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Just Got Spot Lights
Just Got Spot Lights

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PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:34 pm

chrissue wrote:
here is my rooftent.
It's a bit heavy toget on to roof(wife's only got one good arm)but it's realy well made

PS. by the way i went for that job in the village,there short one Idiot. idea

yea i had an overland the same as yours,,,,it was an excellent tent,,,easy to put up and pack away,,,,, thumbsup


you can find me in the hammock or spannering on the 101 and if im not there then i dont know where i am...................

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Age : 39
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PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:56 am

I was looking at all the different RTT tents on the LRO shows and the one that we liked the most was the Howling Moon 1.4 Tourer with the Annex. I then manage to get a second hand one from Trek Overland (which I paid way to much for getting nowhere fast ) The wife loves the annex as its like a big extra room.

It works well for me so far.


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Age : 62
Location : Sturmer, Haverhill, Suffolk

PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:34 am

A bit off topic, but I seem to notice a number of ex-Sarf Efricans here, judging by the flags.

I too, am an ex Sarf Erican cheers1

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Join date : 2012-10-07
Location : Sidcup

PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:01 am

I like the idea of setting up the camp quickly, soIbought an Oztent RV5 and have not regretted the purchase for one second. Hope this helps you in some way.
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Just got M&S Tyres
Just got M&S Tyres

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Age : 68
Location : Essex

PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:56 pm

Hi, I've just been looking thru the Forum and came across this thread.

Amazing how many different tents etc there are now. About ten years ago I could'nt find one that had the extra privacy awning (for the wife to do her thing in private) so I set about disigning and making my own. The canvas had to be stiched by a professional so I got a guy that done repairs for Conway trailer tents to make it up for me.

The design and practibillity was great but it was the full length of the roof so completely replaced the roof rack, to some this would be a problem but not to the ladies wanting their comfort.

I actually had 10 tents made up as it seemed a good idae at the time, production cost was around £1200 so not a good seller once a bit was put on for the build and profit. They all sold eventually, a couple even shipped out to South Africa, and I've seen them at Billing up to the last show.

Here's a couple of pics with one on my 110 and as you can see, there are many configurations that can be used.

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PostSubject: Re: Tents wot you got?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:08 am

Yep, a big risk investing in 10 tents. It's all the promotion that goes with it that's the killer, the result of which is that any potential profit gets swallowed up in advertising the product. Shame, but as you say - it seemed like a good idea at the time. Story of my life! Rolling Eyes

BTW ... brilliant photo of the 110 in the dunes. Take away the roof tent and awning, it could at first glance pass for a Paris-Dakar racer! clapping

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