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    slammiam's Avatar
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    Just grabbed a DCF palace

    I'm excited to use this tarp on my upcoming hike. After reading the forums a bit, now I'm concerned about the doors not closing ( never had that issue with my superfly ) and potentially leaking at the top like another user posted about.

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    Don't worry about it. There's lots of variables regarding weather and setup conditions that can affect the outcome.

    I've got a 11 foot HG standard with doors and have never had an issue getting wet.
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    I've had my Winter Palace about seven years now, and that post about "I can't close my doors" is the first time I"ve ever heard anyone have that problem. Then again, I've never tried to close the doors all the way on any tarp - air flow is essential for whatever tarp I'm using.

    As for the leaking at the top, that will happen if there is a leak in the used tarp he bought. I've never had a leak anywhere in my Winter Palace, but I bought new.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    air flow is essential for whatever tarp I'm using.
    I learned that the hard way when I had the great idea to "block 100% of that cold wind with a big tarp". To gain a theoretical 5 of warmth, I added buckets of condensation to EVERYTHING under the tarp. There was no chance of staying another night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slammiam View Post
    I'm excited to use this tarp on my upcoming hike. After reading the forums a bit, now I'm concerned about the doors not closing ( never had that issue with my superfly ) and potentially leaking at the top like another user posted about.
    Don't worry too much about things before they happen. Pitch the tarp steep enough and pull them in straight across (like in my photo of my Winter tarp below 11' ridgeline by and not as wide as the Palace) I am sure you will be able to close the doors.
    My Cuben DCF tarps have never leaked. I just spent time with Stormcrow the owner of HG and we spoke of the tarp you speak of. Pretty sure that will never happen again.
    Shug

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    I learned that the hard way when I had the great idea to "block 100% of that cold wind with a big tarp". To gain a theoretical 5 of warmth, I added buckets of condensation to EVERYTHING under the tarp. There was no chance of staying another night.
    Yeah, during a snowstorm I got the bright idea to batten down my Winter Palace with doors closed and hung real low to keep out all the snow that was blowing. I even piled up snow along the bottom edges of the tarp to seal off any wind and snow from coming in. I had a tiny half-inch break in one end - and I'll be darned if every snowflake within a half-mile radius decided to enter through that tiny opening. I woke up to find my top quilt covered in 4 inches of snow. And I don't even want to talk about the condensation!
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Don't worry too much about things before they happen. Pitch the tarp steep enough and pull them in straight across (like in my photo of my Winter tarp below 11' ridgeline by and not as wide as the Palace) I am sure you will be able to close the doors.
    My Cuben DCF tarps have never leaked. I just spent time with Stormcrow the owner of HG and we spoke of the tarp you speak of. Pretty sure that will never happen again.
    Shug

    Shug, is that the Stig hiding out behind your tarp?


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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Shug, is that the Stig hiding out behind your tarp?

    You caught on to me.
    I am Shug and I am Stig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    You caught on to me.
    I am Shug and I am Stig.
    ShugStig
    "Some say that he wanders the woods telling jokes to red squirrels, and that he sleeps in a hammock because he had enough of tents during his days with the circus. All we know is he's called ShugStig."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    "Some say that he wanders the woods telling jokes to red squirrels, and that he sleeps in a hammock because he had enough of tents during his days with the circus. All we know is he's called ShugStig."
    Some say that he spends his summers juggling balls, or that he spends his vacation oggling gurls all i know is he's called the sunburnt shugstig!!!

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