Tent Cot, Has anyone had any experience with these?

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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:05

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:05
How much and where do I get one????

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Boo - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:09

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:09
I remember seeing them at K-Mart here in Canberra a couple of months ago but can't recall how much they were, great idea though basically a swag off the ground.

Kerrie
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:34
About that much at Clare camping store!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:16

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:16
http://www.tacklentents.com.au/category20_1.htm

$179 here

The ebay one sounds the go!
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Reply By: Tony Shaw - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:11

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:11
The only thing is i think there's a fly to make it 100% water proof.

About $150 including fly,
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:15

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:15
I got one cos i snore like a pig and would be kicked out of the main tent. Reasonably quick to erect, fairly comfortable and can be used without the canopy. Cost $159. Got mine at ORE. Issue is fairly bulky, folds up to about 100mm thick and 900mm X900mm theres abouts. Weighs about 8kg.

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Reply By: Wombat - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:52

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:52
a href="http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20719&item=4392164162&rd=1">There's one on eBay for sixty bucks if anyone's interested.</a

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Follow Up By: Wombat - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 21:03

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 21:03
Hmmmmm!

Link not working - Why do I always get the warped one?

Google will get you there if this doesn't.

a href="http://home.listings.ebay.com.au/Outdoor-Living_Hammocks-Tents_W0QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ19QQsacatZ20719QQsocmdZListingItemList">Tent cot</a

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:16

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:16
This one on Ebay you mean

?? :) Seems a bargain to me!
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:54

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:54
Thanks Bruce, that's the one - any idea what I did wrong with the link?
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Reply By: Ted (Cairns) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 23:06

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 23:06
I've had one for some time. Great idea, and comfy too once you put a swag mattress inside. $140 on special from Camping World, and yes Kmart in Canberra had them too (a month ago?). Good quality for the price too.

Advantages: who cares if the ground is stony or wet, no snakes etc, you can sleep on the roofrack when you're in croc land.

Problems: the middle section (ie between legs) has extra reinforcing. So the head and foot sections sag and you end up with head and shoulders some 10cm lower than bum. A bit like say sleeping half on the verge and half on the road... Also, the frame is quite heavy. So I took the tent part off the frame (slides straight off, no cutting/sewing etc required to take off or put back), put two short lengths of tubing where the tent frame was (through the velcro at the top), 2 bungy cords and voila - a swag with ample_ ventilation/mesh_ on_ 4_ sides. Looking at the price of say an Ultima I'm still streets ahead.

I may go back to the original design if I find a way of having a straight surface to sleep on.
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:08

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:08
Saw one at K-Mart Rowville the other day for $110
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