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20/8/2010 at 7:09pm
 Location: Scotland
 Outfit: Vango Juno 800
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Hi, my friends and I are looking into getting a large tent for us all to go camping but if we did this we wouldnt be able to go camping at different times and it would be too big if only one or two want to go camping. Is there any types of tent that you can fit together like the quechua pop up tents I think i read somewhere that they can be joined in different ways. It would be good if we had our own tents for going on trips alone but would be great if they joined so when we did go away we would all be together thanks mike.


20/8/2010 at 7:17pm
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Are you hoping to join the tents to save on site fees?

There is one sort of set up you could use, which is the Quechua base full (discontinued but still available on ebay) with some smaller Quechua four man pop ups under each of the 'eyelids'. The set up is designed to be flexible with the base full acting as the 'living room'.

Other than that, because of guy ropes, tent's won't really fit snugly together, and any site owner would have something to say about it anyway. I was on a site where they had a big family tent, and beside it they had tried to dock a smaller family tent. It wasn't a pup tent as such (that a small tent a teenager will often sleep in) or if it was, they were really pushing the boundaries. Needless to say they were told to take one of them down.

I think if you were content to go for two side by side pitches, you should get something like 2 Vango Icarus's, and put a tarp between them to act as a communal living room, barbecue area. That way, for not much money, you'll have your own seperate tents which you then have the freedom to use altogether or apart, whatever you fancy at the time.



20/8/2010 at 7:58pm
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Thanks victoria we dont mind what the site fees are its a large group from work so it can work out about 12 of us on some camping trips. We could all put in for the larger tent but if we do go away and its only a few of us we dont want to take such a large tent I'll look into the quechua base


20/8/2010 at 8:21pm
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Many sites have a rally field, used for biker meets and all sorts of meets (this forum even has meets - Pillaton Farm, Staffordshire in September and one in Devon too). Most of them would give a discount for a group, especially if you told them it was a Corporate Team Building thing.

There is a large tent you can get called the Hi Gear Kalahari 10, two of you could sleep in the living room section....but you'd need to be really good friends if you're sleeping cheek to cheek with your colleagues.

I would approach a local Decathlon store manager, ask for a discount on a bulk order and get a load of small pop up tents. Arrange them in a circle and have your barbecue in the middle. For 2 people you really need a four man one, although I'd want my own. They're 54.99 each.



20/8/2010 at 8:33pm
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I would have said tha the perfect tents for you would have been the now discontinued coleman evolva

they can be linked bedrooms added or removed chef annexe fitted and link sections used to join them together

Coleman evolva

i dont know why coleman stopped making it but they can be bought second hand on e bay and on the free adds here



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20/8/2010 at 8:56pm
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I had 3 base seconds attached to a living space Base Seconds XL - might be good for a group, but the zips drove me potty, and they did not fix together particularly well so was very drafty in the main tent. The base seconds on their own fit together well, but any more than two linked will mean folk have to go through other tents to get out. Not good in any circumstance.

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23/8/2010 at 8:10pm
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hey deaders

u sure u want to spend sooooo much time with ppl from work!!!

personally I think Id get a gazebo with sides and that way u can have a communal area where u can have ur cooker/bbq etc

ps  are u buying the tent(s)?



24/8/2010 at 9:02am
 Location: Manchester
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Putting tents right next to each other is a fire risk in itself.
I would be tempted to pick up a large teepee, tarp or even gazebo as a communal area and put a ring of little tents around it. That way your all in each others pockets but still have a bit of privacy (for the snorers etc)

Happy camping, Stu...



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