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Offline scorzon  
#1 Posted : 12 August 2015 20:27:17(UTC)
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Hi all, as a user of other SI forums I am aware that being a newbie, I'll likely ask questions that others have asked many times before. That said I couldnt find any topics on this, so here goes.

I currently enjoy camping regularly but am really interested in the greater flexibility of trailer tents. This is because I have a six year old to consider now.

She loves to camp but the temperatures are a barrier in this country once we get outside of June-August. I also need to be able to setup and strike more rapidly to allow me to do 'in and out like a ninja' camping strikes locally.

This means I am looking at some of the more modern lightweight, 2/4 berth TTs that are theoretically pitched in 15 minutes eg like the latest generation Camp-let Classic.

What I am wondering though is, does the length of viable season in this country with a TT match that of ground tents or does being a good way off the ground on foam mattresses keep things warmer at night and help to extend that season. I would like to think that in a TT, May and September might be possible.

Any thoughts/opinions welcome, thanks in advance.

Graham
Offline SJG10553  
#2 Posted : 18 August 2015 09:52:32(UTC)
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Hi Graham,

Being off the ground for sleeping definitely makes a difference IMHO. We have been away in April and September in our current TT, (Alpha GL), and last TT, (Olympe GL) and were nice and warm at night.

look for a TT with a zip in groundsheet, (ZIG), as it will keep drafts at bay and with a fan heater would be nice and warm in the evening.

Griff
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Offline scorzon  
#3 Posted : 18 August 2015 21:16:36(UTC)
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Ahh thats great Griff, thanks for taking the time to reply. I had already decided that whatever happened I wanted a ZIG, it just seemed to make sense from a number of perspectives, but your comment adds grist to the mill.

Interesting point about a heater, I may look into a small radiant heater or similar. I guess during the slightly colder months at the end/start of the season it makes sense to insist on a pitch with a hookup anyway.

Many thanks

Graham
Offline AndysGoldBeetle  
#4 Posted : 17 September 2015 17:05:21(UTC)
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Yep being off the ground makes a difference. We camped at the begining of april and it was fine. I was camping last weekend too and I got too hot at night. We will be going camping in october and am very sure we will be fine. Going to camp on an island in the middle of the river Mosel near Koblenz. Looking forward to it! BigGrin
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