show us your camp setups!!

barnsey062

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this is mine, still a few things to sort, have fly screen enclosures for both side awnings now & am getting rid of the 4 burner stove as it just takes too long to cook anything on it, when the burners are set on high its like they are set on low & takes almost 20 mins to boil enough water for a coffee, i am going to get a Weber baby Q instead :)
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Silveredition

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Our current set-ups..
First is for a few hours sleep on the side of the road or for when I camp from the boat on an island. (Blackwood all mesh hiker dome)
Second is when stopping for only a couple of nights. (Great Outdoors Drysdale canvas touring tent 3x3).
Third is for our 2 week stay at Exmouth each year ( Blackwolf Twin 240 lite and a Oztrail Max Shade 4.8)
Works for us!
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darb

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This thread is interesting in tht it shows all the different modus operandi's over the years!
These days I'm mostly in swags as love the simplicity / speed.
If it's just me, or the wife and I , or son and I for a single night , then a single queen swag.
If it's the son and I for a couple of nights, i'll give him his own Queen swag so we can get more sleep.
If its the son, wife, daughter and I then boys in one, girls in the other.
Mostly I try to avoid taking lots of cooking gear, other than camp oven or toasties on the fire, and running a 75L true dual zone fridge to cart it all.

I don't run a slide, cage, or bag - as I still want maximum tray space and always found myself disgruntled at how much space gets consumed with installation of such.

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On much longer trips we deploy an RV5 with front room + two queen swags. Typically the girls and gear goes into the RV5, and the boys have a queen swag each. Lots of room for good nights sleep.

That said, the setup and take down of RV5 + front room setup and everything that goes with it, is a bit of a pain in the butt. Makes me yearn for a caravan. BUT, the rub is that 80% of my camping is to locations where you basically can't get to with a van (or i dont wnat to)... its only long trips where we base in a town. So, I don't know.
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teza h

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I'v gone for the touring set up,cos we like to stay on the move,it's quick and eazy to set up and pack away and lunch on the go is too eazy. Also when we get to a great place,pretty much any where,if we like it we just pop the camp,and if need be ,we can be gone in about 20- 30 minutes;):cool:
We'v had this set up for years now and it's perfect for Mel and I :);)









Cheers Teza.
Since then I'v made some changes,I removed the rear seat and fitted a 50 ltr water tank and moved the fridge and ice box for eazy acsess and fitted a fox wing like awning.
 

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Gidgee

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Since then I'v made some changes,I removed the rear seat and fitted a 50 ltr water tank and moved the fridge and ice box for eazy acsess and fitted a fox wing like awning.
What exact awning is a Foxwing-like? I want a Foxwing but man they are pricey.
 

Gidgee

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foxwing are very ............ok , have a look at the supapeg 270
Supapeg seems to now be SuperRV, the website times out constantly. I thought the $700 foxwing was pricey, but $1000 for the supapeg is miles beyond what I'd pay for an awning, but they seem to be out of stock anyway.
 

Dazacom

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So I know some might not see it as camping but after tents and a soft floor I’m happy for the ease of set up. It’s also good because with a large family I had a lot of setting up to do with the soft floor F34C6661-661B-42CB-B5E5-0113E9B74283.jpeg DA5D47A2-937F-4183-83FA-DF53D1437E1C.jpeg
 

Bru9

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What are you powering with eight solar panels?
Probably just a 45L fridge & a 5W night light! Solar panel sizing is mostly BS, as the days go on your 200W kings panel will not keep up unless your in the cloudless desert & the capacity will walk down so it's quite doable to have half a KW just for a small setup. More panels mean more set & forget.
Bush is awful for solar so usually ya gotta hit the midday sun in one spot without going mad constantly moving panels. By the looks there is about 600watt of panels in the photo, real world more like 450 in summer on that angle, all facing one direction for probably 2hrs of sunlight if that. The total watt-hours are what matter and in bush they are usually always small so thats why you setup ALOT.

Some of these night photos are so overexposed youd think they were using 50watts of LED...
 
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