This tent appears to need just 2 diagonal poles. How do I figure out what length diagonal poles I need for an 8 foot x 10 foot (footprint) tent, taking into account the radius of curvature?
Okay, it is a bit hard to tell the model, so here is the process you'll need.
- Stake the tent out. Any old stakes will do.
- With a semi-rigid pole (see below) push this pole through the loops/guides until it is taut.
- Mark and measure.
- Once you measure you can order poles from any of a number of sites that sell custom poles.
Semi-rigid poles that can work (depends on tent and diameter of pole)
- Fiberglass - You can buy very inexpensive fiberglass rods, just google around.