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Message posted by PlanetWilson on 21/10/2014 at 9:44am
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Yes I think Mucker was answering a slightly different question :) Ours is packed away now but I am pretty sure it is double sided in having a toggle on both sides so you can zip up from the outside.

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If the zip is fitted, I assume that the velcro is still on the pod to allow the extension groundsheets to attach?


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May: Cycle Tour of Machrahannish, Gigha & Arran
Jul: Culzean Castle C&CC
Sep: Black Forest Camping MUELLERWIESE, Germany
Oct: CTS Karsten Tent Display
Nov: Koln (for Christmas Markets)

Message posted by Mucker1884 on 21/10/2014 at 10:56am
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Ah, yes, sorry!   
My previous zip related comments were indeed concentrating totally on it being one ended.

As for there being a tab both inside and outside... there must have been, because we did manage to zip it up from outside, but it's just awkward to actually get it connected/started, due to it being up and under the bottom of the door by a good few inches.

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2014 = 9 x trips so far = 31 nights... and counting.
2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 21 nights

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Quote: Originally posted by epa611 on 21/10/2014
If the zip is fitted, I assume that the velcro is still on the pod to allow the extension groundsheets to attach?




Yes, indeedy.
Velcro for awning ZIG remains. Velcro for bottom of door is left off.





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Just in case anyone's interested, and particularly as that photo above shows what I'm about to talk about...

At the junction of ZIG and pod, the standard connection is the velcro, to the width of the pod door only. Either side of the door, the ZIG just rests against the pod SIG. So ants etc can still crawl up there, of course!

They will modify that, if required, so the velcro runs across the full width.

I know that, because we have it on an earlier price list off James, but decided not to bother in the end, and stuck with the above standard connection.



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2014 = 9 x trips so far = 31 nights... and counting.
2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 21 nights

Message posted by purplebean on 21/10/2014 at 1:48pm
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The more I read the more complicated it becomes. It is a good job I can't afford to order yet as I no longer know what size pod I want and with what accessories/adjustments

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2014
April Sheriff Hutton 3 nights
May/June Sheriff Hutton 3 nights
July garden 1 night
August Minstead Manor Farm 1 night
August Moreton 23 nights

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Purps,
You need:

1/ Three visits to James' displays, spread over at least 5 months.
2/ Each visit needs the undivided attention of James, for a minimum of 1 hour each time, plus your own private browsing time, of course.
3/ A minimum of 2 dozen questions each visit... and answers, of course.
4/ A quote off James a few days after each visit, so you have the figures.
5/ A full recap of ALL PAGES of this thread on a weekly basis.
6/ A very high level of intelligence, imagination, and good looks.


Worked for us!!   

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2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 21 nights

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Hi pb, It is a nightmare (in a good way)

Liz saw the zipped bottom and now likes the idea....

Paul

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May: Cycle Tour of Machrahannish, Gigha & Arran
Jul: Culzean Castle C&CC
Sep: Black Forest Camping MUELLERWIESE, Germany
Oct: CTS Karsten Tent Display
Nov: Koln (for Christmas Markets)

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Quote: Originally posted by purplebean on 21/10/2014
The more I read the more complicated it becomes. It is a good job I can't afford to order yet as I no longer know what size pod I want and with what accessories/adjustments




So, what colour have you definitely settled on then?

... And don't say purple, Purple!!   

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2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 21 nights

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Sea green and beige I think.

Hubby says by the time we decide they will have new colours

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April Sheriff Hutton 3 nights
May/June Sheriff Hutton 3 nights
July garden 1 night
August Minstead Manor Farm 1 night
August Moreton 23 nights

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Hi all

Mucker, congratulations and thanks for the photos, I really like your colour choice.  You have prompted me into action, so at long last I have got around to posting the photos.  I hope that you will be able to see them.

Here are the pics from the first pitch in the garden - showing what happens if you don't peg out the four corners before inflating.... (won't be doing that again )

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/yszdnpqv6makbbf/AAAgW_9ZNt-nkS5nLGV_ykb7a

Other photos are from our Isle of Wight trip in August.  There was a dip in the ground just by the front entrance, hence the fold near the front of the awning.  This took ages to get right, after I had pitched it I found I had to duck to get into the awning (I am 5' 3").  Decided to unpeg the awning, had to get each child to hold a guy rope for each of the front poles and run between each trying to raise the vertical poles bit by bit, then re-peg the awning..

A fellow camper commented... 'we were wondering what you were doing because it seemed to take ages'. 

The soil by the front door was sandy, and looked like it had been the home to a large ants' nest.  I checked it on a daily basis and low and behold one fine morning it was teeming with red ants and flying ants.  Hot water was not going to work due to the dip!  So off to the garden centre for ant powder and we devised our groundsheet support solution - we used clothes pegs to attach the groundsheet to the wellies which were kept upright with tent pegs so that we would not disturb the nests further.

Starting to think about trips for next year.

CrankyMammy



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I have a strong feeling that the Karsten Crane will be visiting me tomorrow....

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That Karsten crane is heading to London too...very exciting isn't it?!

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Life will never be the same again...!

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Congratulations in advance Kemurf. I hope the delivery is pretty painless

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Nice one, you two!
Don't forget to photograph the moment it arrives!
Delivery pics are now compulsory!


Enjoy.

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2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 21 nights

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