Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

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Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:29 pm

On New Years eve we were camping for a 50th Birthday Party and we ripped a small section between the side and the floor of the tent. Can we repair this ourselves. It is only a Nylon tent. Or is it better to get it done by someone.

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Blue Bravo » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:29 am

Depends on quality of the tent. It may cost more to repair than the tent is worth. If a small tear try a little duct tape on both sides of the tear.
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:57 am

It is a Jackaroo Stockman Weekender. We have only used it 3 times. The fella that helped me put it up had never put that type of tent up before and i think he was a little tough on it.

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:26 pm

Okay finally got around to fixing the tent. Well... sort of. I bought one of the Nylon repair patch kits and got to work sewing the hole up and gluing the patch on. Only time will tell if the job was any good. If it doesn't work i will put another patch on the outside of the tent in the same spot as the one on the inside and stitch them together. Heres hoping anyway! The tent has only been used for REAL camping once at Mungo brush which really annoys me that on the last time we used it only for a night at a 50th it rips!

If that doesn't work... Its off to buy another tent!!!

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:59 pm

Yeah and then send the bill to ya rough handed mate.....
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:09 pm

Ha! Fat chance. Its in a really hard spot to repair too. The floor has been torn away from the side but i did my best and will just have to wait to put it up to test it out.

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:55 am

OK if that is the way of it Josh, I would not be inviting him back again.

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:08 am

TUFF wrote:It is a Jackaroo Stockman Weekender. We have only used it 3 times. The fella that helped me put it up had never put that type of tent up before and i think he was a little tough on it.

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A "little" rough ? more like a big rough .Hope it works.I have a mossie coil burn in my tent that i need to repair in case it grows,i also have a stuck zipper which would be under warranty but do you think i can find the receipt.I have a file which all important papers go in but it is not there.
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:37 pm

Woohoo!! :armsup :armsup :armsup

I did some stitching on it today as the floor was still torn away from the wall and it only had a nylon patch glued over it on the inside which i knew wouldn't hold when we needed it to. I stitched it up and tried to pull the join apart and it didn't tear which is good! Means we dont have to buy a new tent!!

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Blue Bravo » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:11 pm

With sewing like that you will make someone a wonderful wife some day :***
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:34 pm

Haha thats what i said to my gf.. Its really manly hey haha
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:25 am

Great stuff but you might need to waterproof the new stitching now Josh.
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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby Woodsy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:18 am

Good point! Some seam sealer should do it? I am sure i got some with the tent i'll have a dig around in the camping stuff and put it on. I forgot about that haha.

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Re: Uh Oh.... Ripped it!!!

Postby cokebottle » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:32 pm

It is good to see that the repair kits do such a good job, I have a small rip to repair on my tent after I caught the inner tent section on a spring on the trampoline which I had the tent draped over to dry out after our last trip away.

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