The good news is, I only use two poles with my canopy. The the 3rd (middle) doesn't really support much (IMO) so I don't use it. Plus, its one less set of poles you have to stuff in the 'bag of tricks' (as I call it).
You can probably buy a simple collapseable metal 'tent pole' with a bayonette end on it that you will have to modify to work with the exsisting setup.
Camping is just a relaxing way to practice for being homeless. :Flag:
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