How do I straighten my tent pole?

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  • How do I straighten my tent pole?
  • camo16
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    Having consulted an expert, I wonder if you’ve considered isolating the kink and blowing the pole hard whilst whacking it from the outside?

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    If it’s a decent pole it’ll work harden and only get weaker through unbending.

    Sounds like poor design, and I should know, I’ve done a few*!

    *Getting better at it, I think 🙂

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m struggling to work out what the real suggestions are now perhaps I should just accept that there’s a permanent list to the left in my pole.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I’d suggest getting your pole out on a firm surface, with the kink uppermost, hold it tightly with two hands, and then get your wife to sit down on it with some force and see if that fixes it. Might take a few attempts if it’s a particularly sturdy one, but once your wife has been bouncing up and down on your pole for a while I reckon she’ll have sorted your kinkiness out no bother.

    Don’t do it inside your trailer tent though – that’ll set the whole thing rocking and the neighbours will all be wondering what you’re up to in there.

    Premier Icon PePPeR
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    I’d fill it with sand and straighten it, then put a wooden pole inside it to strengthen it, because as gofasterstripes and others have suggested it will only bend again.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    I always just nestle near the wife and it straightens quite quickly…

    Premier Icon beinbhan
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    You can try Cerrobend it melts at boiling point of water pour it in let it set and then carry out your bend when finished heat it up to liquid and pour it out
    should get it at plumbers merchant

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Just a quick update on this;

    The new silver pole arrived yesterday and with some careful bending of the black pole using a couple of convenient fence posts to lever against I can now slide one all the way inside the other with little effort so my erection problems should be over.

    camo16
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    Great news re your erection, wwaswas!

    Watch out, campers! 😉

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