Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Advent Calendar

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Camping under canvas
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Wet Tent can`t be dried outside Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by athomas201706/6/2017 at 7:05am
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 06/6/2017
View athomas2017's Profile View Profile   Reply to athomas2017 Reply   Quote athomas2017 Quote  
athomas2017
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

About a fortnight ago we went camping and the last day was thundering down with rain so we packed the tent away wet. We put it outside in the garden however it has been nonstop rain for days on end now. The tent is just getting wetter, and the peg hooks are begging to grow rust. How can I dry this? Also, will I need to waterproof it again as the material has been lying on the wet grass for so long?

Message posted by nora06/6/2017 at 7:25am
Outfit:  Swift conqueror 480 Ford Kuga      Location:  s wales
Joined: 28/12/2003
View nora's Profile View Profile   Reply to nora Reply   Quote nora Quote  
nora
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2036

Site Reviews Total: 9
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 21
Site Nights 2018: 0

Do you have a garage . Or put it over a line when it stops dripping lay it down your stairs . Keep turning it . Hope this s can be sorted for you .
How big is it . If it's too big for this . Sorry I don't know .
Could you put it up in your garden and put a cover over the top like the blue tarpaulins .

Message posted by DeborahTurner06/6/2017 at 8:30am
Outfit:  Vango Kalu Hypercamp Eldorado     Location:  London
Joined: 11/8/2011
View DeborahTurner's Profile View Profile   Reply to DeborahTurner Reply   Quote DeborahTurner Quote  
DeborahTurner
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1026
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 16
Site Reviews 2020: 3  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 2  
Site Nights 2020: 8
Site Nights 2019: 2
Site Nights 2018: 2

What a nightmare! I think at this stage, even if you live in a flat with no outside, I would be rigging up a line indoors (over the bath? Shower? ) and doing as much towel / low heat hairdryer drying as possible.

Or beg help from a friend with a garage or a work workshop. Or even pay for the midweek use of a scout hut or community hall.

If you get it dry you could leave the re-proofing til you next camp? Arrive very early in the day?

Message posted by TimCESmith06/6/2017 at 9:35am
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   888
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total: 44
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37

Quote: Originally posted by athomas2017 on 06/6/2017
. . . the material has been lying on the wet grass . . .



Is it not pitched? If there's space, I'd leave it in the garden fully pitched with all the vents open. Take the bedroom pods out and dry them indoors. If they're smelling musty, turn them inside out and machine wash them, then drip dry over the bath. If it's not polycotton or cotton, use towels to get the inside of the tent as dry as possible. A fan heater will speed this up. Eventually the weather will improve and the fly will dry off very quickly.

Message posted by RachlN7606/6/2017 at 8:33pm
Outfit:  Vango Maritsa 700; Isis 600 + canopy     Location:  Manchester
Joined: 05/9/2012
View RachlN76's Profile View Profile   Reply to RachlN76 Reply   Quote RachlN76 Quote  
RachlN76
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   738

Site Reviews Total: 7
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 2
Site Nights 2018: 0

We've dried our ginormous Maritsa 700 in the bathroom before.

It's a pain, and it won't open fully, but we just kept moving and turning it and eventually it dried.

We do this often with our smaller tents, because it's always raining where we are, so never worth putting it up again in the garden!

Advertisement


Message posted by CW5208/6/2017 at 12:47pm
Outfit:  Tent Hi Gear Zenobie 6 Vango Icarus 3     Location:  durham
Joined: 24/8/2010
View CW52's Profile View Profile   Reply to CW52 Reply   Quote CW52 Quote  
CW52
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   868
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 26
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 1
Site Nights 2018: 0

I agree with TimCESmith. I would have left it pitched. If you think about it, you could be on a campsite with a weeks rain. Put it up in garden, its got to be sunny soon. Dry out bedroom pods inside.Reproof if you feel neccessary.

Message posted by TraceyD09/6/2017 at 1:54pm
Outfit:  Gelert Corvus 6+2 Airgo Solus Horizon     Location:  East Ull
Joined: 24/8/2004
View TraceyD's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to TraceyD Reply   Quote TraceyD Quote  
TraceyD
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   4477
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 19
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 4
Site Nights 2018: 1

We have a huge tent that won't fit in our garden. If we de camp in wet conditions we usually take it to my mam's house where her garden is paved and just big enough for us to lay it out and keep turning if the sun is shining. Once when we returned home with a wet tent and the weather was still constantly bad at home we moved all the furniture to the sides of the living room and strung the tent up to the wall lights and over various items of furniture, we whacked the heating up and went out for a couple of hours, had to turn and leave a bit longer but it did the trick.

-------------
May - Spring Valley
June - Fforest Fields
August - Leekworth



Message posted by Mucker188409/6/2017 at 2:51pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics     Location:  Derby.
Joined: 01/7/2012
View Mucker1884's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mucker1884 Reply   Quote Mucker1884 Quote  
Mucker1884
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   8687
Tent Reviews:   5

Site Reviews Total: 40
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 2

Without wishing to come across as patronising, for anyone not aware, the majority of guylines are there to strengthen the erected tent.

For garden drying (both 3 pole, and 5 pole tunnel tents), we used to erect, and literally just guy out 1 line at front (tied to house), and 1 at back (tied to shed), to stop it falling end to end. Not one tent peg used.
If you have room to fully lay out flat, chances are you could get the poles in and stand it up. Would likely get a lot drier, a lot quicker.

Obviously, it ain't secure, so you'd need to be in attendance/keep popping out to check on it, but with a breeze and sunshine, it could be coming down again an hour later, ready to go back in the bag. Worked for us!

-------------
2020: 24 nights, thus far...
2019: A personal best 50 nights
2018: Just the 30 nights
2017: 34 nights/8 camps
2016: 32 nights/8 camps
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
From July 2012: 23 nights


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Prev       Next
Quick Links - All Forums - Camping under canvas - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...







2210 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2020


Advertisement


Advertisement


UKCampsite.co.uk
Advent Calendar


Advent Calendar

24 Daily Prizes worth up to 160 each PLUS a Christmas Day Star Prize worth up to 865

Get an email reminder on 1st December