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25/8/2006 at 7:57pm
 Location: Durham Area
 Outfit: Outwell 8 Sun VAlley
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Well only been to 1 meet but fantastic time, so taking the bull by the horns and asking which is best

 

We have 4 members in the family, 2 adults 2 children, looking for a big tent maybe 8 berth, any ideas



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25/8/2006 at 8:13pm
 Location: Fife
 Outfit: Outwell Indiana 8 Vango venture 500
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Outwell Indiana 8, check it out it's a superb tent, but that's just my opinion.

 



25/8/2006 at 9:40pm
 Location: Surrey UK
 Outfit: Too many again! no more.
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Any budget in mind?

Preference on the sleeping arrangements? 2+2 - seporate or next to each others?



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Robens Valley Lodge & Cabanon Pyramide 6
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25/8/2006 at 10:05pm
 Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear
 Outfit: Coleman Coastline 4 Deluxe
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Hi Geordiepind. As you are near Durham, take a drive up to United British Caravans in Sandy Lane, Wideopen. ( It is opposite Gosforth Park Racecourse)

They have about 50 tents pitched on the front of their forecourt, so if you cant see something there to suit your needs then it probably doesn't exist !!!!!

(Hmmm.... wonder if they will give me a discount for all the times I have told people to go there ???)



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25/8/2006 at 10:35pm
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Also visit CW Tents at Backworth, near Ashington.  I bought my latest tent there, they have a good display outside at weekends and I have not seen mine cheaper anywhere else.  Check their website for directions.

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26/8/2006 at 2:17pm
 Location: Durham Area
 Outfit: Outwell 8 Sun VAlley
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Thanks everyone

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29/8/2006 at 8:28pm
 Location: None Entered
 Outfit: None Entered
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Hi

I brought a Coleman Columbia 10 over the internet from Awnings Direct at

http://www.unitedbritishcaravans.co.uk/

Not too sure if the tent is still available - but its worked well for my family.

However - great prompt service/delivery and good prices from this outfit, who get good reviews elsewhere on these message boards.

Give them a call - I'm sure they could help/advise.

 



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30/8/2006 at 8:28pm
 Location: Durham Area
 Outfit: Outwell 8 Sun VAlley
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Thank you for your reply

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30/8/2006 at 8:33pm
 Location: St.Annes Lancashire
 Outfit: Avondale Golden Mayfair (Dart 510 5)
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We just got the Vango Oregon TBS 800. Had a look round it at an exhibition so knew it was right for us. Loads of room in it and we are 2 adults and two kids. Can't wait to try it out in September

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30/8/2006 at 9:05pm
 Location: n.ireland
 Outfit: diablo 900
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go for 3 rooms ,the xtra storage makes life easy.tried for ages to get a 3x2 but bought a vango diablo 900.3x3 & you could almost park the car in it


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30/8/2006 at 9:16pm
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Kyham Harewood Deluxe- Renault Espace
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Hi Geordiepind

we have just got the outwell Nebraska XXL & the outwell Oaklahoma day tent for cooking & dining, they are great. The Nebraska XXL offers great living space,we are a family of 4,2 adults and 2 children.try Yeomans outdoors web site, their service was prompt and has good customer care aswell 

happy camping



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31/8/2006 at 8:55am
 Location: South West UK
 Outfit: Coleman Columbus 8
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We bought a Coleman Columbus 8, meant that we had plenty of space and the 2 kids get their own sleeping pods... a must for our sanity

Used it 3 times now over the last 5 weeks, easy up, easy down, and survived a real wind and rain lashing on a coastal site at Swanage last weekend with no leaks or other problems.

But I would do as suggested above, go to a good display and see what you think fits for your needs. We did this, and we had great fun for an hour or two (as did the kids) looking in and out of many and various tents... until the urge to spend got too great and we had to make a choice.




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