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Message posted by Wet_but_happy on 10/6/2010 at 11:30pm
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I have a polycotton SunnCamp 800 which is great other than that, after a very wet and windy week in Wales, it's very leaky.  Any suggestions on how I go about reproofing the whole tent?

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How old is it and how many times have you used it?

Are you sure it's leaking and it's not just condensation?

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Abolutely sure - I can see the water forming into drops on the inside of the tent in heavy rain, and pools of water in the tent after a night of rain.  No question that it's rain coming through the fabric.  This was the tent's first outing from new (apart from a session to hose down all the seams to expand the cotton thread and prevent seam leaks).

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Quote: Originally posted by Wet_but_happy on 11/6/2010


.  This was the tent's first outing from new

I would get straight back to SunnCamp then and see what they have to say. I'm not 100% up on polycotton tents but it would be very rare for a cotton tent to leak like this unless the flysheet was either contaminated with something or the rain was just about horizontal and hitting at gale force.


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You don't say how old it is,how often it has been used, or whether the flysheet leaked water because some thing was touching it during rain?

As a guide I have always re-proofed my cotton tents after about five years. I always used to use Fabsil, but have recently tried the NIkwax re-proofer as it also offers a fade protector.

Earlier this year I came across a product called Storm, re-proofed my daughter's tent with it, but it hasn't rained since.

 

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hi
i use nik wax to re-proff and its always worked my sunncamp day room sufferd from condensation.
hope it helps

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