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    hello all,
    You may have seen my earlier thread about pegs, but thats all sorted out now...
    I bought a second hand minaret and there are no instructions with it, I can put it up ok, but are there any tips or hints?
    Or maybe how to do it properly.
    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Easiest way is to use it so the inner and outer are connected semi-permanently. When putting it up, peg out the rear two loops on the fly so the tent is anchored to the ground at the back, then insert the poles, first the back - shorter - then the front. Then tension the pole tensioners. Finally grab the two main loops at the front, pull towards you so the tent is under tension and anchor with pegs. Finally guy out the main guying points and job's a good un :-)

    I try not to disconnect the outer and inner as it's fiddly putting them back together. It makes drying the tent a bit of a faff - easier if you simply put it up in the garden rather than hanging over a line, I think.

    Hope that makes some sense.

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    Thanks

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    No worries. It's a great tent, I've had two of them :-)

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    I have the larger version Olympus which has been a great tent, mine is now about 10 years old and still in A1 condition. I only need to take the inner and outer apart for drying (the velcro is top quality so you can do this regularly without any loss in performance of the velcro).

    When pitching put the poles in and then pitch the whole thing together. Everything is obvious, I can't think of anything that needs any instructions. My only experience is that the tent needs to be pitched directly into the wind (as with all tunnel tents) and on a fairly flat surface so the flysheet will be reasonably taught.

    I've found the only drawback with the Mapac Tunnel tents is some flapping noise from the flysheet on a windy night which makes the wind sound worse than it is.

    You've got a great, long lasting tent, as far as I'm concerned.


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    Thanks Again

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