Hi, The tent came with NO INSTRUCTIONS. Can you tell me the basic steps in putting it up? There are two long poles,two short. In the past the poles went into "holders" where they would stop,I see none of this. Totally confused!
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Choose a spot to set up your tent. Look for level ground that's
free of large rocks or other debris. Make sure you're safely away from
your campfire. If it's possible, pitch your tent away from your kitchen
area as not to bring animals too close should they be attracted by the
smell of food. Once you've chosen a spot, clear the ground of small
rocks and sticks to give you a comfortable floor to sleep on.
Unroll your tent. Put the rainfly and poles aside. Open the tent
body so it lays flat on the site you chose. Orient the door so it faces
in an accessible direction.
Take out the tent poles. A basic Hillary tent will use two long
poles for the tent body and one short pole of the rainfly. Assemble the
two long poles and thread them through the pole guides on the tent body,
attaching them to the holes in each tent corner to raise the tent.
Open the rainfly. Assemble the shorter pole and guide it through
the top of the rainfly. Place the rainfly on top of the tent and secure
it to the bottom of the tent body with the attached hooks.
Stake down your tent. You don't want to be surprised by a storm in
the middle of the night or while you're away from camp. Stake your tent
even if the weather is clear when your arrive. Use a stake at least in
each corner of the tent. Find a rock to hammer them firmly into the
Whoever they employed to write the instructions should be shot or go back to kindergarten....how difficult can it be?
Anyway, this tent is relatively easy to put up IF you know how to do it...which the instructions are painfully inadequate. It (un)helpfully uses colour coding on black and white print out and not explaining which way around the longer/shorter poles should be. Actually, once the poles are in, the instructions are ok....but it is a major point and wastes a shtload of time. There are 2 LONG (well, slightly longer) poles, with a yellow sticker on the end (which comes off after 1 use of the tent). Start on one side of the tent with 2 poles (one longer, one shorter). Slide the long pole into the inner rib (ie towards the middle of the tent), then put in the shorter pole on the outside rib (i.e.the furthest away from the middle). You do need some grunt to force these into place, but at least they go (they won't if you put the wrong pole in the wrong slot). Then do the other side of the tent, longer first (inside), shorter second (outside). Then just pin everything else together like the instructions show. The tent is ok, just ok, not great, not terrible, although it is pretty terrible in the wind, but what do you expect for 60 quid.
Lay the tent out. Thread the black poles diagonally and the grey through the front. Insert a pin to one of the black poles and then work the tent to the other end. Then put the other pin in by gently bending the pole. Make sure the tent is smoothed out as you bend it. Then insert a pin to the other pole. Lift the tent up with the fully connected pole and then smooth the tent out over the other pole. Do the same operation with the grey pole. Tie the tent up in the middle to the black poles. Attach the 'flysheet'. Then peg out the guy ropes.
I bought one of these yeaterday. The instructions - for what they are worth are sewn inside the carry bag. So I decided to put it up today. Not as easy as i would have thought, but then this is my first tent of this size. ( saw a nice Outwell Montana 4 in Millets for 225.00 which would have been my tent of choice). But at half price in Argos I couldn't argue that one.
So to put it up..... lay out the fly sheet in the approximate final position. put poles in as per instructions ..blue to back red to middle and blue to front.. across the tent. ( the pole guides are all colour coded.) Make sure poles are in pins at the base of fly sheet (bending gently to attach). these are attached by the black elastic straps.put in porch pole, put in front to back poles left and right.
Anchor back of tent temporarily with pegs. Lift from porch forward to lift tent. Temporarily peg base of poles, straighten out so that the straps inside tent are approximately perpendicular to each other. Move poles to tension flysheet and tighten anchor points on flysheet using straps buckles to pull flysheet down as far as possible ( to help prevent draughts)., anchor guy lines when happy with final position.
Put up inside ground sheet and attach to points on inside of flysheet. put up rooms starting with the rear yellow hook and work around to front red hook.
These instructions were not specifically provided but this was our first try and probably could be improved on. It requires 2 people for speed if nothing else.
Hi, Have the assembly instructions for putting up this tent if you still need? Chinese manufacturer! although in English but to be honest not very helpful. We managed to break 1 of the fibreglass poles just trying to assemble it in back garden. We are not exactly tent novices but we found this paticularly difficult with no room for error.
TIP- Measure it out before you start. Rubber! Sorry metal tent pegs dont help! Would I advise to buy? I dont think so! If you still need instructions message back and I will scan for you.
First, I would try Coleman.com and see if they can send you a manual or direct you on their website.
Assuming the picture is the tent I can help (and even if it isn't, these are basic setup steps). Peg the tent down. Lay it out and pick about six spots to peg it down.
Next, get the two or three longest poles. These are the support poles. Run them diagonally or maybe side to side through the pole sleeves on the top of the tent. Once all the way through, put one end in the hole (or possibly in the pin) depending on if you poles have points or holes in the end. You'll then bend the pole, raising a portion of the tent to make the other end of the pole fit. Look for hooks to hold the tent poles to the poles. Do the same for the other pole/s. And it doesn't matter which pole goes together first.
Once you have the two or three longest ones in, the rest is extra. From the looks of it, you may have one pole running from the door area to the rear. If there is one, it's usually slid into a pouch and tied with a plastic string at the top of the tent to the other poles.
Other poles, if they are there are for side support or rain cover support.
Figure out which way the rain cover goes, then attach the bungie to the pole at the base of the pole. It should have some type of hook. Once the cover is on, it may take a pole underneath it. If so, there will be a small pocket or pouch for the pole.
Don't worry about the strings and extra stuff. (Unless you're expecting monster winds). You should have extra pegs, strings and maybe a pole or two. As long as you get the main two or three support poles up, you're solid. Good luck
the instructions are useless anyway. you put the red poles through the 2 side bedrooms. the black rods and the black poles with the bends in join together and go diagonally through the middle of the tent. the yellow rods join together with the black poles with the yellow tape round the ends and u fit these from the inside of the front and back entrance then when the tent is up you just hook the bedrooms in. hope this was usefull
Wow, thats a monster tent. I'll get you most of the way there, but I may miss a thing or two
Lay it down, stretch it out and peg it. That will save you a ton of time.
Next, find the four longest poles. These are the supports. Two on each side of the door, crossing diagonally to the rear. Put one end of the poles in the holes and bend until you can get the other end in. These poles should slide through sleeves in the tent. Once these are up, the rest are "extras." The tent has hooks to hold the poles to the tent.
You have two poles of equal lengths for the side windows. Again, route them thru a sleeve, bending them into the holes on either side of the windows. I can't tell, but it looks like you have a pole system for the front door too. Somehow these poles go next to the main support poles and meet up under the rain cover.
Next, lay the rain cover on top of the tent. It should connect by bungies to the bottom of the pole support holes. There might be a pole or two under the rain cover, but above the tent for support. If so. look for a small pouch that a pole could slide into on the bottom side of the rain cover. You'll run the pole from the pouch to another pouch (all under the rain cover).
Don't worry about strings or extra poles. These are for high wind. Pegging the tent down is good enough.
Peg out the "brown" ground sheet of the inner tent and hold it up like a standard ridge tent.
Put the two shorter upright poles on the inside of the compartment (with something under the feet to prevent damage to the ground sheet). Put the 40mm tubes on the spike that pokes through, and then put the ridge pole on the outside.
Everything should then hold in place while you put the fly sheet over the top with the 2 longer poles at the front.......
tip - line up the seam on the fly sheet with the front of the inner tent as you peg it out....