/ Tent repairs

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iccy - on 07 Nov 2013

I've got a big 6 man vango tent that I've had for a few years and the front zip has given up. The whole tent probably doesnt have loads of life left, but I think it's still worth fixing at the moment. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tent repairer in SW London?

Thanks,

iccy
davidbeynon - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy:

No idea about SW london, but attwools and scottish mountain gear will both do tent repairs.

http://www.attwoolls.co.uk/
http://www.scottishmountaingear.com/
iccy - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:

Thanks David. The only problem is that the tent weighs 25kg so not that easy to post!
CurlyStevo - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy:
Do you think the usage of the tent you have had is fair for the zip to fail?

If not I would contact Vango (Which may not be fruitful but in my experience is always worth trying)

Here's some info on the law in this area.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1677034/Two-year-warranty-EU-law.html
gethin_allen on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy:
If you can find a good normal seamstress they may be able to do it as it's not that different to changing a zip on a jacket. you could then seal or tape the seam yourself afterwards although this isn't always necessary.
iccy - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy:

I may do that. I found a place online that does repairs nearby, but based on his quote of 5.50/ft +VAT I reckon it'll be around 50, which is probably quite a chunk of what the tent is worth. Seamstress seems like a good call - I'll look into it.
ow arm - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy: how essential is it that you use that zip? i.e can you use just one side of the zip if its a flap, or could you just ignore it and use another entrance?
If possible, just cover it inside with some good old duct tape / gaffer tape and leave it as it is
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martinph78 on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to iccy: You wouldn't have to post the whole tent, just the outer, so should weigh a lot less than 25kgs.

Also, I don't think that 5.50 is that expensive, depending on the zip size/type. They aren't cheap for good quality, heavy duty zips.


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