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How do I know how old my tent is?

All Force Ten, Vango and Lichfield tents and equipment have a code label. The label is white, approx. 6cm x 4cm, and is generally found inside the inner tent, located next to or under the large fire precaution label. It can also be found on the flysheet or swing tags attached to the tent bag.

Please note Force Ten, Vango and Lichfield tents could be produced a few months in advance of the year they go into store, as such please do not use the "date of manufacture" as an indication of the year of your tent.

Code Year

The first 3 letters denote the year.

2017 – TEM on tents / AWM on awnings
2016 - TEL
2015 - TEK
2014 - TEJ
2013 - TEH
2012 - TEG
2011 - TEF
2010 - TEE
2009 - TED
2008 - TEC
2007 - TEB
2006 - TEA
2005 - TE5

Do you have spares for tents older than 2008?

Yes, we can make tent poles and pole sets for almost any Force Ten, Vango or Lichfield Tent, just email us with your exact requirements. If you need poles for other tent brands, please select our Universal section and purchase the relevant quantity of pole sections and shock cord required.

How and when will my purchase arrive?

We aim to process your order within 3 - 5 working days. For items over 2kg we ship via Parcel Force express 48 hour service, these deliveries need to be signed for so please keep this in mind when entering a delivery address. We can ship to your work address no problem. Lightweight items will go via royal mail.

The photo of the poles do not match my requirements?

Many of our photo's are standard shots. Please go by the item title. The original specification is shown on the product description, however in some cases we are not able to replicate the original colour coding.

How do I assemble the pole sections once I have purchased?

Fibreglass Pole Repair Instructions

Fibreglass poles are made up of a number of sections and an elasticated cord. The cord runs through each section and is simply knotted at either end.

1. Untie the knot at the end of the pole.
2. Remove the sections one at a time until you reach the section that needs to be replaced (when it is time to re-assemble the pole it is important that the sections are put back in the same order).
3. Measure the section which is to be replaced (the new section will need to be cut to length). Cut the new section to the length measured. We would recommend using a small hacksaw. Once cut, the end should be filed smooth.
4. Re-thread the cord back through the sections and tie a knot at the end.

Alloy Pole Repair Instructions

Alloy poles are made up of a number sections, and an elasticated cord and end pieces. The cord runs through each section and is simply tied to the "end piece" at either end.

1. Pull out or unscrew the "end piece" and untie the knot at the end of the pole.
2. Remove the sections one at a time (holding onto the cord) until you reach the section that needs to be replaced (when it is time to re-assemble the pole it is important that the sections are put back in the same order).
3. Measure the section which is to be replaced (the new section will need to be cut to length). Cut the new section to the length measured. We would recommend using a small hacksaw. Once cut, the end should be filed / sanded smooth.
4. Re-thread the cord back through the sections and tie a knot at the end piece, and re insert.

Pole Terminology

Pole section: Single piece of pole (either alloy, fibreglass or steel)
Pole: Comprised of a pole section, joined together by a shock cord running through the centre
Pole set: A quantity of complete poles (already made up of sections)
Shock cord: the elastic cord that all the sections are held together
Ferrules: The metal sleeve at the end of each section that the pole sections connect into

Why do poles break?

Pole breakages can happen for many reasons, mainly weather, flysheet tensioning or when pitching/striking the tent. As a precaution:

  • always make sure the poles ends are fully engaged in each other
  • tension the flysheet firmly but not over tight
  • if your tent has a "Tension Band System" do not over tighten
  • when it is windy make sure the flysheet is taught to avoid loose fabric flapping
  • when the tent is used in extreme temp variances, loosen / tighten the flysheet
  • always carry a spare section or two and a repair sleeve

For more Camping and Tent Accessories see our sister company: Nearly New Tents


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