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Subject Topic: Vango Eden 600 pack up pics as promised
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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 7:17pm
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Hi joy family,rfair,oldwolf,chazzer and any one else who owns an Eden
I already knew I could get the tent and pegs,canopy poles and pump back into its bag but today decided to challenge myself to also get the footprint back into its own bag cleaned and dried and also put this into the bag with everything else
So this is how I fold my Eden
Make sure all the doors are open including the bedrooms
Unscrew the non return valve out off the airbeams starting at the back and work your way forward.This chases the air what inside the tent out through the front and side doors
Then take your shoes off and step onto the tent and with your hand start at the opposite end of each airbeam to the valve and just brush your hand across the beam towards the open end this chase any air left in the beams
Then bring the rear of the tent to the middle
Then the front to the middle
Place the roller bag at the middle of the tent and at the end of the open valves this gives you something to aim at

We took this opportunity to clean the groundsheet

Keep folding rear to the middle then front to the middle until it looks to be about 4 inches smaller than the bag

Then start to roll the tent towards the bag taking your time to let any remaining air to escape



Then pull the now rolled up tent to the middle of the footprint I only do this so it won't roll onto the wet or muddy grass

Place the bag next to the tent so your sure it will fit

Place the bag on top of the tent and pull over a bit like a hat

Roll the whole thing over

Now start pushing the tent into the bag I use my knees to get it into the bottom corners of the bag


And it's in with room for everything else

Tent and peg bag

Tent,peg bag and canopy poles

Tent,peg bag,canopy poles and pump sat on top of the pegs

And ( drum roll please )
Tent,pegs,poles,pump and clean and dry footprint

Just fastening the bag

And done rounds of applause greatly received

One word of advice just take your time
Good luck fellow Edeners
Don't forget your pics
Ps
Sorry about the long post

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Message posted by Cross Camping on 01/6/2014 at 7:43pm
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Message posted by Campernic on 01/6/2014 at 7:44pm
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Brilliant pics, thanks for posting!

Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 7:46pm
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Ahh master cross you teach better than I learn

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
see what the weather is doing for anymore camps

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Message posted by sarahlr on 01/6/2014 at 7:53pm
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Gary, is the folding method the same for our Shangri La? When we unpacked it for our test pitch we noticed it was folded from left and right to middle from the long sides, not from the front and back as Paul has shown so well here. Which is better for our tent, as I think it's the same width but longer than the Eden?

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 8:04pm
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I'd say follow the way I've done the Eden as the shangri la is roughly the same tent but with one extra beam
Gary himself showed me this method when we bought an eternity 600 off him last year

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
see what the weather is doing for anymore camps

Message posted by tmif on 01/6/2014 at 8:14pm
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Hmmm, will that technique work for mine as well then?

I struggle to get mine narrow enough - I've always folded it in quarters longways...

Good pics... thanks x

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Message posted by Hunter30062352 on 01/6/2014 at 8:15pm
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I love the kneeling thrust! a move I also use when packing the tent away! normally with these words.. get in you *^% %^%&%& thing!!

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 8:19pm
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We have a saying "if it takes more than 3 then send in the knee"

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 8:22pm
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Tmif
Not sure about your tent sorry as I'm not familiar with the layout
But the final roll should be towards the open ends of the airbeams

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
see what the weather is doing for anymore camps

Message posted by Mucker1884 on 01/6/2014 at 8:23pm
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2014 = 7 x trips so far = 18 nights... and counting.
2013 = 36 nights
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Message posted by rfair on 01/6/2014 at 8:54pm
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Thanks for posting. Awesome advice on packing the beast away. I used the same technique yesterday afternoon when I had the tent out on my driveway. but didn't get it quite so compact so couldn't fit the accessories into the bag. I don't think I gave the bag so much "loving" as you did when rolling it up!! thanks again for posting as if it wasn't for your advice the tent would still be in a huge heap in the garage!

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Message posted by kirsty12 on 01/6/2014 at 8:58pm
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Thanks for the pictures, I think I'll use this method with my Inspire. I know it's not poly cotton,the Airbeams are in the same place though.

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 8:58pm
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When in august are you at hendra

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
see what the weather is doing for anymore camps

Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014 at 9:00pm
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Kirsty12
This method was shown to me by Gary cross at cross camping when we purchased an eternity 600 which is polyester
This method should really work with almost every airbeam tent

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dec 13 cornwall
easter 14 pentewan sands
may 14 pillaton hall farm
May 14 fforest fields
june 14 pentewan sands
june 14 the wharf
july pillaton hall
july/aug cornwall
sept pillaton hall farm
sept the wharf
see what the weather is doing for anymore camps

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P+k were going to Hendra on Saturday 16 th August till Thursday 21 st.

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June 14 Poston Mill
July 14 ?
August 14 Hendra

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