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Offline Geoff78  
#1 Posted : 25 August 2014 23:30:03(UTC)
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Hello All,

A quick hello from Teesside and a TT newbie!

I've just bought a Comanche Brisa LS trailer tent, believed to be a 2005 model. It has two double beds either side of the trailer and has two awning sections and a lot of poles BigGrin

My question here is, do any of you kind folk have an instruction manual for the awning, or can you offer any advice on erecting it?
My wife and I tried and failed but we really want to know how it all fits together. The person who had it before us had the poles marked with coloured electricians tape but this is sadly coming away.

The photo of the erected tent is one I borrowed from an auction site for you to see which TT I have.

Hope someone can help,

Geoff.

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Offline SJG10553  
#2 Posted : 27 August 2014 09:28:41(UTC)
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Hi Geoff and welcome to the forum.

I am unable to help with a manual or instructions to how the awning poles connect together in the TT you have.

However, most TT awning frames like Conway, Sunncamp etc. are basically the same albeit your kitchen kick out is on the opposite side.

Looking at your picture it would seem that the awning is a two part one, which is zipped together just after the kitchen kick out. That would indicate to me that you can have a large or small awning.

If that is the case then I would be inclined to zip the small awning to the cabin and throw it over the cabin roof then find the smaller of the poles, (which may have a hook at the end, which goes into the cabin frame work), and assemble that then pull the small awning over the pole frame and connect the large awning and throw that over the small awning and assemble the remainder of the pole frame work and then pull over the large awning, zip in the front panel/doors. Peg at the front two corners, then the back two corners and finally the rest of the awning.

This is a link to how to set up a Sunncamp 400SE, which may help.

Are you able to take pictures of all the awning poles?, If you can it may be that I can give more advise.

Griff
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Offline Geoff78  
#3 Posted : 27 August 2014 21:12:00(UTC)
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Hi Griff,


Thank you so much for your advice. We will take the trailer out again at the weekend and have another try.

I didn't realise you could choose which awning to zip to the cabin. Just assumed it would have to be the big one then the small one.

I'll also take some more photos of the poles and awnings if we encounter any problems. If anyone is in the area, please feel free to come along and join in BigGrin


Cheers,
Geoff.
Offline Geoff78  
#4 Posted : 30 August 2014 21:59:57(UTC)
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We finally got it all put together BigGrin

It's quite hard work but I would imagine that after doing it a few time, it will become much easier.

Some of the poles are missing the internal springs and spring retaining clips ( sorry not sure of the correct names ). The bits that hold two pole sections together, a bit like modern day elastic running through fiberglass poles but real springs. An the little buttons that click into the holes so the two pole sections don't come apart. Sorry, I'm confusing myselfConfused HaHa.

Geoff.
Offline SJG10553  
#5 Posted : 31 August 2014 06:37:05(UTC)
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Glad you got the TT all put together and as you say it does get easier the more you do it.

Did you colour code the poles once you had it sorted?

The pole springs and pole button clips you mention are available here, (just scroll down the page), or most camping outlets.

Griff
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Offline Geoff78  
#6 Posted : 02 September 2014 20:39:24(UTC)
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Thanks for the link Griff.

Once it was all up it became obvious that there was colour coding that had been added by the previous owner. Enough left for me to re-erect it at the weekend when I'll take the old stuff off and replace it with new tape.

We have booked this site Golden Square Caravan & Camping for two nights, just to get the feel of thing before attempting anything more adventurous. Close enough to home should it all go wrong.

We're all really looking forward to trying it out.

Geoff.
Offline SJG10553  
#7 Posted : 03 September 2014 06:13:48(UTC)
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Looks a nice site. Hope the weather stays good for you and you have a great time ThumpUp

Daft point, but it is easier to re-colour code the poles before you pull the awning over the frame as you have easier access.

Don`t forget to place some pictures in the picture and video gallery Cool

Griff
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Offline Geoff78  
#8 Posted : 10 September 2014 21:57:29(UTC)
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Hello again,

We had a great time with our new tent last weekend.

As promised Griff Picture and video section

Geoff.
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#9 Posted : 11 September 2014 08:48:29(UTC)
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Glad you had a great time.

The more you set it up the easier it will get.

Seen the pictures and it looks good Cool

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