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Message posted by dawnella05/8/2011 at 8:01pm
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We are going camping next week, the forecast is for rain, so far our camping trips have been in sunshine so havent had any wet equipment yet.  My question is how do you all dry your tents properly when home?  We only have a small garden so if our tent is wet how do we dry it as we cant put it up in the garden? we have the zenobia 6 tunnel tent and porch.

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Message posted by HEJC7205/8/2011 at 8:20pm
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I live in a tiny flat with no garden to pitch a tent so dread having to pack up in the rain!
Either throw it over the washing line or spread it out in the bath, over the banister, behind the settee, in the garage (basically anywhere you have a bit of spare room) and turn it regularly until it is bone dry.

Last time we camped in the Ontario 8 it tipped it down as we packed up - it took me a week to dry it out properly!



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Message posted by minsterman6405/8/2011 at 10:54pm
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Last time I had to dy my tent we left it hanging  in the garage for a few days, did the trick!

Message posted by sunvalleysue06/8/2011 at 2:12pm
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Or if possible take to a local park,playing field and put it up for a couple of hours.It will soon dry.
Don't leave it much more than 24 hours in the bag wet though.
Make sure it is 100% bone dry(and don't forget to check the guy ropes)..You don't want to get it out next time and find the dreaded mildew on it.

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Message posted by Old Grey06/8/2011 at 2:44pm
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Hi Dawnella,

Its alwaya a pain getting the thing wet before returning home..... one alternative is to get a weatherbug  or similar sat weather map ap for your smart phone. With mine we have managed to watch the clear patches as they come through and have an idea of how long they will be for. In this way we managed on our last outing to leave the tent up for long enough to dry in the wind.. then take down and pack before the next wet patch arrived.  Its a game of chances really, OK so you might end up leaving a few hours early but we find this better than having a sopping tent to deal with on our return.   Footprint groundsheets are great when this happens because the tent is sitting on the footprint and not on the wet earth/grass, so when you roll it up the base is not wet or muddy and ruining the flysheet as you roll.



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