Don’t let a stuck zipper get between you and your bell tent.
Typically, zipper problems are a result of user error.
Follow these steps to solve your zipper woes.
These first three steps fix most zipper problems; however, we have a few more suggestions if you still have issues.
Another common tent zipper problem is that the slide gets stuck. Your zipper slide can get stuck in the tape or attached canvas of the tent, preventing it from moving across the chain. Try pulling the tab back until the thread comes free. If the fabric becomes so stuck that lines are mixed up in the teeth, you may have to unwind each thread individually from the teeth (sorry). Use scissors for the most challenging knot.
Hopefully, you have followed these steps to troubleshoot your zipper problems successfully and are now enjoying your fully-functioning bell tent. If you’re still struggling with your zipper and need a professional replacement or repair, we like to recommend reaching out to your local RV or Boat shop. These shops work with commercial-grade canvas and zippers and will know how to help you. Of course, if you’re using a Stout Tent bell tent, you can reach out to our excellent customer care team for assistance.