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Message posted by Timberland196613/7/2011 at 5:06pm
Outfit:  Outwell Idaho xl     Location:  Luton
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Hi all newbie here :)
Could any one help with set up of our tent. Seems there are no videos now to see how to set up. Are there any tips you could share or point us in the right way.
Thought there maybe a link some were but nothing even on you tube or outwell web site.
Any help would be great and feedback on our tent
We are new to this as a family
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Message posted by MairiJ13/7/2011 at 5:28pm
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No idea how different they are but here's pitching instructions for an Idaho L on youtube, I assume it'll be the same kind of idea?

Idaho L

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Message posted by rochford613/7/2011 at 5:59pm
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It is the same principal as the idaho L, just an extra couple of poles.

The instructions for our Idaho XL were sewn in to the bag. Have you had a look in there?????

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Message posted by Timberland196613/7/2011 at 6:21pm
Outfit:  Outwell Idaho xl     Location:  Luton
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Thanks.. Looked inside bag and it's gone???
Do the 2 cross poles go inside or out for the main room as the l size one
Never seen poles inside. But then again it's all new to me
Bit worried about setting up as it's huge;)

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Message posted by rochford613/7/2011 at 6:47pm
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the two cross poles go inside and are secured in place by velcro.when you put these in put them in so they are hanging down, then once the ends are in the small sleeves yu can rotate the poles upwards and secure them with the velcro.

You are correct it is huge, even bigger if you have the extension as well

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Message posted by Timberland196613/7/2011 at 7:10pm
Outfit:  Outwell Idaho xl     Location:  Luton
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Lol. Yes got the extension as well!!! Plus a carpet. ?
Been told I'd need a ground sheet but they are as rare as hens teeth:)
Got a week in the lake district and another week at fort William Booked up


Message posted by rochford613/7/2011 at 7:15pm
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just buy a builders tarp from b&Q or somewhere similar, lots cheaper than the normal footprint.

Just make sure it is roughly 2 inches smaller than the size of your tent, this will stop rain getting between the groundsheet of your tent and the footprint tarp

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Message posted by Timberland196613/7/2011 at 8:07pm
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Sounds like a great idea, and saves money. Don't surpose you want to put it up lol

Message posted by rochford613/7/2011 at 8:11pm
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in a word, NO, Lol. i guess i am too far from you to help. If you were closer then i would gladly come and help on your first pitch

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Message posted by Timberland196613/7/2011 at 8:16pm
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Hold you to that :)
We go to deers glade in roughton a lot
Used to have a caravan in storage there but sold it for a tent as the kids got bigger and needed more room
Now I can take all our family if its that big :)

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Message posted by rochford613/7/2011 at 8:26pm
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we go to deers glade quit a bit, keep an eye on the meeting up and getting together thread on here, a group of us try and have a couple of meets a year there.

if you need any more help with the Idaho just drop me an e-mail. link is below

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Message posted by Rossco15/7/2011 at 5:45pm
Outfit:  Outwell Idaho XL     Location:  Central Scotland
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Don't worry - it's a breeze (unless it's windy, then it's a KITE!)

We're just back from holiday with ours - 2 adults, no helpers.

Just remember to open the zip at the front door slightly - that'll let air in as you raise it. Close it before you finally peg your guys to make sure it's not going to pull when you try to close it.

Also, loosen the grey straps at the base of where the poles get attached to the pins - makes it easier to get them in, then you can go round and tighten them later.

Great tent - LOADS of room, especially with only 1 bedroom pod up like we had this time and the extension is great for cooking under and keeping any rain off the sloping front entrance.

Enjoy - and let us all know how you get on.





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