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Message posted by twigletzone on 13/4/2012 at 11:13pm
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Has anyone seen one of these new Vango linked-in groundsheets in the flesh? It sounds nice in theory, but the door on the Beta looks a lot like the one on my old Eurohike Avon, and I spent a lot of time during a wet week in Taunton last summer squeegeeing water off the groundsheet in that - it rolled straight off the tunnel section onto the sheet every time I opened the door. Do you reckon the one in the 2012 Beta will collect a puddle in the same way, that you then can't get rid of?

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I'm really not sure what it means by linked in Groundsheets! Obviously they're not completely sewn in, maybe it's a bathtub groundsheet with velcro patches on it. I do think it would be an improvement as I considered getting the Beta 450 and got the Icarus 500 instead exactly because at the time the Beta had gaps all around the bottom of the front area.

The only cure I know of that prevents water getting in from a sloped door like that it to put something over the top of it, a tarp and a couple of king poles, or even a gazebo as long as it's well pegged down.

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Yeah, a tarp was my solution with the Avon in the ed, bit of a pain in the back end to haul it about though...

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Hi my guess it means that the porch groundsheet is stitched onto the bedroom inner. From the pic it appears to have a lip along the bottom of the door too, so it maybe fastens up inside the flysheet too, to create a "bath tub" shape. 

Any GS will collect the rain if it sticks out beyond the bottom edge of the flysheet. So it pays to make sure everything is tucked in, and with a sloping door rain will always get in when you are using the door in wet weather so a tarp shelter is the only answer.


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