Arpenaz pole camping living room

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ARPENAZ POLE CAMPING LIVING ROOMS

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Have you purchased a camping stay with hoops and have a question or a problem with your model? We're here to support you. Assembly, instructions, spare parts... Here’s all the information you’ll need to make your product last.

First adventures: our advice

What should i check before leaving?

To avoid unpleasant surprises when setting up your living room, it is a good idea to carry out a few checks for peace of mind.

- Take your living room out of its cover to air it out and limit bad odours, and clean it if necessary (see our maintenance tips below).
- Check the condition of your equipment: make sure that no mast is broken, that the guy ropes do not show any defects, that you are not missing pegs etc...
- Examine the canvas to verify that there are no holes.
- Check the status of the zips to see if they are working properly.

Where to set up your living room

Before setting up your living room, it is important to choose a suitable location. So, we have listed some tips to help you find the perfect spot :

If you have a pitch:
- Do not pitch your tent near the entrance, restaurants and activity centres of your campsite in order to get as much peace and quiet as possible.
- Check out the neighbouring pitches to make sure you aren't next to a summer camp or a large family that could be very noisy.
- If you have children, make sure there is enough space outside for them to play
- Check your site for rocks, branches or other objects that could potentially damage your living room
- Choose a shady spot if you are going during hot weather

- If you’re in a wilderness site:
- Look for a flat and relatively clear floor (no rocks, branches, etc) to sleep well and not damage your living room
- Avoid setting up too close to a water point for multiple reasons: humidity, insects, possible rising water…
- Limit exposure to the wind so that it doesn't shake too much and opt for a relatively sheltered location such as undergrowth for example. Always place the entrance to your living room with your back to the wind
- Set up where the sun shines in the morning so you don't get cold during cold weather.

How to properly set up your living room

To facilitate the assembly of your living room, it is important to prepare the base well. Stretch the living room on the floor by its low hangers to get a smooth surface, which will allow it to take volume properly. Also, assemble the poles together before putting them through the sleeves for quick and efficient assembly.

Don't make the guy ropes too tight and leave them relatively flexible so that your living room can better withstand gusts of wind.

Pegs should be driven at a 45° angle away from the living room for better anchoring to the ground.

How weatherproof is my living room?

All our living rooms are laboratory tested to ensure that they are waterproof: a first test is carried out for 3 hours under 200 L of water per hour and per square met. The second test is carried out in real conditions by our experts.

As far as wind resistance is concerned, our living rooms are also tested in a wind tunnel on a turntable.

To see the specific characteristics of your living room model, please consult the product sheets available on the Decathlon website.

Weather tests camping hoop living rooms

How to prevent condensation?

Recurring rain throughout the day, warm air that persists when the outside temperature drops, body heat... these are factors that can create condensation inside your living room. To avoid this phenomenon, here's some advice:

- Open the vents in your living room as much as possible, even when it is raining
- Avoid creases when putting up your living room, as these can lead to the concentration of water drops
- Don't put up your living room too close to a water source, but rather in a sheltered place where the temperature and humidity are regulated.

To remove the condensation already present, gently wipe off the droplets with a cloth and ventilate your living room as much as possible. Open the door until it can dry out.

Maintaining your camping hoop living room

Maintaining a camping hoop living room

Using it correctly

Before setting up your living room, leave the front door closed to avoid overstretching the fabric when you set up the hoops. Do not tighten the guy ropes too much because too much tension on the canvas could damage it. Finally, don't leave your living room too exposed to the sun, as UV rays accelerate the wear process.

Cleaning

Do not use cleaning products to wash your living room, but rather clean or soapy water if necessary. Make sure you rinse it well when you've finished.

Drying

It is important to dry your living room thoroughly after cleaning to avoid mould. If you have room at home, assemble it fully and open all the doors so that it dries more quickly. If, on the contrary, you run out of space, detach the pieces one by one and extend them.
Finally, remember to dry the underside of your living room and its cover.

Storing

Store your living room in a dry place at room temperature. Remember to close the front door tightly to prevent your living room from becoming too tense when you put it back together.

Re-waterproofing

Several factors can affect the waterproofing of your living room, such as exposure to the sun, rubbing of the cover or natural wear and tear.
Therefore, we advise you to apply a waterproofing spray on the canvas at least once a year.

Have your living room repaired in the workshop

Take advantage of the expertise of our employees and make an appointment online to benefit from one of the following workshop services.

Repair your living room yourself

Choose the model of your living room and find all compatible spare parts so that you can carry out the repairs yourself. To repair the poles, there is a diagram that you can use to identify the faulty part and find out the correct length.

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Consult the technical diagram of your tent and discover the dimensions of your poles by clicking here.

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THE FABRIC OF THE LIVING ROOM HAS TORN

Simply apply a patch or adhesive to fill the hole. We advise you to apply them to the interior part of the canvas for better adhesion.

Sell you camping hoop living room

You don't use your living room anymore and you don't know what to do with it? Instead of throwing it away, don't hesitate to resell it second-hand using the Decathlon Second-hand platform!