Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Camping under canvas
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: When you arrive at your pitch
Page:  1  2 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by scotty1213/6/2022 at 1:58pm
Outfit:  Hi-Gear Electron 4 & Vango Icarus 500      Location:  Bracknell
Joined: 09/7/2003
View scotty12's Profile View Profile   Reply to scotty12 Reply   Quote scotty12 Quote  
scotty12
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   75

Site Reviews Total: 2
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Chair out, beer open, watch the missus put the tent up!

-------------

Message posted by Cornish Rattler via mobile 13/6/2022 at 2:27pm
Outfit:  Transcamper trailer tent     Location:  Manchester
Joined: 02/9/2016
View Cornish Rattler's Profile View Profile   Reply to Cornish Rattler Reply   Quote Cornish Rattler Quote  
Cornish Rattler
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   84

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by scotty12 on 13/6/2022
Chair out, beer open, watch the missus put the tent up!



Haha
I really can not wait to get to Cornwall in september, got a camping trip in just over a weeks time at a 4x4 show in Northampton then the next one is Cornwall then plan next year as i've spent most of this year making my vehicle into an overlander with a roof tent on the roof


Post last edited on 13/06/2022 14:35:28

-------------
_________________
Graham

Message posted by urbster via mobile 13/6/2022 at 3:19pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 05/6/2012
View urbster's Profile View Profile   Reply to urbster Reply   Quote urbster Quote  
urbster
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   63
Tent Reviews:   4

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by scotty12 on 13/6/2022
Chair out, beer open, watch the missus put the tent up!



Love it !!

Post last edited on 13/06/2022 15:28:36

Message posted by Silver Plated Spork13/6/2022 at 7:01pm
Outfit:  Trigano Olympe     Location:  Derbyshire
Joined: 09/7/2014
View Silver Plated Spork's Profile View Profile   Reply to Silver Plated Spork Reply   Quote Silver Plated Spork Quote  
Silver Plated Spork
Avatar
Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   145

Site Reviews Total: 20
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 3  
Site Reviews 2020: 2  
Site Reviews 2019: 7  
Site Reviews 2018: 4  
Site Nights 2022: 7
Site Nights 2021: 21
Site Nights 2020: 16
Site Nights 2019: 48
Site Nights 2018: 30

The holiday's not started properly until you've had a 'holiday argument'. If we've not had one on the way, because I've always wanted to see that roundabout in Swindon, then as you've got to your pitch is as good a time as any, I find.

Message posted by feeblecat via mobile 13/6/2022 at 7:18pm
Outfit:  Coachman Highlander (Amara)     Location:  Scotland
Joined: 04/4/2005
View feeblecat's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to feeblecat Reply   Quote feeblecat Quote  
feeblecat
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3674

Site Reviews Total: 42
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 2
Site Nights 2019: 2
Site Nights 2018: 0

We've always put the tent up first then set up things like bed, chairs table etc. Once that's done, as long as its past noon (even by a minute) we crack open a bottle of beer and relax until its time to take it all back down to go home. I hate the thought of doing it in stages because I'm intrinsically lazy so like to get the boring and strenuous stuff done and dusted immediately.

Advertisement


Message posted by Hedgehugger17/6/2022 at 11:14pm
Outfit:   Aztec Mardi Gras 3      Location:  Wirral
Joined: 19/1/2010
View Hedgehugger's Profile View Profile   Reply to Hedgehugger Reply   Quote Hedgehugger Quote  
Hedgehugger
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   745
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total: 9
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 2
Site Nights 2019: 3
Site Nights 2018: 1

I usually take a flask with me. I peg out the footprint, put up the outer tent, put in the bedroom, then have a quick cuppa. When I've revived (I don't bend as easily as I used to!) I put the bed and other bits in then have some sandwiches (prepared earlier) and another cuppa. Then I feel I've really arrived.

-------------
Always edited for sloppy typing - when I spot it!

Message posted by sepen69 via mobile 06/8/2022 at 7:02am
Outfit:  Outwell Utah 4 Vango Beta 450     Location:  Carmarthen
Joined: 03/8/2008
View sepen69's Profile View Profile   Reply to sepen69 Reply   Quote sepen69 Quote  
sepen69
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   8
Tent Reviews:   5

Site Reviews Total: 2
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I need to slow down and have a cuppa or a can when we arrive on site or the tent will be put up facing the wrong way for wind and rain. We try to take a flask and nibbles just in case someone is getting hangry, it can be a very tense time whilst the tent is going up! Think thatís a hangover from helping my dad put the tent up

-------------
Loving spur of the moment camping but starting to get worried that my skin is going to turn to leather!!


Message posted by dk16806/8/2022 at 10:54am
Outfit:  MWB VW Crafter PVC     Location:  Devizes Wiltshire
Joined: 19/6/2009
View dk168's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to dk168 Reply   Quote dk168 Quote  
dk168
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   8773
Tent Reviews:   6

Site Reviews Total: 36
Site Reviews 2022: 6  
Site Reviews 2021: 9  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 35
Site Nights 2021: 34
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Nowadays, hook up, awning out if it is sunny, a can of something cold, and peg out the windbreak to minimise the risk of the dog barking at all the passer-by especially other dogs!

Then the sun lounger will come out so that I could sit under the awning for a rest and more drinks.

Or fill up the kettle for a brew if it is nippy.

DK

-------------
- Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away!
- 2023 - started to plan already!
- 2022 - 9 sites / 45 nights booked so far
- 2021 - 9 sites / 34 nights
- Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play!

Message posted by Devonatheart via mobile 09/8/2022 at 8:28pm
Outfit:       Location:  
Joined: 28/8/2021
View Devonatheart's Profile View Profile   Reply to Devonatheart Reply   Quote Devonatheart Quote  
Devonatheart
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   41

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by spiritburner on 21/3/2022
No rules.



That a boy! 👍😀

Message posted by bridgeywidge09/8/2022 at 11:55pm
Outfit:  Monterey4 Cabanon Estoril Brean 3     Location:  North Herts
Joined: 20/8/2007
View bridgeywidge's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to bridgeywidge Reply   Quote bridgeywidge Quote  
bridgeywidge
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3251
Tent Reviews:   8

Site Reviews Total: 25
Site Reviews 2022: 2  
Site Reviews 2021: 1  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 2  
Site Nights 2022: 6
Site Nights 2021: 5
Site Nights 2020: 1
Site Nights 2019: 2
Site Nights 2018: 4

Tent out, tent up, bedroom pod up, then bedding stuff thrown in. Find a chair, grab a 'little beer' from the coolbox, imbibe, then finish the setting up of tables, putting box/bag of food and utensils etc in place, EHU if using, and then other fripperies if a longer stay. Have another little beer. ZZZZZZz.

-------------
Do campers canvas opinion?

Advertisement


Message posted by TimCESmith via mobile 15/8/2022 at 8:20am
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   957
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 55
Site Reviews 2022: 6  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 21
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37

Quote: Originally posted by spiritburner on 21/3/2022
No rules.



Same, but chaotic.

Message posted by starcraft15/8/2022 at 10:35am
Outfit:  Belltent Boutique 4m bell tent     Location:  Suffolk
Joined: 31/7/2019
View starcraft's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to starcraft Reply   Quote starcraft Quote  
starcraft
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   29
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 1
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 1
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Send 'er indoors' off with the dogs then I get on with pitching without interruption.

Message posted by Mrs. Bonce15/8/2022 at 11:35am
Outfit:  Shogun and Coachman VIP 575     Location:  Luton (no jokes please)
Joined: 05/6/2006
View Mrs. Bonce's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mrs. Bonce Reply   Quote Mrs. Bonce Quote  
Mrs. Bonce
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   11575

Site Reviews Total: 317
Site Reviews 2022: 17 
Site Reviews 2021: 26 
Site Reviews 2020: 11 
Site Reviews 2019: 30 
Site Reviews 2018: 31 
Site Nights 2022: 72
Site Nights 2021: 140
Site Nights 2020: 63
Site Nights 2019: 132
Site Nights 2018: 134

That's what used to happen when our dogs were alive.


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

  Prev       Next

Jump To Page:  1  2

Quick Links - All Forums - Camping under canvas - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





3563 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2022


Advertisement


Advertisement