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dbb1960

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Terra Nova - whats this on the groundsheet
« on: 17:23:44, 10/06/19 »
Hi,
Terra Nova - whats this on the groundsheet?
Tent dates back to 1990s, was in storage (my cupboard) for a year.  It was put away dry.
What are these marks on the groundsheet and how do I get rid of them.
Thanks


« Last Edit: 18:03:27, 10/06/19 by dbb1960 »

richardh1905

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Re: Terra Nova - whats this on the groundsheet
« Reply #1 on: 18:10:12, 10/06/19 »
Welcome to the forum.

I've noticed similar on the flysheet of an ancient Vango Force 10 that I sold a couple of months back - I suspect that it is the PU proofing disintegrating, which I believe it does with time, no matter how well the tent is stored. Easy to re-proof a flysheet, but not so sure that you would get the total waterproofing required for a groundsheet.

My 1990s Wild Country Trisar is not suffering from this problem though - slept in it last night, in fact - the groundsheet is still perfect.

You could test it - erect the tent and pour some water into it - maybe put a shallow pan under the groundsheet and pour the water onto the groundsheet above that, to see if any leaks through.

dbb1960

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Re: Terra Nova - whats this on the groundsheet
« Reply #2 on: 18:28:36, 10/06/19 »
Thank you for the reply.

I'll give it a test but I don't hold out much hope.
Looking online a replacement groundsheet may work with  a proper job sewing it ?

Its an ultra quasar, so will be sorry to see it go.

Addition -
It'll be roughly 90 to 110 to replace the groundsheet (including postage), it'll give me something to ponder.
Thanks for your help.
« Last Edit: 13:31:21, 11/06/19 by dbb1960 »

richardh1905

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Re: Terra Nova - whats this on the groundsheet
« Reply #3 on: 23:13:05, 11/06/19 »

Happy to help.


If the rest of the tent is in good condition, then it is probably worth getting the new groundsheet fitted - it is a fine tent!