Kamp-Rite Tent Cots - Perth

Submitted: Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:24
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Would anyone know who sells these here in Perth, as so far I have not found a local seller.

BCF have a web page on them. But in their cataloge and in-store (I check a couple of stores yesterday) is on the Wanderer brand which just does not impress me.

Before I commit to buy (be it local or online) I would like to see and and have a touchy feely lay in the Kamp-rite.
Thanks
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:32

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:32
Rod,

Santa got my kids the Oz Trail version OzTrail Stretcher Tent I I found them very easy to erect and pack up. They are also quite comfortable to sleep on without a need for a mattress.


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Follow Up By: Rod W - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:55

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:55
Thanks but its NOT what I asked for.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:32

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:32
Hey Kev,

I've been using one of those Oztrails for the last couple of years and its been brilliant...cheaper too. I'm glad I didn't suggest it. :-)

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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 11:38

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 11:38
Rod, which one are you after? I have slept in both the original and oversize tent cots ...

tried to find a dealer in Perth - is a bit hard...
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 11:50

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 11:50
Post from a few years ago if this helps

http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/76997/Kamp-Rite_Tent_Cots_Any_info_please.aspx

I echo the comments about the condensation - I bought the oversize single for my trip up the Canning in 2013 - worked a treat. One change I made was to get a local canvas/tent maker to put two inverted 'U' flaps in the end with a zipper so the end flaps could be opened from the top (not the bottom as per standard config) - this worked a treat as the airflow was above your sleeping position. One self inflator and a sleeping bag - comfortable as.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:15

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:15
Hi Scott, the king single is what I'm leaning towards but could go for the double subject to its packed size. But need to have that touchy feely lay-in. Yes I came across/read that post in my research. Thanks
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:22

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:22
I like to sleep face down so it has to be on a flat surface, not like as if you're in a hammock, so I'm wondering how supportive the Kamp-rites are in this aspect.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:30

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 13:30
Rod, would suit your sleeping position. The Kamp-rites don't have much sag at all, fairly tight yet surprisingly comfortable. I would put it on par with an innerspring for rigidity.
There are no cross members anywhere close to the sleeping area.

I totally get your "touchy feely" - I'm sometimes asked by newbies what I consider the most important factor in remote camping. My reply is invariably "a good nights sleep" - you can put up with the rest of the hassles as long as you're not tired.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 14:50

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 14:50
Well I'm commited now. Just purchased one from Snowys in Adelaide for $284 including delivery to Perth.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 15:16

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 15:16
Rod, think you will be happy - the oversize is good as it has more space inside and you can sit up in it (also has the added bonus of being able to be used as a lounge / banana chair). The only albeit minor downside is it's larger and slightly heavier than the the standard size cot (which was a bit claustrophobic for my tastes).

I would strongly suggest you follow my suggestion and get an extra zipper put in both end flaps (upside down U shape) to allow air flow through the top of the tent .... made a world of difference to mine and almost no condensation - also added benefit of air-flow on colder nights being well above the bedding level.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 16:42

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 16:42
Bit hard to see, but you can just make out the 2nd zipper on this shot inside the orginal one...

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 15:01

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 15:01
Rod, let us know how it goes - sure you'll be happy, just always nice to know whether advice provided was appropriate.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 15:24

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 15:24
Yep will do. They gota leash up the camel team to bring it across the Nullarbor at this stage.
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