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We have just got our new tent and it is deffo brill

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RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 17:32:38

DH and I have just put up our new tent in the garden.

For a practise we made some silly mistakes but as it was just a practise that was ok apart from I am sunburnt

Kangaboy wants to sleep in it tonight so we are going to watch the forcast and see if it will be fine tomorrow to take it down

come and see our new tent it is DEFFO BRILL

We are not going on any trips this year DS is having a BBQ/Campover with all his friends at end of holiday


Although we were planning on spending alot less money I fell in love with the SV6, I love the suncanopy and the huge windows

We got the carpet for the SV8 so that DS could have the bedrooms taken out and have the larger carpet to cover the whole tent for his CAMPOVER

The Monty meant DH had to bend his head down cos that was our 2nd choice as advised by MNetters


We got a really good deal by ringing around and geting quotes for the TENT, FOOTPRINT GROUNDSHEET & CARPET


RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 17:34:36

I forgot to say which tent we had

It is the OUTWELL SUNVALLEY 6 {2008 version}


Doodle2U Thu 24-Jul-08 17:38:02

Blimey - it's HUUUUUUGE! The massive porch will make a fab kitchen area!


RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 17:42:38

yes that is one of the things I love about it


PeachyBAHons Thu 24-Jul-08 17:47:10

ah we hasve the sv8 2008

deffo deffo deffo super brill wink grin

bu6t then we need huge for all 6 of us

pootleflump Thu 24-Jul-08 17:52:09

Ooooh envy I love it, but I've been eyeing up the bear lake all year. Now that we've used our tent once I think we qualify for an upgrade grinhmm.

Enjoy it!

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 17:52:41

WOW smile

Yes there are only 3 of us, so the SV8 would be too big for us.

We love it, I am sure next time we put it up we will be more sensible and not take so long



RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 17:55:52

pootle BL looks good too


Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jul-08 18:16:11

oooh, lovely tent.

Lucycat Thu 24-Jul-08 18:46:48

i do love your thread titles Kanga - I know it's you before I even open it!

Very nice tent too - tunnels are sooo easy to put up aren't they?

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 19:44:15



They would be easy if you watched the video and read the instructions properly which WE didn't


Hannah81 Thu 24-Jul-08 19:49:15

glad you had proper instructions with yours - we bought a family tent a few weeks ago and the instructions we had were "assemble tent" - thanks; that helps

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 19:53:14


Ours were attached to the bag the tent was in

tiredemma Thu 24-Jul-08 19:56:51

our new tent had a DVD to instruct you how to put it up!!

PeachyBAHons Thu 24-Jul-08 19:58:58

dh always prints off assembly tips to go with the instrucyions when we sell tents on, but gelert and outwell (and maybe others) have them sewn in

we didnt get a practise run, we pcked it up on the way to a site after we had a silly drama with the tent we thought we were geting. Poor dh had to put it up mostly alone- *not8 a good tent for that!

scanner Thu 24-Jul-08 20:02:55

Am most envy we've been deciding between a SV8 and a wolf lake. I think we'll finally order it tomorrow as dh has judt been paid - out of interest who did you get your good deal with. The website you linked to is our local camping shop, so I'm keen to know if it was them.

Lucycat Thu 24-Jul-08 20:32:12

go with the Lake grin but then again do have a mahoosive car / trailer don't you?

the bags are truly huge!

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 20:42:42

We watched the video last week but were toooooo excited to watch it today

Silly mistake

The instructions are very clear but we didn't read them properly

When we came back in and watched the video we realised it was much more simple than we made it


MORAL of the story

WATCH VIDEO and READ INSTRUCTIONS beforehand not afterwards


DH rang up loads of companies and got prices and then went to the local one which is SK camping {they are NOT very friendly though}

BUT they say they will pricecheck on the website so they had to really we were going to buy everything else but then decided as we don't need most of it til next year we would wait and get in sales as they wouldn't discount on it all sad

The best price was from NORWICH camping shop cos they all pricematched iyswim and so price went down



But they didn't do the SV6 but they do do the SV8

Then go to your local one and get them to pricematch with the extra 10% off

Good luck


RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 20:48:28

here is their website


Troutpout Thu 24-Jul-08 20:54:02

ooh he's beautiful

scanner Thu 24-Jul-08 20:54:51

Great idea, no wolf lake on that site, but I've found another that has it for £100 cheaper and the local place says it pricematches.

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 20:58:19



The time spent on the phone certainly pays off they all want to beat each other

Get the name of the person you are dealing with and then ring another and keep going and then go to one that gives extra 10% and you go down even more


Then go to local one and get a pricematch


RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 20:59:26

They do want the name of company etc so they know you are being honest


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