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I'm currently on the hunt for a pathfinder. I am keen to get out more and go camping hence wanting a pathfinder as I like the idea of the space in the back and I've seen tents that can be attached to the back.
Just wondered what you lot are using other than a caravan? Any pics of your camping setup.
 

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I was always dead against caravans however for the kids there's nothing better and I've come to love ours after the Mrs persuaded me to buy one :jawdrop if it was just me and the dog I'd be buying one of those little tear drop ones I doubt I'll ever be going back to canvas now. :whistle:
 

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I've got a tent for it now :) I have not used it yet but I soon will. I won it on ebay second hand, its a napier sportz tent that attaches to the rear of the pathfinder. Will get some pics up as soon as I use it. I have also made a fold out bed for the front seats so my 2 year old daughter can sleep inside and in the tent if she wants. We plan to sleep in the back of the pathfinder on a blow up bed.
 

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I finally got to use my tent. Now I have some adjustments I need to make inside the Nissan to black it out but for a test run it was great. Double blow up mattress in the rear of the pathfinder and across the front seats I made a bed for my 3 year old. The tent was a living space with chairs and essentials. Few improvements to make and it will be even better.


 

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I like the idea of attaching a tent to my truck but I think in terms of practicality, for us a family of 5 anyway, a separate tent is a must.
Here's some gratioutous shots of mine last weekend up in the Scottish Borders, Kirk Yetholm. (Locked my bloody keys in tail during packing up, half hour later and £128 poorer the Rac man popped the lock in 2 minutes flat, I won't say how but needless to say it wasn't difficult).

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Nah, get a pickup and something like: http://www.northstarcampers.co.uk/
..loads of alternatives too, all better than ripstop nylon...
If not, the best tents are Ultra Quasars.... or similar, if you need the thing to stay up wherever you are.... But quasars are admittedly small...

I go places in Scotland every year where I see at least 3 tents pushed into the bins at some point, and the users gone home!....
 

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Nah, get a pickup and something like: http://www.northstarcampers.co.uk/
..loads of alternatives too, all better than ripstop nylon...
If not, the best tents are Ultra Quasars.... or similar, if you need the thing to stay up wherever you are.... But quasars are admittedly small...

I go places in Scotland every year where I see at least 3 tents pushed into the bins at some point, and the users gone home!....
This can be used as a standalone tent also. The tent certainly isn't a cheap one and withstood the wind, rain and hail all in one day. Wont be changing anytime soon. I've got to use it for 4 days down at santa pod the end of the month.
 

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I like the idea of attaching a tent to my truck but I think in terms of practicality, for us a family of 5 anyway, a separate tent is a must.
Here's some gratioutous shots of mine last weekend up in the Scottish Borders, Kirk Yetholm. (Locked my bloody keys in tail during packing up, half hour later and £128 poorer the Rac man popped the lock in 2 minutes flat, I won't say how but needless to say it wasn't difficult).

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you could also back your Nav up into the front of the tent if you needed. looks a good size thou. Its only the 3 of us so that's why we opted for this setup. Going to use it again this weekend.
 

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Yep, we're away again this weekend also, main reason I bought the truck was for the camping trips. I'll probably make this the last season for this particular tent. It's admittedly overkill in terms of size but I can't deny the extra space in the living area is great for getting everyone one in including chairs and the table with room to spare.

Next season will be something a little smaller and quicker to put up and take down.

The one thing I won't change is paying that little extra for a hookup for the fridges and the fan heater for those cold Scottish nights....
 

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Yep, we're away again this weekend also, main reason I bought the truck was for the camping trips. I'll probably make this the last season for this particular tent. It's admittedly overkill in terms of size but I can't deny the extra space in the living area is great for getting everyone one in including chairs and the table with room to spare.

Next season will be something a little smaller and quicker to put up and take down.

The one thing I won't change is paying that little extra for a hookup for the fridges and the fan heater for those cold Scottish nights....
I agree! We went again this weekend but had electric which was handy for the fan heater. One thing I do need to get thou is a electric coolbox
 
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