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Adding Rally tent to Main Tent?

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10 Jan, 2022 @ 16:39:45 pm
Wetkit
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Hi .

So during the past Dec camping trip we looked for more undercover space.

I normally add a silver 80% shade net to the front of the main tent, but the wife says it looks like a pondok :(

So I finally bit the bullet and took all my equipment out and and tried some plans.

Now to me it does look like the rally tent does zip onto the front of the main tent, nice!!

What I cannot figure out is the pipe supports?

Is there something that explains how the pipes work or needs to add to the main tent poles?

Perhaps somebody has some foto's perhaps?

My main tent ends in plastic upright and then you can add the forward and side pipes with these halve round plastic fittings with holes in them. Thing is there is no space to add a 3rd.

Thanks.

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11 Jan, 2022 @ 08:04:54 am
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Go camp anywhere and look out for a youngster that needs pocket money......

I did that in 83 with my Musketeer, kid saw my boat on car roof and we did a swop. He put up the tent and then borrowed the dinghy for whole Easter 😂😂

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11 Jan, 2022 @ 08:05:45 am
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Place Foto that will assist with recommendations

Kom ons gaan kamp
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11 Jan, 2022 @ 08:47:14 am
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Hi .

So during the past Dec camping trip we looked for more undercover space.

I normally add a silver 80% shade net to the front of the main tent, but the wife says it looks like a pondok :(

So I finally bit the bullet and took all my equipment out and and tried some plans.

Now to me it does look like the rally tent does zip onto the front of the main tent, nice!!

What I cannot figure out is the pipe supports?

Is there something that explains how the pipes work or needs to add to the main tent poles?

Perhaps somebody has some foto's perhaps?

My main tent ends in plastic upright and then you can add the forward and side pipes with these halve round plastic fittings with holes in them. Thing is there is no space to add a 3rd.

Thanks.

Ed, ek het die plastiese "fittings" met 'n tang verwyder. Koop vir jou dan die nodige "connectors" waarin jy dan die pale indruk. 

Jy benodig 2 x 4 rigting "connectors" vir die sykante en 1 x 5 rigting "connector" vir die middel paal. Ek het ook my rally se plastiese "fittings" verwyder en met 2 x3 rigting "connectors vir die sykante en 1 x4 rigtinh "connector" vervang. Ek sit nou 2 horisontale pale aan die voorkant van die rally in. Dit maak dat jouu rally baie stewiger en stabliel is in wind.

Moeg geploeg.
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11 Jan, 2022 @ 14:49:05 pm
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I will never use a silver covering again.
Really that look "Shackie".
I bought 95% density shadeport netting.
My wife sew a seam and sew safety belt strapping onto the seam for extra strenght.
I then insert Grommets through the seam and safety belt strapping and I can guarantee, this look very neat and no "Flapping" noise as the silver cover.
The netting is multi purpose.
This is for covering and also like a cargo net. I bought the silwer type in order for more coolant.
This is quite a job, but worth it.
I also thinking to extend my "Stoep" with another 5mt's with the same type of netting by using the same stitch method, but with only 3x poles extra.
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11 Jan, 2022 @ 17:30:44 pm
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Ed, just how big do you want your camp setup to be.   If you add a patio - called rallye by some -  to the existing patio in front of your tent, your camp area may exceed the size of the stand allocated to you.  The maximum stand size is about 12m x 12m but this has not been universally accepted by all camp venues.  At best you are looking at a 10 x 10.  This includes the parking spot of your vehicle.

Without being facetious your pondok may become a squatter camp. 

Regards

 

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11 Jan, 2022 @ 17:51:50 pm
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Ed, just how big do you want your camp setup to be.   If you add a patio - called rallye by some -  to the existing patio in front of your tent, your camp area may exceed the size of the stand allocated to you.  The maximum stand size is about 12m x 12m but this has not been universally accepted by all camp venues.  At best you are looking at a 10 x 10.  This includes the parking spot of your vehicle.

Without being facetious your pondok may become a squatter camp. 

Regards

 

Here by us @ Klipspringer, you are limited to 10 x 10, doesn't matter if you are a permie or not.
I would suggest, work on 10 x 10 max.
This might change from resort to resort depending on the camping area.
We however have on our stand:
- Penta caravan.
- Jumbo Gazebo as a garage.
- Main tent with "stoep".
- Rally on the opposite side.
- Wendy house - 3 x 3, which is converted into our private bathroom.
- 4-Man tent as store room.
- Then our small garden, which I only use an "Edge Cutter" to do my lawn.
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12 Jan, 2022 @ 13:44:38 pm
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I have an old tent, so the enclosed part is only 2m wide.

Then the roof area is another 2m.

With the caravan, this is then only 6m.

The ralley would only add another 2m, thus 8m total.

So 10m x 8m is enough for me.

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12 Jan, 2022 @ 14:40:19 pm
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I have an old tent, so the enclosed part is only 2m wide.

Then the roof area is another 2m.

With the caravan, this is then only 6m.

The ralley would only add another 2m, thus 8m total.

So 10m x 8m is enough for me.

I noticed that you also camp in a Penta.
We have the 2001 Penta and used the 10 x 3 Silwer netting to cover the main tent and the silver cover to protect the caravan and rally, which is setup at the back side for our own privacy area.
I thinking of doing the same as what you have in mind to add on to the main tent "Stoep", because we have enough space in front.
We are limited space at the back to extend the rally due to our bathroom.
Conclusion: I will definatley go again to the shadeport netting.
Last night we had a MASSIVE wind storm and my setup was standing solid with the netting due to that is for coolant and as good as a cargo net.
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12 Jan, 2022 @ 14:51:05 pm
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I have an old tent, so the enclosed part is only 2m wide.

Then the roof area is another 2m.

With the caravan, this is then only 6m.

The ralley would only add another 2m, thus 8m total.

So 10m x 8m is enough for me.

Are you sure about your dimensions of 2mt's?.
Mine measures - 2,5 x 2,4.
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12 Jan, 2022 @ 16:49:40 pm
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Gerden,

Do you use the netting directly on the tent with ropes through the grommets or did you put poles through the grommets to lift it higher from the tent?

Thanks

kobus

 

Kamp groete
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12 Jan, 2022 @ 17:33:10 pm
Gerden
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Gerden,

Do you use the netting directly on the tent with ropes through the grommets or did you put poles through the grommets to lift it higher from the tent?

Thanks

kobus

 

That is the method I done mine.

I think if you are going to place poles through the grommets, you will not have the cargo effect protection.

Trust this will answer your question.

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12 Jan, 2022 @ 17:57:04 pm
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That is the method I done mine.

I think if you are going to place poles through the grommets, you will not have the cargo effect protection.

Trust this will answer your question.

I must admit, I bought my own grommet tool @ Builders for R90 with 15 male & female grommets.

If you need extra grommets, you can buy them w/o tool @ R50 for 25/pair (male & female).

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13 Jan, 2022 @ 08:04:16 am
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Thanks Gerden

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Kobus & Ada
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4 days ago @ 10:34:28 am
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Ok, so here is my long term camp layout.

The plastic pole ends is at the front corners of the tent.

As mentioned, I would like to replace the silver PVC shade netting with the ralley roof.

I do suspect I would have to get all the poles out of the caravan and build the frame to see how I can fit everything together.

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4 days ago @ 10:35:47 am
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Oops, foto problems...

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4 days ago @ 10:36:28 am
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