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

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   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Easy put up tent Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Amyred via mobile 29/5/2020 at 12:47am
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  
Joined: 29/5/2020
View Amyred's Profile View Profile   Reply to Amyred Reply   Quote Amyred Quote  
Amyred
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   4

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

Hey. New to this forum but would appreciate any advise. We already have a tent. An old regatta pole tent. The things I don't like about it are. The bedrooms are on either side and living area in the middle. The ground sheet is not sewn in which can cause quite a draft and leaks. It is complicated and time consuming to put up and needs two people at least to assemble.

What I'm looking for is an air beam tent that I can put up easily and quickly by myself. My hubby is a farmer so sometimes he can't always come hence wanting to be able to put it up myself. I want a good size living area and the bedrooms all to the back of the tent rather than the side. I also would prefer a sewn in ground sheet.

Could you send me some tents you might think would be good for me. Also forgot to say it's a family of 5. We live in n ireland so its mostly likely going to be wet! Don't plan to be using this tent anywhere else but just for local fun family camping trips.

Thanks in advance for your responses. :-)

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!


Message posted by Mitchamitri29/5/2020 at 8:31am
Outfit:  Flattering     Location:  White Horse Wiltshire
Joined: 28/6/2018
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Mitchamitri
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts:   207

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

Not going to recommend a tent but I recommend a revisit on your basic requirements - you may find a fibreglass pole tent or a single pole tent to be better.
We like bedrooms to be separate - as in feet apart - if you have 3 kids plus yourselves sleeping in the same space are you actually going to get any sleep or privacy? Does that matter to you? Do you want a porch?   3 kids wet weather...... Also, with the kids, would blackout rooms help?
Air tents can be very - and I mean very - heavy (youll need AT LEAST a 6 man, we have an 8 man for 3 of us :-) ) - especially as they usually come in 1 bag, you may find it easier to have a pole tent. Even with an airbeam you still need to peg it out, and getting them down and folding them up can be difficult on your own. Also, make sure than spares for the airbeam are easily available, and avoid single point of fill tents as if you get a hole the whole thing collapses.
SIGS are pretty much the default on family tents of the GoOutdoors (etc) variety.
Strongly recommend you see them put up in store or at least watch a bucketload of youtube videos.
I'm assuming your budget isnt into the thousands so probably worth looking for a deal (tent, ground tarp, carpet, porch), if you go for a generic Vango, HiGear etc you wont go far wrong for your money.   We like Kampa - just that little bit better without messing up cashflow.

Discounted Insurance Quotes for UKCampsite.co.uk visitors! Up to 22.5% off!
UKCampsite.co.uk users are rewarded with up to 22.5% off Caravan Guard touring caravan insurance, folding camper and trailer tent insurance, as well as a generous discount off motorhome insurance. Static caravan insurance is also available. Get an online quote now

Message posted by Arbroath Annie29/5/2020 at 1:39pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 09/4/2007
View Arbroath Annie's Profile View Profile   Reply to Arbroath Annie Reply   Quote Arbroath Annie Quote  
Arbroath Annie
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   7
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

We've had a few Khyam Quick Erect tents in our family (including a set of five) and really like them. The down side is they're expensive unless you buy in a sale or second hand, and can be heavy, but are so easy to put up, roomy and comfy. Any tent could probably use a going over with a waterproofing spray, e.g. Nikwax especially if 2nd hand, but this is easy. You can always look at two smaller tents, which might work out cheaper and give the kids their own space if old enough. Decathlon have modular tents where you can add "pods" together, but I've no experience of these. They're fairly reasonable, though.

Message posted by Mitchamitri29/5/2020 at 2:06pm
Outfit:  Flattering     Location:  White Horse Wiltshire
Joined: 28/6/2018
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Mitchamitri
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts:   207

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

I wouldnt nikwax a new tent - messes up the breathability and itll be wetter on the inside than the outside - and youll invalidate the guarantee. Only consider it for an old and worn tent with visible leakage.   Leaks are usually only at the seams anyway and theres seam sealant for that. As Annie says could be worth doing if 2nd hand.
Two tents is a great idea - gives lots of flexibility - be aware some sites might charge you for 2 pitches.

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!


Message posted by Amyred via mobile 01/6/2020 at 9:27pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  
Joined: 29/5/2020
View Amyred's Profile View Profile   Reply to Amyred Reply   Quote Amyred Quote  
Amyred
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   4

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

Thank you. Will check out your ideas


Message posted by Amyred via mobile 01/6/2020 at 9:38pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  
Joined: 29/5/2020
View Amyred's Profile View Profile   Reply to Amyred Reply   Quote Amyred Quote  
Amyred
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   4

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

Yeah porch defo be good. Thanks for all the information. Appreciate it

Message posted by Susiex via mobile 03/6/2020 at 1:13pm
Outfit:  Vango Sungari 400DLX     Location:  Northants
Joined: 18/6/2003
View Susiex's Profile View Profile   Reply to Susiex Reply   Quote Susiex Quote  
Susiex
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   29
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total:2
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

I have a vango airbeam tent. As has been said before, they're easy to put up, but incredibly heavy. I would need a barrow to take it more than a few feet. Having said that, I'm not in the best of health for starters!
The older vangos have big beams though, so you may find one younger and lighter.
A thing they call a bathtub groundsheet is brilliant. It means the outer is all in one. Search for vango Sungari. They're old models but the images show that type of groundsheet.
One thing though...someone suggested an annexe. Brilliant idea and stops any rain getting in doors. It doesn't necessarily have to match the tent though (unless you're posh!) we had a totally mismatched annex on both our tents (couldn't afford matched) and they worked just as well. They obviously don't fit exactly, but they do the job.
Good luck with finding your tent

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!


Message posted by Amyred via mobile 03/6/2020 at 1:16pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  
Joined: 29/5/2020
View Amyred's Profile View Profile   Reply to Amyred Reply   Quote Amyred Quote  
Amyred
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Posts:   4

Site Reviews Total:0
Site Reviews 2020:0  
Site Reviews 2019:0  
Site Reviews 2018:0  
Site Nights 2020:0
Site Nights 2019:0
Site Nights 2018:0

Thanks so much for info. Defo not posh haha. Thanks


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

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

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





2548 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 here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2020