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Subject Topic: vango maritsa 500 awful quality Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by samzac29/7/2011 at 10:20pm
Outfit:  Vaude Badawi Long     Location:  London Town
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Should have gone for the Amazon 600 !

Tent checked over before using now on its first outing and the stiching is coming apart 4 small pin prick holes in the roof anchor points for the sleeping pods coming away from the floor velcro half hanging off ! where do i stop !

spoke to go out doors and have told them they say either replace it or money back...money back I think...really p*ssed off hope it doesnt rain !

Are all vango tents bad ? ???


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Message posted by callmechar29/7/2011 at 10:29pm
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Go outdoors again...useless shop

Message posted by callmechar29/7/2011 at 10:30pm
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I had this tent too, lots of holes and was 2nd hand from go outdoors sold as brand new

Message posted by samzac29/7/2011 at 10:32pm
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are all vango tents this bad ?

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Message posted by callmechar29/7/2011 at 10:38pm
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No...we have a tigris and its fine.

What exactly is the problem?

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Message posted by samzac30/7/2011 at 9:38am
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holes everywhere ! bad sowing all over the tent.

i could have made it better !

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Message posted by rjgukc30/7/2011 at 10:13am
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Quote: Originally posted by samzac on 29/7/2011
are all vango tents this bad ?

Well, we bought a new Icarus 600 this year and it's absolutely fine. No leaks, dodgy sewing or velcro hanging off. A couple of the guylines were tied on incorrectly but we sorted that out on the test pitch.

We've had 4 Vango tents and 3 different canopies and they've all been great.

They do seem to be having some QC problems this year but then I recall some similar problems with Outwell last year.

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Message posted by Valk_scot30/7/2011 at 11:51am
Outfit:  Conway Camargue Lots of Vangos. .      Location:  Scotland.
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I've been using Vango tents since Year Dot, even before synthetic tents were first made. I've owned nothing else come to think of it, apart from one Gelert and one Lichfield. And I've got a couple of Vango canopies. I can honestly say I've never found anything wrong with any of them.

However I can also say I've never gone over any of them with a magnifying glass on their test pitch. You do know that the pinprick holes in the seams will close up the first time the flysheet gets wetted, don't you? The thread will swell up and close the hole. This is why it's recommended you hose a tent down on the test pitch. Many manufacturers also include a tube of seam sealer and recommend you go over the seams with it lightly while the tent is pitched and the seams under tension, just to add belt to braces. I don't think Vango do include this seam sealer which implies to me they have confidence in their seam sealing process without it, but it's still not such a bad idea to do it. I never have though, and I've never had a leaky seam in any of my tents.

As to the other faults you say you have, well, they don't sound so good I agree. Got any pictures? It's a really good idea to take pictures before you take the tent back, then you can show the manager them if he gets stroppy and you can also send them direct to Vango Customer Services. It's also good to keep a record for yourself in case of dispute rather than rely on memory. tHere hjave also been cases where people have come on here asking if something is a fault, posted a picture and it's been gently explained that this is the correct method of manufacture because of x or y reason. I'm thinking specifically of the way groundsheets are often "patched" but not for repair, for reinforcement. I'm not saying that this applies to anything you've found of course but sometimes there can be reasons for things being so that you might not have thought of. Pictures also serve to warn others of faults. So it would be great if you could post some?


Message posted by KateB197501/8/2011 at 7:47am
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We are on our second week of our holiday in our 2011 Vango Maritsa 500 and have had absolutely no problems. No manufacturing faults that we have come across, no leaks - absolutely love it. It sounds like you have just been unlucky.

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Message posted by saftlad01/8/2011 at 8:52am
Outfit:  Sprite Major 6 & Icarus 500      Location:  Taunton
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Another happy multiple-Vango user here.

In these days of mass production, no product is ever going to be without it's failures, and you can't expect the manufacturers to check every single tent.


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