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Old 24 August 2014, 03:59   #1
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Sib on a discovery roof rack?

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We currently have the rib in the picture, it's fantastic fun but unfortunately we are so far away from any quality cruising ground (so tent needed every time, and quite honestly it's just not happening).
I am seriously considering a caravan for accommodation and putting a sib on the roof, we usually travel two up and our retriever. I've not had much to do with sibs so I would love to here your thoughts. How easy would a sib be to get on the roof?


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Old 24 August 2014, 04:09   #2
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Are you meaning a sib instead of the rib ? If so don't bother
What tent do you have
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Yes bud, total change, we have just bought an inflatable vango tent, I'm actually thinking of comfort while the weather is crap an convenience.


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Yes bud, total change, we have just bought an inflatable vango tent, I'm actually thinking of comfort while the weather is crap an convenience.


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Wouldn't be my choice having had a sib to restricting as to what you can do for me.
I would have got a roof tent or Oztent and foxwing with your set up quick and easy to put up and comfy
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I know what you mean, I notice you are Wakefield based where do you tend to cruise?


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Closest to us is Whitby but as yet not been done Anglesey a few times with the others and Scotland & Italy but like you find weekends awkward I tend to go for the week
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Any conditions where using a sib is fun are ok for pitching and using a tent. The problem comes when the weather turns grotty then you want a rib AND a better shelter.

I suspect you won't go afloat any more often with a caravan and sib but you might use the van more often.

I don't know you or your partner but in my experience this sort of issue is often that one of you is not that enthusiastic, which then makes the little challenges become big concerns. Would a caravan be any better?
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I suppose it's all down to our beautiful weather, mick mentioned a roof tent which I did look at but we are not too nimble and like a glass of wine or two, I had visions of getting up for a midnight wee and ending up flat on my chuff!


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Nice set up ;-)


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