How do I replace a brittle linkage rubber?
Shock cords hold the segments of a tent pole together making tent set up faster. Over the years, the cord can become brittle and break. We’ll show you step by step instructions for removing the old shock cord and replacing it with a new one.
First, check if you really need to replace the cord. The following criteria can be helpful in your decision:
- cord has lost elasticity
- rough surfaces
- damaged areas
Note: There are different pins. The ones we have used in the manual may differ from those of your tent.
Pull out the end pin on one side and cut off the knot. Then pull the shock cord out completely from the other end of the pole.
If the knot is not yet visible after removing the pin, use a thick, strong wire to push the knot out.
Attach the new shock cord to the pin and tie a knot in it.
This way you make a small knot that fits into the linkage.