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Message posted by gaztop04/5/2007 at 8:15am
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Hi, I have noticed that alot of you put a tarp under your tent to keep the sig clean, I am going to try this when we go this weekend, but I was wondering roughly what size in relation to the sig and wether you peg it down to keep it in place. Thanks Gaztop.

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Get one as close to the footprint size as possible and make sure it just tucks under the SIG when the tent is pitched, or else it will channel water under the tent in a downpour. We usually peg ours at the corners (just so it doesn't blow away) until we are pitched and then the weight of the tent holds it down, so we remove tarp pegs and tuck under. They seem to be cheapest in B&Q (blue ones, but the colour is immaterial when it is under the tent!).

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Message posted by gaztop04/5/2007 at 8:37am
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Thanks I will try it this weekend, fingers crossed for good weather, still i'd rather be sat in a tent when its raining than sat at home bored!

Message posted by corpogreen04/5/2007 at 9:03am
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  Yes take Liddenhams advice,as to cutting the size,but if you go to a builders merchant, and ask for a membrane which is used as a dampcourse,you'll find it cheaper, and they will cut you the size you want with no joints.My footprint is 19ftx 14 ft Also remember to take with you a strong waterproof bag,then when you pack things away, fold the membrane in such a way that the muddy side is inside, then when you get home,hose it down hang it to dry and pack it away for your next camp.We did this 3 years ago and are still using the same piece of membrane.



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Message posted by Liddenham04/5/2007 at 9:06am
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Quote: Originally posted by corpogreen on 04/5/2007

 

  Yes take Liddenhams advice,as to cutting the size,but if you go to a builders merchant, and ask for a membrane which is used as a dampcourse,you'll find it cheaper, and they will cut you the size you want with no joints.My footprint is 19ftx 14 ft Also remember to take with you a strong waterproof bag,then when you pack things away, fold the membrane in such a way that the muddy side is inside, then when you get home,hose it down hang it to dry and pack it away for your next camp.We did this 3 years ago and are still using the same piece of membrane.


Yep, we just take a few strong XL bin liners, and the mucky tarp goes into one of those.

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Message posted by Candy Floss04/5/2007 at 11:18am
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We found a groundsheet in my dads garage - he used it to cover some plaster board once ??

Anyway if we cut it down - to put under our monty 4 - any tips ????


Message posted by mini04/5/2007 at 9:30pm
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We use the dampcourse membrane, used the same piece for four years with our old tent.

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Message posted by LittleStar04/5/2007 at 9:49pm
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I use a tarp under my monty 4 not sure of the size its slightly smaller than the sig but it works fine definitly saves the sig from getting mucky underneath.

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Message posted by celsis04/5/2007 at 10:00pm
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Do you think the "footprints" available for some tents are a rip off?  Seems to me this way is just as effective for a fraction of the cost!

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Message posted by corpogreen05/5/2007 at 12:37am
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 Yes Candy Floss, just make sure that the groundsheet you cut is a good 6 inches too small all round then any rain will not drop on it and get between the groundsheet and the SIG



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Message posted by Candy Floss05/5/2007 at 12:35pm
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Quote: Originally posted by corpogreen on 05/5/2007

 Yes Candy Floss, just make sure that the groundsheet you cut is a good 6 inches too small all round then any rain will not drop on it and get between the groundsheet and the SIG


 Corpogreen - saved me a few bob - was looking at buying one.

Just another question - do they need to be pegged down?

Thanks

 



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