conquerorforum.com
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics Chat Donate
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
larryandwendy

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 48
Reply with quote  #1 
I have had an issue with the adjustable poles inside the tent. They will not lock when I twist them. Has anyone else had this problem and made a fix?
Thanks Larry
0
Bucko

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 92
Reply with quote  #2 
Hi Larry, we had a similar issue on the 345. We tried a gentle tap, which worked, also, we ended up extending it to nearly the right length whilst horizontal. Twist to nearly lock in that position, then elevate to lock in the right position. Never had a problem while following that method. Hope I explained it well enough. Bucko
__________________
2016 UEV 440 Companion S, Pumped up 2017 Dmax X-Runner with lift, lockers and all the extras. Ready to explore
0
larryandwendy

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 48
Reply with quote  #3 
Thanks heaps, just spoke with the Brisbane guys a head office he said to bend the pole so lock sticks! Thinking I will try your method first!
0
Mudge1

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 12
Reply with quote  #4 
We have a similar prob, noted it when we first purchased. Has slowly became worse, if you poke your tongue into the right side of your cheek & roll your eyes upwards towards the left it usually works fine at least 40% of the time
0
William the Conqueror

Avatar / Picture

Star Member
Registered:
Posts: 872
Reply with quote  #5 
Larry

I am continually gobsmacked at some of the solutions to problems that Conqueror comes up with...

Are you talking about the "Supapeg" type aluminium pole? If you are, there are a few reasons they may not be locking.

First, the outer pole has is a little to big and it doesn't allow sufficientt friction for the cam lock to engage - comes from use (or bending). Because it is always locked at roughly the same point it will get worse with time.

Second, the camlock inside is worn from use. It doesn't take much. It could be worn on the outside of the cam or where the cam is attached to the top of the insert that goes into the inner pole. Again it will get wors with time.

Third, the spot where the camlock engages in the outer pole has developed a smooth spot - again not allowing sufficient friction to engage.

The good news is, you can buy most Supapeg products as spare parts. You could replace the camlock but I think you would be better getting a new twist lock pole, salvaging the ends of the old ones (just drill out the small crimped indent), cutting to length and refitting the end pieces (secure the end pieces with a small self tapper or rivet).

Like everything that is mass produced, quality control is sometimes lacking. I have bought new poles and the twist lock doesn't work from new. Supapeg is a great company and has a good reputation in customer service/warranty issues. Try giving them a call if you continue to have issues (I speak to a guy called Peter - always keen to help and I live on the opposite side of the country.

Cheers

Anthony

__________________
Vive Les Peuerels
0
larryandwendy

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 48
Reply with quote  #6 
Many thanks for all your advise guys, will pull apart and have a look!
0
UEV390 owner

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 51
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi Larry

This may not make you feel any better but I recently had a whole new tent fitted to the top of my UEV390 due to storm damage to the old one. I have the same problem on one side - getting it to grip is intermittent......been like it since brand new !  I've tried sliding the poles away from each other, and pushing them together as I twist - no joy.

I'd love to hear from you if you make any progress.

Regards
David
Sunshine Coast
0
Marksills

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 57
Reply with quote  #8 
William is spot on -
Pull the pole end right out of the top section. You will see an little 10cent coin sized piece of plastic on the end of the pole with the screw that secures slightly off Centre.. when you twist the pole this locks it in place-
Make sure the screw that holds it isn't so tight as to stop the plastic 10cent coin shaped bit from spinning freely. Also make sure the Centre hole is off Centre (not right in the middle) -
Cheers - mark
0
larryandwendy

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 48
Reply with quote  #9 
Thanks Mark,
I will pull it out and have a look! I have developed a way that requires me to hold my tongue to the left side of my cheek and at the same time lift my left foot above my shoulder....
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.