It is essential that you erect your new tent at home befare taking
it on holiday so as to
We strongly recommend that you leave it erected for at least one night,
so that dew or rain can weather the canvas, Once it has dried out,
after it's initial weathering period, there should be no problems.
Be sure to peg out the tent irmly and properly as per the following
instructions so as to avoid the possibility of excessive shrinkage.
- ensure that everything you need is there and you understand each item
- to fomiliarise yourself with the task of erecting it and
- to weather the canvas,
- CHOOSE YOUR SITE: Select the most level area available and the
direction you wish the tent to face, avoiding stony ground,
over-hanging trees and places that may collect water.
- CHECK THE PARTS: Read the instructions carefully and then spread
out all the ports as neatly as possible to check that everything is there
- ASSEMBLE THE FRAME : Arrange the roof sections of your Frame
on the ground and then join all the parts, most of which are
connected by springs. leave each frame leg disconnected in the middle
and attach these to the roof section so that the frame is on its knees.
- OUTER CANVAS: Roll out the outer canvas, making sure the door
faces the front, and drape this over the frame, (Note: This is made
easier by ensuring that canvas is always packed inside out, ie. with the
walls folded hack over the roof).
Make sure that the front poles are hooked through the canvas and securely
in place in the flaps that hold them.
- RAISING THE TENT: Raise the tent to its full height, one side at a
time, by connecting the bottom half of the frame legs, (Note:
never lift just one corner as this may buckle the frame). Pull the canvas
down completely and spread the frame legs out as far as possible
making sure that all doors and windows are zipped dosed. (Note:
Remember to close the zips when repoacking the tent).
- PEGGING THE OUTER TENT: Using the rubber rings at the bottom
of the walls, first peg the four corners, making sure the canvas roof
is positioned correcdy on the frame, (Note: pegs should be angled in
the ground toward the tent for greater security). Next, peg the guys on
each side of the doorzip, pulling these towards each other as this
reduces strain on the zip. Now peg one wall and then the one opposite
followed by the front and rear walls, always checking that the canvas
roof is positioned correctly on the frame (Note : you must ensure that
the frame legs are "splayed"' outwards to ensure that the tent walls fit
closely to the ground and are not slack or flopping. This is essential far
stability in windy conditions and for maximum interior space). Attach
the outer canvas to the frame by means of the tie tapes fitted inside the
- INNER TENTS : Spread out the inner tents on the ground in accordance
with the catalague ground-plan and peg all round.
suspend the inner tent on the frame by means of the clips. (Note : a useful
idea is to take a spare piece of plastic or polythene to lay out under the
inner tent groundsheet to protect it from dirt or damage).
- INTERIOR FITTINGS : It is a simple matter now to fit all those items
supplied with your parlicular tent which may include window
curtains, roof linings, kitchen and wardrobe dividers etc.
Canopies : When a canopy is fitted, use the appropriate poles to erect
and position the guys ai a suitable angle and distance to ensure a taut
appearance without flopping canvas.
- FULLY ERECTED : When the tent is fully and properly erected, it will
appear exacdy as it does in the catalogue.
Where the roof has double reinfarcement strips, always ensure that
these are in contact with the roof frame.
In certain conditions, particularly at dawn, condensation can occur on
the frame and create the impression of leaking. Ensure adequate
ventilation at all times, especially at night.
For additional stability if you expect windy conditions, you should
double peg the wall guys and secure the roof guys to the ground
remembering to insert the pegs at the correct angle. Mud flops on
C.G.l. manufactured tents are designed to lie loose and flat one
the inside of the tent with the bottom of the tent walls pegged
close to the ground. This allows
the camper to overlay the mud flap with a groundsheet to prevent
Whichever method is used to hold the inside mud-flap on the ground,
ensure that it remains failry loose and without strain.
To avoid damoge to the roof or wall canvas, it is essential that
the metal clips, used to hang the inner tents and the roof lining,
are attached to the roof bars with core.
The sharp end of the clip should never remain in contact with
the roof or wall material.