Message posted by Mucker1884 on 29/3/2015 at 8:54pm
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Outfit: Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics
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Quote: Originally posted by mjdb on 29/3/2015What a difference 1 more awning makes !
Looks like it has a barn door & that the old awnings have been changed to the newer type. Very different looking rain awning too ? Don't recall seeing 1 that goes down the sides like that 1 does!
I think someone needs to reach up and sort that cross-over out! Not seen anything like that before. Maybe those fitted bungee things have weakened a little over time?
Not keen on at least 4 odd shades of beige, but love the 3 awnings... I'm so tempted to get another EA, but I really can't see us filling that lot, so I just have to be sensible!!...
Still not overly keen on the side door, and wouldn't go out of my way to pay extra for one, but if it came as part of a package like this, it certainly wouldn't put me off. It is an option whether to use it or not, and besides, with all that wall space, you could almost certainly afford to leave a bit clear (of furniture) to use the door...
Love that RA... very much tarp-like in appearance, which I like... a lot! What I'm not keen on about the current combi-waffle, is that it comes right down to ground, so emulating another full awning almost, or just a little too "Busy" looking when raised. Still unsure about it, to be honest.
I'd already planned to pretty much emulate this sort of tarpology when we finally get around to a full set up, (Leaving my proper RA off, of course) but that will probably have to wait until France in September, and even then, will probably prove overkill, space-wise. Mine will come forward 2.85m (depth), and at 4m long, should look similar to this across the width, but of course, I'll have to make do with just tucking it over the front awning pole and guying back. Nothing as extravagant as this, with it's fancy zip connection!
Throw in the SE, of course, and you are probably looking at a set up easily comfortable for a family of six... if not more!
I've no idea what expense and hassle it would entail, to get that lot back to the UK, (unless you are friends with Maddie, of course!) but all in all, at that price, and in that condition, that lot is one hell of a bargain, and someone, somewhere, is odds on to come away with the deal of the century!
Quality, retro, and oozing class! Superb!
Post last edited on 29/03/2015 21:01:12
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2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
2012: 23 nights
Message posted by blythespirit on 29/3/2015 at 10:39pm
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Thanks for the advice about the footprint. Tarpoflex do one the right size, I'll see how that goes and get a thicker one when I can.
I used the plastic delta pegs on our Trout Lake but found them difficult to bang into stony ground. We have bought the pod to start and will add an awning - if we find there's room in the car for it! We bought the aerotex carpet from CTS but my wife says it doesn't look as cosy as the Outwell one we used to have.
I am unable to inflate the tent before using it, so will have to pray it all goes well on the day. Does anything have to be done to the roof ventilation prior to inflating the tent? Someone mentioned something about bungies, are these already in place? James said there was a video but that's not going to help me - perhaps I should just get my wife to read the manual, it's probably got lots of nice pictures. Well at least we got a free Karsten pump to blow the thing up, so it should be a doddle. Must remember to attach those top guys first though. I'm recalling our very first campsite - where they gave us a lovely shady pitch under some trees and then having to move pitch next day to avoid the tent being covered in bird***t.
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