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Message posted by tweenyno2 on 12/8/2010 at 4:27pm
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Anyone know of a decent tent porch we can get (preferably not too pricey) for our Gelert Cadiz 7 tent? Getting rather pea'd off with getting so wet where the rain runs in as you open the door. Last time we were out camping we saw a couple who had one, but they could give us no details, as they'd had it so long....

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Message posted by Valk_scot on 12/8/2010 at 5:25pm
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I used to use a Coleman Classic Awning on my Cadiz 5+2. It was a bit fiddly to adjust and it didn't look great but it worked fine as a shelter for the door and to cook undet. The trouble with the Cadiz is that it doesn't have a level ridge line, so most of the standard canopies just won't fit. The Coleman is pretty simple though...just a big shaped sheet of canvas plus a front hoop and some guylines. it does have the advantage of being inexpensive...Argos were selling them at the start of the year too, so there might be some reduced stock kicking around.

I've got a picture or two of the same canopy on my blog btw  set up on my Vango Oregon 800, which does have a level ridge line. It will give you an idea of the size at least. I might have some pictures somewhere of it on the Cadiz too...let me look.

If you do get one, a few more guylines and some Clingons wouldn't go amiss btw. Like all of these big canopies it's not really build for windy conditions and should be taken down in such.


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Thanks val. Looks like the kind of thing we're after. Was hoping to be able to find one that gave us an extra room, but beggars can't be choosers, and at that price, it's definitely worth a look

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Hi there

Just bought a Cadiz 7. How did you get on with the canopy?

I'm looking for something - any advice youhave would be great


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Message posted by tweenyno2 on 07/4/2011 at 5:15pm
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Hi Chizzi

Haven't actually got a canpoy yet (never got round to getting one, as I couldn't afford one at the time). Am curenttly bidding on one, but if I lose out I'm hoping to but one. I'll keep this post updated as to how it turns out.

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Sorry, that should say 'buy one', not 'but one'. Spelling's getting terrible.....

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Hi tweenyno2

thanks for the reply.

Hope you win your bid. Let me know how you get on.

I've noted on other reviews that the gap at the bottom of the door is big enough for animals to get in. Have you had any problems like that?

Cheers, Chizzi


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Message posted by tweenyno2 on 09/4/2011 at 8:17pm
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Haven't has a problem with animals yet, but I can see why people say that, as it is quite large. My youngest thought it made a good letterbox last year....


Also didn't win the bid on ebay. Will have to stump up a bit more cash for one now

Message posted by Chizzi on 09/4/2011 at 11:40pm
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My hubby is thinking of adding some tarpaulin with eyelets that can hook onto the inside of the tent similar to a draught excuder. Might make it a bit more waterproof. Will let you knw how we get on.

Cheer, Chizzi



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