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SwitchbackFisher
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PostSat Oct 05, 2019 5:05 pm 
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Grannyhiker wrote:
Since all the "fixes" suggested here are temporary,  I suggest it's time to start saving for a newer tent.  Hopefully the fixes will last another year or two and you'll have enough by the time the "fixes" are done for!

That was exactly my thought. Hopefully I can get at least 1 more year and if it survives I can use it as a loaner for friends.

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PostSat Oct 05, 2019 5:28 pm 
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I'm curious if you've been using a footprint for the tent. If not, mayhap the floor might have lasted longer, or not.

I have a Nemo Meta 1p that I'd let go for a song if you find that your quick fixes don't last you to that new rent. Single wall, trekking pole pitch, has a footprint.

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PostSat Oct 05, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Gwen wrote:
I'm curious if you've been using a footprint for the tent. If not, mayhap the floor might have lasted longer, or not.

I have a Nemo Meta 1p that I'd let go for a song if you find that your quick fixes don't last you to that new rent. Single wall, trekking pole pitch, has a footprint.

No I didn't use one. At the time I didn't want to spend the 50 they wanted for a 120 dollar tent. Next tent will have one cause I'll be shelling out more money for it I'm sure.
Also thanks for the offer on the Nemo, I have a friend who has a single wall and all he does is complain about it, and don't use trekking poles either so I will pass.

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PostMon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 am 
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Two more ideas:
-- You can buy replacement tent pole sections for most any tent -- with a choice of Easton aluminum, fiberglass, or carbon fiber in various diameters -- here: https://tentpoletechnologies.com -or- if you don't want to mess with replacing a section yourself, you can send yours in and have them do it for you.

-- You can buy do-in-yourself tent coatings either from REI or directly from their supplier in Lynnwood (if you need a lot) and apply to the reverse side of your tent floor (assuming the peeling is from just one side). I did this on an old A-frame tent and was ok with the result, even though it was a little stiffer afterwards. But it stuck well and didn't peel.
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PostMon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 am 
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I also didn't want to pay for a footprint, but somewhere I picked up a bit of Tyvek that I cut to size. It's done a great job, although after 8-ish years, the Tyvek is getting kind of fuzzy and dirt/bark tends to stick to it. I don't know if it will help at this point, but it might be worth looking for some cheap Tyvek or one of the other DIY options and making your own footprint.
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