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Subject Topic: Ease of erecting your trailer tent Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Binzi21/6/2018 at 7:30pm
Outfit:  Cabanon Andorra      Location:  Wales
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Do you find putting up your trailer tent easy or not? Yet again searching for the easiest (laziest?) option for the two of us to go camping? I wouldn't mind something that I don't even have to put an awning on the front.

Claire

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Message posted by katycymru21/6/2018 at 7:49pm
Outfit:  Bailey Platinum 642     Location:  Barry (Not quite the island)
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I have an older-style one which effectively has a large, heavy frame tent on the front of it. It is hard work, and takes about 2 hours for me on my own for it to be 'nice'. An hour either way if I want it to be palatial or basic. Have learned to get into scruffs, blitz it and then have a shower before the holiday starts. Tried to convince DW that foldingh camper would be easier, but falling on deaf ears.

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Message posted by Binzi21/6/2018 at 8:20pm
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Oh no - this does not sound at all like what we want! Thanks for sharing.

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Claire

Message posted by SGThomas21/6/2018 at 8:55pm
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Have a look at Holtkampers, they even have one that is self erecting

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Message posted by GWTE21/6/2018 at 8:55pm
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You can erect a folding camper in much less time. About 20 minutes if you don't want to use the awning.

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Message posted by silvertopsandra21/6/2018 at 11:35pm
Outfit:  Compass Omega 432     Location:  Devon
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We had a cabin on Venus 2 berth trailer tent, with awning,extension and sun canopy.
It took much longer to erect and peg out than a folding camper.

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Message posted by richardandjo201021/6/2018 at 11:40pm
Outfit:  Bailey Ranger 460 4     Location:  essex
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I would recommend a Camplet if you want something quick and easy

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Message posted by ianclose22/6/2018 at 7:18pm
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Had a Raclet Solena until a couple of years ago.

Message posted by kate w23/6/2018 at 7:34pm
Outfit:  Camplet Concorde      Location:  Derbyshire
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Camplet, perfect for 2, double bed, sofa, plenty of storage. I can pitch ours in about 20 minutes.

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Camping Clairvacances, Alsace, France, July 2016

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Message posted by Vivebunny27/6/2018 at 9:38pm
Outfit:  2017 Pennine Pathfinder     Location:  Worthing
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The last few trips I've set up my Countryman Folding Caravan by myself while the kids are at school, and when they join me later we set up the awning together. The awning has super light poles so it's a quick job too, but more hands make the job easier.
I go at a steady pace and it takes 30 mins if I just do the bare minimum, an hour if I fill the water and put the loo tent up etc etc. Maybe add another 30 mins on top if i make the beds and put all the food away....
My girls told me off a couple of trips ago about getting stressed, so I try really, really try hard now to just enjoy the essential part of the weekend and just go at my own pace and not try and win a contest.

I've been on about 8 trips and practice really does make perfect. I now have a fixed way I pack the trailer up at the end so it's easier to unpack it at the beginning of a trip.

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Message posted by Bramidan29/6/2018 at 4:38pm
Outfit:  Pennine Fiesta Q2+2     Location:  Bucks
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I have a Pennine Fiesta and we just got back from 23 nights camping of which only approx 7 were stays over 2 days. On an overnighter or if there is shade we don't bother with the awning. If hot and no shade and staying we put the awning up.
Takes a about 20 mins to get FC up including water and elec. I do the inside, wife does external.
It really is quick and easy, providing of course weather is nice!
Awning takes us about 20 to 30 minutes but I am anal about pegs etc and final adjustment.
The benefit of a FC is that you are completely off the ground and no pegging out. You also have hob, fridge, grill, sink unit with hot water and toilet all there as well as plug sockets. Beds all made up as well.
Ours has a fan heater.
By the way I am not employed by Pennine or a FC salesman. It works for us plus I can store it in my regular sized garage.
Tows easy, tolls cheap, the fact I have difficulty reversing is down to me!


Message posted by Skiiddy30/6/2018 at 4:38pm
Outfit:  Holtkamper Kyte XL     Location:  Devon
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Have a Holkamper Kyte XL. Like everything new, it takes a little time to master it but no complaints. Fantastic build quality, excellent to tow, tonnes of storage both inside, 1500 litres, equivalent to almost 3 Thule 900 XXL roof boxes plus an additional 250 litres under the adjustable, waterproof, cover. You can also add a bike carrier to the A frame but we have a large aluminium storage box fitted instead.

We do need larger pitches though!

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April - please, just one weekend!
May - Who knows....
June - Tristram, Polzeath 10 nights
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Message posted by Binzi05/7/2018 at 9:17pm
Outfit:  Cabanon Andorra      Location:  Wales
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Great advice about not getting stressed - it does spoil the break.

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