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Subject Topic: most expensive camping trip ever??
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28/8/2006 at 2:57pm
 Location: Ireland
 Outfit: Sunncamp vario plus and Royal Biarritz
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Hi we too started off some years ago with an estate car and small tent ,then got a bigger tent the the next year . so as the years went on we got more and more things we just had to have for perfect camping so we got a Toyota previa .next year we got a roof box then decided we needed a tv, and porta loo, and two wind breakers and large fridge and two small dogs so we got a trailer two years ago. Just about got it right now I think, the only thing now is over the years the family decided to join us one by one with their children so now we are five cars with trailers. its a bit like an expedation but lots of fun........we have only camped in Ireland so far because when you are camping on a site you could be anywhere in the world ( apart from the weather ) hee hee.


28/8/2006 at 5:15pm
 Location: notts
 Outfit: avondale argente
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 lol this made us laugh , we changed the car first , bought the biggest tent we could find , and then struggled with a 7seater and a double trailer , have just come back from 5 days away and decided we need even better tent , and have bought a day tent for good measure. now where can i get a nice artic cheap hehehe


01/9/2006 at 12:35am
 Location: n.ireland
 Outfit: diablo 900
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borrowed a tent & set out after a break of 20 odd years & remembered why i'd loved it so much.my scenic is fine but bought a diablo 900,a lot of tent,so a roof box & rails was next,sleeping bags,matresses,spirit stove,lights,with cool box & cooker now on the list i'm thinking i should have gone to spain instead.i think i now need a large garage to dry the tent.where does it end


01/9/2006 at 8:53am
 Location: Bury Lancashire
 Outfit: Very OLD Frame Tent and a Gelert Cadiz
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lmao, love this thread. we have just spent 220 on a trailer and 200 on a trailer bar for the car, and that is BEFORE we buy a new tent, still ... we have the leaky frame tent if we run out of

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Deb xXx


02/9/2006 at 3:38pm
 Location: wigan
 Outfit: sprite musketeer
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Over a bottle of wine or 3 we agreed to go camping with sis-in-law and family to see if we liked it. One week later we had bought a new TT and everything we though you could possibly need...and how that shopping list grew!! Havn't worked out how much we spent yet! Probably won't bother! Still - had first ever camping experience last weekend and despite lurching from one minor disaster to another enjoyed the experience. Expect it will get easier with practice - hope so as my OH says I have no choice but to like it!! (Now also find car isn't big enough - can only get fridge and dog in boot!)


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02/9/2006 at 7:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Safeway56 on 05/8/2006The last ten days have been a litle expensive for me also. First ten minutes on the site my tent blew away and demolished an adjacent tent. Cost me 200 quid to buy them a new tent. On the last day a gale blew up from the north and destroyed the frame of my Coleman Sahara. It's now in a Yorkshire skip. It would have been cheaper going on a Caribbean cruise.

I also have the sahara 8, was there anything yu coul dhave de to prevent this or anything I can do to stop mine going in a wind?
this is th eonly thing that worries me with this tent...
althogh its been great for the last 10 days in Essex was windy there too..

Ps which skip is it in maybe I can use the body ...lol sorry just kidding we have to laugh abou tthese things or tears there will be.


02/9/2006 at 7:03pm
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Quote: Originally posted by leefitz on 12/8/2006
i know. Do you know what everyone looks at me incredously and says "i never saw you as a camper", but I love it. I don't need to take everything but I figure if I dont use it this time i wont take it next time. May have payed for it now but it may come in handy later and if not someone else might want it ( still want the day tent though not sure if I need it)


Get the day tent they are a god send and you dont get any cooking smells or splashes in your main tent


02/9/2006 at 7:30pm
 Location: Hampshire
 Outfit: Cabanon Espace 8 berth
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I think I got off lucky! First tent (Cabanon Nadia) was donated by the inlaws along with camp kitchen, table and stove. With the kids taking up the backseat I looked for a trailer and got a 6' by 4' for 80 from a neighbour, now with the Mondeo and trailer both full I have just invested 36 on a roofbox from ebay. The most expensive pieces of camping kit have been the 'new' Espace tent (250 ebay bargain) and the towbar!



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