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Base Seconds 4.2... I did it!

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AriaB Sat 13-Apr-13 12:17:04

Hello smile

I finally bought the base seconds. Was umming and aaahing for so long. I'm a single mum and really doubted I could manage putting it up and down by myself, especially after I went to Decathalon and saw the size of it in the flesh!

However, I just did it in my garden... 17 minutes to put up and down, how amazing is that?! Now despite the rubbish weather I am genuinely excited to start camping this year with DS. I can't believe how easy it is- I feel rather smug, even if I did at one point end up inside the tent with my arms and legs in a tangle...

(not sure how easy it would be in windy weather or rain though, but we'll deal with that later!)

I'm 5.1 and literally couldn't reach the sides to pull it in to put away- disaster I thought- but by sort of falling on it (!) I managed it. TOTALLY recommend it to anyone trying to choose!

Now off to buy suitable bunting...

AriaB Sat 13-Apr-13 12:18:00

Oh and that link should be a photo of it in my garden... obviously I didn't both doing the guys though. And the 17 minutes included running back and forth to my ipad to watch the youtube videos, hehe!

ChippyMinton Sat 13-Apr-13 15:34:19

Well done!
I've got a couple of the quechua pop ups, and they are great, as long as you can remember how to fold them.

Quenelle Sat 13-Apr-13 17:39:49

That is a thing of beauty Aria. Hope the weathers good enough for you to christen it soon.

paneer Sat 13-Apr-13 22:08:15

Well done!

I have the Base Seconds 4.1 and love the ease of it.

I take a fold flat step when we go camping. If you're struggling with reaching, you should consider getting one

mrswimpeydimple Mon 15-Apr-13 14:24:36

Congrats on your purchase. It's a fab tent. One tip - dont forget to undo the side and porch zips before trying to fold, its an absolute bugger otherwisegrin (experience!)

Ineedmorepatience Mon 15-Apr-13 17:15:59

YAY! A very good choice Aria, I have the 4.1 and a separate base seconds for a porch. I love, love, love itgrin

I agree about remembering the zips tooblush

Happy campingsmile

Ineedmorepatience Mon 15-Apr-13 17:22:37

Meant to say, I would recommend buying some longer pegs as the ones that come with the tent are fine for still French summers but have a tendency to pull out of our boggy, soggy wind blown campsitesgrin

AriaB Mon 15-Apr-13 23:04:19

Ahh thanks, I grabbed a bag of extra pegs at Decathalon- glad I did now!

Also spontaneously ordered a base seconds last night too... oops. Has now made cheap tent not so cheap- but I couldn't resist the thought of having the extra 'living room' to throw all of our stuff in and cook in.

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