tent pole and fishing rod tubes

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:52
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I have two tubes on my roof rack which hold, one for tent poles and one for f/rods...the problem is they always have water build up on the inside them effecting the contents....they have a blank one end(all glued) and a screw cap at the other...my question is.....have others encountered this problem and how did you solve it or do you have to keep them empty while not in use?....they have a "o" ring in the screw on cap but summer or winter they still fill with condensation...my tent poles got all ruined...corrosion/rust...help please....Phil
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:16

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:16
Hi Phillip,
Have you thought of drilling a three or four 4/5mm holes along the bottom of the pvc tubes. This will allow any condensation to escape before it builds up to an appreciable amount.
It is usually high enough to be out of the dust.

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Follow Up By: handy - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:19

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:19
i have a 10mm hole on the bottom of mine at each end and never had a prob and mine live in there all the time. cheers
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Reply By: Member - BIGDOG G (WA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:19

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:19
hey Phillip,
Thats really strange.......I have the same setup.
In summer I carry fishing rods, and winter Im in the dessert and they carry tent poles...............Never had a problem.
So in answer to your question................Buggered If I Know
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 06:29

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 06:29

Same thing happens to me and I also put it down to condensation but haven't done anything about it. Doesn't matter with the tent poles as they are the alloy ones and the fishing rods are in a sealed tent pole bag inside the tube.
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Reply By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:00

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:00
I reckon it must be the O rings.
I have the same set up, one for awning poles and one for fishing rods. Screw caps both ends. The one with the fishing rods is always dry, but the one with the poles is always damp. Both were made with the same fittings, at the same time. I reckon some of these fittings must have dodgy O rings.

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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 15:21

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 15:21
Thanks everyone for your help.....much appreciated....might go for the holes to see if it cures the problem...cheers Phil
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