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Square tent with 2 types gazebo poles, varenda, 2 side windows

Square type tent with 2 types of gazebo poles, one set coloured and one set alluminium.outside varenda only top but tent got all sides. look like a cazibo syle setup . tent over poles or poles outside with tent mounted to poles?. nothing marked , no manual. tent fiber very thick (army tipe) not like normal tents.got 2 side windows with flaps covering it.tent beige in colour with front opening and side windows coloured blue. made by preddie bros. camping comfort in germiston.

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The 2 longest of the poles go in an x over the center of the tent and the 2 shorter ones go arch to the sides. http://www.wenzelco.com/details.aspx?NavID=412
shows a picture very similar to your tent. If you go to image 2 it shows it with out the fly. now if you got 2 sets of 4 poles, 2 long and 2 short, and one set is all aluminum, then I would go with the aluminum set. It is less likely to collapse in high winds.

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Start by stretching out the bottom of the tent into a square, and stake all of the perimeter tentloops to the ground, starting with the corners, with the stakes directed at a 30 to 45 degree angle under the tent, so the tent cannot easily pull them back out. Leave the yellow cords attached to the tentloops loose, so you can use the cords to help pull up the stakes when you take down the tent.

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