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Are the bags that tents come in typically waterproof?

A question:  Are the carrying cases that tents come in generally waterproof?  Can they be carried on a rack, for example, mounted on a trailer hitch?

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@JamesP great question! For most (if not all) of the tents that we carry, the bags they come in are not waterproof. While the material may shed some light water, the seams are not sealed and the bag is likely to soak through with any significant amount of water exposure. That said, we do carry waterproof dry bags that will fit some tents - if interested, feel free to send us the make/model of your tent, or the dimensions of the tent bag, and we can help you pick a dry bag that'll work!

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