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Tent Care

Tent Material Care & Maintenance

To maximize the life of your tent, please abide by the following recommendations.

DROP CLOTHS: Any abrasion that comes in contact with the tent material can cause “pin holes” or removing the top coating on the scrim.

TENT CLEANING: Tents should be cleaned regularly. Any dust, dirt, sand, etc. will act like an abrasion to the vinyl material. Tents should be cleaned with an approved cleaner like All Seasons Tent Sale tent cleaner or you could use traditional dish soap diluted in water.  Do Not use bleach – this will weaken the laminate. You must make sure you rinse the tent thoroughly.  A soft brissel brush or soft towels and a drop cloth should be used when cleaning your tents.

If you have mold, mildew, or grease, we have cleaners to help remove these stains. These are approved products to clean your tent & won’t void the warranty.

TENT DRYING: Best way to dry a tent is in a warm, low humidity area with circulating air. Make sure all ropes, webbing, and lacelines are completely dry before taking down your tent. If the tent is put away with any moisture left, mildew will occur.

STORING YOUR TENT:  Tents should be completely dry upon storage. They should be put in a bag to protect the material.

TENSIONING YOUR TENT:  Over tensioning your tent with the use of ratchets during the installation, will put stress on the material. This could  permanently damage the tent top.

SPECIAL CARE FOR CLEAR MATERIAL:  Without the polyester scrim, which gives tent material it strength, the clear material needs to be handled in a delicate manor. When cleaning, use a very mild diluted tent cleaner or a traditional dish hand soap. Hand wipe with a non abrasive towel to avoid scratches to the material. Hake sure tent / sidewall is completely dry before folding.

Exposure to ultra violet light over extended life will cause the material to appear milky / cloudy.

When temperature in the sun is above 90 degrees, it can cause the material to stretch & change its shape.

Material should be installed when temperature is above 40 degrees.

When temperature is below freezing and not completely taunt, then wind whip and cold cracking will occur and the material will rip.  Material should never be used with temperature is below minus 15 degrees.

Clear material is more susceptible to “ponding” . Ponding is when water will accumulate on the tent top. The material will severely stretch and no one should be under the tent.

Tents and sidewalls should be folded more loosely than a standard tent. Too sharp of bends with long term storage will cause the material to crack when it is unfolded the next time and will put creases in the material for future cracking.