Families and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy spending nights in tents at mountain parks, near fishing lakes and at roadside camp sites. A dome tent provides shelter from wind and rain along with protection from mosquitoes and other flying insects. The Coleman Sunrise Point is a typical dome-style tent with standard assembly instructions. Several styles of dome-top tents are available for two to 12 people, but most can be assembled by just one person.
Select an open level surface away from trees and free of rocks, tree branches and other debris. Spread the dome tent out with the floor down and the door facing away from the wind. Unzip the door hatch.
Drive a stake through one corner ring with a mallet or hammer. Drive the second stake through the ring on the opposite corner, pulling the floor taut before inserting the stake. Pull outward on the other two rings while planting the stakes to create tension on the floor.
Slip the frame poles together by inserting each section into the connector sleeves to fully extend the poles. Slide the poles into the diagonally crossing sleeves over the top of the dome. Slip the tubular ends of the poles into the pins on the stake rings at the tent's corners. That will bring the roof of the dome up.
Clip the frame hooks from the side loops to the poles to support the sides, then fully open the dome. Move the corner stakes if necessary to position the poles within reach of the hooks.
Slip the sections of the rainfly pole into its connector sleeves to fully extend it. Slide the pole into the rainfly at the center of one edge, then push it into the pocket to keep it contained within the sheet. Lay the rainfly over the tent with the pole extending over the front door and back window. Slip the corner hooks from the rainfly onto the fabric loops with the attached frame hooks. Secure the hook and loop attachments under the rainfly to the poles.
Secure the tent by driving stakes into the loops at the ends of the side tether lines. Drive stakes into the holes at the ends of the front doormat to provide a covered area for crawling in and out of the hatch.
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