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    ancientgimp just wondering what your trailer weight was i have a 33 foot but i'm afraid to tow it it weighs 10500

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschism View Post
    Oztent. Hardest part is staking it down. It comes down just as easy as setup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLJcqf-fsjc
    Yeah i saw those tents when i was looking at option on google images, i got all excited until i saw the price :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Man View Post
    Even though this thead is a bit old i though i would write here instead of starting a new one. I want to start camping again, which i haven't done since before my accident and wanted to know if anyone had some new tips? Or equipment that might come in handy.

    I haven't got any equipment but thinking about getting a pop-up tent that can attach to a side of 3x3m (abt 10ftx10ft) gazebo like the pic attached and having a shower tent attached to the side for privacy and just have everything sitting on some rubber gym matting. I have single ensemble bed on wheels i was just going to put in the tent to sleep and then jump up in my shower commode chair in the morning go to the shower tent and just use a empty bucket and bio degradable garbage bag as a liner on a couple of bricks to go to the toilet in and also a second bucket of water in the tent to wash the dirt and sweat off me and then to clean-up underneath at the end.
    Once done i will just go back to bed, get dress, swap chairs and get up and get the bucket liner and dig a hole for it and bury it.

    Does that sound like it will work? Also what am i overlooking?

    In Oz the heat is bad atm so i'm a bit worried about over heating a bit during the day and sitting in the shower chair for up to an hour, i have power assist wheels and a free wheel so hopefully pushing around in my chair should be ok but hoping to find a flat spot on a river bank so i don't have to go too far to fish.
    I guess you should've specified camping or glamping? I wouldn't consider an accessible RV "camping", it's like traveling or glamping and limited to where you can go. The OzTent RV3 is perfect. It's easy, fits a cot(or 2), plenty of room for a commode or portable toilet, and still have room for your wheelchair.
    I like the thing you posted, what is it(brand)? You aussies get all the cool camping gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    ancientgimp just wondering what your trailer weight was i have a 33 foot but i'm afraid to tow it it weighs 10500
    I think ours was only 5000 - 6000 lbs, the Econoline 350 with a Hensley Hitch towed it with no problem.

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    ancientgimp thank you for the info

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    Tin Man, I don't have anything useful to contribute to answering your question--I was an active backpacker/camper/climber before I got hurt but have not camped since. I have to say, though, that your posting epitomizes my perception of the can-do attitude of Aussies. Before I retired, I was with a company that manufactured parts in the US for assembly at seven different sites around the world. For a comparison I liked to make, when we sent a shipment to Japan (a culture I deeply admire and respect) each part would be measured and if any were out of spec, we'd get a serious notice of concern about what to do. In contrast, I think we could send the Aussies a stick and a rock and get back something along the lines of "It's not what we expected, but we can make this work." Anyway, it sounds like you have a good plan for real camping (not the RV hijack) and you have the right attitude. After all, if we want it to stay easy, we'd stay home.

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    Sabrina in ft worth thry went to moab ut and camped then they got an asseable toy trailer and have camped in ut but out in the canyon lands I don/t know if she is in here or not but she is a para

    we went dow the Colorado for a week but the guides just picked me up and carried me around

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    Tin Man: I don't know what the bugs are like In OZ, but in parts of the US they are crazy. I use a piece of netting in the door way that just hangs, with a little weight on the bottom. I can wheel past it and keep most of the bugs out. Also a bed net to keep them away in the night. I don't see your injury level. I'm a T6 and have a tough time rolling over in one sleeping bag. Two together or a double bag works.


    Too all you elitists that call its "glamping" instead of camping if you're not in a tent. Spend a week in a tent in the rain. Gets old real fast. Plus mud or wet sand in a chair, dragged in a tent= no fun. I live in the woods (volunteer in forests and parks). I've seen a lot of miserable people when the weather changes from what you expected to crap. Be ready for the worst and appreciate the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschism View Post
    Oztent. Hardest part is staking it down. It comes down just as easy as setup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLJcqf-fsjc
    I got really excited about that tent until i saw the prices for them :/ , though maybe i can find one 2nd hand one for much cheaper. Would love if i could put my own tent up so i didn't have to sit back and watch someone else do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschism View Post
    I guess you should've specified camping or glamping? I wouldn't consider an accessible RV "camping", it's like traveling or glamping and limited to where you can go. The OzTent RV3 is perfect. It's easy, fits a cot(or 2), plenty of room for a commode or portable toilet, and still have room for your wheelchair.
    I like the thing you posted, what is it(brand)? You aussies get all the cool camping gear.
    I'm not sure i woud want the toilet in the sleeping tent but they are different the best tents i've seen, it's just too bad they are so expensive at over $1100 at the local shop online. That tent was one i saw at another stores here, google told me it's called Wanderer Gazebo Hub Dome tent and it's not too bad for around $130 but you need the Gazebo to attach it on to. I just google Gazebo tent attachment in images and a few different options came up so there is a few brands out there.

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