Great but not perfect
Great tent. It is not easy to put up and you would need to allow at least 1 hour. It is very heavy when packed up. The side poles bend very easily. There is an internal bracing/pole that has two plastic clips. These break very easy and both of our are broken on the first trip out. My mate has a Hacienda and his clips break every time he uses it. For the money I would have expected thicker better quality ropes and pegs. You will need to allow to buy bigger pegs at a minimum.
Other than a few small issues it is a beautiful piece of gear. Currently camping in 35degrees and the tent is cool.
We have used this tent for over 5 years and it has been a star performer, we go camping regularly and I have always felt secure in this huge tent. Despite the size it is easy to put up and have had no concerns at all with the performance of the tent. Lots of internal pockets, and the zips and poles have always been exceptional.
Would highly recommend this tent for any family looking to go camping in luxury and style.
Diamantina Grand Palace Tent
I bought a Diamantina Grand Palace Tent from Kangaroo Tent City North Parramatta, including the canvas sunroom addition, back in July 2013. I finally got around to using it during my recent 5-day trip with 8 friends to Mount Panorama for the 2013 Bathurst 1000. 9 of us slept comfortably in the tent and I think that any more than 10 people would start to get a bit squeezy. However, with the sunroom walls and floor in, you could comfortably do 14 to 15 people in this beauty. By carefully following the instructions, we erected the tent successfull...y and it kept us warm, dry and protected for 4 nights. Even the 80km/h wind gusts on Sunday 13 October were no problem for the tent. I had to adjust a couple of guy ropes but that's it. She copped an absolute battering on Sunday and it rained for about an hour on Sunday night but thankfully, we had no issues whatsoever. I should mention that I set the tent up at home well before the trip and seasoned the canvas by wetting it down, checking for leaks and letting it dry out. Having read Chris Harper's review before buying the tent, I was careful to make sure that I followed the care instructions to the letter. I look forward to using this tent for many years and hope it continues to perform as well as it did at Bathurst. Lots of space, good in strong winds.
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Questions & Answers
Hi I bought a diamantina grand palace tent and I need instructions to set it up pls.. Appreciate a web link giving instructions ASAP pls?, thanks chanaka
Hi Chanaka, the instructions for setting up are sewn into the inside of one of the bags. Have a look. If they're not there, I can e-mail them to you. Cheers, Glen
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