Best Semi Permanent/Permanent Camping Tent

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I am looking to purchase a tent that will be erected for approximately 6 months of the year on land located in a low-mid rain fall area in South Australia. I am familiar with the Campor tents but was interested if any other, cheaper canvas tents that are currently on the market would be adequate. Size doesn't really matter as it will be used by no more than 2 people.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - blackbird1937 - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 04:03

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 04:03
Hello . Have you thought of using a cabin tent ? We have used a canvas cabin tent at times in the past . Strong winds did not move it unlike dome tents with fibreglass poles . A cabin tent is much easier to erect by 2 people than 1 . We have also used a 1 minute tent with a 10 x 20 poly tarp over the top on extra poles to cook under . Hope you enjoy your time under canvas . Vern
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Follow Up By: Rubbing Elbows - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:16

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:16
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I have thought about using a cabin tent, just wasn't sure which one would be the best for use of 6 months at a time, year in and year out. I've researched the different strengths and grades of canvas but without ever have used one before , not sure how it would hold up & not risk it will fall to pieces in a month or so.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:32

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:32
We tried that and you can pretty much destroy a tent in that period of time especially if left unattended occasionally for a few days.
Might be better to spend the dough on a small old caravan to leave onsite, you can pick them up for a grand or so when they are getting towards the end of usable towing life.
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Follow Up By: Rubbing Elbows - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:19

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:19
Thanks for the reply,
Yes this was an option but I want the camp & canvas feel. I might just have to put it up and pull it down in between my visits. Just a pain every week putting up and packing up a tent for up to 6 months of the year
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:13

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:13
the other thought is to buy a marquee or tarp or awning (one of those self erecting ones) as cover for the tent. I know this is a bit of swallowing the spider to catch the fly, but some of those jobbies aren't all that expensive from BCF or BBQ galore, and you could buy a replacement cover far cheaper than the tent.

Sunlight, bird-poop, and tree sap over time will eat canvas.

Just a thought ....

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:41

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:41
Agree that leaving a tent up and unattended may shorten the life of the tent.

Suggest you have a look for used tents on eBay - you can often find largish older style canvas tents that are quite cheap. Most are pick-up only so you would need to find one close to where you live.

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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:16

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:16
One of these old Army tents would be the go..

Army Marquee tent



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Follow Up By: Rubbing Elbows - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:21

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 14:21
Now that's a tent.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 03:59

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 03:59
you could buy that and re inact scenes from M.A.S.H
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Reply By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:49

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:49
If you really want to do this I would look at a quality canvas tent such as a Southern Cross Ultimate Trekka. You will get a second hand one at a reasonable price. I had mine for over 10 years and it was second hand when I purchased it. I also sold it for more than I paid 10 years latter. Yes they are worth the money.


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Follow Up By: Rubbing Elbows - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:19

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:19
Thanks Jason,

Funnily enough I just received a price list from enquiring to Southern Cross, so I'm glad that you posted your experience with using one of these tents. They are priced similar to the Campor Tents, but are a different design, more head room & from my research seem easier to erect.
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Follow Up By: Rubbing Elbows - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:24

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 16:24
Sorry just further more to this reply. I have looked at OZ Wild & their specifications dont seem to bad compared to the Southern Cross, but Oz Wild are significantly cheaper. Would it be worthwhile paying the extra. Price differs by almost $900.
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