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Just popped over from the UK, to see how you camp in OZ.

Postby rexgrant » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi all
After 60 years of tent use in the UK and now I have had to stop using tents as the old age bug as finally got me.But the good lady and I have now bought a folding camper Half tent half caravan.
So if you don't mind a pom joining you now and again Hello.
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Postby amanda » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:22 pm

Hi Rex - enjoy the site!
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!
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Postby rexgrant » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:31 pm

amanda wrote:Hi Rex - enjoy the site!


Thanks amanda,
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Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:44 pm

Welcome Rex :+

I dont mind the pom bit as my brother in-law is one :***

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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:28 pm

Hi Rex and WELCOME to the forum. Have a pom join us...how DDDelightful is that, please do.

I am trying to figure what a half tent, half caravan looks like?? I wonder if it is like our pop up caravans??

Any chance you can post some pics or a website so that we can see it please??

Lots of members here who love a chat and the opportunity to swap ideas as well.

Tell us about your camping in the UK, where you go, what you do, how long you stay etc.

Good to have you on board Rex.

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Postby freerocketman1 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:06 pm

welcome to the forum rex :hello:

as gypsy said we would love to see some pics :grin:
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:17 pm

Camping in the UK always reminds me of the Carry On Series of movies with Sid James. :*** :*** :*** :***

Check this out. It's the trailer from Carry On Camping. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=lFGWrL5FJ9Q
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Postby rexgrant » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:41 pm

gypsylady wrote:Hi Rex and WELCOME to the forum. Have a pom join us...how DDDelightful is that, please do.

I am trying to figure what a half tent, half caravan looks like?? I wonder if it is like our pop up caravans??

Any chance you can post some pics or a website so that we can see it please??

Lots of members here who love a chat and the opportunity to swap ideas as well.

Tell us about your camping in the UK, where you go, what you do, how long you stay etc.

Good to have you on board Rex.

Cheers.....Gypsy


Hi again
1130hrs here in the UK. My new to me folding camper is tucked up for the winter but this is Identical to the one I will be using from April 2009
The months from now until April in the UK are not suitable for family camping under canvas,although it is starting to become popular in the UK with motorhomes and caravans that are winterised,gets very cold over here
http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk/use ... N=00017381 and this is the 2008 one that shows it folded http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk/fol ... .php?AN=83
Have a look around the site there you can see the camping units from tent to motorcaravan that are in use for the UK.
Thank you all for you very warm welcome.
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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:09 pm

Thanks Rex and yes that is very like our pop up vans with one exception and that is ours have a hard rooftop.

Look forward to comparing notes.

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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:15 pm

rexgrant wrote:
caravans that are winterised
Rex



Winterised...what a wonderful word:-)))

I suppose here is Au we are mostly 'summerised'!!

BTW it is 22:17 here

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Postby rexgrant » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:31 am

Hi all
When I read your posts and look at your Photo's of your camp sites, and see the added freedom and space without going into the Bush.
In the UK you must stay on a designated licenced site your pitch will normally be 9m X 5m and lots are smaller. 99% of these site do not allow camp fires
and a few will only allow Gas BBQ. The days of the open field camps are long gone from the UK, the moors are all controlled with wardens and only organised wild camping is allowed although the young fit walker can usually get away with it :#. the vast majority of family campers now hook their tent onto the mains electric TV,fridges, microwave ovens are as common as the wild birds on most sites today, but you can still find basic sites to stay on but mostly no fires. Here is a typical UK site these days http://www.siteseeker.co.uk/aspx/detail ... rentPage=0
You lucky campers in Australia ,the freedom to roam with your tents makes an old camper like myself very envious.
I should have come over in the late 1950 to join my Uncle but a mothers love could keep you at home in those days.
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Postby rexgrant » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:01 am

Hi all
Ever thought what your fellow pom campers discuss on their forum here is a link to a short post I got involved in

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/dis ... &searchIn= :cheers
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Postby GypsyLady » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:15 pm

Well Rex it is never to late to come and visit us down under...... And yes you are right, we aussies are very lucky when it comes to our camping arena.

We do worry about losing that sometimes when one picks up the local paper to find that yet another campgound as in National Park or State Forest gets closed to the general public and yes it does happen all too often.

I personally don't use these type of campgrounds as I always camp with my canine family and therefore need to choose a suitable campground, one that is pet friendly. However for those who do use NPs and the like it is always frustrating and most disappointing when this happens.

We are also fortunate in that we do have some freebies as well though there are limits on these camping areas which is expected.
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Had a look also at your link and it seems your camping chat is not at all unlike ours here is Au.

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Postby Blue Bravo » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:03 pm

Welcome to the forum :grin:
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Postby Troyk » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:41 pm

Welcome Rex! :armsup

Always keen to hear how its done elsewhere.

Mind you, my only exposure to camping and caravanning in the UK was the Top Gear Special where they set the caravan on fire. :twisted:

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