We hope you enjoy the tent you have purchased. We recommend a test setup at home. You can check the tent, frame and any accessories for completeness. We also recommend that you check whether you have chosen the right tent for the right purpose. On our website you will find information which tent is suitable for which (travel) purpose. Every tent needs maintenance. You will find here a number of practical tips about the use and maintenance of your tent, with which you can prevent common problems. We wish you a lot of camping pleasure!
Zippers are often exposed to large tensions and / or forces due to wind, poorly set up tent or pressure from people and / or objects against the tent. Due to the frequent use, zippers are very susceptible to wear. In addition, the zippers can become stiffer due to weather influences over time. There is no guarantee on zippers. You can take the following measures to prevent defects and wear:
-Make sure that the zippers are closed during assembly. -Handle the zippers gently -To ensure that the zippers run smoothly, they should be treated with silicone sprays occasionally.
Sun and discolorations
The UV rays of the sun affect most fabrics and materials, especially polyester and nylon. The tent cloth will also deteriorate in quality with sustained, intensive solar radiation and will fade to a certain degree. Cotton and polyester tents are more resistant to UV rays. Because asbestos can no longer be used in tent fabric, the fabric is not 100% colourfast. Cotton, cotton/polyester, polyester and nylon are not suitable for seasonal camping. You can take the following measures to prevent discolouration:
-Set up the tent in a shady place. -Do not expose the tent to direct sunlight for a too long period. -Treat the tent occasionally with an impregnating agent. With this you apply a new protective layer against the UV rays of the sun and thus you extend the life of your tent.
Condensation is a normal phenomenon that occurs in all polyester and nylon tents and is the formation of water droplets on the inside of the outer tent. Condensation mainly occurs when the temperature outside the tent is lower than inside (especially at night), as a result of which the moisture in air, clothing and breath is deposited on the canvas. Floor condensation also occurs regularly, especially between the groundsheet and the air bed. If your tent is damp on the inside, do not immediately think that it is leaking; often it is about condensation. You can take the following measures to prevent condensation:
-Provide adequate ventilation. This can be done very easily by opening a door or ventilation opening. -Use a carpet and a subsoil (preferably an eco-primer). Make sure that this is +/- 5 cm smaller than the groundsheet of the tent itself, this way you keep the moisture out and you prevent wear.
Tents made of cotton and cotton / polyester can start to sag and in particular leak onto the stitching seams. After the yarn has been wet well and therefore swollen, the dusting ceases. Light spots can become visible on a wet tent, but this will occur a problem. Polyester and nylon tents are coated (usually with polyurethane), making them water-repellent and waterproof. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can, over time, cause the coating and therefore its water tightness to be affected. To prevent leakage you can take the following measures into account:
-To preserve the watertightness of your tent and to extend its lifespan, the outer tent must be occasionally injected with an impregnating agent on the outside. How often depends on the duration and the circumstances in which the tent has been exposed to sunlight. -After a while, nylon and polyester tents on the seams can let water through, because the tape edge starts to release. You can post-treat this with a seam compactor.
Mold and stains
Inadequate ventilation, especially during seasonal camping, can cause mold to form. It is important that you store your tent dry so that no mold or moisture stains can occur when it is stored. If you have to dismantle your tent wet, let it dry again as quickly as possible, at least within 24 hours.
Remember that you wipe any swallow edges with a cloth. You can take the following measures to prevent mold and stains:
-Store your tent 100% dry. -If mold does occur, try cleaning it with a soft brush or sponge with clean and lukewarm water. -For stubborn stains use only cleaning agents that are suitable for tents. Other chemicals can affect the tent cloth. After cleaning with a cleaning agent you must impregnate your tent again.