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JM

2,180 posts

94 months

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Tuesday 31st July 2012 quote quote all
clarkmagpie said:
Elise s2.

1 tent
2 sleeping bags
2 pillows
Inflatable air bed/mat thing
Over night bag

Was a tight squeeze and we probably looked hilarious getting everything out of the boot!
Elise S2:

2 tents
2 sleeping bags
2 sleeping mats
food and drink for 2-3 days
1 disposable barbeque
2 sets of clothes for a few days

Wild camping.

Pic to prove it.




hornetrider

49,868 posts

93 months

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Thursday 2nd August 2012 quote quote all
Would definitely recommend non-slip matting and a big bag for the bootlid if you need the extra space.

http://www.boot-bag.com/

I haven't needed it yet though...


Tom_C76

1,023 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 14th August 2012 quote quote all
I've managed a 2 week trip round France camping in the Caterham before. Tent and two drysacks with clothes tied on top of the boot, everything else in the boot including slleping bags, thermarests, pillows, stove, walking boots, stools etc. I guess the boot on an Elise is waterproof, unlike that on a Caterham. Found that one out the hard way...

Broccers

2,936 posts

141 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
Is part of the fun being uncomfy?

Too old for this (and camping)

mike9009

2,006 posts

131 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
Broccers said:
Is part of the fun being uncomfy?

Too old for this (and camping)
Get enough warm beer or wine inside you and the comfort does not matter! smile

Mike

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Celtic Dragon

1,217 posts

123 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
If you're uncomfortable camping nowadays, you're doing something wrong.

Mind you, I can quite happily sleep in a hammock and tarp setup!

Andy_vx

232 posts

73 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for all of the advice and stories guys! We had a dry run today and got nearly everything in the VX220! the only real problem is the roof.... very tempted to leave it at home lol. wink

LotusMartin

559 posts

40 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
Mobile Chicane said:
Carrier bags to stuff into all the nooks and crannies. Travel sizes of toiletries.
^ This ^

Lots of small bags and you'll be amazed what you can squeeze in, did a weeks camping/ rock climbing in Pembrokeshire with 2 of us in the Elise S2. That included ropes and assorted climbing parafanalia (sp?)

Have fun!

Tiger Tim

1,559 posts

110 months

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the inspiration. I was thinking about a trip through europe with the missus in my Elise S2 and now I know it can be done it will be!

Cotty

27,924 posts

172 months

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Thursday 23rd August 2012 quote quote all
I can see how it could be done with a small tent and minimal gear but if im camping I leave the Elise at home and take the E30 touring. Been on to many camping trips where the weather has turned and having extra kit has just made the experience tolerable.

aw51 121565

4,143 posts

121 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
mike9009 said:
Broccers said:
Is part of the fun being uncomfy?

Too old for this (and camping)
Get enough warm beer or wine inside you and the comfort does not matter! smile

Mike
Until about 6AM the next morning, when your bladder is trying to kick its way Renaldo-like out of your lower abdomen and you're conscious-enough to begin considering possible routes to the nearest khazi block via getting decently-dressed (it's not like being at home, where a naked stroll to the bathroom is yer only choice hehe ). wink

I'm an avid fan of camping holidays, but being able to fill a portable toilet on my own in three liquid visits is, somehow, unsatisfying in the early hours when one is unsure how full the damn thing is c/o one's other half 'cos one never otherwise uses it... smile . Hence the comments about getting dressed before going walkabout in the general direction of le pissoire - there are invariably other campers milling about, even as dawn's purple fingers pull back the night sky to reveal the new sunrise - you'd be surprised; it's invariably like a field full of insomniacs and/or incontinents from first light hehe ...

And one never gets a lie-in due to the above Renaldo-like bladder activity plus having to get dressed before heading for the khazis - or is it just me??? redface



Light hearted comments apart - unless it's blowing a hurricane, or raining 24/7, the holidays under canvas are the best ones ever cloud9 . Truly magical smile .

HereBeMonsters

13,481 posts

70 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
S1 Elise fits tent, double sleeping bag, inflatable mattress (with foot pump), camping stove and enough food and clothes for 4 days of camping. If you shove the bootlid down really hard.

We did fit the foldy chairs behind the seats, but decided to leave them behind so we could stow the roof if necessary.

I reckon we could fit a week's worth of stuff in there if we bought food once we got to the campsite. More space to be saved by swapping inflatable mattress for roll mats under the legs...

danyeates

Original Poster:

6,316 posts

110 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
We've done a trial run, should be ok!

The tent and sleeping bags fit behind the seats, so that leaves the boot for clothes and camping supplies. I think we're all set now, head off on Thursday! Here's the car...


mike9009

2,006 posts

131 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
aw51 121565 said:
Until about 6AM the next morning, when your bladder is trying to kick its way Renaldo-like out of your lower abdomen and you're conscious-enough to begin considering possible routes to the nearest khazi block via getting decently-dressed (it's not like being at home, where a naked stroll to the bathroom is yer only choice hehe ). wink

I'm an avid fan of camping holidays, but being able to fill a portable toilet on my own in three liquid visits is, somehow, unsatisfying in the early hours when one is unsure how full the damn thing is c/o one's other half 'cos one never otherwise uses it... smile . Hence the comments about getting dressed before going walkabout in the general direction of le pissoire - there are invariably other campers milling about, even as dawn's purple fingers pull back the night sky to reveal the new sunrise - you'd be surprised; it's invariably like a field full of insomniacs and/or incontinents from first light hehe ...

And one never gets a lie-in due to the above Renaldo-like bladder activity plus having to get dressed before heading for the khazis - or is it just me??? redface



Light hearted comments apart - unless it's blowing a hurricane, or raining 24/7, the holidays under canvas are the best ones ever cloud9 . Truly magical smile .
Good point .... I had forgotten about that, rose tinted specs an' all that.....

NDA

11,403 posts

113 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
I use those vacuum bag things for packing clothes - saves a lot of room in a zero luggage space car. Not expensive either.

dugsud

907 posts

151 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
We managed in this so yes...no problem!


StuartGGray

7,085 posts

116 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
dugsud said:
We managed in this so yes...no problem!

Now that is superb!

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