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Which tent???

Postby Bearded shark » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:21 pm

Hi all. I have a fully featured off rd camper, but we're goin away over xmas, & my wife will have given birth about a month prior, & so, understandably won't b up 2 climbing in & out of the camper. (I'm just glad she's coming). I wanted 2 hire an on-site van or challet but they r all booked, however they've offered us a lge tent site right next to some very modern, clean facilities. SO...........enter the problem...........it's been yrs since my last tent purchase & since it will rarely be used, I don't wanna take out a 2nd mortgage but $200-$500 is about what I wanna spend. I want something sturdy, (with GOOD zips), weather proof, at least 2 rooms, and easy 2 set up/pack up. Any suggestions?

P.S. I am in WA but am prepared to shop aust. wide if it's worth it (or buy 2nd hand (must be near new cond).

Thanks.
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Postby Bearded shark » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:21 pm

What, duz no one buy tents anymore????? Or duz winter send thoughts of camping packin from every1's minds?
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:00 am

Bearded shark wrote:What, duz no one buy tents anymore????? Or duz winter send thoughts of camping packin from every1's minds?

tents? Baaaargh, tents are for yar wimin, yar shuld be usin swags arr arr aarr.


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Postby Komodo » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:02 pm

I currently using a Caribee Challenge 4 Dome

But I'm looking for a good heavy canvas tourer though...

Sorry thats all the info i can help you with
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Postby SOE digital » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:34 pm

Real Aussies swag it.
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Postby Troyk » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:57 pm

Bearded Shark,

Try OzTrail tents http://www.oztrail.com.au/tents/

The sportiva range is usually in the $300 to 500 and generally pretty popular, thats if you are after a Geodesic style tent. They offer a number of room layouts.

Just remember the rule about 1 real person = 2 tent persons. I remember a couple of years ago a family turning up next to us, mum dad and 4 kids. Next minute tempers were frayed and the dad saying "But it said 6 persons on the box". Hate to think how many times that would have happended.
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Postby Troyk » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:08 pm

Also my brother in law has the Bungalow 9. He and the wife at one end and the kids at the other with their gear in the middle. Quite popular design.
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Postby freerocketman1 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:10 pm

i yoused to have a sportiva headland 12 man tent & found it great. heaps of room for the misus & 3 kids & all our gear, light weight only 30kg, easy to set up & pull down only reason i sold it we up graded to a pop up camper but i still have a 6 man for just the over night stays :)
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Postby Bearded shark » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:25 am

Guys....I know, I agree aussie MEN use swags, tents r 4 women... but "woman" is the reason I need 1 :*** . I have a swag, also a fully featured off rd camper trailer :booty , but we need a tent just for this xmas as my wife is due 2 give birth (No.2) in late Nov, & those of u who have kids will know what repocussions come 2 a woman after childbirth...like not bein able 2 climb in & out of a camper 100 times in a week. It's just good she's agreed 2 go away so soon after. Hey, I did it to her, the VERY least I can do is make her life a tad easier. Thanks for your help every1, I will check out the tents u mentioned. Bring on summer!!!
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Postby Bearded shark » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:29 am

SOE digital wrote:Real Aussies swag it.


How would u know if u r Irish (so says yor signature). I'm predominantly scottish but my parents were born here as was I. Real aussies don't kiss....they just get it ON......in a swag... :***
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Postby Bearded shark » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:40 am

freerocketman1 wrote:i yoused to have a sportiva headland 12 man tent & found it great. heaps of room for the misus & 3 kids & all our gear, light weight only 30kg, easy to set up & pull down only reason i sold it we up graded to a pop up camper but i still have a 6 man for just the over night stays :)


Stuff me drunk mate.....our overnighters r done in a camper trailer. Mine takes 10 mins to set up just 4 ovanite, or 20 for a w-end (from arrival to sittng on my date with beverage of choice in hand). It sleeps 4 but u could fit 10 stertchers in the canopy. A 12 man set up would be equivalent of a sml village, & 30KG??? My generator weighs less. Were u in the army by any chance? There's nothing at all wrong with yor set up but mate, I was brought up in a tent (almost), & 1 learns how 2 save time, weight, & space with every trip. There is an easier way brother hehehe.
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Postby Komodo » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:48 pm

30kg isnt that heavy for a canvas tent.

Infact fairly light.

My Dome is about 14kg for a 4 person dome plus i carry heavy pegs total weight would probably be close to 18kgs.
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Postby Bearded shark » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:44 pm

As far average tents go, it is heavy, but given that it's a 12man, I imagine it's huge, therefore probably justifiable, but somewhat overkill I think, unless u do a lot of winter camping & hate bein cramped up in a confined space all day. A set up like that would be good if u don't want a camper trailer, but now that I that I think about it, if it had windows 2 breathe in the heat of day, & was a practical design at a reasonable price, it could be what I need...2 rooms rated '4man' ea, & a kitchen/open area of same size makes 4 a 3 room, 12man tent, doesn't sound so huge really, does it?
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Postby SOE digital » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:53 pm

How would u know if u r Irish (so says yor signature)

Nah mate, born and bred in WA from Irish parents. ;)
Spent some time in Norn Iron.

I also spent months last year living out of a swag for work.
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Postby Komodo » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:07 pm

Telling pork pies. tsk tsk.

If having Irish parents makes you Irish then so am I - well half Irish half Scot. Could explain a few things I guess...
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