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Subject Topic: Trigano odyssee or camplet Post Reply Post New Topic
24/8/2015 at 7:05am
 Location: Leicester
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Hi
We were convinced we wanted a camplet until we visited Camperlands at the weekend where we were also shown a Trigano Odyssee but not a demo of putting it up. Is it really as easy to put up? Now really confused. I want to want a trigano cos they're so much cheaper but not sure. Does anyone have any advice?

This is our thinking at the moment...

Camplet
Expensive
Great to put up
Integral kitchen
Has annexe for teenager

Trigano odyssee
Much cheaper
Putting up!!!!! Trigano says 10 mins
Much darker curtains etc (small kids bedtime and mornings!)
Zip in groundsheet
Loads of storage space

Trigano seems to have lots more going for it if it's easy to erect. Can anyone help?




24/8/2015 at 9:33am
 Location: Redditch
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The Triganos, generally, are pretty easy to erect. Take a look at this Odyssee Setup Video

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Camplet - kitchen pole bends and will need attention at some time.
        - the fibreglass gives condensation problems     under the beds

Odysee - hernia inducing kitchen to be manoeuvred


24/8/2015 at 10:34am
 Location: Manchester
 Outfit: Combi Camp
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the Odysee is bigger, but that means a bigger, heavier trailer, higher beds, it takes two to pitch it, and the kitchen is a killer. However once it's pitched the accommodation is more spacious, the zip in groundsheet is great, the beds are comfortable, and there is an underbed pod for one of the children. Our daughter loved her cave! The storage is under a bed, which is great, it means you don't have to get everything out every pitch.

The Camplet is really light and manoeuvrable, fab quality, and can be pitched solo, although if there's any wind you really do need more than one pair of hands. The kitchen doesn't have to be lifted but consequently is low, and although it does have pumped cold water it doesn't have a waste water outlet. Adding an annex caused us problems, though that's a few years ago. Our annex didn't have mud skirts, and we had problems with water coming under it. Plus you lose more space in the awning for access than we expected, and losing a window means losing light as well.   The beds need regular airing, and they aren't as comfortable as the slatted beds in the Odyssee. The storage is on top of one of the beds, so it all has to come out, and it can be difficult to pack, if it's not just so then it won't shut!

They are both easy to pitch, but the Odyssee is a heavier pitch, if that makes sense, everything is just that little bit bigger and heavier, so slightly harder work.   In terms of time though it doesn't take longer, none of them are really as quick as the manufacturers would have you believe!

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24/8/2015 at 2:30pm
 Location: Heywood Lancashire
 Outfit: Trigano Odyssee
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Hi
It takes us approx 45 mins to put up our Odyssee including pegging. Yes, the kitchen is heavy but manageable. However, I think the ZIG is what makes the Odyssee preferable over the Camplets - so much more cosy than our previous TT which didn't have one. I'm sure Camperlands will give you a demo putting up an Odyssee; we bought ours from Ebay and took it in for a service and a 'lesson' in how to put it up properly and they told us things the instructions and videos don't!


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25/8/2015 at 7:11am
 Location: Leicester
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Thanks everyone. That's really helpful. We are coming down on the side of the odyssee (though although cheaper there seem to be an awful lot less available second hand).

Cheeseandwine (or anyone else with an odyssee), are the bedrooms darkish in the early mornings? It seemed like they would be at Camperlands.
Also, has anyone had experience of the annex on the odyssee? Does it have the same problems as the one for the camplet?

Any more advice with regards to putting up the odyssee (ease and time) would be greatly appreciated too.

Thanks again


25/8/2015 at 9:43am
 Location: Heywood Lancashire
 Outfit: Trigano Odyssee
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Hello again
No - I wouldn't say the bedrooms are particulary dark in the mornings (ours is the 2011 model with pale bedrooms pods and navy blue canvas) but it really depends on the weather! To be honest putting up the Odyssee isn't as easy as it looks on the video but, like anything really, the more you do it the easier it gets. Putting up the actual tent is quick and there are not many poles but it tends to be the pegging out which takes the most time. We don't have an annex; when our boys are too big for their bedroom we are just going to put them in pop-up tent outside - far cheaper! We didn't bother getting the sun canopy either; we have used a gazebo in the past and now have a tarp from Decathlon (26 Euros)which does the job just as well.


25/8/2015 at 4:08pm
 Location: Cheshire
 Outfit: Trigano Odyssee
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We used to own an Odyssee and then dabbled with owning a static. We found we missed camping and sold that so are now back out on the look out for a new trailer tent or folding camper. The camplet would be great for us as it fits the best in the garage. However I just don't get it. They don't seem as good as the Odyssee, no zipped in groundsheet, no underbed storage and seem smaller. I don't understand why they are so much more expensive. We used to have the annexe and sun canopy and they were great. My sister now owns our old Odyssee and likes it too. Our family has grown since we sold ours so may be a little small for us now although we are still considering buying one again and putting the eldest in his own tent. Either that or the Olympe. However we would go for one without a kitchen this time as we never used it and it would make the trailer too long to fit in our garage.
We had the cream/brown one and it was very light in the mornings. Also we once had the main bit up in ten minutes for an overnight stop. However on that occasion we didn't bother with the annexe/sun canopy or groundsheet! On a flat pitch all done was probably under an hour. It was much more difficult on a sloped pitch.
We are also considering a folding camper but they are much more expensive so we are still undecided.


26/8/2015 at 11:19am
 Location: Manchester
 Outfit: Combi Camp
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We didn't have an annex, sorry, but daughter slept in an underbed tent until she was 15, and would still quite happily do so. I can't comment on the curtains either I'm afraid, we had a Jametic which although the virtually identical does have a different colour scheme! Darker in the bedroom pods is definitely a plus though, the ones we have now are darker and I much prefer it.

The Camplet is a lot lighter, it's smaller, and the fibreglass shell is very reassuring if you're storing outdoors. I don't know if the lightweight materials account for all the price difference, but it's certainly some of it. So in terms of the package I much prefer the Camplet, but in terms of the accomodation, I would have to say the Odyssee is more practical for a family, especially in a UK summer!

We switched after a couple of particularly wet trips and one very impressive flood, and it was the zip in ground sheet and underbed tent that swung it. I have to say I didn't anticipate the weight difference between the two, after all they don't appear to be much different, and I always found the Jametic hard work. However we never flooded, it was plenty big enough, very comfortable, took all the UK weather could throw at it, and was very, very practical.

I hated that kitchen with a passion! It's really heavy to move, and always seemed to be a pain to set up, but it's very functional once it's sorted out.

None of them are as quick as they make out. A lot of the time involved is in pegging and setting up generally, and I think the Camplet is quicker, but not massively so. The kitchen is less work, and it doesn't peg all the way around, just little things that reduce the time it takes.

I'd consider going back to a Capmlet for the two of us, but I wouldn't buy another Jametic/Odyssee. Of course I really wish we'd bought a Combi Camp to start with, and what I'd really like is a Holtkamper!!

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26/8/2015 at 4:53pm
 Location: Frodsham
 Outfit: Trigano odyssee
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We have an odyssee. True, the kitchen is heavy but we have attached wheels to one end which made it so much easier this year.
There is plenty of space (we have the annex and sun canopy) and it's pretty quick to put up.


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26/8/2015 at 6:36pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Your profile photos make the Odyssee look very nice newodyssee. I miss ours. Think we will go for the Olympe!


26/8/2015 at 8:39pm
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Thanks so much for all your advice everyone. Still not decided. Think it will depend what comes up for what price on eBay.
Newodyssee (or anyone else), how long would you say it takes to put yours up?


03/9/2015 at 12:00pm
 Location: High Wycombe
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We have a 2014 Odyssee (see my gallery pic) and from unhitching to fully erected generally takes about an hour, this includes fitting the ground sheet, pegging, fitting guy lines etc. Yes, the kitchen is heavy, but it is more than worth the hassle. Ours has an electric pump tap (cold only) with a drainable sink, 2 burner gas hob with grill and loads of storage.

The beds are really comfy. The roofs of the inner bed tents are a darker material, which is good for the light mornings. The sides of the inner tenets are lighter, which gives a light any airy feeling. There is loads of storage under the main bed which lifts up and is gas assisted. There is more room under the other bed for storage or for an under bed tent. I would recommend getting the sun canopy as well. The lift over bed is gas strut assisted, so the bed is not really heavy unlike older TT's. Our previous TT was a Jamet Lousianne and those beds were unassisted and were really heavy.

One other good thing with the Odyssee and the Olympe as well, is that you can be waterproof within 10 minutes once you have lifted over the 'pram hood'. Similarly you are still waterproof until the last few minutes of packing away too.

If you have any other questions, just ask.

Hope this helps.

Jeff


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