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One down fall with a roof top tent is you have to pack it up every time you want to drive anywhere , once had people camp in our spot even though we left a car and other items around ,because we were out exploring for the day.
I agree if you are base camping.
if its an ongoing trip through difficult terrain, maybe a different story.
I saw one many years ago that had legs that folded down & you could drive the car out from under it.
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Missus and I had a gutful of tenting and fold away trailers so we imported a used caravan from UK. Needs a bit of work to make it legal but we've saved about $10K. Pm me if you want any details.

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hey guys!

after talking to people in my area, re: roof top tent vs camper trailer.

the idea that i liked, is pull up at a camp gorund set ur trailer up and off you can go for a drive to the pub / down the beach, to a restarunt or see friends. roof top tent. kinda bit more difficult to do... (i'm terrified of towing a camper trailer though and getting to a steep as hill and having to go backwards down it... with a trailer (terrifying) but otherwise i'd like to do that..

me and the Mrs only young 24-22. with a 6 month old. were talking camper trailers already i don't think that it's an OLD vs YOUNG option. i think it's ease and comfort whilst you camp hahaha..

can i get some opinions on AWNINGS? please? i'm really arguing with my self are they worth it? are they as easy to setup as the TV makes them out to be, do they provide enough shelter to actually make this thing a decent buy? could i get some opinions on these items??
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I lurve my camper trailer. You're up high so you're warm when it's cold and cool when it's warm. My mate takes his 'tentcot' to our offroad bike comps and although it's much quicker to setup and take down he doesn't sleep as well as i do up in the camper.

I luv my full size drifta kitchen, my home made LED lights, and all my gadgets. The weekend just gone while camping at an offroad bike comp up at maleny each evening we wandered down the creek with my night vision scope and spotted big catfish, 1.5m eels and PLATYPUS! A night vision scope is excellent for spotting wildlife at night while camping...

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i am getting good reports from a bloke who uses a clarke camping hammock.

warm, wind/blizzard/storm proof, sets up in seconds,can be used on ground if no trees, or string up beetween 2 vehicles if in simmo. he reckons best nights sleep while camping ever. he has even put it up at home when he couldn't sleep on his own bed!
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I have been considering buying a hammock, does anyone know of a good Australian supplier?
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I must say as Im getting older, I am finding the idea of having a camper trailer more and more appealing. Ease of setup and ease of packing.
I agree i got a camper trailer with a hard floor. I am getting older and have done ARMY swags tents. So know i have a bed shower and nice chair. all good.
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no feedback if awnings are worth thier money? or time in setup / shade provided / or shelter??
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I used to do a lot of caravan trips and we had an awning but for most stays it was not worth setting it up. Since we spent most of our time out doing things and we cooked and slept in the caravan we didn't want to sit under it.
In my opinion if you spend time in the day sitting around when camping, you cook outside even if its raining or you plan to sleep under it then it would definitely be worth it for the shelter. But otherwise its not worth it.
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