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Just picked up a used 2man tent similar...

Just picked up a used 2man tent similar to this one. It's in good condition but quite dirty. Are these things machine washable? If not the tent, what about the rain fly?

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Hey Tim,

The shell can be washed in a front-loader, then preferably air dried. You can also wash the fly in the same way, but even though a one time (occasional at most) washing won't usually hurt it, it's generally better to wash it by hand in order to keep the waterproofing doing its job.