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Unread 9th October 2013, 05:10 AM
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Hell even just look on eBay, my coleman tent was $150 bucks new with the full sided fly vs the $400 rays wanted at time for the one with a half fly (6 man instant up) from a camping place in Sydney, $150 delivered to my door i was pretty happy.
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Walk in walk out tents are better IMHO..



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thanks for comments. There are too many to choose from. I'm now keen on the Oztrail Seascape 8 man. Quite cheap for its size $224 delivered but again can't find any reviews on it.
Also decided to do a few days camping next month so I need to make a purchase soon



http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OZTRAIL-S...item4d028ca45f

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Lefty.. I can't comment on that particular brand of seascape but shape and design I can. That is a great design for camping with kids. Two rooms are separate with room for your "stuff" in between. It also is not a really complicated design, so makes for relatively stress free pitching.

I still would recommend storing your bags with clothes in where you sleep... and a revolutionary idea that helps kids get organised... a duffle bag with their name on it. So they know where to look for "their" stuff.

For a really cool addition if you have the room (a roof basket is also great from Supercheap).. is a gazebo. Even better, some light flys to tie to it so you get awesome shade to sit in. Oztent have these in different sizes, and we always find them useful on hot days.

Tents & camping are an evolving thing. Every trip you go, your "kit" will be better than the last. My son is now 24, and his comment when we arrived to our camp was "I'm not pitching one of your Taj Mahals in the dark. I'll sleep in the back of the car and pitch it in the morning"....

He thought we still had the disaster tent that I left in a bin the last camping trip. Our current tent for "visitors" is a very simple design and is called The Weekender. So.. I insisted we put that up because he is 6'7" and doesn't fit real good in the back of a Subaru. It didn't turn that terrible, and with the help of headlights was up in about 15 minutes.

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Design looks good, when i was younger my family went camping with a similar 3 room tent without much trouble.

I've bought some things from that ebay store without any issues as well, even returned something reasonably hassle free
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I bought an "interim" tent off gumtree for only $50. To be honest I will use it more like a marquee than a tent at the next picnic. It is a 6 man square tent with a poor excuse for a waterproof fly. It could be a nice summer tent but no way I will use this even in a drizzle. I felt sorry for the lady I bought it off, she paid full retail price.
The big plus though is it is very easy to put up, wife and I had it up in 15 mins first go with no instructions. Still looking for my proper tent

http://www.camping-warehouse.com.au/...uare-tent.html

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big blue tarp, tent pegs and some rope makes a lot of things waterproof cheap too.
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Can the Foz fit inside it?
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If anyone is still reading this thread I bought an Oztrail Bungalow 9 today off gumtree for $150. Set it up in the yard first go in 30mins by myself. $200 for both tents I have more than ample tenting room. If I make the door bigger on the brown tent I may just be able to fit the Foz


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If anyone is still reading this thread I bought an Oztrail Bungalow 9 today.... If I make the door bigger on the brown tent I may just be able to fit the Foz
Looks the goods nice straight walls = more useable space and more comfy headroom.

Why the foz needs its own tent im not sure
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