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Offline AWS

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2017, 04:40:06 PM »
Good for you.
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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 05:34:46 PM »
Good for you.

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2017, 06:27:43 PM »
If you buy one that is not treated, set it up in the hot sun and spray it liberally with Thompson's original. Put it away dry and it will last you forever.
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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2017, 06:52:50 PM »
Hang ours from the shop rafters as soon as we get home for at least a week or so. Then I go over both the inside and outside with my shop vac with a brush attachment to clean all of the dried dirt, etc. off of it. Then it gets rolled up and placed in it's bag and stored in the loft until the next fall.

One tip I learned is to keep it covered while in use as pine needles when wet tend to stain the white canvas on the roof.

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
I used a Costco tarp on mine for water purposes, stains meh.
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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2017, 09:04:55 PM »
Funny thing is you can spend about $4000 and have a fully outfitted canvas tent that will cost literally zero dollars in maintenance that will last multiple decades. Or you can spend $20k-$80K on a travel trailer that will start to leak in less the 10 years.  Cost an arm and a leg to maintain and repair and still not be as cozy as a wall tent with wood stove.

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2017, 09:14:59 PM »
Hang ours from the shop rafters as soon as we get home for at least a week or so. Then I go over both the inside and outside with my shop vac with a brush attachment to clean all of the dried dirt, etc. off of it. Then it gets rolled up and placed in it's bag and stored in the loft until the next fall.

One tip I learned is to keep it covered while in use as pine needles when wet tend to stain the white canvas on the roof.

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Yeah, the pine needles (especially the fresh dark green ones) are acidic and can eat away at the canvas.  The brown needles (pine straw) aren't too acidic and just mostly discolor.

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2017, 10:57:21 PM »
Funny thing is you can spend about $4000 and have a fully outfitted canvas tent that will cost literally zero dollars in maintenance that will last multiple decades. Or you can spend $20k-$80K on a travel trailer that will start to leak in less the 10 years.  Cost an arm and a leg to maintain and repair and still not be as cozy as a wall tent with wood stove.

Lol I had to have this conversation with my wife a year ago.

Indo have to continually buy new rope to tie down and brace my poles though as about half of it seems to walk out of the stake bag every year. That's a little cost in maintenance.

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Re: Wall tent lifespan
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 01:21:49 PM »
I used a canvas tent my parents bought used in the early 1970s until 2013. I was turkey hunting in the Colockum & a wind storm tore a couple seams. The old canvas was too brittle to be resewn so in 2014 I bought a wall tent from Davis Tent at the sportsman's show. If you keep it clean & dry, it'll last a long time. Putting a tarp over the top to keep the UV off it helps a lot, too.

 

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