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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by mick chopps, Jun 25, 2015.
Sweet SB. THe Thredbo PosSe is growing. Ski8us.
Was bought on the proviso that it did not totally replace proper camping on longer stays. More for short stays and for breaking up the trip to and from snow. Kid will be at school next year so we will be restricted mostly to weekends after this year.
Primarily a work vehicle of course.
You ****er. Ro-boy's is excellent. He'd take it to the snow if he could leave his desk and if his (much) better half would give him the keys back. She loves the thing.
I'm still considering one.
If anything it will be fun setting the thing up how i want it. I've been told its a 4-6 month wait. Hoping it arrives before skiing starts.
Got to put a single seat in the rear, set of drawers in rear with sleeping on top. Thinking i'll need some sort of bunk arrangement down the track. Some swivel seats in the front would be nice but $$$$. Some electrics. Would like a wood fire but not sure i'm willing to cut a hole in the side of it for a flue.
My seats swivel pretty cheap, I undo the bolts and turn them around. usually only bother on longer trips if I need the extra room.
Will you van folk be leasing overnight floor space?
Mine comes with an active and loud 4 year old. You can rent inside and i'll pitch the swag outside.
Needs a sticker:
"If the vans a rockin the 4 year old is still awake and active."
Does the 4YO come with a 5AM alarm setting like our grandson?
No. We get to stay up till midnight often. But do sleep in till 8am most days. Ours has no off switch.
That is exactly how i pictured it. Have not ruled it out yet. There are some very nice little wood stoves made for sailing ships that would work well in a small space. Trouble is i can only find them OS. Will keep an eye out.
Would make a few wonder what the hell was going on if you drove up the highway with woodsmoke coming out of the van.
....and yet nobody would bat an eyelid in the overnight at ThReDo.
Do you think he overdid it with the prayer flags?
who needs seatbelts and airbags when you got prayer flags.
Sorry DJM - was only commenting on the wood fire. The rest of it was not to my liking.
I just meant a smoking van would fit right in under the smokey haze that is overnight parking.
Anyone had experience with CRUX X1 tents ? Assaults model looks a good option
Sounds like a special edition Torana.
Crux Assault seems heavy for a single skin tent @2kg, 220x120 floor size - compared with eg Hilleberg Nallo 2, which is double skin, 2.4kg, and 220x130 floor size ( and tight for 2 anyway). And, yes, I realise there's a significant price differential...
Deposit down on a 2011 multivan 4Motion.
Have yo ordered tele gear yet?
I'll bring the 44 and wood. Enough of us now for a bit of a drum fire hang. Take it back, do do do dooo, take it back.
No experience at all but the cuben vestibule is a nice touch.
Single skin ----- Australia, hmmmm.
Having said that, I've spent many a night in a Betamid tarp ---- life's a compromise.
Has anyone had any success in repairing a snapped metal pole from a 2-man tent ?
Replacement ones from the manufacturer are a bit pricey so I'm going to try to fix them.
Tent integrity is too important to your safety. Buy a new pole.
Get a repair sleeve
Most good brand tents should come with one when you buy them.
Its sucks when your pole fails every time you "pitch a tent". Some aluminium casing could do it but may feel a bit cold. Blue pills are supposed to work. Or just get a van with child locks. Much harder for ladies to escape when faced with the disappointment of a failed pole.
I have a piece of paper on the wall that says I'm qualified to have a go
Might put a bit of jb weld on it as well.
Is this not intended as a field repair to get you home only?
@DidSurfNowSki repair the pole proper like, shelter is too important to compromise on.
Best solution[ strongest] is to replace the broken section
Single sections are not that bad; it's when you have to replace entire poles that it really hurts
Pulled the Plateau out of the cupboard this week to inspect prior to winter
Damn and Blast it the coating is just starting to go sticky
That's 2 tents in the last year, I'll do the diluted silicon treatment and see if I can get it to see though this season. Up until now it has been my go-to winter touring tent if I'm not sole despite the weight
Granted it's about 30 years old but no UV damage at all
Agree with Moondog buy a single section and replace. depending how your bungee is attached you may not even need new cord.
I have always been able to get then fixed fairly inexpensively through a good camping/outdoor store.
Didn't know they offered that as a service. Must check out the local stores.
a pipe (300 mm long) with smaller Internal Diameter than that of the inside ID of the broken pole.
the pipe (300 mm long) to be inserted should have at least 1 mm wall thickness for added strength, and hollow enough to allow the elastic to pass through.
apply an adhesive to the pipe outer, so that it will bond the broken pole to the pipe.
thread the elastic through the pipe before joining.
join the two pieces.
Allow to set.
Test it..... by jumping on it if it breaks start again
What a great thread, I have come away with a lot of great advice, and thoughts on tent designs.
However my predicament is that I board and ski with my kids and always have, we are in the process of planning day drips for 2016 but eventually want to do overnighters and week long trips. There are four of us, three of us most of the time for BC touring. I am now a fan of Hilleberg. From reading this thread my options lie in the Nallo 3GT and Nammatj 3 GT. These options are three man options and not four? the worst of it all I don't want to be the pack mule so I am also am looking at pulk Vs backpack. I'm not a fan of having two or three tents either. So any thoughts or suggestions..
@DJM --- thoughts / suggestions?
Yep.....harden up and use both.
I've been down that slippery slope.....
Yep ....just call me .... Burro
what did you end up doing DJM
That pic is me doing the haul. It's simply a matter of how much gear you want to carry. If it doesn't fit then the only choice is go lighter = needs experience or literally get stronger.
I just purchased 3 Paris sleds to carry lots of gear.
@Ricardo64, all jokes aside, I think sleds work fine on rolling terrain so it really is a question of choosing the right launching point. I'm not all that familiar with the setup in Vicco and would depend on how far you want to take the family to hit the lines you want.
Packs are simple and pulks can be difficult depending on your expectation. I've weighed a pack in at 40kgs for a two week trip on the main range but had plenty of toys and some extra gear for the +1.
Start small and close to the car then cull like a lunatic over time and figure out what you don't need.
Go a size up if with a few folks and in winter on the H'bergs I reckon. I have a #2GT and it's awesome but they are not over-wide.
The GT vestibule is AWESOME for snow camping.
I agree the GT vestibule is a good size. however my max capacity would be 4 people and normally would be 3 however the very least would me in the dog house. this leaves the little option only the Nallo GT is a four season four person with reasonable weight / person ratio.
How come no bastards ever discount the good tents and sleeping bags ? 12 months scouring the net and not 1 Hilleberg bargain
not a bad video on pitching tents in high wind.