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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    does anybody know the absolute cheapest place to obtain some flexible tent poles that I can use to build an arch to support the tarp? Walmart sells replacement Coleman poles, but it is $10 for about 8 feet worth of them, and some of my ideas could use significantly more than 8 feet worth.
    Low price is something I'm still looking for, but Quest Outfitters has a wide variety of sizes and fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    does anybody know the absolute cheapest place to obtain some flexible tent poles that I can use to build an arch to support the tarp? Walmart sells replacement Coleman poles, but it is $10 for about 8 feet worth of them, and some of my ideas could use significantly more than 8 feet worth.
    Heck, I can buy a new tent with 2-3 12' poles for $30...

    Craigslist? Buy an old tent...
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    3 poles, $20... free fabric...
    http://denver.craigslist.org/spo/3347282767.html



    2 big poles... $20
    http://denver.craigslist.org/sgd/3329746623.html

    Lots of options..
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    Olddog keeps updating a list of other people who have built TurtleDog stands - who's gonna be the first person to build a MustardDog stand and let me start my own list?

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    After contacting an ebay seller directly, he sold me 16 poles for $54.99 shipped. The poles worked great for me and he would pass on this deal to other people as well. If you would like a bag with it it would be $5 more.

    Their ebay name is little_apple_liquidation and their email is joshuagramp@gmail.com

    I just want to make it clear that I am not connected anyway with this seller, just passing on a deal.

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    This is COOL!

    Is installing the snaps pretty self explanatory once you have the holes drilled? I can't visualize how they attach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixoncreations View Post
    ...Is installing the snaps pretty self explanatory once you have the holes drilled? I can't visualize how they attach...
    They are just a V shaped spring with the "button" on one end. Slide them into the tube until the button pops through the hole.

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    So I'm assuming a custom tarp has been made by now?
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    They are just a V shaped spring with the "button" on one end. Slide them into the tube until the button pops through the hole.
    Gotcha. That's why the correct size for the inner diameter of the pole is important.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    So I'm assuming a custom tarp has been made by now?
    Unfortunately, life has been pretty crazy so I haven't had much time to work on camping gear... or go camping, for that matter.

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