SWAG FIBER GLASS POLES

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 06:44
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Snapped / broken fiberglass ploes does anyone have any alternatives . I have tried all types of fiberglass poles at least 4 different types & they all snap .
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 07:42

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 07:42
Have you tried the aluminium swag poles.
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Reply By: Tim F3 - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 07:59

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 07:59
have had success with using pvc conduit tubing approx 12mm dia. the same grey tubing electricians run cables through..

hope this helps.
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Reply By: Member - MARIC - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:07

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:07
Can you get carbon fibre poles they should prove more flexible and lighter, I use carbon fibre paddles for canoeing
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 14:09

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 14:09
If you are talking about the "Bow " poles for a Dome Swag I obtained some fibre glass ones of a similar diameter from a mobility scooter shop , they sell them as safety flag sticks for scooters and wheel chairs etc.
You might also get them from a bike shop, they have them for kids bikes.
You will have to cut them to the required lengths and glue some tubing on the ends.

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 15:02

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 15:02
Most up market lightweight tents for back packing use Aluminium poles (they bow almost as much as Fibreglass ones). I've used mine several times over the past 5 years with no problems.
You should be able to get them at specialist camping shops
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Reply By: Hoyks - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 18:05

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 18:05
There are fiberglass poles and fiberglass poles. I had some that had all the fibers running longways. These were rubbish and had a tendency to split up the middle.

Others I got have a spiral wrap/braid around them, these seem to be a lot more robust.

Aluminium poles are good too, very light, but a bit unforgiving if they get stood on.
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Reply By: ian.g - Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:54

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:54
You can try electric fence fiberglass posts, these can be obtained from most rural supply merchandise outlets, can be bought in different lengths and are very flexible and strong.
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Reply By: Wojieboy - Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 23:26

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 23:26
You can buy alloy (Aircraft aluminium) ones to suit your swag. I had to replace one from a 10 year old swag and there was no OEM replacement available from the manufacturer. Went to a camping store and sized one up- hey presto! all good. and much more durable also FWIW...
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Follow Up By: macdrum - Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 04:57

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 04:57
Could you let me know what camping store you purchased alloy rods from ?
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