Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
   Camping under canvas -  Tent talk. Advice, info and recommendations
Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Help with Robens Vista 300
Page:  1  2 Post Reply Post New Topic
23/4/2012 at 8:46pm
 Location: Northampton
 Outfit: Campus Borneo 4 + Lily (Jack Russell)
View Dinkydeb's Profile View Profile   Reply to Dinkydeb Reply   Quote Dinkydeb Quote  
Joined: 24/6/2003

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   467
Tent Reviews:   4

Site Reviews Total: 2
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 1
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Dave - last time I got this tent out (few weeks back when we had that heatwave for a week or so), I determined to try different ways of pitching. I tried pulling the corners out further and pushing them in narrowerer, pushing them back towards the middle pole and stretching them forward. No result made me totally satisfied, but glad you got an answer from the horses's mouth as it has made me feel better. I guess we have to assume such a good name as OASE knows what its doing.

Its the best tent I've ever owned in terms of materials, stitching, etc. and its very solid .... but I'm still going to get a fretsaw and nip a bit off the pole ends!



-------------
Is it Friday yet?


Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


23/4/2012 at 9:12pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View DaveAndrea's Profile View Profile   Reply to DaveAndrea Reply   Quote DaveAndrea Quote  
Joined: 27/7/2011

Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   16

Site Reviews Total: 7
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

The saw might come out here as well... once the tent is out of warranty lol...

Good luck and let us know if the pole trimming works!!!



29/4/2012 at 7:10pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View cakeypig's Profile View Profile   Reply to cakeypig Reply   Quote cakeypig Quote  
Joined: 29/4/2012

Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   3
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi. I bought the same discounted tent online a few weeks back, haven't had chance to camp yet.
A friend of mine bought the 2012 Cabin (Hydrotex) 300 today so hopefully we will be able to compare how the front ends 'sit' this weekend.
One other thing- the hubs (black plastic things) for the large poles look the same as the 2012 version. In pics of the 2011 model the hub is an alloy 'ring' the same as the dac pole hubs on my Big Agnes String Ridge 2 mountain tent. Only noticeable difference.


30/4/2012 at 9:12am
 Location: Northampton
 Outfit: Campus Borneo 4 + Lily (Jack Russell)
View Dinkydeb's Profile View Profile   Reply to Dinkydeb Reply   Quote Dinkydeb Quote  
Joined: 24/6/2003

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   467
Tent Reviews:   4

Site Reviews Total: 2
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 1
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Cakeypig, will be interested to hear how your friend gets on (I too have the Cabin 300).

Black plastic hubs - mine is the 2011 model and has the black plastic hubs.  As you say, the videos show an ally ring, and I wonder whether the tent they show is a pre-production model, or it might be the 2010?

 



-------------
Is it Friday yet?


Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


08/5/2012 at 7:21pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View cakeypig's Profile View Profile   Reply to cakeypig Reply   Quote cakeypig Quote  
Joined: 29/4/2012

Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   3
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hello again, just back from Thornthwaite near Keswick and pleased to say that my friend is very happy with his Cabin 300. There is a small lift at the front as anticipated but nothing to be concerned about. He was more worried about the fact the door doesn't zip at the bottom, creating a potential draught. After trying, and failing, to use velcro strips this was easily solved by lifting the groundsheet doorflap by the attached stakeloops and hooking each one to the nearest hanging point loop inside the doorway.
It was too cold at the weekend for my little one so I ended up taking my cosy mountain tent, will try the Vista at the next earliest opportunity.


Advertisement



08/5/2012 at 10:15pm
 Location: Wirral
 Outfit: Vaude Mk II and another tent
View BlueC's Profile View Profile   Reply to BlueC Reply   Quote BlueC Quote  
Joined: 12/5/2009

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   144
Tent Reviews:   4

Site Reviews Total: 4
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Cabin 500 (2010 model) owner here, just to say that we have also noticed that the tent can lie high at the front when pitched. However, I've never really thought it is a problem - it usually just needs some tweaking of the poles and re-pegging to get it to sit nice and flat.

Slightly annoying because otherwise it pitches like a dream in about 5 minutes so its a bit of a shame that it needs some love to get it to sit right.

Other than that, as others have said, it's a fabulous well made tent. So good in fact that we're going to sell our Bear Lake!


09/5/2012 at 8:48am
 Location: Northampton
 Outfit: Campus Borneo 4 + Lily (Jack Russell)
View Dinkydeb's Profile View Profile   Reply to Dinkydeb Reply   Quote Dinkydeb Quote  
Joined: 24/6/2003

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   467
Tent Reviews:   4

Site Reviews Total: 2
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 1
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Yes I'd agree with BlueC.  Its without doubt an extremely well made tent, and I can pitch mine in minutes and I'm only 5'3".  I do like the tent and it will probably last me a good few years as a second tent.  I still have my very old Campus Borneo 4 which is the love of my life tent-wise.  I've told the Cabin 300 it has a lot to live up to!

I'll be getting the Cabin 300 out a couple of weekends this season so will play about with it on site.

 



-------------
Is it Friday yet?


Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


31/5/2012 at 10:22pm
 Location: Aberdeen
 Outfit: Robens Vista 300 '2011
View Jacek's Profile View Profile   Reply to Jacek Reply   Quote Jacek Quote  
Joined: 31/5/2012

Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi guys,
just pitched my "new" Robens Vista 300, 2011 and have exactly the same problem with groundsheet. It is from 50 to 100 mm off ground. We tried erected that tent with use few different ways f.e. tried do not strech groundsheet too much, but all we could do was just minimize the gap up to 50 mm. Most helpful was the detaching of the middle, highest-placed plastic hook from front pole but that is not proper way to solve that problem. I think using this rising groundsheet is likely to damage it veery quickly because of the strong stress on it. Probably, trimming the front pole would help but I am not sure that is right.
I strongly agree that tent is made very well with use good quality material but problem with that groudsheet is not acceptable :(
__________
Just send an email to the seller about the problem with a tent and waiting for response.
__________

DaveAndrea wrote:
"The front on all of the Vista and Cabin tents lifts off the ground when the front is pegged with too much tension between the front poles. You simply have to move the front poles some cm inwards watching the floor of the tent until it lies flat on the ground in the middle".

I tried tis way but it was not help. When I moved front poles inward, the floor rose even higher cos the pole in the middle, highest point has raised and pulled up the floor.




Post last edited on 31/05/2012 23:42:16

Post last edited on 31/05/2012 23:44:35


25/6/2012 at 7:33pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View DaveAndrea's Profile View Profile   Reply to DaveAndrea Reply   Quote DaveAndrea Quote  
Joined: 27/7/2011

Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   16

Site Reviews Total: 7
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Just an update to our original post... Our concerns over the tension on the front straps due to the tent being 3" or so off the floor were justifed... unfortunately on a weekend away in Keswick one of the front straps tore away from the tent at the stitching and the stitching on the other front strap was also starting to come away... This is not acceptable on a tent of this price!!!

After insisting on a full refund due to loss of confidence in the tent we have since bought a Hypercamp Eldorado which appears to be a great quality product at an outstanding price...

  




In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

  Prev       Next

Jump To Page:  1  2

Quick Links - All Forums - Tent talk. Advice, info and recommendations - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





43065 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2024


Advertisement


Advertisement
















































Advertisement