I sure wouldn't want you to break anything. I was just thinking in full storm mode it would be nice to have the extra room the pullout/pole mod gives you. I like the pole idea since it pulls more up and out vs staking the pullout to the ground. Which is more out and down giving you less room inside. I have used hiking poles to give me a better angle on the pullouts. But I don't think that is better than the pole. Too many pieces too many lines to trip on.