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11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« on: August 27, 2015, 01:52:19 AM »
Ahh, love 'em or hate 'em, the ultimate camping accessory.

I have been on the lookout for one of these tents for many years now, with no luck, although I have been able to acquire enough good canvas sections. The aluminium knuckles and poles are are the hard bits to find and I am considering making some up. Does anyone know the correct aluminium alloy and heat treatment specs of the poles? I recall them being quite tough and hardwearing. While there are a number of alloy suppliers that can provide ally tubing, I don't want to get the wrong grade of alloy that will bend like a $20 Chinese Camp chair.

Are the same knuckles used in the 11' and 14' tents? Do we have an RPS for the NSN's of the components of these tents?

Of course, if you have a source for the actual (genuine) poles and knuckles themselves, I would like to know!

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 08:54:16 AM »
Ahh, love 'em or hate 'em, the ultimate camping accessory.

I have been on the lookout for one of these tents for many years now, with no luck, although I have been able to acquire enough good canvas sections. The aluminium knuckles and poles are are the hard bits to find and I am considering making some up. Does anyone know the correct aluminium alloy and heat treatment specs of the poles? I recall them being quite tough and hardwearing. While there are a number of alloy suppliers that can provide ally tubing, I don't want to get the wrong grade of alloy that will bend like a $20 Chinese Camp chair.

Are the same knuckles used in the 11' and 14' tents? Do we have an RPS for the NSN's of the components of these tents?

Of course, if you have a source for the actual (genuine) poles and knuckles themselves, I would like to know!

Hi,

Yes same knuckles used for 11 x 11 and 14 x 14, the only difference is the roof poles ( the poles up to the peak and along the length) are longer on the 14x14 than the 11x11, the upright poles are the same height on both.

The original knuckles are impossible to find unless someone has "aquired" some.
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 09:02:05 AM »
Check out Aussie Disposals.
They make a fairly close copy which come with poles and knuckles.

Maybe they can provide replacement poles etc with their gear.

http://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/11x11-tunnel-tent
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 10:19:55 AM »
Check out Aussie Disposals.
They make a fairly close copy which come with poles and knuckles.

Maybe they can provide replacement poles etc with their gear.

http://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/11x11-tunnel-tent
Greg Mac.

Nah cheap Indian rubbish, can't get any lower quality than this...........
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 11:18:25 AM »
Thanks Scott,  good to know.
Will save me a trip to look at one.
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 08:17:18 PM »
Thanks Scott,  good to know.
Will save me a trip to look at one.
Greg Mac.

Hey Greg when they close The Nauru Detention Centre the market will be flooded with themů  ::)

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 09:42:14 PM »
Ex-Army  wall tent 14"x 14" Extendable with galvanised  frame on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1087824191

Is this what your looking for?
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 12:14:23 AM »
Ex-Army  wall tent 14"x 14" Extendable with galvanised  frame on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1087824191

Is this what your looking for?
I already have a great set of canvas sections, it's just the alloy poles and knuckles I need. I may go to the extent of making them like that seller has, but I think Galvanised pipe might be a bit heavy!

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 12:08:50 AM »
11X11 Army Tent on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1088222621

Is this what your looking for?
6X6 Air Defence 9/1990 ARN 51867
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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 04:28:23 AM »
11X11 Army Tent on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1088222621

Is this what your looking for?

Looks like they have the opposite problem - have the knuckles, but use home made wooden poles. It looks ok though.

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 04:23:16 PM »
canvas from naru will be destroyed in country ie quarrintine rules canvas cannot be brought back to australia

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 04:56:14 PM »
canvas from naru will be destroyed in country ie quarrintine rules canvas cannot be brought back to australia

Yes and no.

The canvas on my 110 came back from Afghanistan.

The humid climate kills the tents within 2 years and the value doesn't warrant a quarantine clean to bring back

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Re: 11' x 11' and 14' x 14' tents
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2015, 08:45:12 PM »
there is a camping store in america ie colemans.com selling frames for 11 x11 tents