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12/8/2011 at 3:34pm
 Location: Cheshire
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I feel obliged to warn anyone thinking of buying a super-quick erect Airbeam tent - don't do it! Whilst it's lovely and fast to set up, it just doesn't keep the weather out!
We've just had to abandon our tent after only one night of rain and wind. Fast-growing pools of water at the bottom of every beam, water dripping off the window toggles and even spray from the ceiling after each gust of wind!
Got home, sent tent straight back for a refund and ordered a Harewood by Khyam. Please tell me that Khyam tents are more reliable?!


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12/8/2011 at 3:52pm
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Yes, yes they are


12/8/2011 at 5:29pm
 Location: West Midlands
 Outfit: Coleman & Vango Marista 700
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a lot of peeps including me ended up getting refunds on the Airbeams 800 due to water pools forming..



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12/8/2011 at 6:39pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Such a shame though Bevlar as otherwise, we loved the layout and features of the tent. I think with such a high failure rate, Vango should really be offering to recall these tents.


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12/8/2011 at 6:45pm
 Location: Linlithgow West Lothian
 Outfit: The Yorkshire Diamond!
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I can't understand this. Surely Vango tested these things and they must have discovered this and sold them anyway.

They had a reputation for reliability. It could well be on its way down the Kampa Khazi after this.

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12/8/2011 at 6:45pm
 Location: Hertfordshire
 Outfit: Lots of tents and a 72 VW Camper
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12/8/2011 at 7:57pm
 Location: West Midlands
 Outfit: Coleman & Vango Marista 700
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Quote: Originally posted by Billy Can on 12/8/2011
Such a shame though Bevlar as otherwise, we loved the layout and features of the tent. I think with such a high failure rate, Vango should really be offering to recall these tents.

we loved the ease of putting it up, all done before the kids & dogs got ratty oh well never mind. we went for another vango mind a marista totally different layout, so not lost all faith in vango!!

 



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12/8/2011 at 10:47pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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Quote: Originally posted by campingworld1 on 12/8/2011
Yes, yes they are

Another Khyam fan here.

DK

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