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31/8/2013 at 6:29pm
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How normal is it to have more than one tent?

Here's the thing. We have a MASSIVE Gelert Corvus 6+2, which we totally love, best purchase we have ever made. It's a real home from home on longer camping holidays and we've been blown away by how good it is.

However, because of its size and the faff of setting it up, I don't see us ever having a spontaneous weekend away. So I really want to get a "weekend" tent, that we can put up in a few minutes, but still have enough space for the 4 of us and some basic equipment.

Hubby says this is ludicrous, no-one has more than one tent and it would be a ridiculous waste of money.

Anyone have any views they would care to share.....??


31/8/2013 at 6:39pm
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yes folk do have more than one if not more. folk have awnings, but for weekends they use a porch cos its easy to put up.so.... GO for it.

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Its not a hangover, its wine flu!


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31/8/2013 at 6:54pm
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Best not ask me, I've got eleven tents . Everything from my humungous trailer tent to a one man mountain tent. I've even got three different sizes of the same tent (Vango Oregon 400, 600 and 800) It's only sensible to have different tents for different purposes, surely? Tell your OH it's extremely common to have at least two tents, a short stop weekender type and a long stay tent.


31/8/2013 at 8:33pm
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show hubby this thread :
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=3&TopicID=291889&SearchPagePosition=1&search=how+many&searchMode=phrase&searchIn=Topic&forum=3&searchSort=dateDESC&ReturnPage=Search


31/8/2013 at 9:39pm
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We said this! However one weekend trip my hubbie could not come with us because of work commitments, I decided me and the little one wasn't missing out but I really didn't want to take the big tent for just the two of us, one short shopping trip on the Internet later I was the proud owner of a Icarus 500 and love it! Best thing is we have had a couple of spontaneous trips away and we have taken the Icarus with us for all three of us and hubbie now loves having the option of choosing which tent to take! Watch out tent buying is addictive, we are looking at buying another...!!


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31/8/2013 at 10:42pm
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Loving these responses!!!!

I must say, I really like the look of the Vango Icarus. It would do the job perfectly. Trouble is, if I ever DID manage to convince DH that we need another, he would probably insist on it being one of those 59.99 ones that Go Outdoors currently have in their sale.....


01/9/2013 at 6:45am
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Sorry I couldn't help having a laugh when I read your post , I do a lot of my camping on my own and have 6 tents, every one serves a different purpose.

One night, summer hot weather tent, winter tent, really small pop up for instant camping, slightly larger pop up with sitting space/porch and the trailer tent for family trips.

depending on what that particular camp is going to be like I take the best tent to suit the situation.

I hope you can persuade your husband, good luck.

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01/9/2013 at 7:51am
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Oh dear I'm lagging behind, 2 tents only with a view of getting an inflatable weekend tent next year.

Ours is too big for a weekend as well and our smaller one doesn't have a full sig, so we want another weekender tent.

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01/9/2013 at 8:49am
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I have just bought my 8th tent!

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01/9/2013 at 12:17pm
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8 tents and all used or been used a lot . We've acquired 4 tents in the last 5years . As our family grows and matures we've change how we camp .


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01/9/2013 at 5:59pm
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Get your hubby on here. We will all put him straight. At the moment we have only got one tent. Sold our weekend tent last week. But got new bell tent arriving tomorrow, cant wait to smell and stroke it.


01/9/2013 at 6:22pm
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Buy the new smaller tent as a play area for the children, and then just happen to take it instead of the big tent to those short and snappy weekend camps.



01/9/2013 at 6:56pm
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We've been camping 16 months and have bought 4 tents in that time.



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2013
Easter - Thorpe park tin tent
May bank - Saxdale
Whitsun - Nantcol
June - Studfold
July - Priests house, Barden's back garden ;-)
July- 4 vents Paris for euro Disney
Aug - Saxdale
Aug- high straggleton farm
Aug BH - Studfold
Sept - Stratford
Oct - Masons
NYE -saxdale (eeeek)


01/9/2013 at 7:11pm
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I've been on two camping trips and have two tents, a large 6 berth for family camping, an Icarus 500 for just the missus and I/one of us with kids.

I'm planning on getting a small 3 berth (Vango Gamma 300) for solo camping and a Gamma 200 for solo cycle/backpacking. So by the end of the year I will have 4 tents. The missus also wants a pitch and go for.... No conceivable reason...

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There is a place to hide, it's in our minds.

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Vango Icarus 500 (Plus enclosed front canopy)
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01/9/2013 at 7:36pm
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We have four.

One 3 berth for me with a tarp on my own. One 3 berth for me and Mrs B for weekends. One 5 berth for the two of us for longer breaks and one 8 berth for when the family come along

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2013
April: Culzean Castle, Linwater
May: Dunstan Hill, Glentrool
June: Culzean Castle
July : Chipping Norton
August : Graffham, Kendal
Sept: Chipping Norton
October: Culzean Castle, Hertford


01/9/2013 at 9:02pm
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Oh yes, you have to have more than one lol

currently we have 4, two five berth, a three and a two berth. only two of us but different needs weekends/weeks need different tents. (same as booking two nights in a travel lodge as opposed to two weeks in a holiday hotel)

It Has to be done - honest, trust me....... I'm a camper

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Still trying to get the packing right.



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