200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Rodarbal
I recently acquired our original family camping tent (score). I got it set up and it is pretty good condition given two boys camped in it for many years. But it has a musty smell to it that I want to eliminate or get under control.We bought this new in our native San Francisco and has lived near the coast most of its life. It also has a few tears in it that need to be addressed. I am also hoping to find the original awning poles that held up the flap over the front cover. Suggestions for repair material?  Any help is welcome and greatly appreciated.
Thanks ahead,
Rich

 

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Majicwrench
Canvas?? Pictures?? (we love pictures of old tents)
Keith
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Rodarbal
Here it is!   1957(?) Camplete Calirabian One family owned.   OK I am going to have to modify the photo or take another as it exceeds the allowable file size, stand by.
I got it down from 6.1 to 1.8 but it still is too big. Suggestions?

 

rich rivers

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Rodarbal
cmplete2.jpg Figured it out  Somehow the image got mirrored but her it is in all its old glory.

 

rich rivers

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Majicwrench
I have put iron-on patches on tents, not sure if that is the best way but it works. I sew the tear together first.

Musty, not sure. I had one I set up for a week or so and it improved tremendously.

Thanks for the picture, send more when you go camping?
Keith
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Rodarbal
No worries. After being set up overnight it is a LOT better. I did find a method for cleaning it and I think I will do that just because it is pretty dirty. It probably never has been cleaned in 63 years so it is due. I have some 1000 polyester fabric I can restitch into the footing and patch a few holes. Brigh yellow so I will keep that on the inside. I can't tell you how nice it is to have the old family home away from home.

 

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outlawmws
I've used iron on patches for my canvas day pack bottom recently, and canvas tents numerous times  I have an old tent trailer with original (>60 YO) canvas we patched >30 years ago and its still fine.

If high stress or on the floor, patch both sides.
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