Show us your gear (tents to motorhomes)

Show us your gear (tents to motorhomes)

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Petemate

1,670 posts

159 months

Friday 15th June 2012
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Garlick

Original Poster:

40,601 posts

208 months

Friday 15th June 2012
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Currently camping smile



Cotty

35,928 posts

252 months

Saturday 16th June 2012
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My tent


nagsheadwarrior

2,518 posts

147 months

Monday 18th June 2012
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Gaspode said:
Here's ours. Only 2 berths, but then there's only the two of us.

A Cracking choice the Starlet 2, great kitchen, lounge and bathroom all in a 20ft package.
I must admit after 10 years of selling the things and having borrowed almost every type of van in those years an Autocruise of that sort of vintage would be my weapon of choice,probably a 4 berth Starspirit layout wise for me but they are proper rare!

mike9009

5,220 posts

211 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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Hi all,

I little bit jealous of all your new metal, plastic and canvas.

WE have owned this T25 for two months and so far just done some local camping trips to get used to it. Might have bigger plans into europe next year. Used to use a tent for many trips into europe but with a young daughter thought this would suit are needs better....

So, it is a two litre aircooled. Originally an Autohomes conversion, but at some stage I think the hightop was added. Must really do a little more research into its past.
Its been handpainted, but is in pretty good nick (if a little tired!)

Mike


Superficial

753 posts

142 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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The family outfits:



On the left is the Bailey Senator Wyoming - series 6, don't have any internal photos but it's just the same as this inside: http://www.bailey-caravans.co.uk/images/reviews/20...

On the right is the Coachman Genius 2 berth.

It's a crying shame really because the Bailey only gets used 2-3 weeks a year, the Coachman is out pretty frequently through the summer though.

We also have a 8 berth tent and a couple of small 2 berth ones. May be updating the thread later on this year as my sister really wants to get away for a few days so we'll either have to camp or have a van towed somewhere for us. Honestly, I'm sort of dreading the idea of camping in a tent already but it's been 10 years since I last gave it a try (apart from an impromptu night with the ex) so maybe worth risking it and seeing how we go. scratchchin


Petemate

1,670 posts

159 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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mike9009 said:
Hi all,

I little bit jealous of all your new metal, plastic and canvas.

WE have owned this T25 for two months and so far just done some local camping trips to get used to it. Might have bigger plans into europe next year. Used to use a tent for many trips into europe but with a young daughter thought this would suit are needs better....

So, it is a two litre aircooled. Originally an Autohomes conversion, but at some stage I think the hightop was added. Must really do a little more research into its past.
Its been handpainted, but is in pretty good nick (if a little tired!)

Mike

Mike - that is very good. Had some experience of these robust little vans, though none owned. I used to work for a VW dealership many years ago and borrowed one once. The 2 litre lump is very sound and quite powerful; enough to pull a fully-equipped camper with all the bits.
Good luck with it, and you will find that there is an excellent following of all the transporters and variants.

Pete

Meeja

8,288 posts

216 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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Superficial said:
I'm sort of dreading the idea of camping in a tent already but it's been 10 years since I last gave it a try (apart from an impromptu night with the ex) so maybe worth risking it and seeing how we go. scratchchin
Tents have moved on significantly in the last ten years or so..... easier to erect, more practical use of space in the "family" tents, better designed entrances so that you don't necessarily get soaked when just opening the door when it is raining!

Outwell Montana with a front extension is the perfect example of a good family tent. Can be standing in about ten minutes, and fully pegged out and guyed within half an hour.

Video example of how to do it (by one chap on his own!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPkZ872vbw


Cotty

35,928 posts

252 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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Meeja said:
Outwell Montana with a front extension is the perfect example of a good family tent. Can be standing in about ten minutes, and fully pegged out and guyed within half an hour.
eek My tent goes up in two seconds.

Meeja

8,288 posts

216 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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Cotty said:
Meeja said:
Outwell Montana with a front extension is the perfect example of a good family tent. Can be standing in about ten minutes, and fully pegged out and guyed within half an hour.
eek My tent goes up in two seconds.
I'm a bit old school - don't like the "pop-up" tents!

Viper

10,002 posts

241 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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only time ive ventured into motorhoming, we borrowed this for a club camping meet off a mate a few years, USA spec Sea Breeze 5 litre+ engine that could be driven on a standard license, had some nice touches on board, 6 beds, full US size fridge stocked with beer, it was boiling weekend so the proper campers popped in for a chill off the A/C



the owner brought it for paddock parking when he ran in the Radical race series


Tyre Smoke

17,847 posts

229 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Our 'new' van being collected on May 31st.

And inside......


JM

3,170 posts

174 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Far too much campsite stuff here.




My previous tent.



Current larger tent.



Current one man tent in winter.



Current one man tent on a trip.

Tyre Smoke

17,847 posts

229 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Where is the electric hook up?

hehe

JM

3,170 posts

174 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Tyre Smoke said:
Where is the electric hook up?

hehe




bandit

Cotty

35,928 posts

252 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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JM said:
Current larger tent.
Great place to camp but makes a night time loo break interesting

Tyre Smoke

17,847 posts

229 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Especially after a couple of beers!

An original 'long drop' toilet.

gingerpaul

2,929 posts

211 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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Used to have a Vango Banshee 300.



Now have a Vango Hurricane 300.



The Hurricane is mightly impressive in bad weather. When other tents look like they're going to get blown away this thing is absolutely solid but with enough room for four to sit round and play cards inside.

When I've been shopping for tents I've always been annoyed at the lack of decent videos of the tents I've been interested in so I've done one for each of these. If anyone is considering them the links are:

Banshee 300

Hurricane 300

E31Shrew

5,877 posts

160 months

Sunday 24th June 2012
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Another Bongo fan! 2.5 V6 Petrol Auto Electric everything and half the price of a VW. OK not quite as trendy but fine for us.
R&R bed downstairs, plus you could, at a push, sleep 2 in the roof. Sink, cooker and fridge plus acres of storage.
MPG a tad dire but we only do about 200 miles a month on average so no real issue.
Insurance via Admiral Multicar thingy £130.00









Edited by E31Shrew on Sunday 24th June 08:20

mojitomax

1,872 posts

160 months