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Subject Topic: Vango Eden 600 pack up pics as promised
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Message posted by kirsty12 on 01/6/2014 at 9:11pm
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Quote: Originally posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 01/6/2014
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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



I must admit if I had that many tents to take down I'd find the easiest way of doing it

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Message posted by Sparktwinkle on 01/6/2014 at 9:32pm
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Loving how Kate is standing with a look that says" oh yes tent ..you will go back in" lol

Message posted by Cross Camping on 02/6/2014 at 7:21am
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Yes, this is the method we thinkers best for pretty much all Airbeams. It also keeps any dirt that may be on the underside of the tent away from the flysheet fabric.

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 02/6/2014 at 7:22am
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We just miss you were at pentewan last week of July first week of August

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Message posted by Oldwolf on 02/6/2014 at 9:56am
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I must say - I'm impressed. Glad to know I'm not the only one, who can be seen on site lying /kneeling on the roll to get it in (I look like a beached Walrus). I like the tip about keeping the roll about 4" shorter than the bag - will try this as we have always aimed for size for size. Never seem to get the roll as neat as yours as we tend to veer off one way or the other.
Now the challenge is out there - will try to emulate.

We are taking our tent back to Attwoolls Wednesday.
Not due to lose threads (done that myself), The rear beam of the tent has knees and no matter how we have tried, we cannot correct.
While playing with the rear beam, noticed that one of the bed pod attaching points was hanging by a thread. Attwoolls have offered to repair themselves and test pitch the tent to see if they can correct / get a replacement beam.
Our next outing is not until the middle / end of July.

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Thanks for the pics, they are a great help! Used to folding a big tent (Vermont XL) but polycotton makes a much thicker fold!

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Brilliant! This is how we fold our tents (with towels and kitchen rolls on hand as well)

Well, i say we, i am never trusted with packing away lol i can't get it small enough so that Jonathan's job!!

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Message posted by joy_family on 06/6/2014 at 9:42am
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Thanks for the great post.

We fold us from the side to side, as opposed to rear to the middle, then front to the middle. We start at the opposite side to the open valves and fold it about 18" at a time. Gets very heavy to fold though.

Fits in the bag fine, but I think it could be smaller doing it your way. Will give it a go next time.



Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 23/6/2014 at 9:09pm
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Sorry to bump this thread but a friend at work has just purchased an airbeam tent (can't remember which one) but wanted to see how we fold our Eden
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What did attwools say about the knees on your rear beam and would like to see your pics of the side porch please

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 02/3/2015 at 9:34am
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Thought I'd bump this again for all those who have a shiney new airbeam

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Message posted by Oldwolf on 03/3/2015 at 11:01am
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Its still a challenge for those of us who have stayed loyal to the Eden.
The last pitch of last year was the first we irradiated all the knees in the beams and got the side extension to fit as we liked.
Only piece of new kit for this year is the electric pump, so looking forward to using that.
First trip away at Easter - so will see then if everything was put away as well as we hoped.

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Hi Oldwolf - good to hear from you.

Glad to hear you got it sorted by the end of the year - let us know how you get on at Easter.

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What was the cause of the knees in the end

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The knees were caused by small twists in the inner sleeve. They looked Ok when deflated and the seams looked straight, but as they inflated they formed a set and therefore a weakness in the arch and would buckle.
Uneven ground would exaggerate it - but having worked in quality for more years than I care to mention - maybe my standards are higher than the norm - as most people who commented on the tent could not see the problem.

We also camped through some of the worse weather 2014 had to offer and apart from two occasions the beams (10+ hrs of torrential rain) stood up to it all well.

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