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10/4/2008 at 10:27pm
 Location: walsall
 Outfit: Outwell Minnesota
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i was thinking of getting some of these for camping as they save so much space, the only thing i was wondering is what do you do on the way back, i know my dyson wont go in the trailer too!!

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10/4/2008 at 10:31pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: Dandy Designer
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Buy the ones that roll up. They are not as easy to track down as the ones that need a vacuum cleaner, but well worth the search.

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10/4/2008 at 10:32pm
 Location: walsall
 Outfit: Outwell Minnesota
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thanks any idea where to start looking

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10/4/2008 at 10:43pm
 Location: swansea
 Outfit: Avondale corfu sunvalley 8
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If you get an airbed pump that deflates as well as inflates you can suck the air out with that.

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11/4/2008 at 7:25am
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hiya emma,yes we have an airbed pump and i just deflate them on way home if i never took these steve would have a fit.

anyway im off to llangollen tonight so ill let you know what it was like.

lindsey x



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11/4/2008 at 7:41am
 Location: Gillingham Kent
 Outfit: Outwell Arkansas 5
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Argos does the roll up vacuum bags and as far as i remember they are 9.99 for two


11/4/2008 at 11:45am
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We bought those roll up vaccum bags from Wilkinsons.  You get 2 in a pack, a large one and a small one.  The large one isn't that big compared to the vaccum bags you use with a hoover (but I suppose it depends what you want to put in it though) and the small one is very small.  I think they only cost about 5.  They're really good, we've just used them on our trip last weekend, as well as the vaccum bags where we used our reversable pump to deflate them - although I must say it takes ages using a foot pump to suck all the air out and we ended up just stuffing everything in the car!


11/4/2008 at 12:37pm
 Location: Hertfordshire
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Hi

Do the Vaccum type bags have a small opening so the camping 12 volt pumps will fit. I thought they had much bigger openings for a normal house hold size vaccum tube.

Gary



11/4/2008 at 3:37pm
 Location: winchester
 Outfit: Relum khios metallica
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Hi we have just been away and used some vacuum bags i got off ebay i think they were 8.50 for 6 bags and each bag is big enough to fit a sleeping bag and blanket in. What i did was put stuff in and then squeezed air out before i sealed bad then used air pump to suck rest out as they have a small hole size of 5p they worked very well and i also stored stuff i didnt want to get wet in (like pump) while camping.

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12/4/2008 at 8:57am
 Location: Stratford Upon Avon warwickshire
 Outfit: Abi Jubilee Pioneer
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Dont like them, i have bought a few and each time you can only use them once as they tear quite easily !!!


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12/4/2008 at 11:18am
 Location: Nottingham
 Outfit:  Swift Freestyle S2
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I agree with Dawn I was very disappointed.


12/4/2008 at 2:34pm
 Location: cardiff
 Outfit: Trigano Randger Folding camper.
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i had mine for about three years unbelievable how much you can squeeze into them shylos

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12/4/2008 at 2:50pm
 Location: None Entered
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I just tried de-flating an Ikea vacuum bag with an airbed pump and it took less than a minute, job done.

C.



12/4/2008 at 7:46pm
 Location: West Scotland Helensburgh
 Outfit: ermmm too many to mention! up to 5 now
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i have the ones that you can vacuum or roll, got them from kleeneze or betterware (can't remember which) Got 3 one large and 2 medium for about 15. They work quite well if you can get the seal. Check out the websites

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12/4/2008 at 8:01pm
 Location: Northants
 Outfit: KhyamTourer 600
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you can do a budget DIY version with STRONG bin back and strong elastic bands - I have used successfuly for pillows in airing cupboard

 

I have had some of the *proper* vacuum bags but some of them are a swine to use as they have really stiff fastenings that slide together like those sealing plastic food bags.  If you get so much as a mm gap then the bags and contents expand in seconds.  Look out for ones with a zip type fastening is my advice

 

 



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14/4/2008 at 2:09pm
 Location: teesside
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I got a large bag you roll from dunelm mill for 1.50 and they do a jumbo and a large for 5.99

I like the bags you roll rather than the vacuum bags its easier

 

 




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