The majority of tents the Tentsmiths sells have owner built pole systems, most of you have access to wood from one source or another, but no one knows better than us how hard it is to find a source for some sort of “sleeve” to section your poles and make transporting them easier. These sleeves are sheet metal, firmed, welded, and finished and last as long as your pole, or longer!
For octagonal uprights: 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 12″ sleeve
For medium ridge poles of 2×4 stock: 1.5″ x 3.5″ x 15″ sleeve
For large ridgepoles of non-regular stock: 2.5″ x 2.75″ x 15″ sleeve