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Message posted by theKingCat on 03/11/2013 at 12:36pm
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Lunar Planet (Carina) 1997
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Maybe a little over the top on the title, but it wasn't fun!
Arrived at our campsite with the trailer tent on Saturday afternoon, the weather was fairly sunny and we proceeded to put the trailer tent up on our HARD STANDING pitch (mistake number 1, never book hard standing ever again). The rock pegs we bought just pulled out of the ground in some cases, not good. We had pegged ALL the guy ropes too.
Then came the wind!
By 10PM I had repegged most of the tent, but 10:30, the awning had blown up and over the rest of the awning, poles in the air and lying everywhere and bent and broken, a huge gash in the front of the canvas.
We had to get our of bed, get dressed and pack the whole thing down in the dark, with stupidly fast winds, thankfully the rain had ceased.
I have been caravanning and camping many, many times and I have never known it to be this bad lol
Only our 3rd outing in the TT (Sunncamp 400SE), glad it wasn't our first outing as I think we would have been put off for life.
All in all a terrible weekend!! Just hope the insurance covers it all. (we had literally just purchased the insurance on Friday afternoon)
Wife and I are sat here at home now laughing about it, but it wasn't fun last night!