Your roof tent not only provides protection at night, it also allows you to enjoy finer views than any five-star hotel can offer. Your roof tent creates memories for life - it reminds you of magical moments in nature, adventures with friends and family.
To ensure that your roof tent lasts for many years to come, we have compiled some information on how to best take care of your new roof tent.
Important Information about Black Edition
Safari Classic Black Edition & Safari Pro Black Edition are extra sensitive to the sun & should therefore be stored in a closed position during the day to avoid fading, even if you are camping on the same spot for 2 nights in a row.
To prevent your roof tent from fading, park in the shade & store the tent in the folded position during the day. (Especially when the sun is at its strongest)
MOISTURE AND RAIN
- Important information about the tent canvas and moisture.
Our tents are waterproof, but like all other fabrics, they can start to mold if they are moist for a long time. Keep in mind not to leave the tent moist when you fold up your roof tent for longer storage. Always try to have the tent dry. If it rains at night and there is a break in the day, fold up your tent while you stop for lunch, 30-40 minutes is enough time for much of the moisture to dry. Make sure the tent is completely dry before storing it closed for a long time. If you use the tent on a car, we recommend opening the tent as often as possible when it is dry to air it out. There are holes at the corners of the transport cape where moisture and water can enter, even if the tent was dry when you folded it up.
Fabric molds when it is moist for a long time. Therefore, be careful to air out your roof tent (if it is on the car) at least once a week, even if you folded it up dry. Condensation forms when the temperature drops at night (if you are not using the tent). Condensation can form in the tent, even if the tent was dry when you folded it up. Regular drying is recommended!
Here are some steps you can follow to prevent mold on a tent:
1. Wipe the tent thoroughly after each use. Mold thrives in a moist environment, so it is important that the tent is dry when you store it.
2. Store the tent in a dry, cool place. If you do not have the opportunity to store the tent in a garage or shed, consider using a tent cover to protect it from the elements.
3. Ventilate the tent regularly. Open the doors and windows of the tent to allow air to circulate. This will help to prevent condensation from building up inside the tent.
4. Use a dehumidifier. If you are storing the tent in a damp location, consider using a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air.
5. Clean the tent regularly. Use a mild soap and water to clean the tent, and be sure to dry it thoroughly before storing it.
By following these steps, you can help to ensure that your roof tent stays in good condition for many years to come.
WATER COLUMN & SEAMS Waterproofness is a term that describes how well a surface resists water. There are many different ways to measure waterproofness, but a common unit is millimeters of water column (mm H₂O). This measurement describes how much water pressure is required for water to penetrate a surface.
Water column is a measure of how well a material resists water by forming a column of water on the surface. The higher the water column, the better the material is at resisting water.
On tents, waterproofness and water column are used to measure how well the tent protects against moisture and rain. A tent with high waterproofness and high water column stays dry inside for longer, providing protection against moisture and discomfort.
Our tents use YKK and Opti zippers.
Opti zippers are a type of zipper used in clothing and other textile products. They are known for their high quality and reliability, making them a popular choice for many designers and manufacturers. Opti zippers have a unique construction that makes them strong and durable, while also being easy to use. The zipper's sliding mechanism works smoothly and efficiently, making it easy to open and close clothing and other products using the zipper. Opti zippers are made in Germany.
Safari/Safari Pro series
YKK zippers are another type of zipper used in clothing and other textile products. They are known for their high quality and reliability, like Opti zippers. Like Opti zippers, YKK zippers are popular choices for many designers and manufacturers due to their high quality and reliability. YKK zippers are made in China.
As fall approaches, it's time for winter storage of your roof tent. It is important to store the tent dry and at a constant temperature to avoid condensation, which can lead to mold (storage is not recommended in a carport). Before storing your roof tent for the winter, be sure to remove the mattress and store it separately. You can also remove the shoe bags, rain fly and tent lines. Check on your roof tent after 1-2 weeks to make sure it is doing well in the temperature you have chosen to store the tent in.
Before winter storage, it is important that you DO NOT leave the tent on the car for a few days before putting the tent away. This can cause condensation to form in the tent. If possible, dry the tent thoroughly before storing it for the winter. If the tent is stored wet, mold can form. It is also important to remember to store the tent dry and at a constant temperature to avoid condensation.