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user manual for caravette 6

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01 Dec, 2011 @ 23:42:06 pm
Goosain
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hi All previously had some help with my questions around the drop plate but delayed this one for fear of embarassment. Can someone point me in the direction of how to erect your rlally awning and more importantly the tent. Just acquired the caravan hegoing to langebaan soon. Thought i would just figure it out on site but the internet explanation makes it sound complicated. Any advise is appreciated. regards Goosain

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02 Dec, 2011 @ 16:27:59 pm
Hein
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Its really not a stupid question Goosain and can be really stressfull  ariving at the site and not knowing how to pitch the tent especially if bad weather is approaching here is a link which should be helpfull. Rather erect the tent before departure to make sure all the poles etc are there if it is not colour coded as per the manual don't stress mark it yourself. This is for a Regal buth the Caravette 6 would be similar.  www.gypsey.co.za/images/gypseymanual1.jpg

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05 Dec, 2011 @ 13:52:37 pm
Goosain
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Thanks Hein

Much appreciated. Will pop over to the site shortly. Been reading about how couples mess up an otherwise lovely holiday by reversing a caravan or pitching the tent - want to avoid this. regards, Goosain

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05 Dec, 2011 @ 20:50:53 pm
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Hi Goosain - To expand on Hein's advice , go to www.gypsey.co.za - select Regal , then "Tent Erection Manuals" - you can now select both pages of the tent erection. I have a Gypsey Caravette 5 so here are some tips.
The 3 poles that connect to the caravan are extendable - don't fully extend them until the tent is up and all the side and internal panels have been zipped on. There are 6 poles with with pointed black plastic feet - these are to hold the tent up - 4 fixed length for the sides and 2 extendable poles for the centre - again , only extend to fullest hight when all panels are zipped on. There are also 4 fixed length poles with slightly narrowed ends that lock into the angled brackets - these poles must be put in the sleeves in the roof of the tent - put these poles in as you put each side pole in. Take Hein's advice and put up your tent before you leave - all you need is one broken or missing item to make your trip miserable.
Safe caravaning - regards , Doug

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06 Dec, 2011 @ 06:15:31 am
Neill and MArg
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Hi,  Great advice. Definately pitch before going camping. We bought a second hand caravan. We insisted the previous owner pitch the tent for us to inspect.  We thought we knew what to do, but the poles were not marked. Guess what, when we had to pitch the tent our selves it looked like we had enough poles for three tents. We discovered the previous owner put the main tent, adder room and the awning poles in one bag. Thank goodness for our fellow campers, they came to the rescue.

Definately pitch and mark your poles before going camping. Know your tent and awnng so you dont want to spent valuable camping time setting up.

Regards Marg

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06 Dec, 2011 @ 06:46:06 am
Grumpy/Hannes
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Hi Goosain

There is no embarresment when going out with your van for the 1st time. Yes you feel sometimes stupid reversing, parking and setting up for the 1st time, but I look at it as a adventure!, nothing as nice as doing something for the first time.

What really is an embarresment is these guys that fly past you with their 4X4 caravans and huge vehicles at 140km/h and 10k's down the road they rolled the van.

I do 10 000km per month, yes I like driving fast, but when I hook up the van - I never exceed 100km/h! Take it slow and relax from the beginning and look at the advise on this forum. Most of my tips I got from reading the different topics here. One tip I will never forget is what an old Caravanner gave me - If your vehicle has 5 gears, never get out of 4th. The gear you go uphill - is the gear you go with downhill. It works great for me.

I also split up and marked all my tentpoles - Rally in one bag - full tent in the other. With the tents, i bought these Canvas Duffle Bags at Campworld and marked them clearly, so when i get to the site its seems as if i have been camping for many years, but fact is , next week will be my 3rd time! (with a van)

Last Tip - never be afraid to ask for help. Campers are extremely helpful.

Happy camping from Grumpy

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06 Dec, 2011 @ 09:00:15 am
Leon
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Nothing such as a stupid question on the camping forum. Lots of people always ready to help no matter what the question may be.

Hope you got the info you needed?!?!?!

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24 Sep, 2022 @ 13:31:15 pm
cyber7
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Hi Goosain - To expand on Hein's advice , go to www.gypsey.co.za - select Regal , then "Tent Erection Manuals" - you can now select both pages of the tent erection. I have a Gypsey Caravette 5 so here are some tips.
The 3 poles that connect to the caravan are extendable - don't fully extend them until the tent is up and all the side and internal panels have been zipped on. There are 6 poles with with pointed black plastic feet - these are to hold the tent up - 4 fixed length for the sides and 2 extendable poles for the centre - again , only extend to fullest hight when all panels are zipped on. There are also 4 fixed length poles with slightly narrowed ends that lock into the angled brackets - these poles must be put in the sleeves in the roof of the tent - put these poles in as you put each side pole in. Take Hein's advice and put up your tent before you leave - all you need is one broken or missing item to make your trip miserable.
Safe caravaning - regards , Doug

Any chance you still have these manuals?

If you pause to think, do you start again?
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