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    Tents and sun

    Hi,

    My previous dome tent was left out in the sun in the summer for a couple of days and soon bleached and then ripped.

    Since then I have now bought a new vango delta tent, I am taking it on summer camp and really don't want it to split again. I have a bottle of some water seam protector but that won't be much use.

    What is the key things to do? Put it in shade? Move it around?

    Thanks

    Graham

    P.S. We are staying at Polyapes - any one been there?

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    Graham,
    How old was your old tent? It might have just been old age! My last dome lasted about ten years before giving up me. I've got a Delta now, 300+ used a lot last year and still looks like new.

    Dave
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    It wasn't old at all, maximum 3 years.

    I think my new tent is a vango delta 300+ if that's the one with two entrances each end!

    Thanks

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    Graham,
    Yep that's the one. Great tent for the money.Good choice. You shouldn't have problems with your old one at that age. It wasn't put away damp at any time (or kept somewhere were it could have got damp? )

    Dave
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    I wouldn't have thought so but I'll remember that for thr future.

    Thanks again

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    I have had the same issue - tents don't seem to like real sun

    I have not found anything that stops it - The best I've found is reproofing the tent again and again that seems to help, It comes back to how much you pay to start with

    When I say re proof - I don't use the spray on stuff any more, I buy a big can and bath the outer completly

    The other thing I've done is purchase a new outer that gave the tent another 3-4 years

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham
    What is the key things to do? Put it in shade? Move it around?

    ....

    P.S. We are staying at Polyapes - any one been there?
    Tents splitting from too much sun? Eeeeh, these new fangled tents, break if you use 'em. Tsk. My Vango Force 10 is over 20 years old, and a very light orange outer, no problems, well, apart from the weight! ; )

    Polyapes? I really like the site, seems to have a really nice peaceful atmosphere to it, well, 'till the scouts turn up, or we fire up the disco at the Theme Park Camp. Sandy soil, lots of rabbits and trees.
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