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    Evening all

    Anyone use the Tentco Hexibow?

    And if so, comments please, looks like a good family tent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Yes, I would be careful buying a HM at the moment, you might struggle to get support if something went wrong.

    Back to the topic, also take a look at the Coleman Instant 8, I looked at them a while back and it looks like a very nice tent. Quick to setup and a lot lighter than the canvas HMs. I think you can get them on Takealot?
    We camp with a Coleman Instant 8 or 6 and we love it. Takes mere minutes to erect. Big screened windows all around for summer and they can be zipped up for cooler weather. It has a fly sheet and it did not move an inch in a storm we had at Epupa. They are cheap at Makro and Takealot if you bide your time for a special offer. Our Coleman is the faraway one.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam16 View Post
    We camp with a Coleman Instant 8 or 6 and we love it. Takes mere minutes to erect. Big screened windows all around for summer and they can be zipped up for cooler weather. It has a fly sheet and it did not move an inch in a storm we had at Epupa. They are cheap at Makro and Takealot if you bide your time for a special offer. Our Coleman is the faraway one.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks Sam, I have only heard good things about the Instant 8. BTW, nice "chair" there in front of the tent..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Thanks Sam, I have only heard good things about the Instant 8. BTW, nice "chair" there in front of the tent..
    We started taking our malaria medication the night before and all of a sudden almost everyone had a runny tummy. So the toilet seat and shovel were unpacked and later left behind a clump of trees about a hundred meters away for everyone’s convenience. It served its purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souty View Post
    Thought about thatbut Kids are small. 6 and 4
    My kids are same age and have recently moved to their own tent. They love it. Set it up close so you can hear.

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    I bought a Greensport tent a couple of years ago. Think it is called a Greensport Kudu. Very very happy with that, but it was expensive. I was looking for the lightest tent with spring steel frame. Canvas material, but a lighter ripstop type. I think it is 180g/sqm. Makes it a lot easier to handle. Other ripstop is up to 400g/sqm if I am not mistaken.
    My experience with my kids was that my wife and I slept in different tents for about two years, but the children soon decided that they want their own tent, so it sorted itself out fairly quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam16 View Post
    We camp with a Coleman Instant 8 or 6 and we love it. Takes mere minutes to erect. Big screened windows all around for summer and they can be zipped up for cooler weather. It has a fly sheet and it did not move an inch in a storm we had at Epupa. They are cheap at Makro and Takealot if you bide your time for a special offer. Our Coleman is the faraway one.Click image for larger version. 

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    I have the Coleman Easy Up 8, and , again on Friday, 10 minutes including laying the ground sheet and my tent is up.

    In the heavy rain storm, with the rain at 45deg.angle, no problem with waterproofing, however, our gazebo was set up at the next campsite over the braai, so when I opened the tent, the floor did get wet for about 500mm into the tent.

    Normally the gazebo goes over the front door to give a rain proof entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Simple. Just add a 2nd
    Doorway to doorway, under a gazebo. Clip a line to the kids' zip that runs through to a bell (or your big toe) in your tent.

    One night, quick stop camping - one tent, bit of a squeeze but do-able.
    Big storm camping - everyone in one tent, all the bags etc in the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souty View Post
    Hi guys.

    I hope someone can give me a recommendation.

    I currently have a howling moon 3x3m dome tent with a front extension.
    It is an awesome tent.

    But now to small for our family of 4.
    Two stretchers and two blow up mattresses.

    Does anyone use a tent that they would recommend?

    Thanks a million.
    I personally have been eyeing this tent from OutdoorWarehouse. I checked it out again the other week and it is really very spacious and plenty of head room and space around the beds. It also doesn't break the bank to much.

    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/p...ster-tent/7395
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    We have the Coleman Intant 8 as well as a Campmaster.The Coleman is easy to pitch as well as packing up. Packing up can be done single handedly, but easier with instructions from the wife on how to do it. The new Campmaster is terrible in rainy weather, something like the catchment area of the Kariba dam

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    How about an add a room I am sure a good tent maker can help you with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by hercules_za View Post
    Evening all

    Anyone use the Tentco Hexibow?

    And if so, comments please, looks like a good family tent...
    We have one on display at Camp and Climb Centurion. Tentco has a 2 year warranty on the tent and lifetime warranty on the zips . You cannot go wrong with Tentco. We have other make tents as well who want the light weight fabric type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Souty View Post
    Thought about thatbut Kids are small. 6 and 4
    True but they grow , especially if you feed them. What about getting the extension , however not sure if it is available on Howling Moon as per other brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souty View Post
    Hi guys.

    I hope someone can give me a recommendation.

    I currently have a howling moon 3x3m dome tent with a front extension.
    It is an awesome tent.

    But now to small for our family of 4.
    Two stretchers and two blow up mattresses.

    Does anyone use a tent that they would recommend?

    Thanks a million.
    Hi Souty,

    I have a HM Bush Nova Cottage and prepared to swop for a 3x3 Dome. It is 4.2 X 3.0 m with a 2 room centre split.
    We bought it 5 years ago when the daugter was still at school, but it is too bulky for the missus and I now. Paid R6000 at the time. Fantastic tent.
    I am in Roodepoort. If you're interested pm me on o eight 2 88 one forty five 47.

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    Hi guys.
    I eventually bought the Oztrail latitude tent.

    Time will tell.
    I will write a review after our Kruger trip. Eish.

    I know it ain’t as strong as a howling moon but will serve its purpose for the next few years.

    Selling my howling moon tent if anyone is keen?

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