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    Default Trailer and ground tent

    It seems most people using trailers have a TTT.
    I'd be more keen to go a ground tent route - not so keen on climbing ladders.

    Assuming a trailer with usable kitchen, any gotchas to be aware of?
    Currently I can only think of:
    o getting the kitchen under dry or sun cover (so prolly a good awning/side awning on the ground tent.
    o electricity needs to be split to both trailer and ground tent.
    o different/larger footprint, but not necessarily an issue
    o less safe against certain animals - but is that really true?
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    We travelled 150.000 km with ground tent OR trailer with ttt.

    less safe against certain animals - but is that really true?NO

    electricity needs to be split to both trailer and ground tent.

    If you are travelling I think some headlamps and a portable solar powered lamp for inside the tent should be fine (Not talking about making holiday stationary).

    Another option is LED Lamp with Hella Plug from Trailer to tent,
    I just made 3 of them, works like a bomb.

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    Cheers for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toccata (Roelof) View Post
    It seems most people using trailers have a TTT.
    I'd be more keen to go a ground tent route - not so keen on climbing ladders.

    Assuming a trailer with usable kitchen, any gotchas to be aware of?
    Currently I can only think of:
    o getting the kitchen under dry or sun cover (so prolly a good awning/side awning on the ground tent. A Gazebo will help
    o electricity needs to be split to both trailer and ground tent. An extention cord from the trailer
    o different/larger footprint, but not necessarily an issue I doubt it
    o less safe against certain animals - but is that really true? If you are safety conscious, it should not be a problem
    Roelof

    I have a trailer with TTT, but sometimes we do trips where it is not feasible to take the trailer along; in such cases the Grond dome does the job.

    See some comments above.

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    Hi Roelof,we only camp on the ground,although I always take my trailer along.
    As metioned above,we use a gazebo for a bit more shade and over the trailer when needed.Its all about choice.
    The main thing is that you and your family enjoy it.
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    Hi Roelof,
    No problem with a trailer and ground tent. I have a Metalian Mini with roofrack fitted on which I carry my Campmor Safari Senior tent. Canvas dome with extensions. This is split into two carry bags for when I do not need the extension I can leave the one bag and poles at home. Even when travelling and stopping for one night, you do not need to pitch the whole setup. For longer stays I pitch the full setup; see attached picture.

    The mini fits nicely under the veranda area with the working kitchen on the left hand side of the trailer. The kitchen is now under cover and when done I can close the whole seating area to keep the mozzies out.

    To provide power to the tent I have three Hella sockets fitted externally on the trailer and run three LED lights to the three parts of the tent, works like a charm.

    The best part is, if I do not need the trailer, I can still go camping with the same tent.
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    Thanks guys,
    I was thinking about a side awning on the tent but did not consider a gazebo.
    Time to put the hamster back on the treadmill.
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    small trailer with tent on top.
    awning to protect side...

    smaller better.
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    Default Trailer and ground tent

    Ground tent RV4 + 2 stretchers and 2 gazebos. (Don't like ladders anymore - its an age thing). 1 Gazebo for kitchen area and 1 gazebo for sitting under. Easy to put up and if 1 night only erect 1 Gazebo. Gazebos erected in "L" shape around small trailer with tent next to 1 gazebo.

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    Subscribed.
    We also prefer ground tents.
    I am currently shopping around for a trailer. Im looking at the Wilderness 310 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3771M View Post
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    We also prefer ground tents.
    I am currently shopping around for a trailer. Im looking at the Wilderness 310 etc.
    I have the 310 and its not bad.Did have issues with paint pealing but they fixed it quite quickly for me.Also built an extension on top for some added space.Very nice and light trailer

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    MikevR, any possibility of some pics, please?
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