Start with the two longest poles and feed them through (every pole is colour coded so you can't go wrong), that will give you the main shape. peg each corner, once done start with back door section and feed the shorter ones through the loops when done peg it down. then do the same with the other two sleeping sections. finally the front door section (the black/grey coded pole) the pole has a curve which positions in the middle,get that pegged down and put the guide ropes in and it tight. then you can fine tune the rest of the tent sections, once you have everything how you want it, then put guide ropes in. it takes 15/20mins with two people to get everything up, after that it takes 15/20mins for one person to fine tune. hope this helps, if this is your first time putting up the hartford xl it'll take you about 1hr 15mins cause it did me. but it gets quicker with practice.
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any out door / sports retailer should be able to help you with this
To make the tent water proof --erect it on a sunny day and spray silicone fluid all over it ( wet it) and then let it dry
that seals off the fabric weave and makes the water run off rather than through
it also helps prevent rot and mildew when the tent is packed up damp. It is not cheap but effective and when combined with a fly cover also s wet with the fluid will make wet days in a tent more bearable
I have never seen your tent but found these instructions online. Hope they help:
Erection / Pitching
This tent pitches inner first and uses the popular ring and pin method to locate the poles on both the inner and outer and takes two to erect. The poles are all colour coded making it very easy to identify which poles go in which sleeves. The inner uses six poles to hold up, three for the main living area and one each for the bedroom pods. Once all poles are threaded, its advisable that one person gets inside the inner tent and supports the main poles as they are located. Tip here and for most tents of this design, make sure the first pole you locate on the main living area is the pole on the bottom of the crossover at the top of the tent, this then takes the weight of the poles above making it easier to secure. Locate the main poles and then the bedroom pod poles using the ring and pin system. The inner tent will then require pegging down and this takes around twenty pegs to secure. Finally once the inner is secure the outer flysheet is pulled over the inner, tied on the main poles and then finally pegged. The final thing to do is to locate the two porch poles and secure with the ring and pins and then peg out the guy ropes.
Peg out 2 back pegs of inner tent. Peg out 2 front then side pegs. Place smaller pointed pole through hole at bell end of inner tent from inside, longer pole through hole at front.Fit protective bases to each pole. Top pointed poles with separators. Assemble roof pole, put through loop and over separators. Throw outer tent over from bell end (needs 2 people) then carefully lead towards front til holes in roof match - back hole first. Fit rain hoods front and back. Peg outer tent from bell end first then back corners, front corners then sides. Place porch poles through holes at front of porch, zip door sides down with one person holding poles upright and taut and peg out door. Peg sides all along making sure they do not touch inner tent. Fix guy ropes.
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....