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BD110

PLASTIC POLE ENDS???

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I just picked up some last week at L&M supply in Virginia Mn. Should also have them in Cloquet. They had 2 different sizes in a 2 pack I think the package said something like polar on it. They were just around 2 dollars.
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You know those plastic pole ends(thingies) for bracing your portable. Can those be bought at say a home depot or menards? 1. I lost a pole last year and think I could make a replacement if I can find this part. 2. I have an idea for hanging some of those tap lights up high for lighting instead of bringing the lantern. They would save alot of messing around or worrying about tipping over the lantern and burning the canvas. Just a thought. Thanks in advance

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If you're talking about the plastic "snaps" that clip onto the frame, I broke one of mine 2 yrs ago and bought some PVC that I cut slots into and then mounted on the end of the pole. I'm on my second season with them with no problems.

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You can get them thru Shoremaster fabric...ask for Bill Kasper...www.boatcovers dot com

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call otter outdoors they sell them ,for that matter i would think all portable mfg's would!

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