Originally Posted by Kaadk
So, just to confirm, as I'm in the process of this right now. I followed these instructions and bought a single 10' of 1-1/4". By my calculations, after lobbing the flared end off, I'd be left with about 117". Dividing that by two I'll end up with two outer poles at 58-1/2" each in length instead of the 60" in length as specified in the drawings. I went ahead and cut them that way, first at 58-1/2, then again at 58-1/2 to account for the blade thickness. The second cut was right where the flare started so it looks like I got the most of a single pole I could.
Do you foresee any issue with that 1-1/2" discrepancy? I don't think it'll make much of a difference since the ones I saw at the rally weren't anywhere close to full extension, but I'd like to be sure.
We'll, I got the project (mostly) finished. It's just missing a coat of paint, but the DW doesn't let me paint so that'll have to wait for her to get fed up with grey poles.
Old Coot told me to put a cap on the bottom to act as the feet, but they were out of stock. Instead, I found these meter hub connections that I thought would act like a great foot for the poles.
Even with the foot turned in towards the trailer the foot still has clearance.
Thanks OC, I appreciate your guidance and I can't wait to try them out at a campsite.
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