FollowupID: 352214 Submitted:
Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 12:39
The only thing I noticed is the COI has a D door which tends to hang when open which could put stress on the upper section where as the Southern Cross
that did the trip with us had a U type door. We also had a Freedom extended with us. I liked them all. The other thing is the awning could be connected a little higher or shorter awning poles as it is angled up at the poles which causes the water to run back and pool towards the door. No water got inside but I liked the idea of having an awning. It was great when it was raining as you could unzip the main door and not worry about water getting in.
The ropes that hold the awning poles up a crap but a couple of good long Ocky Straps do wonders.
I have solved the awning height problem by going to Boots and purchasing some adjustable height poles, which we carry with us anyway and if it rains just adjust the awning down so the water runs off.