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Old 02-05-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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What is this? It came with my new Eureka Backcountry 1 tent.

I just got a new tent and it came with this aluminum piece:



It is aluminum (like the poles), but it is a larger diameter than the tent poles. It fits over the tent poles like a sleeve. I've owned several tents before and have camped since I was a kid, but I don't have a clue what this piece is. In fact, I was so clueless as to what it was that I actually read the directions , but the piece wasn't mentioned there. Does anyone else know?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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I haven't seen that before, but my first guess would be that it's some sort of emergency splice in case of a pole failure. Although, I'm not sure I've ever seen a modern aluminum pole break.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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splint for broken pole.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Ohhhh. Duh! That makes sense. Thanks guys. This is my first tent that I've ever paid more than about $50 for. I guess with a higher price tag comes certain luxuries... Such as a splint!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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Yep, repair part.
Don't worry, you WILL lose it right before you need it :)
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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Yep, repair part.
Don't worry, you WILL lose it right before you need it :)
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Yep, repair splint

As said before, it's a splint to repair a broken pole (but as also mentioned, that's pretty rare these days, at least with aluminum) I think you chose wisely with a Eureka tent. They are a first class outfit. I've had my Eureka Timberline for 22 years now. It's been used 10 -15 days a year every year, for all that time. During the whole time, I've been dry & bug free. My only repairs have been 1 seam needing resealing, and one corner ring lost (they sent me one for free when I emailed them) The replacement ring for free on a 20+ year old tent! That's a class act.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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That's good to hear. I did a fair amount of research into what my next tent would be. Right at the top of that list was packed size, particularly length. This tent packs to about 15," which easily fits into my side cases, which are only 18" wide. Floor space is only 8'x3', which is smaller than ideal, but it should work out just fine. I also really like that the tent is in drab colors that blend in well. I don't like the loud orange and yellow tents that seem so popular. It's especially nice to have a tent that blends in when you're stealth camping.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #9
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Yep, repair part.
Don't worry, you WILL lose it right before you need it :)
and then find it again, right after disposing of the tent.
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