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It turns out our new tent leaks like a bugger!

(6 Posts)
Tiredtrout Sun 18-Aug-13 21:18:54

What tent is this? I've recently bought one with the same issue which I repaired

Elfontheedge Sun 18-Aug-13 21:17:10

Sadly I can't take it back as it was sold as seen. Tent sealant sounds good though smile

PandaG Sun 18-Aug-13 21:08:00

1 - take it back and complain
2- you may well find it will be watertight in future - one real drowning may mean the fibres have swelled and it is now ok

think I'd be going for taking it back though

WeAreSeven Sun 18-Aug-13 21:05:43

Did you buy it new? Or second-hand? If new, surely it's not fit for purpose?

Supertrooper88 Sun 18-Aug-13 21:03:40

You could try sealing the joints and toggles with tent sealant.

To do this properly you need to erect tent when the tent its self is dry and its not raining or likely to.

Apply sealant as per instructions and leave 24 hours to dry. Packing away early will mean you could "glue" your tent together and damage it.

Elfontheedge Sun 18-Aug-13 20:54:41

Certainly when it rains non-stop for 24 hours hmm any idea how to make it more waterproof? It mostly leaks around where the tags and toggles are sewn in. Any tips for next time?

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