Tent Care

Tent Care


  • Check that you have all your parts and components before and after your trip.
  • Allow your tent to dry completely before you pack it away for storage. This will discourage the formation of mildew (Although the fabric is treated with mildew inhibitor, no fabric is completely mildew-proof).
  • Secure your tent properly when pitching it, so that strong winds cannot dislodge and damage the tent or frame.


  • Store your tent on a concrete floor.
  • Pitch your tent near an open fire.
  • Spray your tent with insecticide.
  • Stand on your canvas cover.
  • Store your tent in a damp state and in direct sunlight.
  • Wash your tent with a detergent, bleach, dry clean, iron or tumble dry.
  • Pitch your tent under a tree which may drop sap or gum.
  • Expose your tent to any open flame (candles, matches, camp-fire). Heating and cooking flame should be kept well clear of your tent.
  • Pull on loose threads, cut it off with scissors.

Before Use:

  • Before using the tent for the fist time, pitch the tents, wet it with a hosepipe, let it dry and repeat two to three times. This will ensure the thread swells to seal the seams completely.
  • When preparing for a trip, pitch your tent fully at home. This exercise will ensure that:

          – The tent is undamaged.

          – None of its sections or accessories is missing.

          – You become familiar with the tent structure and setup.

  • Remember to pack extra pegs, guy ropes and storm straps.
  • When packing your tent, make sure no parts is left behind.

During Use:

  • WARNING: Extra precaution must be taken when assembling & dismantling the frame as spring steel can bounce back and cause injury. Keep children and bystanders at a safe distance.
  • Find a dry level place in which to camp.
  • Prepare the ground by removing all sharp rocks, sticks etc. which could damage the groundsheet.
  • Always lay down a netted or solid groundsheet first to form a buffer between your tent and the ground. This helps to keep you tent clean and prevents damage to the floor.

Maintenance Tips:

Coastal Camping:

  • Wash down all poles and other metal parts to prevent corrosion. DRY WELL!
  • Treat poles with a non corrosive agent before packing away. (Silicone base spray)


  • Sponge the stained area lightly.
  • Do not use a scrubbing brush or any form of detergent, as these may effect the tent fabric.


The warranty does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, neglect, unreasonable use, mildew, rotting, colour fading or WIND ACTION.

Important Information:

Customers must note that, although light shows through the tine marks that are traditionally made along the seams to guide the seamstress, this is entirely normal and does not affect the performance of the tent

Thank you for purchasing a Tentco product!