Southern Cross lightweight tents

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:53
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Just wondering if anyone has experience with the single hoop 6oz canvas tent that Southern Cross have on their website. I have had one of their centre pole tents for several years and am happy with it for 4wding. I'm thinking of the lighter one for motorbike touring. I'm mainly interested in how well it handles heavy rain and high winds as this is when many tents "come undone". I'll check it out at their factory for size, weight etc. Unlike Truckster who seemed unable to make up his mind on anything about tents (good on you Truckster - did you ever get a tent? - I read the whole long episode of a couple of months ago - a good read!!), I do know what I want but just would appreciate any first hand experience of how well 6oz canvas stands up to the elements.
Thanks!!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:20

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:20
I have [ View Image]this for one nighters when Im without wife. $130, and it was weeing down at club property and was dry after 2 days!!!!!!

On the family tent, when $$ allow we are getting the Southern Cross Ultimate Trekker. Want to get it with the Awning all at once, but its kinda $$$ still..
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 10:41

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 10:41
Truckster,
I got one of those (used only once) for sale, bought it back in december.
It has the large and small awnings.
Will
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Follow Up By: Mick - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:50

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:50
Thanks truckster but that doesn't look like one in their range. I was looking at a red single hoop canvas one they make out of 6oz canvas. Weight isn't critical but size is important - my centre pole is great in the 4wd but too big for the purpose I want this one for.
As a matter of interest, what is the $130 one and where did you get it? The Southern Cross dome is $480. of course it's made here (Bayswater)from Aus materials - which is a huge plus over imported tents.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 22:05

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 22:05
GUPATROL, how much and where are you? pics nad why u sellin

Mick,
Nope not a Canvas Southern cross, not even canvass, but for $130, it was 1/3 the price of the swag I wanted, and it does the same!!
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 09:54

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 09:54
Truckster,
I haven't got any pics, it was only up once!! But if you visit Southern Cross web site, it is there (or talk to them) I bought mine in December and they reckon they have not made any changes since.
Reason for selling: I used to have the previous model (with velcro on the bottom of the door) and we used it a lot ended up selling it to get new model with Zipper all around the door and bigger windows, vents up the top, cable slot etc etc.
Now that I got the new model with all the options, my daughters use their own dome (two man tent) and I use my swag so the big tent is never used....
Price is negotiable to a certain extent and I am in ACT
Will
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:10

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:10
mail me off line Im interested

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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:51

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:51
What make and where did you get it? Is it the cyclist tent from Ray's??
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:11

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:11
Yes it was from Rays, I will get make and model tomorrow while cleaning out the shed..

Take care
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