Shower Tent

Submitted: Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 02:27
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Considering a shower tent. I know that some of these things are impossible to fold up and having a short fuse this might be an issue.

Any suggestions? Price is not an issue but there is a limit of course.

Thank you in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 02:41

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 02:41
Hi graham,
Yes there is a knack in 'folding' these tents up but once mastered you will find it very easy to do.....
Who said you cant teach an old dog new tricks!
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Reply By: Dust-Devil - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:27

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:27
These things are really dirt cheap so buy a few and that way you are 'Boy Scout' ready to face any issues when folding/collapsing the mother up.

Any Suggestions: Yep! only one - always carry a litre bottle of Shellite and a box of matches.

Why: Well when that sucker refuses to fold up, apply shellite liberally, stand back and light it up with one of the aforementioned matches.

Problem solved in a 'Black Balloon' puff of smoke and then use one of the extras that you bought.

The saving on time, effort, money and stress is exponential.

Oh! and by the way these type of tents are just excellent for showering in. They come in Two sizes and I respectfully suggest you get the larger one for shower purposes.

Add a pack of 4 interlocking perforated mats and away you go.

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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:58

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:58
For the shower floor we used the car mat - the one that is dish shaped.
Everything must have 2 uses.
(Chicka is still trying to think of my second purpose)
Rob
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Reply By: two_ks - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:48

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:48
Graham,

try thread 87188 or better still google"to fold a shower tent"

Ken
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Follow Up By: two_ks - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:52

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:52
graham
to add, place a piece of shade cloth under the suggested mats ,keeps the mud of both your feet and the mat
Ken
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:24

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:24
Graham

Had one of these for 7 years, and never had a problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysoulbr7TuE&feature=related

Copy and paste this clip from youtube
and good luck

Cheers
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:25

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:25
Well I'll be....
Set up a direct link

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Follow Up By: westskip - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:16

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:16
Certainly if you Google in looking for folding shower tent there is an excellent video clip available. We've used a folding tent for years now and always follow the video's directions - no problems.

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:07

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:07
When we travelled in the landcruiser we had one of those folding tents that would just not fold. We used to leave it on top of the bed in the roof top tent unfolded. Well it was collapsed flat but not into the little circles.

One day we decided to have a little competition with our fellow campers - after each contestant's effort we all held up our cards giving a rating of 1 to 10. This was great fun but the shower tent was twisted and bend so many times (and often the wrong way) that the tent was completely stuffed after this fun event.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:14

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:14
I got one for a Christmas pressie a while back. First time I tried to erect it (at home), it took me 90 minutes & the air was blue. My wife and MIL were in hysterics of laughter. I almost threw it in the bin.

In the end I Googled how to erect one. Found the BCF website had the best demo. Played the vid throughh a couple of times and Bob's your aunty.

So So simple once youve got the hang of it.

As said above use one of those foam squares as a floor mat.



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Reply By: Member - john y - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:17

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:17
When the time comes to pack up the shower tent simply pretend to find something else to do then mention to your missus that it needs folding. Works for me every time Regards
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Reply By: Member - john y - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:38

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:38
When the time comes to pack up the shower tent simply pretend to find something else to do then mention to your missus that it needs folding. Works for me every time Regards
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Reply By: Bravo Man - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:02

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:02
Hi Graham

I have had 2 of these and sometimes got it first go and sometimes struggled .It seems I always struggled when I am trying to show someone else how its done.

My main advice is when you buy one make sure its a loose fit in the carry bag. The first one I had was very tight and it ruined the bag and the tent trying to put it in which is why I am now on number 2

Cheers Peter
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Reply By: CraigB - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 14:36

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 14:36
BCF have Oztrail ones on special at the moment for $79

You don't need a rocket science degree to fold these ones.

Oztrail Shower.

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Craig
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Reply By: wizzer73 - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 16:47

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 16:47
I have had my foldup shower tent for 5 years now. My only suggestion is to practice, practice, practice. And always set it up and practice folding a few times before you go away. Then its fresh in your mind.

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Reply By: sweetwill - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 17:04

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 17:04
hello Graham.
I bought mine at a garage sale for $2 still standing, the bloke that owned it just gave up he said he was over it, well i have had a hit and miss relation ship with this sucker sometimes it will fall into the bag other days it travels on the roof rack unfolded but I must say when you are camped they are the best things since sliced bread cheers Bill.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 23:14

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 23:14
A young fellow in a camping shop showed me how and I've not failed since. But I lent one of my old ones to a mate and it came back after 2 weeks in the desert unfolded.

They have got easier. I've recently updated with 2 of the $39 Oztrail spring up tents and they fold easily. Try in the shop before you buy.
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Reply By: lori - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 13:26

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 13:26
We have 2 of the oztrail instant ones, (After a little practice we have found) one folds up perfectly almost everytime but the other one has a kink in the frame that lets it twist, so often the frame needs to straightened out before we acan even attempt a foldup - husband hates it.

Noticed that Rays is selling a Coleman instant up ensuite for $149ea in their latest catalog sale.

Biggest problem we have had with the ones we have is that when using it as a toilet and it rains or in heavy dew that the toilet paper just doesnt make it.
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