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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

this is my tent it has a ZVW part number and some cool instructions with a bellbottomed girl putting it together.....its so easy a girl can erect it by herself!

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I like the nostalgia of the canvas but would be sweet to get someone to remake it in current lightweight wind and waterproof materials. or have the top a screen with a rain fly you could put on would be nice.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

sorry for the grainy pics that was an iphone3
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

I got pics

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

Oh thats a nice one. I like those the best. The one I have seems massive.

Could you please make a nice big sweet scan of those instructions? Im not sure Ive seen a instructional guide like that Shocked

Cheers for doing so! Free beer when you see me.


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

I am after the aluminum part from the pole rope that connects to the tent stake.
Anyone know where I could pick on up?
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:
Oh thats a nice one. I like those the best. The one I have seems massive.

Could you please make a nice big sweet scan of those instructions? Im not sure Ive seen a instructional guide like that Shocked

Cheers for doing so! Free beer when you see me.


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yes, scans please! I will mail you a beer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

Very nice modern tent on sale!

https://www.serial-kombi.com/en-GB/camping-leisure...py-n318097



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: NOS 231 069 740 T2 Westy Tent Pole Reply with quote

NOS 231 069 740 T2 Westy Tent Pole

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Where can I find replacement poles and how do yo guys wash your canvas
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Poles can be had in may ways. They still sell generic aluminum poles that can be made to work. Ive seen others make stuff from electrical conduit to gas pipe. If its a rod or a tube then its been used to hold up a tent.

That method lends itself to the clown absurd fixes to some decent looking replacements. But none of its original. For that you will need to search the classifieds. There are pole sets out there. Some will part, most will not and command high prices for the lot. There seem to be more tents without poles than poles without tents.

If I needed a pole, I would make every effort to replicate a new piece. That would keep the value up as a whole and not look like you are trying to pass off second best goods on a $600 showpiece you may or may not use.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Alloy-tent-pole-camping-tent-pipe_60045678988.html

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Cleaning is anything from a wet cloth to a dunking in a small kiddy pool. I just cleaned my rear tent a bit with an upholstery/carpet spot cleaner.

http://www.highwaydreams.net/cleaning-mould-off-canvas-tents-camper-trailers-etc/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Jason, that was two hours of my life that I’ll never get back!
Just solidifying my condition of being a stock VW nerd...
Great info Dancing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Im surprised you haven't browsed it earlier? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Would anyone care to share with me the lengths of the awning poles? I'm having to fabricate some since my originals were missing, and while I'm out getting some conduit for the roof poles, I'd like to have a decent display at the show in a month.
Dimensions por favor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Not sure if this helps, but few if any of my side tents seem to have the awning poles, so I bought an aluminum sectioned tent/tarp pole from REI...they're gold anodized (not all that far off from the coating on the factory tent poles) and, IIRC, maybe $30 each. Yeah, more than electrical conduit (my user tent has a set of poles I made from conduit) but very handy due to the bungied sections.

https://www.rei.com/product/845322/rei-co-op-adjustable-tarp-pole-single

(the ones I have aren't "adjustable")...I think I went with the 6 ft ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Eureka tent company also has some good telescoping-adjustable tent/tarp poles in a variety of lengths. In the past we've used them & also stocked them at our camping-oriented sporting goods outfitter business (also in the past!). No problems ever encountered with them AFAIR.

The official Eureka service info is at https://www.eurekacamping.com/accessories/repair-kits-poles/aluminum-height-adjustable-ha-pole As per usual, you may find them for less than the MSRP @ any number of online suppliers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

This may be similar to the questions above....I have a friend who has a 71 bay window and just purchased a Raleigh Motochalet VW side tent but it has no poles. Looking for anyone here who might have the same tent that could share a photo and/or sizes of the poles needed to make his tent work. It is a mostly brown tent with no bottom. We pulled it out of the bag and checked it over.

Thanks!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

MrHyak wrote:
This may be similar to the questions above....I have a friend who has a 71 bay window and just purchased a Raleigh Motochalet VW side tent but it has no poles. Looking for anyone here who might have the same tent that could share a photo and/or sizes of the poles needed to make his tent work. It is a mostly brown tent with no bottom. We pulled it out of the bag and checked it over.

Thanks!!

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I am missing a couple for my tent, and with the upcoming show a week out, I am going to measure the diameter and length needed for the center "roof" poles, and replicate them out of electrical conduit. Haven't decided how I am going to tackle the awning poles, more than likely with the use of conduit as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Eclipse big top tent!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread Reply with quote

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I got pics

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I just picked up one of these for $10 at a yard sale. Score! Found good directions and historical info at wetwestys.com
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Side Tent thread FAQ Reply with quote

Wanted to post this tent info here as well.

Early 70's Klepper Tent.


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