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New2TheFly

Frabill Trekker Question

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Alright Frabille guys, I have a question for you. I just purchased a used Frabill Trekker and can't seem to figure out where the 4 extra poles go. I take it they are used to pull the canvas tight, but can't find the right location for them. Trekker guys let me know.

Thanks,

Brian

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Not sure on Frabill, but on the houses I've used they run along the roof from pole to pole for support and two go from the bottom to the top poles in the front to hold it tight.

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That is correct N2TF, you can put them where you want them to cut down wind flap.

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Correct...and just so you know and it is a common question on the Trekker Series..if all poles must be in place for a proper fit on the rear support pole.

Try it without the front poles and then with them in place, and you will see.

I recommend when installing the tarp you have the poles in place before you set the weather/storm seal permanently to the tub with the screws and gasket provided. That will insure a proper fit latter on in the cold. (Keep in mind a tighter fit will be the result in winter than in summer, as the tarp contracts in the cold.)

In general just enough overlap tucked under the lip of the tub to fill the gasket is all that is needed, too much will cause the front support frame to lift or the rear upright tension pole to be too tight in the cold when the tarp is contracted from the cold.

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Makes sense, thanks guys. I opted for some ice fishing gear instead of buying a boat this summer. It's the wrong time of year to have the ice fishing itch....

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