Thanks for reaching out! We don't actually have instructions for the REI Co-op Camp Dome 6 tent, however, we may be able to explain it to you. The three pole sections are of equal length, so as long as you have them set up going directly across the tent (grommet to grommet) you should be good to go. In terms of getting the fly set up, the trick is to look at the color of the strap on the hook of the fly and match it up with the same color of the strap on the tent body that it connects to (orange to orange, gray to gray, likely).
Hopefully this helps, let us know if you have any other questions!
I have a Camp Dome 6 as well manufactured around 2004/2005. Got it in the Conshocken PA store as used gear. They used to rent them. I have a broken pole. I've been in contact with REI's recommended pole people, told them what I have and got a reply. The poles I have that aren't broken are 1 - 8.5mm gold straight poles (10 sections per pole) and 1 - 8.5mm gold pole that begins with 4 straight sections, then 1 curved section, then 5 straight sections. The people at tentpolessupport.com said it shouldn't have any curved sections, but I tell you, it's from the manufacturer that way. Looks like it's probably the Fly pole. Do you have any ideas? <email removed by moderator>
Hey there, Janet!
From what we could find, it looks like this is the product page for your REI Co-op Camp Dome 6 tent. Can you confirm that this is the correct model? If not, it would be very helpful to have more information about your tent. A description of the color and a photo would be great, particularly of the REI logo.
If the above linked model is the same model that you have, it should have three equal sets of poles for the body of the tent, plus a single pole set for the rain fly. The pole set for the rainfly is likely significantly shorter than the pole sets for the body of the tent.
Based on your description, it sounds like the pole set you have with the bend in it is the same length as the other pole set. If that is the case it is likely not supposed to be bent. Another indication that the bend is not intentional is that the bend is not in the center of the pole set. Generally, tent poles on these styles of tents are symmetrical, even the rainfly pole.
How many total sets of poles do you have? You described the two sets that aren't broken, can you also describe the poles you have that are broken?
Hopefully this helps a bit, with a little more information we might be able to get everything sorted out with you. Thanks!