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Message posted by Mr Chris26/7/2015 at 4:55pm
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We had our first wet pack up today, and I mean proper wet!
Was pouring down Friday afternoon when we set-up too but the canvas held good and pleased to say no leaks!

Home now and have put the FC up again to dry out - hopefully it'll stop raining soon!

Anyone else have a wet weekend away? We went to Cotswold View in Charlbury and went to the Riverside festival yesterday, luckily the weather was good then! Had a great time.

Message posted by key west26/7/2015 at 5:11pm
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Hi Mr Chris,
Yes I have had a wet weekend,Fri 24 july 13 hours of wind and rain, in my brand new Sunncamp Holiday Air 300 Trailer Tent, had one leak,but could not sleep because of the wind, but got through it ok.

Message posted by smartecosse26/7/2015 at 6:30pm
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The joys of the British summer :)

Message posted by navver26/7/2015 at 8:39pm
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We had a wet pack up in the dandy last Friday (24th July)in pouring rain in Cornwall. Haven't even opened it up yet but should be OK.

We got wet but dried out in the car on the way home.

Message posted by sundowner27/7/2015 at 7:52am
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We cheated a little and got lucky with the weather for our 1st time out with our tt.
Arrived late on Friday at the outlaws in Norfolk in torrential rain and about an hour of daylight left so we slept indoors that night. Rain stopped sat lunchtime so we found a sheltered spot behind a big hedge and setup. 1st time with the awning and was pleased with how it went up. Then able to pack it all away before the rain came again Sunday lunchtime.


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Message posted by Fat Spider27/7/2015 at 2:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mr Chris on 26/7/2015
We had our first wet pack up today, and I mean proper wet!
Was pouring down Friday afternoon when we set-up too but the canvas held good and pleased to say no leaks!

Home now and have put the FC up again to dry out - hopefully it'll stop raining soon!

Anyone else have a wet weekend away? We went to Cotswold View in Charlbury and went to the Riverside festival yesterday, luckily the weather was good then! Had a great time.



As did we this morning, It's now sat on the drive even wetter than when it left the campsite, don't know about you but forecast for here looks like it may be Thursday or Friday when it "might" be dry enough to pack away




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Message posted by Mr Chris28/7/2015 at 8:10am
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Certainly has been a wet few days! It looks like today is going to be a little bit sunny and with the breeze I think we should be all dry today, so hopefully pack up after work tonight.
I didn't find the wet pack up too traumatic, went prepared with some large sheets of polythene and covered everything up - all good.
Love it!

Message posted by Claydoncamper28/7/2015 at 6:34pm
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Yup, really really wet pack on Sunday at Fforestfields. Dried out by Monday afternoon though on the drive.

Message posted by Fat Spider28/7/2015 at 11:07pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Claydoncamper on 28/7/2015
Yup, really really wet pack on Sunday at Fforestfields. Dried out by Monday afternoon though on the drive.



Your lucky ours is still drying out!


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Message posted by Mr Chris29/7/2015 at 8:13am
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Finally dry enough last night so now all packed down ready for the next trip!

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Message posted by Claydoncamper29/7/2015 at 11:08am
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Out of interest, has anyone else had trouble putting the camper up when it's really wet? We really struggled on Monday, it was as though the canvas had shrunk a bit.

Message posted by Mr Chris29/7/2015 at 4:37pm
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Yes I had that when I put it up Sunday night having packed it away wet. Just didn't force anything, and within 24 hours it was drier and was back to normal.

Message posted by Cupra R29/7/2015 at 5:16pm
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Having only used our camper twice up to now, we have been lucky and able to pack away dry.

Noticed on some videos I've watched that the pathfinders are supplied with a sheet of something to lay over the cushions/job/toilet door etc for when packing up wet. Being secondhand, we haven't got that. Seems a good idea. I'll have to sort something out for invade we need it. (Hope not though)

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Quote: Originally posted by Claydoncamper on 29/7/2015
Out of interest, has anyone else had trouble putting the camper up when it's really wet? We really struggled on Monday, it was as though the canvas had shrunk a bit.



Same here, getting the canvas over the corners of the beds was a pain in the proverbial.


Fortunately ours was dry and packed away this morning


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Message posted by Mrs mouse29/7/2015 at 7:25pm
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On Friday we sat for three hours in the car at Upton Manor campsite in Brixham waiting for torrential rain to stop long enough to get our fc up. In the end we managed it and also the awning which went up the best ever due to a really level site. On Sunday the rain was torrential again with very strong gusts of wind which saw off several tents but luckily we survived! We took our awning down on Tuesday evening as it was dry and then managed a dry pack up today as well. Better weather altogether now we are home again, typical!

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