Author Topic: Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?  (Read 716 times)

Offline coldcreekchris

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Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?
« on: Mar 16, 2022, 04:49 PM »
I must have had the Quickfish for over a decade. Think i got it around 2010 when they first came out. Over the last couple years it was getting harder to open. Finally i think its not worth the effort. It is very hard to pull the hubs and also one hub always gets its panties all in a wad. It used to be when it got its panties all twisted i could pull out of it. Now it seems to be a lost cause. But i aint complaining too much about 10 years plus of use for $150 bought at Costco. Has anyone else's pooed the bed after years of use? I want a light shanty but all the flip overs are insulated now a days and weighs more than my aging bones wants to pull. And expensive AF.. So it seems like hubs are the only option. Unless  i luck into a used one or two man older uninsulated version flip.

Offline ChrisL

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Re: Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2022, 06:48 PM »
Give them a call, maybe some silicone spray in the joints?


Offline Miles59

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Re: Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2022, 07:21 PM »
I have found that the 4 corners must be aligned before opening. Meaning, the top 4 corners must align with the bottom 4 corners (where the spikes go). Before trying to open any hub. It is infinitely easier to open this way. I learned this after forcing it open and breaking a ceiling pole by the way.

Offline shiveringjoe

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Re: Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2022, 08:16 AM »
I have found that the 4 corners must be aligned before opening. Meaning, the top 4 corners must align with the bottom 4 corners (where the spikes go). Before trying to open any hub. It is infinitely easier to open this way. I learned this after forcing it open and breaking a ceiling pole by the way.

That's how I  do mine. I swear it was pretty easy to set up solo when I got the QF3 maybe 8 years ago, now I only want to set it up if I have a helper. There is definitely some rust on the pins where the poles attach to the hubs, I should try to clean and grease those.

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Re: Is there a life to a QuickFish 3 Hub shelter?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2022, 05:47 PM »
I snapped 3 poles this winter trying to open mine.  It was all twisted up.   Got new poles and I'm hoping not to have that problem again.
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