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Old 07-02-2009, 11:38 PM
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Hey now that makes sense cutting the poles because I set mine up once last year and they were very hard to get into place.
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UPDATE!!!!!
Ameri-step never e-mailed me back about the problems with the fiber poles. I now have 4 doghouse blinds and not a single intact pole. Ameri-step has been out of stock on the Doghouse replacement poles since last year.
Think i'll buy some tent replacement poles and give them a try.
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UPDATE!!!!!
Ameri-step never e-mailed me back about the problems with the fiber poles. I now have 4 doghouse blinds and not a single intact pole. Ameri-step has been out of stock on the Doghouse replacement poles since last year.
Think i'll buy some tent replacement poles and give them a try.
The same thing happened to mine about two weeks into last deer season, one pole split at the top and was tearing the roof material. I removed the broken pole and wrapped a roll of electrical tape on all of it's sections and then reinstalled it, it now works fine.
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I did the same with one of my broken poles (broke because of my mistake), just wrapped it up to the point of the sleeve insert with electrical tape. Been working fine for two years now.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:10 AM
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I've just bought a new set of poles to replace the ones that broke on my doghouse. I put tape on the new poles and will be trying them out next week. I will also try to cut off a bit cause putting them in place is a strain on them. Thanks to all for the helpful hints....and the good humor!!
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Mine turn red so quick that I never had time to break the poles. That was the one and only doghouse I'll ever own. I've gone back to a 4' x 6' piece of camo cloth that I drape over limbs.
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Maybe with Quack laid up you might be able to get to someone who can really help
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Dear Sir;
Thats why we call them portable blinds. I believe with all my heart that you have fell victim to sabotage.
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Some of those responses really quacked me up.

Get some electrical shrink tubing and cover the poles with that.
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Is there an easy way to cut the poles? Just bought one that is very similar from Dick's and the poles were cracking while I was trying to install them. Had a pole crack on my double bull one time and they replace them for free.
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To whom it may concern,
I currently own 3 of the Ameristep Doghouse blinds. These were purchased at different times over the past 5 years. With the last one being purchased unused from a member on this forum( GON).
First off, I love the ease of setting the blind up and it's perfect for a long afternoon of sitting.
But, you have got to do SOMETHING about the fiber poles!
I have purchased 6 sets of replacement poles so far, and now find myself needing to order yet another 3 sets. I went to my lease today to move 2 blinds( including the new one) that were placed last week. Both were damaged by the poles breaking at the ceiling and punching through the fabric. This has happened in every instance! The poles always break at the center height cross section, and usually cause damage to the blind.
Please switch to a hub style or spring cross section at the center point of the interior ceiling, or at least give me an alternative to sewing up holes and ordering poles REPEATEDLY!!!
Sincerely, Robert H.
You left out the word "portable", as in pack it in and pack it out everytime you hunt..
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Dear Mr. Quack,,,,,,,,,,,Did this RH fella happen to mention the tree limbs that keep falling off of the trees that he places his blinds under, thereby damaging the support poles??
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Dear Mr. Quack,,,,,,,,,,,Did this RH fella happen to mention the tree limbs that keep falling off of the trees that he places his blinds under, thereby damaging the support poles??
Why no sir he didn't?? I just assumed it was our crappy product??

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Dear Mr. Quack,,,,,,,,,,,Did this RH fella happen to mention the tree limbs that keep falling off of the trees that he places his blinds under, thereby damaging the support poles??
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Why no sir he didn't?? I just assumed it was our crappy product??

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I've had mine for going on 5 years too, no replacements needed, no truble, nuttin.............
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I've had mine for going on 5 years too, no replacements needed, no truble, nuttin.............
That's awesome! Now try taking it out of the box and using it!
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That's awesome! Now try taking it out of the box and using it!
The ONLY thing wrong is it's getting FADED, tyvm!! ok & I keep misplacing my anchor thingamajigs!
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We're not the one with a full collection of broken blinds...
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read the box... no alcohol while using this product.......





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i wont use ameristep anymore i bought a doghouse blind that the internal poles that are supposed to fold up broke and wouldnt fold so me and my dad took it back with the box and receipt and gave it to em at the return desk
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I have two doghouse blinds that are probably over 5 years old. I take them in to the woods and take them out. The longest I leave one out is probably 2 weeks if I am hunting a hot spot. Never have had an issue with any of the poles (and I have put them up and taken them down many, many times over those years). Camo faded some, but I just pile more brush around it. I have gotten my money out of those two blinds and killed some good deer out of them (both youngus killed their first deer out of said blinds). I have a hunting buddy that leaves his out all season every year. His two year old tent is about shot to pieces. Holes in it, faded, and one broken pole.
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