Thanks for the tip, We went for the Tucson ones at £6.15, they turned up yesterday and are a nice rectangular size too about 240cm x 195cm . Feel nice and soft
Well happy wall to wall carpet in both bedroom pods now
LOL Now I have 4 spare picnic blankets
I got four Tucsons - great for bedroom pods, nice and square. I did contact them to ask for sizes but they were unable to help, so I looked around the web to see plans for living areas. I have an Icarus 600, and I will use 2 - there will be a lot of overlap but at that price I don't care! I've stuck a silver 'emergency' blanket on the back for extra warmth, with some Ikea anti-slip matting. All set for next weekend - should be very toasty! I have a large -bedroom tent as well, so the spare carpets will come in useful on longer trips with that one.
I really dithered over buying it last year when we'd just bought the tent and so much other gear. It seemed so expensive and I couldn't even get the brown one I really wanted back then. I looked into (and sought advice from the lovely helpful folks here) the possibilty of making a carpet. I also searched for a cheaper option by researching the living space sizes of countless other large tents, which took me ages. I totally agree it's a proper pain that the manufacturers/retail outlets don't list carpet sizes. I wonder why? If anyone here sells them, can you shed any light on the matter, please? Just curious...
Message posted by No Faff21/5/2011 at 11:17pm Outfit: Barbados- Djakarta- Anssems trailer Location: Near Petersfield Hants
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Thanks for your link, No Faff. When I was trying to find the cheapest option for a carpet last year, I looked at other brands too and that was what took the time, as none of the brands have the carpet sizes listed. I had to find the carpets, see if I liked the colour and price, then to find the respective tent and its dimensions for each of countless ones I looked at. It would have been so much quicker to see the measurements listed with the various carpets.
Just reading back through the posts I'm worried in case it wasn't clear my measurements are for the Winnipeg 6 carpet, as No Faff's link points the the smaller Winnipeg 4, so please make sure you get the best one for you, CoolFox.
Here is a piccy of the Royal Denver carpet I bought the other day. It measures 220 cm where the tape is laying and about 280 cm across. It does chamfer in as you can see but this should be Ok for my new tent.
Hope this helps. Very pleased with the carpet - lovely soft feel to it. I bought two for my new Djakarta - I will have to adjust one but for this price - who cares! Also, I do not like most greens but my daughter insisted so was pleasantly surprised when the carpet arrived and wasn't the colour of dog vomit. It's more of a grey-green - very sublte and 'nice'.