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Message posted by Jinjerine28/7/2015 at 11:51pm
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What I can't get my head round is that we have NEVER been this thorough in the past! We must've been extremely lucky to not get mould in it. Well not that I noticed any anyhow! It had been in the loft for 4 years, didn't go camping cos I got ill. Went a month ago for first time in that time and was 48 degrees inside the tent during the heat wave. Very different weather now eh! Yes it was easier when this happened with our smaller tent, but I couldn't go back to that size now with all my ailments.

Message posted by 74giggles29/7/2015 at 8:48am
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Quote: Originally posted by Jinjerine on 28/7/2015
Ok so tent is now unpacked in my living room. Guy ropes were still wet 😁 husband is fuming! He's said I'm to sell tent and never going camping again! Oh dear 😩 For a 2 day camp trip.... No it's not worth this hassle haha.



Tell him not to be so silly.

Every weekend since the end of April we've been away with either our big Vango, the small Colemans or one of our Cubs huge tents. Our own tents get dried in the garden and the Cub tents get put on the racks at the Scout HQ for a few days. If it was me, I would remove the guy ropes and dry them so you can out the dry tent away. Just don't forget them next you go and you will.

If we said that every time it rained we would have given up camping years ago.

The worst one we had was putting a soaking went tent in the boot of our already full classic car. Hubby was more worried about the water in the boot and rotting the car than the tent.

I've got a tent on the washing line now that's still wet and its been there since Sunday afternoon.

Message posted by Mucker188429/7/2015 at 9:43am
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Carabiners!

Take the guys off every time you drop the tent, and dry/store separate.
Simple, effective, and could be the difference between a longer lasting tent, and a tent "catching mould"!

Most guy lines need at least an hour or two more than the tent itself, to ensure all is fully dry.

You could try waterproofing your guylines, of course, which might(?) help speed up their drying, but that would seem ridiculous to most people!

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Message posted by Jinjerine29/7/2015 at 11:04am
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I think as I'm a complete worry head I've not stopped going on about the tent since we got home Sunday, so I've probably taken the joy out of the camping trip. I think we have been really lucky in that it had never rained or was wet on day of packing up in the past.
Thanks for all your help peeps! Guy ropes are now dry... Husband is at work so when he gets home we will have to find a way of packing tent up again (tent is bigger than living room). I'm not looking forward to it!

Message posted by mighty-mondo29/7/2015 at 6:40pm
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I am picking up great tips here for drying a tent

We are away this weekend and its about 90% sure that we will have rain at some point where we are going so more than likely bringing home a wet tent

still doesnt stop me wanting to go away though


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Message posted by camperclan29/7/2015 at 7:01pm
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Not a chance of drying our tent in our garden. We have a very small patio and an Outwell Harrier XL

We came home a day early a couple of weeks back to avoid this situation, and we did exactly the same last year with our Bear Lake 6. Really don't know what we'd do with a huge heavy wet polycotton tent

Don't have a garage, washing line, conservatory, spare room, room to swing a cat really. Hope it never comes to it

Message posted by Jinjerine29/7/2015 at 8:07pm
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Well tent is now safely packed away! Wasn't done like we normally pack it as husband had major cob on lol! So it won't be coming out again until nxt trip... I am praying that 15th August is dry!! Cos I seriously can't go thru that again! Love camping but boy the wet tent is not fun! 😒


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