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Old 04-02-2018, 07:43 AM   #1
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tent advice needed..

Im in the market for a new 10-person tent for a upcoming trip to vic high country in this may
i don't want to spend a squillion bucks...
I wont be hiking, so i don't need to shave grams off it in exchange for handing over a few extra 200
any suggestions?
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:06 AM   #2
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Go to a web site for a store like Cabelas and read about tents and reviews. Remember when it says it can sleep xx that means no or not much room for gear or a place to sit. If you expect to have a chair or small table or bags and backpacks inside when it says sleeps 10 really it is best with 5 or 6.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:32 AM   #3
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Im in the market for a new 10-person tent for a upcoming trip to vic high country in this may
i don't want to spend a squillion bucks...
I wont be hiking, so i don't need to shave grams off it in exchange for handing over a few extra 200
any suggestions?
I use a Ozark Trail XL 10-Person Camping Tent family Cabin.
It works well enough to keep the circulating air and keep the comfort of the tent. Although next time I'm thinking to buy a portable AC
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:29 AM   #4
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Sportsman's Guide has a 13 person tent for $200. That might actually sleep 10 with gear.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:44 AM   #5
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Even with younger campers, the logistics and night problems of 10 people in one place will be an education for you. I would suggest two 6 man tents. Easier to get in and out of, sleep in, pack, transport, store personal items, and will give you many more options in any future trips.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:01 PM   #6
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I was going to make the same point, 2 tents but he asked about 1. Having owned several large tents, they need a large area to put them up that is flat. Something not always easy to locate.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:47 PM   #7
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The point about 2 smaller tents is on the money. Depending on where you're going the ability to put up a mega size tent in a decent spot could be very challenging.

On the tents, you get what you pay for. If you think you are going to be in inclement weather you will be wanting to pay a little more or spend a lot of time in wet sleeping bags. Been there, done that. Took a trip to Yellowstone camping out. Wanted a big tent, as you do, and went to the local outdoor store. Got the biggest tent they had, the guy said it was a very good tent (don't remember the brand) but it was $200+ back in the early 80s. Outside of Grand Lake? in CO we were in a campground and a pretty heavy rain came. Every seam leaked, the floor was covered in water, the sleeping bags were soaked etc. etc. etc. We spent the next day, supposed to be traveling, in the little town in a laundromat drying everything we owned. Just be aware.
I've seen other, cheaper, tents literally collapse from heavy rain.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:27 AM   #8
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Those who have camped in tents a lot will set up a new tent in the back yard (for practice) and spray on additional waterproofing and seam sealer. Let it dry in the back yard for a day or two (also allows it to air out) and then take it down, practice folding correctly and store for the camp out. Dont forget to have fun.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:41 AM   #10
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Even with younger campers, the logistics and night problems of 10 people in one place will be an education for you. I would suggest two 6 man tents. Easier to get in and out of, sleep in, pack, transport, store personal items, and will give you many more options in any future trips.
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