Vango Ascott 500

Vango Ascott 500 manual

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  • Ascott 500 – Tent Care and Use Instructions
    2017-07-17
    Before Pitching Your Tent
    Study the Tent Photograph
    This shows you what your tent should look like when assembled.
    Read through the assembly instructions and procedures carefully before
    pitching your tent for the first time.
    Check that all the components are correct and undamaged.
    Pitch your tent at home. This will help you become familiar with the
    components and pitching procedures, making it easier to pitch next time,
    particularly if you have to pitch your tent in the dark or in bad weather.
    When Pitching Your Tent
    Inserting Poles
    When inserting poles into sleeves, take care not to force poles through. Avoid
    pushing long poles through sleeves. Instead, feed material onto the poles,
    gathering short lengths and pulling material along the poles gradually.
    Pushing Poles Into Shape
    Where possible, push poles into an arch while flat on the ground.
    When pitching dome tents, the first arch can be pushed into shape while flat
    on the ground. When forming the second arch you may need help from
    another person as the pole arch forms more easily when holding the centre
    of the structure upright, particularly with longer poles and larger tents.
    If a pole appears too long, check pole sleeves for snagging, particularly at pole
    joints. Check if you have the correct colour coded pole in the correct sleeve.
    Tent Material - Tension
    When pitching, push poles into shape with all tension bands and flysheet
    adjuster straps loosened.
    Never over tighten tension bands, guylines or tent material. This causes strain
    and damage to seams, doorways, pegging points and zips. Material could also
    tear in strong winds.
    Tent fabric can slacken when wet. Resist the temptation to re-tighten if there
    is a possibility of the material drying out soon afterwards i.e. in showers/ hot
    weather etc. as material will re-tighten naturally when drying out.
    Tent Pegs
    Always peg at an angle (ideally 45°) to the ground to obtain maximum grip in
    the ground. Peg in line with the tent seams. Do not over tension pegging
    points on flysheet material.
    Looking After Your Tent
    Pitching
    Select a suitable area with good drainage and remove objects that are likely
    to puncture the groundsheet. Avoid areas which could flood. Place doorways
    away from the wind. Avoid trees which continue to drip long after rain and
    could drop broken branches in the wind.
    Sunlight
    Prolonged exposure to strong sunlight weakens the material which fades and
    becomes brittle. With careful use, the tent material should last for many
    years. Avoid long term pitching in strong sunlight. Utilise the shade of trees
    or buildings if pitched for long periods of time.
    Zips
    Never force zips. Always pitch your tent with the zips closed. The life of your
    tent zips can be extended by regular cleaning. Do this by running a
    toothbrush over the zip teeth to remove dust and built up dirt.
    Fire
    Tent material and fire don’t mix. Keep naked
    flames away from the tent material. Never
    light stoves inside the tent. In case of a fire in
    the tent, keep track of where the zip pullers
    are for quick escape and the potential to cut
    your way out with a knife.
    Never use or store a BBQ inside your tent.
    Ventilation
    All tents are prone to condensation when air on the inside is warmer than
    the outside. Increase ventilation by leaving doors open when possible and
    opening vents on the flysheet to reduce the level of condensation inside the
    tent.
    Packing Up
    Release all adjustment straps on poles and pegging points and remove all
    pegs and poles to store in their sacs.
    Avoid pulling poles out of the sleeves, otherwise shock corded poles will
    separate inside sleeves. Gradually push the poles through the sleeves, while
    pulling material off the poles in short lengths.
    Lay out flysheet and inner and fold to the width of the tent bag. Roll up, with
    poles and pegs inside, releasing air by opening door zips and folding towards
    doorways.
    Whenever possible pack away your tent when dry. If the tent is wet, dry
    thoroughly at the first opportunity if tents is to be stored. Tents stored wet
    cause mould to grow, which will degrade the fabric, decreasing the life of the
    tent.
    Pack inner and outer separately if outer has become wet, particularly from
    condensation on the inside of the flysheet.
    Before storage, remove dirt and stains by washing with a mild soap solution.
    Never use detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
    Spare Parts
    If you require spare parts for your purchase, please refer to the table below
    and visit campingspares.co.uk
    Ascott 500 - Spare Parts List
    campingspares.co.uk
    Placement Part Number Colour Quantity
    Canopy Pole PF047 Black 1
    Main Pole PF048 Black 2
    Rear Pole PF049 Grey 1
    IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS
    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER
    Or
    AMG Group LTD, Kelburn Business Park, Port Glasgow,
    Scotland, PA14 6TD
    UK Consumer Hotline: 08447 707 058
    E-Mail: info@vango.co.uk
    Calls to our UK Consumer Hotline cost up to 7p per minute and your phone
    company’s access charge.
    Calls from mobile phones, cable networks or public payphones will
    generally cost more
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Vango Ascott 500 specifications

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Brand Vango
Model Ascott 500
Product Tent
Language English
Filetype PDF

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