Whats under your tent?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 13:47
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Hi, I use a shade cloth type matt which goes from the back of my tent and out the front by approx 4 metres. Its good stuff especially if it is sandy.

I have seen a square foam stuff and I wondered if it helped with insulation or comfort?

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 16:27

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 16:27
Gday
I have been putting "car carpet" under the floor of my soft floor camper for about 10 years. Never had any damage from sticks and stones , but i have slept on the floor quite a few times because my beloved wont sleep with me when i am ,lets say, inebriated , and have slept very well. Still mulled wine is great for a good nights sleep no matter where you are .



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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 17:20

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 17:20
I use plain old shade cloth bought off the roll in bunnings. It's no edged so it curls a bit but it's pegged down anyway. I also use this as the floor in the annex when camping in the Tuck-Truck.

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Follow Up By: G Marks - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 21:52

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 21:52
Mick
Where did you get that grill? for the bonnet air scoop? I have been after one for ages and can't find one anywhere.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:05

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:05
Skip,

Multidrive in Geelong. They fit them to all their MDT1920 conversions. Ask for Darryl.

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Follow Up By: G Marks - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:24

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:24
Thanks Mick
That's exactly what I am after.....I've seen them on government cruisers but was not able to find where they were getting them from.
Thanks again
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Reply By: SDG - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 19:44

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 19:44
In forty odd years, never used anything. Never had any problems with tent floors, or sleeping on them, although now, i've moved to campers.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 21:56

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 21:56
Hi Trev

We used to use shade cloth, but in real sandy condition and when you walked on, sand would come straight through it. Swapped over a number of years ago to Cgear and never been happier. Even in really sandy conditions, sand does not creep up through the Cgear matting.

We use it under the tent, or when swagging it, put the swag on top of it to keep everything clean and prickle free.




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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:05

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:05
Gday Stephen
As i am not alowd out much, I have not heard of Cgear,so what s it and where do we get it ? if you don't mind.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:34

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 22:34
Hi Muzbry

Unlike shade cloth (Which it seems to be made of), it is not slippery when you walk on it and like I said above,sand will pass through it, but will not creep back up through. Here is a link to their site:

Cgear Matting

We use it all the time and it is fantastic.


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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:13

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:13
Thanks for the link. I had a look and it looks great. Thanks for sharing
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 13:59

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 13:59
We too use the C-gear. Love it and can't speak highly enough of it. I find it fantastic in wet weather as the rain goes right through it and thus no mud and slippage.
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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 15:39

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 15:39
I went and had a look at some at lunch time. It just looks like double shade cloth, it isnt too expensive. I never thought about wet weather applications Gordon!

Thanks for posting

Trev

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Reply By: Cravenhaven - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:43

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:43
We use those square foam mats under our soft floor camper. Had tried shade cloth but when camping on stony or prickly ground it doesnt protect the plastic floor from punctures which lead to wet feet when its raining.
My next task is to join the mats together by sticking them to some shade cloth to make it easier to setup.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:07

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:07
G'day all

A great post, for two reasons.

Firstly, great info, and secondly no bitchiness or rudeness.

Well done!

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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:09

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:09
C-gear goes under our tent directly onto the ground. We use the square foam mats on the floor of the tent inside. Find that it reduces the noise when waking up in the middle of the nite when affected by the dreaded cold wee that must be done after too many bevvies.

Also it seems to help stretch the floor out properly instead of the occasional bump or ridge that almost always seems to crop up no matter how good you've set your tent up. Also find that it works as a bit of an insulation from the ground on those very cold mid july camping trips.
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Reply By: Phillip D2 - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 19:17

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 19:17
Hi everyone,
something light hearted. When I was in my 20's (just a few blue moons ago) I was back packing through Europe and decided to pitch my little 2 man tent late one night at a camping ground in the French country side. WELL.... to my surprise when I got it up and jumped in for a well earned nights sleep, there was a lump under the floor of the tent. I was soo tired I didn't notice and layed straight down on top of it only to feel it move very quickly. It scared the hell out of me and I jumped up and flew outside only to see a terrified hedge hog scurry off into the bushland.
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