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Message posted by Merrick- on 24/4/2017 at 7:09pm
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Thanks Mucker,on our test pitch Dec we did have our bed like yours it was you photos that convinced me to go karsten after selling our monty and getting a róbense chalet 400 which with the bed didn't leave much space.our plan was the 300 but James rightly said you need the 350,just found it creates more space to front i must admit it was a bit of a pain climbing over a half naked women i will just have to get use to it😀

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 24/4/2017 at 7:17pm
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That last sentence of yours doesn't quite make sense, Merrick. You need to edit it.

Which one is it?...


"... climbing over a half naked woman..."
or
"... climbing over half naked women..."

And remember, your forum rep depends on the result!




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Message posted by Jim1977 on 24/4/2017 at 7:24pm
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climbing over a half naked woman / women in a posh bed in a posh Karsten - life can be tough at times - in time, and with plenty of practice, I'm sure you'll Iearn to cope

Message posted by Merrick- on 24/4/2017 at 7:26pm
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Lol,sorry woman although one can dream😊

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Message posted by Sleeper17 on 24/4/2017 at 10:49pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Jim1977 on 24/4/2017
nice modding of the door Sleeper, I can imagine how annoying that large flap would be unless using a ZIG below it.



Thanks Jim.

See your point about the ZIG. In dry conditions we like the grass underfoot so we shall never know....well at least that's what I think today!




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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 24/4/2017
Thanks Sleeper... don't go to the bother of posting them, but keep them in your spares box, just in case we bump into each other on site!

With regards to comments re positioning of CA Guylines, unless it's very blowy, don't be too eager to even put them on.
With that Pod+CA+RA set up, it's not exactly risky to have just the very, extreme 4 corners guyed out, so the 2 high rear corners of the pod, and the RA guys (Plus the wings, of course!)



Mucker. The only issue I have with no guys on the CA is the strain on the zip of the Rain Awning meeting the CA? Any thought on it being under not to much strain as not having the guys on the CA is more useful....and less to trip over!

Always like the picture you posted a bit later. Epitome of relaxed....looks like the photographer was on (or in) the lake.

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Message posted by Jim1977 on 24/4/2017 at 11:11pm
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Sleeper - we prefer grass too, have resisted the temptation to buy a ZIG for the awnings for the last 2 years, but haven't ruled one out totally. Wonder if a foam mat with holes in in the doorway, or even a piece of caravan awning carpet, just under the FFW doors would have helped with the dirty flap situation?

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Message posted by Jim1977 on 25/4/2017 at 7:13am
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Hi Merrick
After spending last night reading every thread I could find on this forum about Cobb vs Cadac (late night!) we'd love to take you up on your generous offer of your Cobb. We're hoping the Cobb, while taking longer to get going, will offer a different option for cooking in combination wih our Camp Bistro than a Cadac would.
Please could you let me know your email address and I'll get in touch to arrange payment for postage. I think it's possible to ask the site moderators / webmaster via the contact us button to pass on an email address to if you'd rather not post it up on here.
thanks again
Jim

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We love our Cobb, but it has to be used for planned cooking and isn't really suitable, say, for a quick fry-up or boiling a kettle. We've only ever used charcoal briquettes and on one memorable camp, with 6 adults, we popped a large leg of lamb on/in the Cobb, used about 8 or so briquettes, went to the pub for about 2 hours, and came back to a beautifully cooked piece of meat (I think we may have had to top up the briquettes when we returned just to get the final crispyness).

And our Cobb is one of the originals where the base is made of a plastic moulding rather than the current steel mesh - still works fine.

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I use the Cobb while camping, mostly use long burn briquettes, but always have cobble Stones handy to do a full fry up in the morning if we fancy as they're ready to go in a few minutes. While we were away in April my daughter baked a chocolate cake in it, now I have to take a cake tin every time we go away. I'll see if I can talk her in to baking one at the Karsten meet!

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The speed of those cobblestones looks good Quilly
Adam - thanks for the tips, think we could use the Bistro for little jobs like for boiling water or tins of beans and then we could use the Cobb for main meals

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Message posted by Merrick- on 26/4/2017 at 10:39am
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Jim,should know in the next couple of days if we can make the karsten meet which would be easier or James has permission to pass it on or you could post yours😊😊😊

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Thanks Merrick - I'll get in touch with James to swap emails if he is happy to do that for us

Must admit I too would prefer not to post a personal email on here - who knows what someone would subscribe me up for - "tent addicts anonymous" maybe

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Karsten ancestor for sale on ebay - for anyone who knows how to clean and repair a vintage air tent! I like the advert with it where they say it needs to go to someone who is more of a tent addict than them!



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