What are your thoughts on setting up a Gazebo for week long camping trips? They all appear to come with disclaimers suggesting to only use in light wind. Assuming they are properly tied down with guy ropes and good pegs, do they stand up to our regular sea breeze? 

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Plastic bags .

Wed, 2020-11-25 19:56

Plastic bags from Bunnings filled

with sand with spring attached too

your ropes mate . Cheers pirate  

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100% doable

Wed, 2020-11-25 20:39

In the right time of the year haha.

Star picket for each leg and cable ties. 

Use a good quality one and you should be fine. I have set up the same one for years. 



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2nd pirates sandbags - i use

Thu, 2020-11-26 09:02

2nd pirates sandbags - i use ses style sandbags

the better ones will stay up if pegged ok

seen a cheapie at steep pt blow apart on the seams, another just flogged itself like a flag till the corners gave way

in the same conditions 4 others, might have been 5 stayed up

whatever u do - the aldi ones dont like wind- they come with a sewn in flysheet-with fibreglass poles -stay clear

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 Check out the coleman event

Thu, 2020-11-26 09:27

 Check out the coleman event deluxe. These things are brilliant in wind and rain.

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 Thanks all

Thu, 2020-11-26 21:23

 Thanks all

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 Yeah unless you are spending

Fri, 2020-11-27 04:15

 Yeah unless you are spending large forget the gazebo.


Get the dome style gazebo like holth mentioned, I always run wind breaks also. Set up a couple of  shade cloth wind break/diverters and your camp will be more pleasant and will take the pressure off whatever you set up.


Those poly star pickets are the go.

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Star pickets on each corner work for me

Fri, 2020-11-27 07:30

 We used to gaffer tape them to the poles and had no problems with strong winds. 

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 We pegged down and

Mon, 2020-11-30 14:40

 We pegged down and cable-tied 2 together at North Kurrajong a couple of years back and had no trouble. The ground there is super hard which probably helped. These were just Oz Trail or Wanderer.