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Re: Lost Pole Carrier
« Reply #675 on: April 09, 2019, 09:45:40 PM »
I also need to replace a tail light due to some miscommunication.  We have now decided that I will reverse the trailer all by myself with no assistance.  Given the driveway this will prove costly as touch is the only method left.  may be a drone.   :D
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Re: Lost Pole Carrier
« Reply #676 on: June 26, 2019, 07:31:51 PM »
Funny thing happened on the way to Paradise Valley it looks as though I lost my pole carrier between Balwyn and the valley.  Went to set up and no pole carrier and therefore no poles.  You can see the remnants of the pop rivets but that's all. It did not seem loose on my pre travel inspection but it had survived for 13 years over some horrific terrain.

Whilst I am annoyed we lost the poles I am more concerned it did not hit anyone and cause them grief.  I have contacted the police and let them know in case they have a report.


CUB have quoted me $400 to replace the pole set.  Is it really worth it?  I have some 'normal' poles and they will do the job but is their much advantages to the cross bracing that the original set provides?


Thanks so much for posting this.  After reading the post I tied a precautionary rope around the pole carrier on our 2007 Brumby before tackling the Oodnadatta Track.  Sure enough, the rivets failed and the pole carrier came loose, but the rope saved it from going the same way yours did.  Now I have to figure out if its worth repairing the clips or figuring out some other way to carry the annex poles.

Having caught some windy weather, I think the spreaders with C clamps would be useful to keep the annex secure in winds.  Normal upright poles should be OK, but I've heard that the clips known as "Tarp Buddies" help keep the annex from collapsing in winds.