advice on cabin tents

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:09
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hi folks
I'm taking a year off to trek around oz with a mate.
we'll be setting up camp for several days at a time so we are looking at getting a cabin tent...
any thoughts of brands/models to look at/stay clear of would be greatly appreciated.
looking at spending around $600 and preferably something with either two rooms or a divider would be good.
thanks for your help.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:14

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:14
Oh dear. This will be good.

What's a good tent to buy?

lol.
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Follow Up By: mistermister - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:02

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:02
^ ;-) I know! I'm hoping theres some lively debate so I can narrow down my choices a bit. Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Turning left - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:50

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:50
Check out -- http://www.colemanaustralia.com.au/Product,1137,10150A.aspx?page=2
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:48

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:48
I think your budget is a bit short.

IMO , for a good canvas cabin tent , you are looking around the $1000 mark.

Maybe you can pick one up on special for less.

The Majority of Aussie and NZ made canvas Tents are pretty good. COI is a brand that springs to mind.

I paid nearly $1500 for mine about 10 years ago . . . sitting in the shed gathering dust now , bought a campertrailer.

I dont think its something to skimp on . . . nothing worse then getting wet in a tent. Also , a decent one , should you decide to sell it later , retains their value very well.
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Follow Up By: mistermister - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 17:50

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 17:50
hey flappa thanks for the heads up - i hadnt come across these ones yet. Look like good quality and i've found some favourable reviews of them in some searches. Initial glances put them at around $1,200 - which is not the end of the world if it does the job every day for a year. The only qualm is that to get the divided area you need to get the 15' x 12' (which is the same for the other ones i've seen so far) which is a bit of an overkill for only two people. cheers.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:46

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:46
Oh they will.

We lived in ours over Xmas Hols for 6 weeks at a time. Went through 2 Cyclones. No probs at all with the tent, cant say the same about the tarp covering though . . .

Yep , not cheap , but as I said , resale is excellent, probably only loose a couple of hundred at worst (seen em sold for the same as new).

Size and weight is the biggest drawback. Bloody Big , and Bloody heavy.
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Reply By: Johnny boy - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 06:15

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 06:15
hi Mister..........r

Im not sure where u r but there is a tent that I saw at a place called OZTENT RV (02)97574466 .. at 2/1273 whetherill park NSW 2164 in western sydney on the horsley drive.... price well I cant remember but just call them it wont hurt
it was canvas and was perfect for quick setups he demod it for me and it took about 30 seconds to put up the main tent and I would say a couple of mins for the flip up anex that Im sure he said could be fully enclosed the only drawback is that it has a frame inside that you need to fold out (very easy) but due to this frame it stores in a long bag , having said that though I saw 2 elderly couples pull up in their 4wd at a camp site near us and keeping in mind I had just took 40 min to set up and 10 was probly me cursing because it was almost dark and I thought poor old buggers I ll go offer some help in a minute.....well no need they had it set up by the time I walked over so just think how good it would be to be set up b4 the billy boils.

HOPE THIS HELPS? rebards JB

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