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.

    Erecting Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. CHECK THE PARTS: Read the instructions carefully and then spread out all the ports as neatly as possible to check that everything is there

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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 outer canvas,
  7. INNER TENTS : Spread out the inner tents on the ground in accordance with the catalague ground-plan and peg all round.

    Then 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).
  8. 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.
  9. FULLY ERECTED : When the tent is fully and properly erected, it will appear exacdy as it does in the catalogue.

Useful Hints

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 draughts.

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.