@Hogwld yikes, we're so sorry to hear the tent arrived with a tacky/sticky bottom - that's definitely not normal (and certainly not ideal). Because you have such a short turn-around time, we'd recommend connecting with our Customer Support team ASAP at 1-800-426-4840 so we can help problem solve a solution (return, refund, replacement)!

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