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Re: Rooftop Tents

Unread postby Caracal » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:03 pm

Thanks for detailed reply Tony and yes it does make sense
But the technical side of things I leave up to SO...
I will forward all this info onto him....
As I said previously this has to be quick and simple but comfortable as well.
Thx again for the info !

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Re: Rooftop Tents

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:16 pm

Hey Caracal,

I must dig out a pic or 2 that will show that rooftop tents are not entirely safe.........
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Tracylee » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:10 pm

Where are the pics Bush Baptist?
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Re: Rooftop Tents

Unread postby Tintin » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:31 pm

Ahhh I bet I know which pics - the ones where the elephants pulled them apart in Botswana? Good reason though...they were only after the plastic rubbish bag hanging on the side mirror that had CITRUS peels in them..when they eventually found what they could smell..they took the bag and left! Can't blame them - 101 of camping in elephant areas..NO CITRUS
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Caracal » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:10 pm

Yes BB where are the pics..in the meantime I have become quite used to my rooftop tent..just love my room with a view !!!!!

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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Tintin » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:24 pm

I BET IT IS! I don't have one because its a bit difficult to handle as one person, but I have a 'tent-cot' that I shipped from USA about the size of a lounger with a tent..I just strap it to the roof rack and its perfect!! I see you are off to KTP soon..wooheee...what is the latest on the lions, have been a bit out of circulation with work! Would love to hear your report back on return?
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Caracal » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:44 pm

Oops sorry Tintin..must change my signature. We are just back from KTP...but we did not camp..stayed in chalets. Trip report has just started ..but very much in it's early stages !

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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Tintin » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:56 pm

Just one thing until I can read your report..put me out of my misery...

Is it good news or bad news about the lions?
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Caracal » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:09 pm

This was not a lion trip at all..
We saw 8 lions/lionesses in total and only one of them was in the upright position and walking. That was a beautiful male at Grootkolk. The others were all sleeping beauties ...but very healthy sleeping beauties....
Hope that makes you feel a bit better

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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Tintin » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:15 pm

Thanks...just can't wait to get there again, but still a long time to go!
Looking forward to your report!
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:53 pm

Image

How's this!
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Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING

Unread postby Tracylee » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:05 am

Did you have oranges in your tent or something?
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Tent pegs

Unread postby PAPA SMURF » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:24 pm

Hi
We are busy planning a caravan tip to KTP for August/September next year. We realise that we cannot take our caravans further that 2R so we will be using that as our base for the 7 days we are in the park.
Speaking to someone yesterday they said i should get myself some fence droppers and cut them into thirds and use that instead of tent pegs at 2R as the ground is harder than a rock. As i have not read any complaits about tent pegs at 2R i am just wondering what you other campers have experianced
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Re: TENT PEGS

Unread postby billyf » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:32 pm

The ground at TR is pretty hard - and the "normal" tent pegs just don't make it, but I dont think its necessary to go as far as cutting up metal "droppers".

A better solution might be to use a cordless drill (if you have one) or alternatively to buy some of the stronger and thicker tent pega available at most camping/caravan shops.

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Re: TENT PEGS

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:40 am

As discussed in some of the camping equipment threads, a lot of people use ordinary nails as pegs. Most use washers to prevent them from disappearing. I bend the nail heads using a brazing torch. A lot of people also recommend wetting the ground prior to knocking in the pegs.
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