Aluminium Tent Poles

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:57
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Evening All,
Does anyone use aluminium poles for their camper trailer awning/annexe. If so are they any good or are we better off sticking with the steel ones.
Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.:))

Greg S
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:04

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:04
My camper trailer came with alloy poles for the annexe. I have never had any trouble them and I think their light weight is a good thing in the plastic waterpipe holder.
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Reply By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:15

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:15
Greg,
We have used aluminuim poles for years with heavy tarps and had no trouble and also for the weight on your vehicle, go allloy

Peter.
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Reply By: Member - Loco Locums - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:50

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:50
Hi Greg,
We have a Kimberley Kamper with the full length 8 foot wide awning and we find the alloy poles a lot sturdier than the glavanised steel poles at full height.

Also the twist lock is so much better than the little grub screw in the steel ones...doesn't rust. Reckon they're worth the $25.00 price tag.

Hope this helps.

Happy Camping
Rick & Julie
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:39

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:39
Main benefit is the weight and much easier to pack due to no grub screw. Problems have been the feet come of pretty easy and I had one that just spun and would not lock in.

Overall, I much prefer the alloy ones.
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Reply By: Member - greg S (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:45

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:45
Morning All,
Thank you for the info. We will have a closer look at the aluminium poles.
Thanks:)))

Greg S
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:33

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:33
And the aluminium ones don't rust and lock up.
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Reply By: Flash - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 22:59

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 22:59
Agree with the above.
I would NEVER buy steel again. Aluminium is IMHO way better. Much lighter and no rust, work well.
Cheers
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