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Maintain the quality and lifespan of your tent with these important tips and techniques.

General

  • Always keep tent clean and dry.
  • Dry tent thoroughlt before storing in order to prevent the growth of mildew.
  • Secure tent when pitched to avoid any wind damage
  • Always use your guy ropes.
  • Pitch tent with all doors and windows CLOSED. This will avoid excess pressure being placed on the zips when the tent is secured.
  • USE A GROUNDSHEET. This prolongs the life of your tent and prevents the floor from feeling damp. The groundsheet you purchase should be smaller than the tent floor. this prevents water from running underneath it.
  • Remove tent pegs from the ground with either another peg or an "Easy peg puller". NEVER pull tent pegs out of the ground by pulling on the tent fabric.
  • Should seam leakage occur, apply generous amount of seam sealant.
  • A tear can be repaired with either duct tape or a nylon tent repair kit.
  • Spare poles or pole kits are available at Outdoor Warehosue stores for all tents in our range.
  • All our tents come with self-repairing zippers.Should the zipper separate, move the slider to the beginning of the zipper tape and rework the zipper.
  • Your tent should not be stood on, stored damp, stored on a concrete floor, sprayed with insecticide, washed with detergent or pitched near an open fire.
  • Avoid pitching your tent directly under a tree that may drop sap, as this may stain the tent or damage the waterproofing.
  • Should any stains occur, the area can be lightly sponged. Do not use a scrubbing brush or any form of detergent as the waterproofing of your tent may be affected.
  • Avoid leaving your tent pitched in direct sunlightfor longer han neccessary.

During Use

  • Find a dry, level place in which to camp.
  • Choosing a level spot on a small hill will help prevent your tent from being swamped in a rainstorm.
  • Prepare the ground by removing all sharp rocks, sticks etc. which could damage the groundsheet.
  • Always first lay down a netted or solid polyethylene groundsheet to form a buffer between your tent floor and the ground. This helps to keep your tent clean and prevents damage to the tent floor.

Before Use

  • Your tent should be pitched to ensure that all the parts are supplied.Use the pitching instruction guide provided.
  • Check your parts each time. Ensure that you have left nothing behind. It is always a good idea to have extra pegs, guy ropes and a storm strap in case of strong winds.
  • Attend to any repairs that may be required.

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