We went out today and Kmart didn't have their tents on special, so they were a bit expensive. We ended up buying a Silver Grande 6 person tent. Never heard of the brand, but it looked pretty good and was on special at Ray's Outdoors today. Probably a bit too big for us but with the little 'ums, we will need some elbow room
coleman 6mAN dome tent and a baby one for the bags and missus clothes etc.
dont spend enough time insid to need anything flash of big !!! camping is for getting outdoors not in
and id sleep on the back of th etruck if the missus let me
I have a Hannibal roof top tent. 5 min to set up & pack away. Comfortable as (Even the missus likes it) No problems in the rain and it extends over the back of the Patrol so it acts like an awning providing good dry access in the wet.
Cool in summer as it picks up more of the breeze fully opened ( Fly wire closed of course. LOL). I have just done 7000kms with the missus on remote tracks and I was very pleased with it.
I use two tents for different trips, one a tourer that is about 9'x13', the other a little dome
jobbie(have two of). Thinking of selling the big tent as doesn't get used that much, but is a
Southern Cross, (best canvas tents ever-my opinion), so will probably last another 20 years!
May have to take a look at a speedy tent in the flesh tho'.
I reckon the rv Oz tent the way to go, up in 30 seconds just wack in the pegs and throw up the awning.
Toooo easy, I have the rv 2 and apart from just fitting in the roof rack of the 80 series they go up real quick.
But it's usually the missus me and the dog and no kiddies.
If I'm by myself I just take the swag.
The mattress is a queen at the shoulders but narrows down a little at the wheel wells, I find it's not a problem as I don't need the width at the knees just above the waist for arms and shoulders. I also have three kids. A light simple dome tent is the way to go, few minutes to out up and easily stored in the camper when traveling.
We have a 14ft poptop caravan, a 12 man spinifex dome and a two man dome which I use for boys weekends, cleaning out the shed last weekend I found another 2 man dome that Im not sure where I got? Stuff just seems to accumulate at my place, its all cheap stuff but its still stuff.