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Message posted by icarusfan on 25/4/2014 at 1:10am
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Does it matter which one I get for my tent as long as its wide and high enough? Anyone out there got miss match tent and canopys? I have a vango icarus 500 tent so looking at cheaper alternatives.

Message posted by Kelper on 25/4/2014 at 9:19am
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For several years we just pitched a gazebo at the end of the tent ... slightly overlaping ... and it was great. You can choose whether to have sides in or not.

Message posted by HEJC72 on 25/4/2014 at 9:28am
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I have mismatched canopies and awnings on my tents.

Helen xx
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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 25/4/2014 at 11:02am
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Rule No 1... if it suits YOU and it's not actually "offensive", then go for it.

Mis-matching tent/canopy? Fine.
No ground sheet in canopy? Fine.
Tarp & poles instead of a "proper" canopy? GREAT!!
Door facing the site, for a good old nosey, or door facing the hedge for "more privacy"? Whatever suits you.
Small windbreak to protect the cooker? Or 40m of it surrounding your pitch? Again, whatever suits you. Personally, in an ideal world, we prefer to put another fleece and a hat on, and leave the windbreaks in the car!

Padlocks on the tent zip when you go out for the day? I'd say waste of time, but if it makes YOU feel better, then not a problem.

There's enough rules and regulations as it is, without coming up with our own, just "for appearances sake".

Just not green and blue together... that's a step too far!!

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2013: 36 nights
2012: 23 nights

Message posted by Bob61 on 25/4/2014 at 11:21am
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Vango do a range of universal canopies to fit most normal sized tents...some shown here

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.

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