best swag and why

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:00
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went looking at swags today and wanted to buy today...but alas, couldnt find one that had all the features that I thought i would like...
so back to basic but keeping in mind that I dont like getting wet, need a good mattress and must be at least 900mm wide and be supported some how to keep the weight of canvas off the body. I would believe that a minimum 60 mmm mattress of high density ( yes I know there is high and high)...but this can always be added to or replaced so is little importance but would be an added bonus if standard.

Would also prefer a full insect screen rather than half and side lift up entry

any makes recommended would be welcome...preferably those readily available Aust and able to ship to SA
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:05

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:05
Do ya wanna borrow my Sar Major Discovery King for Berri?
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:07

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:07
I wanted to buy one today but snowys and trims the 2 dealers didnt have one %$##^^##&^%$
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:08

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:08
seen agooden at aussie disposals on man North road but only 740 wide...
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:08

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:08
Mem Mes me man.........

Give me your mobile or something
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:46

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:46
Best Swag

Sar Major Discovery.

Why

Cause I've got one!

Really though, when I get to buy another, I will try to buy one which opens ALL THE WAY down one side.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:58

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:58
Best one I found was a small 1 pole tent.. $120, and sleeps 2... rolls up to about 18inch x 4..
4 pegs, and 1 pole (similar to dome) and its up...
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:02

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:02
Truckster, Truckster, Truckster......

Only Surfboards and Swags on roofracks pull chicks!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:16

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:16
Check out Burke and Wills.. Have many variations in their catolgue. Mine is a Stringybark and zips all the way down. The Son in law is a big bloke and has a Boxgum. Quality is spot on. JUst an aside a 60 mm mattress keeps you off the deck too
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Reply By: Member - Robb (NSW) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:18

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:18
Have a look at Mr Swagman mate... www.mrswagman.com.au

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Reply By: Hilly - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 23:10

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 23:10
Hill River swags sold direct by the guy that makes them in Jurien Bay. I paid $230 for mine. Full length insect screen zips down both sides on the top. Separate screens at head and foot so it is well ventilated in the warm. Has hanging loops for the roo bar or rope between trees at the head and loops for a cross bar at the feet. Good matress, excellent canvas work. I'm happy.

Hilly
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 23:12

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 23:12
URL?
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Follow Up By: Hilly - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 01:47

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 01:47
Not sure if they have a website or not. I'm pretty sure it was Coastal Trimming Lot 1189 Gypsum St Jurien 6516

08 9652 1508 according to the white pages.

I can't remember the guy's name either.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 08:33

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 08:33
Cheers!
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Follow Up By: Member - Lawrence (WA) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 09:51

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 09:51
"Hill River swags sold direct by the guy that makes them in Jurien Bay. I paid $230 for mine. Full length insect screen zips down both sides on the top. Separate screens at head and foot so it is well ventilated in the warm. Has hanging loops for the roo bar or rope between trees at the head and loops for a cross bar at the feet. Good matress, excellent canvas work. I'm happy"

Try Blackstump Campers, he is an agent for those swags (phone number is 0409 608 622, Graham) they are on Alexander drive in Lansdale. I went looking at his swags liked them so much i bought a camper (canvas work is by the same person).
I do mean i like them.
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 10:53

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 10:53
Mallee Swags
Phone: 08-96221869
Fax: 08-96225183
Will freight anywhere

12Oz canvas
insect screen (sandfly proof)
best quality zippers

I have brochure if you would like one sent
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Reply By: outback ted - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 13:05

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 13:05
Check out www.remlap.com.au.

As good as any other and a S.A. company !

Cheers

ted
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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 14:46

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 14:46
I recently updated to a Jolly Swag Drover King Size. Got it for 20% off at Rays west terrace Adelaide. Looks the goods. the mattress is double thickness for the trunk and single thickness for the legs. Has all the other stuff you mention.

They are also a South Australian company.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 17:36

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 17:36
I've got a down under swag.

excellent build, full size window at head that you can open and close from inside, fully screened, two poles. ripstop canvas, on bottom and sides

Only down side is the top entry, bloody hard to get in and out of in the rain.

and it has seen some serious rain too, and never a drop inside the swag.

I'd recommend these to anyone (but haven't seen one around for ages.
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Reply By: Member - W.Wallace - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 12:36

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 12:36
Have a look at the Burke & Wills redgum single.
Good swag. Had this one a year no complaints.

http://www.discountcamping.com.au/index/products/dome/swags
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:44

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:44
Hi nudie hope you enjoyed your stay at Berri .
Did the swmbo and the tin lids make it home safe?
We have just had a new double swag made to our requirments by Peter at, Shrives Canvas at Manoora ( Ph 8848 4111) and did a good job of it, been in the industry a long time.
Pity we didnt get onto the subject at Berri you could of had a look.
Take a run up there and speak with him and have something made to your order.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:35

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:35
yes they arrived home safe...and so did swmbo

Wheres manoora? haha..dont bother i'll look it up....just did, might leave early friday for yacka and drop in ......if swmbo allows me to go
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 09:43

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 09:43
Your going to Yacka to do a job, and you dont know where Manoora is?
On Barrier h/way nth of saddleworth. Chrives on LHS just as you enter town.
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