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Old 11-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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problems in cold weather

Does the canvas shrink in cold weather? Setting up at campground in below 40 degree weather. Had to force bunks to open fully and couldnt latch the shepard hooks to ceiling. Also seemed that roof couldnt raise completely.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Canvas isn't the only thing that'll shrink severely at that temperature!

Because the canvas is so cold and stiff it would be very difficult to stretch it enough to set-up properly.

Camping in a tent camper at -40F...you're a braver man than I.!

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Canvas isn't the only thing that'll shrink severely at that temperature!

Because the canvas is so cold and stiff it would be very difficult to stretch it enough to set-up properly.

Camping in a tent camper at -40F...you're a braver man than I.!

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Not -40°, below 40°.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Not -40°, below 40°.
Good catch, delta 80 burr!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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Oops! As Rosanne Roseannadanna would say...



Oh.........never mind!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Canvas isn't the only thing that'll shrink severely at that temperature!

Because the canvas is so cold and stiff it would be very difficult to stretch it enough to set-up properly.

Camping in a tent camper at -40F...you're a braver man than I.!

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I didnt word that very well.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #7
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Oops! As Rosanne Roseannadanna would say...

Oh.........never mind!
Now you're just making me feel old.
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I didnt word that very well.
It just that I'm from the Great White North!

Below 40 and 40 below are definitely quite different!

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Canvas isn't the only thing that'll shrink severely at that temperature!

Because the canvas is so cold and stiff it would be very difficult to stretch it enough to set-up properly.

Camping in a tent camper at -40F...you're a braver man than I.!

Dave
When I was a scout leader we camped at Gettysburg in 20 degree temps. The propane for the stoves was freezing we had to wait for the temp to rise before cooking.
Sleeping was not bad, the mummy bags are good for 0 degree temps. Just really hard to get out of them in the morning. The boys would not crawl out until we made a campfire.
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I am in pigeon forge right now. It is 30 now and will be down into the teens tomorrow night. With snow. I have both sets of the popup gizmos, set for top of bunks and a set for inside the bunks. They are keeping us incredibly warm. Best investment for my camper I have ever made.
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