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Hatch Tent

Postby carcapture » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:26 pm

We're currently trawling the UK dealers to see if anyone has a hatch tent in stock. However, it seems to be only rated as water repellent and not waterproof. Can anyone on here shed some light on if the hatch tent is suitable for any sort of wet weather?

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Postby Spamcan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:13 pm

I can't attest to the Nissan hatch tent. But I'd bet the Nissan (or any one) is more than capable of keeping you relatively dry. There are 2 things I always do to my tents:
1. Use a water repellent spray available at any camping store.
2. In heavier rain I'll put up a tarp over my tent. Don't lay it over, use the poles to keep it high off/over the tent to allow ventilation and evaporation.

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Postby mar1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:39 pm

nissan tent:

mild rain = no water got in at all.

mild rain + wind = some drops, barely enough to call it water.

normal rain + wind = barely enough water to get ur socks wet.

compared to other tents, its awesome!

unless u can find one of those cool military tents that are 100% water proof. fooking expensive though.

with the top rain cover removed:
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with rain cover:
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Postby Spamcan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:44 pm

mar1nasr - Where is that first pic taken at? Looks like a fun place to let the PF have some fun!

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Postby mar1 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:52 am

same location as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9QV8NrgBuw

Dubai, UAE

best fun in a car ever.

check this: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=2640

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Postby Spamcan » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:53 am

Wow, that is nothing short of AWESOME!! Wish we had something like that in our deserts. We do have Glamis which is a dune area, but from what I've heard it's very powdery and stock PF's would have a hard time - best left to well modded rides or MX or ATV's.

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Postby mar1 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:23 am

pathfinder is a very capable stock car. i only have an air intake on mine.
just need some soft tyres like michelin LTX, or cooper HT, and ur set. deflate to 10-12 PSI, and u can cross any type of sand.

only way to learn is to get stuck and get pulled out. worst case u get stuck real real bad, then get that hatch tent out, and wait for recovery :P

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Postby Spamcan » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:55 am

:lol:
I may just have to go out there and try it, it's just an hour away. And take the tent...


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