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Message posted by Sleeper17 on 23/2/2017 at 5:51pm
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I noticed that Muckerette did a fantastic job of some rectangular and triangular tent tidies. Now I found the dimensions of the triangular version but I cannot find (if indeed they ever were) dimensions for the rectangular tidies.

Is the distance between the two wing eyes the same distance on all the tents? If so would anybody know the hole centres of them? (I am sure I have read this)

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Oh dear, it's looking like I'm going to be very busy with the sewing machine!





Welcome, Tornado.

Critically, the centres for the hangers (to suit the D rings on the pod wings) are 350mm apart. That's for the 350 pod.
No idea whether that is relative to other pod sizes.

The (Our) rectangle itself is 380mm high x 520mm wide. That's not so critical, of course. Obviously the various pockets can be custom-sized to suit exactly what you store in there (paperbacks/puzzle book/reading specs/sunglasses/E-Cig paraphernalia/mobiles/car keys/notepad & pen etc, in our case).

Muckerette uses the inside triangular one each trip, for her stuff. The two external rectangular ones only get used on a full set up.

Sleeper, as you've found the dimensions for the triangle... if that is based on ours, just be aware that it is slightly long, and "drags" on the floor a little. That was deliberate so the bottom point can just be "shoved back into the corner". If it was shorter, it would need tying back at the very bottom, or left to hang vertically, stealing about 9 square inches of valuable floor space!

Pick your own colours/patterns.
Made to measure, to suit personal preferences.
Cheap(er).

What's not to like?





Thanks Mucker. Could I push for a bit more info??? If so, did Muckerette use any stiffeners in either the wing rectangles or pod triangles?

Will bear the point about holes centres that may differ due to pod size.





From the horses mouth...

"No... but it was quite a thick, stiff, canvassy, thick, waterproofy type material anyway. There was the bias binding to the edges though, which probably helps. If need be, you could put a bit of iron-on interfacing on the back, but this material didn't need it "

Hope that helps, despite it sounding awfully technical to me, even with the use of words that don't actually exist!    

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Pass on our thanks to Muckerette. The iron on interfacing is a good option I am told.

Question is Funky, Boring or Retro?

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We have a Outwell Corvette L and last Easter we had the worst weather we have encountered so far in a tent.

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The Anemometer recorded 32mph max. It was not pleasant but in truth the air poles stood up well. But as you said Hara it's not that pleasant inside.

When I read about peoples tents being subject to xxxxmph winds I really would wonder if that is what Carol Kirkwood states is in that County rather than what is exactly at the tent. I like to have a true measure!

I have to say I don't think I would venture out knowing what could happen and Jim made a good point when he stated that it is others problems that could become yours...and if it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all.

I would also wonder how many sites would allow you to pitch in such conditions. I know two last year that said they would not allow us to pitch in the conditions forecast.

Anyway it's hypothetical for those who do not have a Karsten.....one week down five to go...it's killing me already!

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Ooh... looks like we have the same model!



Although my stand leaves a lot to be desired!


Official record so far, a somewhat out of focus 51mph gust...




Wish I'd checked again at 4am though... I'm convinced it was higher!




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Pass on our thanks to Muckerette. The iron on interfacing is a good option I am told.

Question is Funky, Boring or Retro?




Muckerette is the funky one. I'm the boring and retr... Oh... you didn't mean that, did you?

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Mucker - Yes looks like the same unit Meteos I think. Great little gadget. Were you in the Karsten at the time? What effect did those winds have on it. Having only seen 32mph on our tent to see 50mph is quite a different thing I would imagine.

What time frame do you tend to use for it to record and the reset the max-min totals? I am always unsure what period to use. The only annoyance with such a gadget is that it's unreliable on the temperature reading should, and I use that word cautiously, shine on it!

No no Mucker, sorry I did not mean boring retro or other wise I was referring to the tidies design

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