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REI 4 person base camp tent

This is the second one of these tents we have had.  With both we have noticed that in warm temperatures (75 and above) the main zipper is very difficult to close due to tightness in the tent.  Any ideas on how to get this to not happen?

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@Fred Thanks for reaching out!

I have a couple of clarifying questions for you:

1) Is the difficult zipper on the body of the tent or is it on the rainfly?

2) Have you tried adjusting the tension on where the tent is staked or which grommet the tent poles are inserted in?

3) Is the 'tightness' in the tent all over the tent or just in a particular spot where you are trying to zip it closed?

Thanks for your patience, we'll do our best to get this figured out!


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