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Message posted by smartecosse on 18/2/2014 at 2:07pm
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Given we plan on camping in Scotland I think we need to get a groundsheet.......

The awning is roughly 4m square. Any suggestions as what type/manufacturer we should look at?

Thanks

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 This is the stuff we use, very good and hard wearing. It's also breathable, which a lot of sites if you are pitching on grass, say you must use.

Other makes also available on ebay.



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Thanks for the links

So as the normal width of them all seems to be 2.5m I take it you just buy two and let them overlap?

Does this protect you from mud coming through if they are the breathable ones?

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Breathable groundsheet will let the mud through. A cheap tarp from B&Q etc shouldn't, you can always throw it away if it's really disgusting. I use a breathable one but take a tarp in case and where possible pitch on an all weather, gravel pitch then don't bother with one.

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Thanks Kate, so if its wet/muddy underneath and we use a breathable one as per the campsite requirements its going to let mud through and if we use a tarp then they are going to get annoyed........

If we were on a gravel pitch and put down the breathable one to save our feet etc on the gravel do they tend to get ripped by the gravel or are they tough enough for that in general?

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Hi we have a heavy duty zip in ground sheet in the as ing, it is an in built version, only 1 site noticed or asked last year, they just asked if we could raise it at certain points when not inside.

Though we do put a ground sheet under Meath to stop the zig from getting too dirty.

For your unit I would usr a breathable and put cheap carpet lengths over the top were you walk sit, etc, these can be moved around to suit and allow the grass to breathe.

Youcan usually pick them up cheap from market's in variable lengths.

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If the grounds that bad already using a normal groundsheet's not going to make much difference. Sites that ask for breathable groundsheets only tend to have caravans not tents, there's not many tents these days come without a sewn in groundsheet. If you're on gravel a breathable groundsheet would be better, they're a plastic fabric mesh type rather than solid plastic, i've not had trouble with mine.

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This is what i've got: here

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We have something similar to that but put it ou top of the zig, it makes it warm and comfy underfoot and not slippery.

Usually you find that after a couple of trips what will work best for you.

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Quote: Originally posted by smartecosse on 18/2/2014
Thanks Kate, so if its wet/muddy underneath and we use a breathable one as per the campsite requirements its going to let mud through and if we use a tarp then they are going to get annoyed........

If we were on a gravel pitch and put down the breathable one to save our feet etc on the gravel do they tend to get ripped by the gravel or are they tough enough for that in general?

thanks

No, ours doesn't.

Do they tend to get ripped, no ours doesn't, it is tough enough.



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Camping Le Clapas
Val De Vesle
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I use carpentina breathable groundsheet.
It is very light and does not let worm casts through
it is also warm to walk on and does not pull mud or wet through.
I used it a couple of years ago for 10 days most of which were heavy rain.
When I took it up there was hardly any yellowing to the grass.
John

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I just use a regular shop bought tarpaulin. Bought this one around 2 years ago

http://www.qvsshop.co.uk/green-monotex-tarpaulins-1948-p.asp

Used it nearly once a month since then and its not really showing any sign of wear yet, even after the grandchildren have been at it!

 


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Quote: Originally posted by rmac52 on 19/2/2014

I just use a regular shop bought tarpaulin. Bought this one around 2 years ago

http://www.qvsshop.co.uk/green-monotex-tarpaulins-1948-p.asp

Used it nearly once a month since then and its not really showing any sign of wear yet, even after the grandchildren have been at it!

 





You've not had any problems using this on sites then even though it's not a preferred breathable type?


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Quote: Originally posted by rmac52 on 19/2/2014

I just use a regular shop bought tarpaulin. Bought this one around 2 years ago

http://www.qvsshop.co.uk/green-monotex-tarpaulins-1948-p.asp

Used it nearly once a month since then and its not really showing any sign of wear yet, even after the grandchildren have been at it!

 





You've not had any problems using this on sites then even though it's not a preferred breathable type?



Can't say I've ever had a problem but I certainly dont camp as often as some do on this forum.

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OK, thanks

Still deciding which type to get......probably the cheapest :)

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