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Mould in tent.

Postby Farma » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:19 pm

Help our tent had an outbreak of mould.
we killed it woth some mould killer but it has come back. we have left the tent to dry for a few days in the sun and as soon as it gets damp the mould comes back.
We have a tourer 10+ canvas tentonly about 12 months old.
Can it be cured or will it be there forever?
Thanks for the help
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Postby gqpatrol » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:45 pm

Does it stink? We had this happen to a smaller touring canvas tent. Didn't realize it till we were out camping, had to sleep the night in a tent we'd forgotten to air. EWWW! On the way home we went to the dump, and left the tent there!! Good luck! :?
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Postby Chippy76 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:56 am

My suggestion is to se the tent up at home and give it a good wipe down with a weak solution of bleach/water. Try to get all of the fabric, as this will kill any mold spores. Then let it dry out FULLY in the sun. Try and pack it up in the middle of the day when it is still nice and dry and warm. If the tent doesnt get used very often maybe it would be an idea to hang it up instead of leaving it in the bag. (if you have the room )
I hope this helps, I know it can be frustrating to remove!
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Postby Scolers » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:26 pm

Ditto to chippy. You might not even have to use the mould kill ... the sun usually kills most mold so long as it doesnt rain whilst the tent is up. Then just brush it down with a dry cloth as the mould will turn into dust (if it's thick mould).

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Postby Farma » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:43 pm

Thanks Guys.
Tent just got wet again while trying to dry it. :evil: :evil:
so back to the waiting game. Waiting for the sun that is.
or I will have to clean out the garage put it up there and just wait.
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Postby Scolers » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:59 am

Farma wrote:.
or I will have to clean out the garage put it up there and just wait.
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Nup ... you need the sun ... it's not just the heat that kills the mould ... I'm pretty sure it's the sun's rays but will stand corrected on that.

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Postby Fonty » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:37 pm

The sun should definately help but in the mean time it would be better to have it hanging somewhere like your garage than folded up where the mould will probably keep spreading in the meantime. The sun will have more chance of killing the mould if it's dry already.
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Postby Chippy76 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:47 pm

Jebus!
Maybe you should set your tent up over here! We could surely do with the rain !!! (might suggest to Mr Beattie that we all set up tents! ) ha ha
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Postby Scolers » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:17 pm

chippy wrote:Jebus!
Maybe you should set your tent up over here! We could surely do with the rain !!! (might suggest to Mr Beattie that we all set up tents! ) ha ha


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Postby clackerz » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:13 pm

chippy wrote:Jebus!
Maybe you should set your tent up over here! We could surely do with the rain !!! (might suggest to Mr Beattie that we all set up tents! ) ha ha


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We could do the same in Vic - get a petition going to set up tent city. A mass camp out - CAMPSTOCK!

Seriously though - the sun will def kill the mould - so here's to hoping (and this goes against all our hopes at the mo!) to some lengthy sun for you to kill that mould!
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Postby Cruzin » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:04 am

You may also need to re-waterproof your tent.

This is a bit of a problem with Camper trailers and their a few ideas on the removal.

see this thread

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/cam ... sage/38355

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