Tent two-up. Which to choose

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:13
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hi folks

Tossing up between a Coleman cv9 plus and a Diamantina Drysdale for a family tent

Both are three rooms plus a decent annex out front but not familiar with either of the brands as far as quality goes .... And open to great ideas on where to buy the tent from too by the way....

One seems to be a well recognised brand - but seems to sell everything camping related so may not be quality tent builders... The other seems to be an 'own brand' make for kangaroo tent city.

So any pointers would be welcome

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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:44

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:44
Ross

My brother brought a Colman 30 sec tent last year. ( took 10 minutes to set up )
He used it when we crossed the Simpson desert and it was useless in the rain.
I thought Colman had a good name as well !!! .
You will need to do a lot of homework to purchase a suitable tent.
So many variables.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Emma & Toby D - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 20:01

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 20:01
We can second that. We went camping this year and 2 separate people in our group had 30 second tents - 1 from BCF (I think it's called a Wanderer), the second a Colman. We had to drop the common to the ground despite having cars agains it as a wind break due to wind however the wanderer got through the weekend fine and it was in the open. The Colman had buckled.
There was an oztent their and it was by far the best option.
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Reply By: Ross c3 - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:55

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:55
Thanks Mark. Not wrong. A lot of variables but I've narrowed it down to these two .... Just seem so similar
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 11:44

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 11:44
Ross

If you want a tent that will last forever buy an oztent , they are really heavy duty and easy to set up , In my opionon the best tent on the market , but are expensive a 2 person is about 800 bucks

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Follow Up By: OBJ - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 13:12

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 13:12
I will second the Oztent recommendation. I have had one for years and never had a problem with water (or anything else). They come in a variety of sizes, so should be one to suit all types of users. I have the RV4 which my wife and I used on our trip around Australia. We have the side and front panels and it is a really good home away from home when we take it with us.

Good luck.

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Follow Up By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 14:10

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 14:10
Will go the Oz tent,4 evenings of rain and did not get wet.The tent stayed dry.We have the RV4.

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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 15:44

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 15:44
Go for the Black Wolf - genuinely quick set up and can't fault its sturdiness in bad weather conditions. We did the Simpson in ours, and then a couple of weeks later were just about the only canvas left standing when a storm hit the showgrounds campground at Kingaroy. With tents, as with most things, you get what you pay for!
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 18:18

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 18:18
Going north into croc country?
Get a roof top.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 18:44

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 18:44
Seriously Peter, how many people have been attacked by a croc while camping in a tent, one lot at Bathurst Bay that I know of, and even then I'm alittle skeptical of the whole story, but that's only my opinion.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 00:34

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 00:34
We were at McGowans at Kalumburu when one woke a guy sleeping on the beach. He thought he was dead.
Another walked within 2m of a couple and 2 kids in a tent 50m from the water at Honeymoon at night.
We had a very large one within 15m of our MH at Honeymoon one night.

No way I would sleep in a tent in croc country.
Seriously.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 00:40

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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 10:31

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 10:31
Peter

You are drawing a long bow with that info.
What is the chance of a croc attack happening.
As the old saying goes , There is nothing to fear except fear itself .

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