer.
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Old 01-13-16, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Do you want spare parts? If so, keep it and buy a new tent.
Do you want to keep using the tent? If so, buy some poles.
there is no replacement poles on http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/
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Old 01-13-16, 11:22 AM
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First thing email them to ask if they sell the poles
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
there is no replacement poles on Catoma Outdoor
That doesn't necessarily mean they don't sell replacement sets or, like Big Agnes, perform repair. As suggested, contact them. You can email or call./thread
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Old 01-13-16, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
That doesn't necessarily mean they don't sell replacement sets or, like Big Agnes, perform repair. As suggested, contact them. You can email or call./thread
I just called them and I ask if they sell Replacement poles and he is going to talk to someone and look in the back ASAP
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Old 01-13-16, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by arnaguedes View Post
First thing email them to ask if they sell the poles
I called them
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TentPole Technologies ? Tent Pole Repair and Replacement Specialist

didn't look up what your tent costs new so this may or may not be cost effective.
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Search tent poles on eBay, bout 600 listings.
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I've replaced fiberglass poles in the past. There are a few pretty standard sizes. Sometimes you find them at thrift stores. Or, outdoor stores. Generally cheap.
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Originally Posted by The Pedalphile View Post
TentPole Technologies ? Tent Pole Repair and Replacement Specialist

didn't look up what your tent costs new so this may or may not be cost effective.
I am just going to buy new Catoma Combat 1 man Tent on 3-3-2016 from Military and Law Enforcement Gear, ACU's,Police uniforms,swat,Insignia,Knives,Rucksacks,GORE-TEX,Fla Ranger Joes
for $27600+22.08=$298.08 and on 2-8-2016 I will be working on Butler Amusements in California in the Goldfish game!

I am also Homeless by Choice since 11-1-2008 I live in my Tent
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I've replaced fiberglass poles in the past.
my poles are Alum
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Broken Tent Poles???

Nice tent! I like that the fly sheet is reversable green/tan. Perfect for wild camping, or without the fly for star-gazing
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Make your own replacements:

tent poles

Easy. I made a new one for my Tarptent Contrail.

Wow, that tent weighs 5 1/2 pounds for 1 person?
For that kind of $$ I'd get something lighter.
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Nice tent! I like that the fly sheet is reversable green/tan. Perfect for wild camping, or without the fly for star-gazing

+ 2 doors 3x3x7.10in but my head hits roof inside
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
I am just going to buy new Catoma Combat 1 man Tent on 3-3-2016 from Military and Law Enforcement Gear, ACU's,Police uniforms,swat,Insignia,Knives,Rucksacks,GORE-TEX,Fla Ranger Joes
for $27600+22.08=$298.08 and on 2-8-2016 I will be working on Butler Amusements in California in the Goldfish game!

I am also Homeless by Choice since 11-1-2008 I live in my Tent
For $27600, I hope it is a really, REALLY nice tent.
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
For $27600, I hope it is a really, REALLY nice tent.
I think someone won the Powerball lottery
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Any chance of making up a wooden dowel the right size?
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Originally Posted by VT_Speed_TR View Post
I think someone won the Powerball lottery
LOL nope going back to work in the Carnival games on Butler Amusements
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
For $27600, I hope it is a really, REALLY nice tent.
only one man tent with 2doors!
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+ 2 doors 3x3x7.10in but my head hits roof inside
I wouldn't even be able to get my head in such a small tent (unless you meant feet, and not inches).
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I wouldn't even be able to get my head in such a small tent (unless you meant feet, and not inches).
3ft x 3ft x 7ft 10in
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I would e-mail or call Catoma Outdoors first. Most companies sell replacement poles, or will tell you where they can be repaired.

This is just my thinking on a "spare" tent: Tents do not usually fail suddenly in normal use. If your main tent starts to show signs of failure (wear and tear), there is usually time to get a replacement. A spare tent is just something else to store.

Another thought: Have you considered a 2 person tent? It sounds like your tent is your home. It seems that a 2 person tent would give you a little more space to "spread out". You can get a nice 2 person tent that is lighter and more roomy for about the same price. Just a thought Get it from REI; they have a great 1-year replacement policy.
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I would e-mail or call Catoma Outdoors first. Most companies sell replacement poles, or will tell you where they can be repaired.

This is just my thinking on a "spare" tent: Tents do not usually fail suddenly in normal use. If your main tent starts to show signs of failure (wear and tear), there is usually time to get a replacement. A spare tent is just something else to store.

Another thought: Have you considered a 2 person tent? It sounds like your tent is your home. It seems that a 2 person tent would give you a little more space to "spread out". You can get a nice 2 person tent that is lighter and more roomy for about the same price. Just a thought Get it from REI; they have a great 1-year replacement policy.
I camp in a spot only a 3ft Wide tent will only work! and I have Two 2 men Tents!
Big Agnes Lynx Pass 2 men Tent and new 2015 Marmot Tungsten 2 men Tent in
Shadow green/Moss green and I found 2 spots near me in Oceanside/Vista, California
but it says (No Trespassing!) I am also Homeless by Choice

I am looking at Marmot Tungsten 1 man Tent $179.00 REI and I had the REI Passege 1 man Tent
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Basically just do what people have told you for all your other broken gear. Not that you really want our advice because you already have made up your mind.
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