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Water draining from packed away tent
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:57:52 AM »
When a wet tent is packed away where does the drained water end up ?

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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 12:37:57 PM »
In the tent until you get home and unpack, clean and dry it.

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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 01:09:26 PM »
You may also get a small bit of pooled water on the ledge at the back of the van, usually not much.

If its pissing down I usually use that as an excuse to get another book from the library, or another wine from the cellar and stay another day till it fines up!  :D :D
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 04:58:55 PM »
When a wet tent is packed away where does the drained water end up ?

if it is really wet you might find a puddle in the bottom of the fiberglass hatch, I have.
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 07:11:15 PM »
It's gotta go somewhere  ;D
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 08:56:16 PM »
What evaporates from the canvas spreads/floats into the rest of the stuff in the Tvan.
The run-off either gathers inside the edge of the hatch, or drips from the mesh cover onto the floor of the trailer.
Until you open it up again and dry stuff out.
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 10:33:40 AM »
Thank you, my partner wanted to know due to experiences with our current camper.

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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 11:47:59 AM »
For the bed to get wet, you have to have a leak over the bed area.
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
Thank you, my partner wanted to know due to experiences with our current camper.

This is one of the main reasons we spent the money to get a TVan, it deals with wet tents a whole lot better than the competition.  We spent way too many nights after rain or in the tropics with a wet bed; we used to put down a tarp on the mattress but it didn't really work that well.  No such problems in the TVan.  Many people talk about putting the lining in the fibreglass shell that the tent packs away into to stop moisture building up, but we were worried this would just become a mouldy mess over time so just wipe around the edges when we set-up the next night after a move.  But as people have said, just make sure you dry it out properly before you store it away till next trip.

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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
If moisture is ia risk despite airing and drying, put a container of DampRid inside and it will soak up all ambient moisture.
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Re: Water draining from packed away tent
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 11:04:00 PM »
Yes - water drains from the wet tent onto the carpet at the back of the van. Also drips onto anything stored in that area.

DampRid is great - once the van is dried out - we use it to keep the air dry in the closed van, stopping mould. But I'd completely dry out the tent first!
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