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Anyone use these tents???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    I've been looking for ways to make camping easier... I want to do a lot of it this summer, and I'm wanting to figure out how I can do it with one or two nights... I want to be able to just load some stuff in my vehicle (whatever it may be), take off to a spot somewhere in Colorado or west of Laramie and just set up for a night or two and take off...

    I found a lot of tents like these: http://www.eatel.net/~dacinc/mstents.html and was just wondering if anyone has used them before... They seem cheap enough, and if they don't take up all my room inside the truck so I can still take stuff, it'd make things that much quicker... plus I wouldn't have to run the risk of finding a big rock under my bag at 2 in the morning (hurts for a looong time I've found)...

    so anyone use these?? Any opinions from anyone??? Any other cool ideas to make a one nighter easier?!! I'm on a budget btw or I'd just buy a pickup with a camper and keep it stocked all summer /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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  2. jimmyjack

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    I'm thinking you could save a few bucks and buy a tarp, some velcro, maybe some pvc tubing and make one just as good.
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    If ya had a K5, you could just fold up the back seat and sleep in the back.
     
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    I would love to put one of these up on my safari rack, instant popup but too much $$
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  5. Tybee

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    I'm thinking you could save a few bucks and buy a tarp, some velcro, maybe some pvc tubing and make one just as good.


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    I was thinking the same thing! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. landsmasher

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    Wallmart 39 bucks... Works fine... Lasts a long time... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    By the way, I brought all of what you see in the K5. Along with myself and the dog. For more pics of this vacation, see My Last Vacation /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yeah, that was a good write up, you did a good job of it, looked like ya had too much fun, i like reading those kind of articles /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. Capman2k

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    How did the stuff fit in the K5?? Was there much extra room for... other stuff??
     
  9. shane74

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    Well, when it's just the wife and I, we take the back seat out of the blazer and sleep in the back. When we take the kids, we pack the 3 man tent and they have their own "room". They love it, and it's FAST! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I can pack for a weekend camping trip in less than 2 hours. I can set up in less than an hour, and I can tear down in less than an hour. If I need more room, I use the receiver rack to hold the coolers, toolbox, and such.
     
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    You can also buy a pop-up tent at big 5. They're like $80. Easy up and easy down!
     
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    For me I can see that being a pain in the ass. I still use a tent and for that Rock get a air mattress. I have a roll up mat And right now I can't think of the name of it. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Tents are Cheep to get and are easy to setup.


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