30 Second Tent, Floor Repair

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 11:12
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Hi all,

Without wanting to get into trouble for going "off topic" and wishing people all the best for 2015... I will get down to asking my question.

We have just purchased a 2nd hand (new to us) Oztrail Trakker 30 Second tent.

One part of the frame needs to be replaced and that is under control for now.

There are some holes in the rubber flooring and that is the base for my question........

What product is THE best to use for repairing the small holes?

Yes, we are aware that protecting the floor is much easier than having to repair it.

FWIW, with floored (is that a word??) tents, we always use an "under" tarp as well as an "inner" tarp. Combined, they are sacrificial to protect the tent's floor.

T.I.A.

Have a GREAT 2015 :-)

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 18:00

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 18:00
Can you get any material similar to what is already there?
Failing that some vinyl from an upholsterers or even some canvas. Probably the best stuff would be a Herculite product, but I have no idea where you could get some of that.

If you can then the way I'd do it is with a simple patch. Clean around the area with metho, cut a patch 2" larger than the hole, round the corners and then glue it into place with contact cement.
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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:11

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:11
Hi Hoyks,

Thanks for your reply.

I've not heard of Herculite before this, so a visit to our local canvas works/upholsterer may have a suitable outcome. Unfortunately we have to wait until after the Christmas/New year break.

Best wishes for 2015.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 18:03

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 18:03
I have previously used TearAid.

Works well and virtually invisible.


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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 21:46

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 21:46
Where did you get Tear Aid? Thanks
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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:21

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:21
Hi (Sir) Kev,

Thanks for your reply,

Sally has done a little research and it is available here.

Also available via E-bay, though at this point in time we are not sure if there is a cost discount when dealing directly with the company or through their E-bay sale listing.

More research is needed and we thank you for the information you have provided :-)

Hopefully other forumites (?) will find your information useful, too!

Best wishes for 2015.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 18:25

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 18:25
Phil,

I got mine online form - This Mob

Found them advertised on the My Swag site.

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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 18:50

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 18:50
Thanks Kev

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Reply By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 at 14:56

Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 at 14:56
hi there
happy new year
I'm sure if you buy a tube of marine sikaflex you will find it will patch the holes afaik only available in black or white
spread it over the hole by pressing it through the floor fabric with old kitchen or putty knife place a couple of sheets of news paper under patch and peel off after its dry
dry's fairly quickly in sun sticks to most things cheers

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Reply By: garrycol - Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 at 15:22

Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 at 15:22
Some fabric gaffa/duct tape placed on both sides of hole works for me.
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