Our aluminium poles are divided into pieces of various practical lengths that you can combine according to requirements. Thanks to this modular system, you can transport these poles easily in a passenger car. The poles are supplied in a practical and sturdy PVC carrying bag.
The aluminium poles used as a centre pole have a diameter of 5 cm and a wall thickness of 5 mm. The aluminium poles that function as side poles have a diameter of 4 cm and a wall thickness of 4 mm. The clamps supplied fit perfectly into the aluminium side poles. The pole caps also fit perfectly over the aluminium central poles.
The plastic tube attached to the valve is designed perfectly so that it sits seamlessly in the aluminium pole. Due to the pressure that the canvas exerts on the side and corner poles and the tension straps which pull the clamps downwards, the clamp remains perfectly in place at all times, enabling the tent to be erected quickly.
The pole caps fit perfectly around the end of the aluminium poles. Due to the pressure that the canvas exerts on the pole caps, the poles remain perfectly upright and the pole caps remain in place.
The individual tubes are 110 or 150 cm long and slide into each other to form poles of the desired length using coupling pieces.
You can also use wooden poles to erect your stretch tent. Wooden poles really finish off the appearance of the Bonga stretch tent and provide a warm and southern look-and-feel. Please note! Bonga does not supply wooden poles, but you can purchase a stretch tent with wooden poles from some distributors of the Bonga stretch tent.
Wooden poles made from spruce, chestnut or eucalyptus are the most suitable and the most durable. These are hardwoods with a high density that don’t split very easily. A great deal of pressure is exerted on the poles, as a result of which softwoods cannot usually withstand supporting a stretch tent.
In order to work with wooden poles, you must drill a hole 16 mm wide and around 5.5 cm deep in the top of the side poles. This enables you to insert the end of the side or corner clamp in the pole. You attach the adaptors for wooden poles to the centre poles, upon which in turn the (XL) pole caps are fitted. Tip: If drilling a 16 mm wide hole in one go does not work, begin with a smaller diameter and increase the diameter of the drill systematically (e.g. 8 - 12 - 16 mm).