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Message posted by Chelz10/5/2009 at 11:51pm
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Well I hope everyone has a great time camping!

It's pretty easy indyred, especially when you've done it a few times. First we lay down the tent, then I sort out all the poles and lie them down at the side. Then you feed through the two dome poles in a criss-cross. Fit the pins at the bottom at one side of the tent then fit one at a time on the other, lifting up the dome with each (I usually stand on the pinned side and hold the poles as they bend). Then you fit the bedroom arch, the rear brow pole and then the front brow (that can be a bit tricky because of the tension and you have to fit the ends into metal eyelets, but if you bend the pole it's easier). You of course peg as you go along. We found that you don't neccessarily have to peg straight away (if it's not windy) so you can get the layout/tension right.

A query I have. We went round a few camping stores today and went into a couple of Orchys - a 500 and 600. Now me and OH were a bit baffled because it didn't seem that much bigger than our 400. Does anybody else think the same? We bought the 400 because it's what we could afford at the time. We would have got the 500 but it was beyond our budget, but looking at it today, I'm glad we saved the money.

Am a bit bummed though that the 2009 Orchy has the electric cable access zip point... that's one thing we wish we had... I'd like to know what other improvements they've made since our 2008 version...



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Message posted by Bradybunch411/5/2009 at 11:37am
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We`ve had our Orchy for 2 years now, and its stood up to many a gale. We also have the large sun canopy, and it def. sits snugger to the tent than the ones in your picture Chelz. But I guess, as we don`t sit in the living area of the tent much, we aren`t to bothered about blocking the windows, the roof lights make it plenty light enuf.

Don`t have any pictures of it with the canopy, and I`m rubbish at posting pictures, but there is a picture of it , minus the canopy, in the reviews section.Hopefully will get some at the end of May

I have to say, the pink and black looks well funky.



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we have 2009 model and i think from what sales person told us the windows are different on front of tent eyelets in porch door?? i thought all tents had this am sure previous one did a slight little extra width but not much for the extra you pay a con really apparently it has a built in zip designed for the new extension to connect on but i didnt see how it could i dont really  know unless a couple of us can compare them at the pillaton hall meet maybe and then let you know but tht wont be till sept

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Message posted by Chelz12/5/2009 at 12:10am
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Well I checked out pics beforehand and there always seemed to be a bit of a gap... Having said that we might get a better fit once we've put it up a few more times. We do sit in the living area quite a bit, and like being able to nosey out of the windows... so it's not just a light issue... ;)

Thanks u400jb9, glad you like our un-colour co-orinatedness! LOL. It does look better than I imagined.

Not exactly sure what you mean pubgal... the windows at the front are different? Is that what you mean? There are two windows, one on either side of the front porch door. I guess they might be a bit bigger on the bigger size of tent, but I couldn't tell the difference. If you manage to compare them that would be great! I'd really like to know. Keep us informed! And thanks in advance! :)



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Message posted by Bradybunch412/5/2009 at 9:59am
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As the Pillaton meet was original the " bargain cabanon meet" then I won`t have my Orchy there.

However, I will endeavor to get some pictures this BH weekend



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Message posted by Chelz12/5/2009 at 11:57pm
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Well we should have an Orchy meet sometime in the future! Or a Vango meet...

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Message posted by Bradybunch413/5/2009 at 8:42am
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LOL....that would look cool in the field

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Message posted by iamspartacus13/5/2009 at 9:38am
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can you imagine the amount of people getting confused and going back to the wrong tents in a field where they all look the same !!



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Message posted by Bradybunch413/5/2009 at 9:46am
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LOL...that would make it interesting!!!!

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Message posted by stewey13/5/2009 at 12:19pm
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hi everyone ..me and the missus are the proud owners of an orchy 600 grape /dove tent but can somebody please please tell me how the heck do you get the main entrance door small arch pole right as our tent always looks like its being sucked in and looks an odd sight

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hi everyone ..me and the missus are the proud owners of an orchy 600 grape /dove tent but can somebody please please tell me how the heck do you get the main entrance door small arch pole right as our tent always looks like its being sucked in and looks an odd sight

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Message posted by stewey13/5/2009 at 12:26pm
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we have the grape / dove..... oh to hell with it ..THE PINK ORCHY 600. BUT DOES ANYONE HAVE THE  EXTREMELY RARE COLOUR CO ORDINATED EXTENTION of which vango only made a special edition of, er 1 now that would be like finding the lost arc of the covenant if anybody got one

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Pull the guys that attach to the porch poles forwards towards the tent entrance..it looks a bit odd but it works!

I notice someone was wondering about canopies..my gallery images show an Orchy 500 + large canopy..just wish that they had had the one with doors now last year when we had purchased! Be careful with it if up when it is windy as it does stress the dome poles.

Indyred...you have a great taste in tents!

Now just need some weather and time to get out again. Not been away since easter and getting twitchy...although have some good palns for when the boys are off in the summer!

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thanks mamee..i got last year tent exention but also got this years the one with zipped door to cook in and eat in and  maybe use as another bedroom for visitors dunno if it will work though  what dya think

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Cheers for the photo Mamee,

I do have a couple of questions if thats ok?

How does the canopy attach to the front of the Orchy? You mentioned it can stress the dome poles, does it clip?

How big is the gap between the Orchy Window and the Canopy? The gaps on Chelz canopy (see page 2) look quite large to me...

Final question :) Would you recommend the large sun canopy or the smaller version? From your photo it makes the Orchy look quite small in comparison, that might be the angle it was taken at, but it looks huge!

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Quote: Originally posted by stewey on 13/5/2009
we have the grape / dove..... oh to hell with it ..THE PINK ORCHY 600. BUT DOES ANYONE HAVE THE  EXTREMELY RARE COLOUR CO ORDINATED EXTENTION of which vango only made a special edition of, er 1 now that would be like finding the lost arc of the covenant if anybody got one
I think it looks cool with the black extension!!

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