Rooftop Tent advice

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 07:10
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Hi all,

Anyone with a rooftop tent might be able to assist with this.

I have a Eezi Awn rooftop tent, by Open Sky. I am pretty sure I have a condensation problem. After a night sleeping in the tent, the underside of the matress is usually damp or wet. I am sure there are no leaks, and it happens whether it rains or is dry. The roof and sides appear dry in the morning.The matress sits on its wooden base.

Do any other rooftop owners have this problem?
Any help or solutions would be appreciated.

Flux.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:51

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:51
Flux, We don't have condensation problems with our Shippshape but we have an open mesh type underlay under the mattress which allows air to circulate under the mattress. It is called mattress matting and costs about $79/m and I bought it from our local camping outlet. It is black and looks like an open sarlon weave. It is around 10mm thick. We also have plenty of ventilation around us so condensation on the canvas rarely occurs unless it is very cold outside.
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Follow Up By: flux - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 18:13
Thanks!

I've usually got the side windows open, and that hasn't helped. I've tried leaving the door open as well and still not enough to prevent it.
You're suggestion for mattress matting sounds like a good idea! Are you able to link to a picture on the net of what this matting looks like that you are using?
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:06
Flux, Sorry I don't have a link nor do I have the mental capacity to do one even iff I did LOL Ask at your camping outlet as it is usually near the rolls of non slip matting or sarlon cloth. Its hard to describe but it looks like coils of sarlon interlinked together. It works for us.
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Reply By: KOR - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:56

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:56
We have a Howling Moon by Open Sky. We too get condensation on the inside of the tent if we don't let air circulate... ie let some ventilation happen.

You could try contacting open sky. They are located in Melbourne now.
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Follow Up By: flux - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 18:09

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 18:09
I contacted them in Sydney quite some time ago, and at that time were unable to help with it.
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:02

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:02
Doesn't only happen in Rooftops.

Many Campertrailers have the same problem.
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