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Old 05-16-2016, 10:30 PM   #11
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All good suggestions, I would follow them all. The biggest and most important thing if closing wet is making sure it's fully opened on a dry day and let it dry out. Regardless of where you store it. Mold and mildew will be a problem if you don't let it dry. I hate closing my pup in the rain because I know I will have to open it up in a day or so to dry out. But well worth the effort.


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Old 05-17-2016, 09:32 AM   #12
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Packing Up During Rain

I'm about to make some rain flies for my popup. It would be installed before lifting the top and be the last thing removed. You can buy the channel at camping world or Amazon. Then just sew welting into your material to slide it on and off with. A few straps to hold it in place. Should be good. Something like this. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-19-2016, 05:21 PM   #13
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When we had our pop up we have had to pack up in a couple of downpours. We closed it up like normal but used a broom or towels to wisk off as much water as possible. As soon as we got home we opened it up until it was thoroughly dry (sometime this meant leaving it up for several days), never had any problems with mold. Cincia
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:34 AM   #14
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Guys, I may be different than everyone but I don't necessarily wait for that perfect sunny day to reopen mine. If I end up camping in the rain, which can happen a lot if you camp a lot, I open it up even if the forecast is for more rain. Here is my thought, everything is already wet, and a warm moist environment is a breeding ground for bad stuff to happen while you wait for your next nice day which could be a few days down the road. However, even in the rain, the air is circulating through the inside and can dry it much faster. They are designed to withstand reasonable weather, they aren't designed to sit packed up while wet so I lift mine as soon as I get home, even in the rain.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:54 AM   #15
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They are designed to withstand reasonable weather, they aren't designed to sit packed up while wet so I lift mine as soon as I get home, even in the rain.
^^ X2

if it is not sunny and your inside is wet, turn on a portable fan to circulate air inside and start your AC running or put in a dehumidifier if you have one...
black mold starts to grow in a day or two especially if it is warm
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The DW reminded me of a mistake we made with our first popup, if it's open in the rain, open it to dry out. We came home, lifted it to let it dry but forgot to extend the awning. We had a nasty little surprise waiting for us on our next adventure. Live and learn I guess...
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