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#1 nebosllin

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:06 PM

Looking to go camping with the family towards the end of December. I've researched a ton at https://www.abc-of-r...camping-tents/.
Got an idea but like to hear others suggestions, experiences. 
Any suggestions..

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#2 AWG_Pics

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

We have this tent -- it is big enough to house several people and tall enough to stand upright in. https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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#3 Beach

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:28 PM

Decide: How many people will be sleeping, weather conditions(temp etc), sleeping bags/pads or cots? Whats your budget, is this a one time thing or do you expect lots of use. Is standing height important? Is it for car camping or walk in sites?


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#4 Vic Harder

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:39 PM

 

Looking to go camping with the family towards the end of December. I've researched a ton. Got an idea but like to hear others suggestions, experiences. 
Any suggestions..

 

What kind of camping?  What temperatures?  Are you backpacking?


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#5 craig333

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:36 PM

Sounds like you'd like one large enough to stand up in. Roomy enough for a couple people. Lots of options there but it really depends on how much you want to spend. Price ranges can run from under a hundred to, well thousands if you were planning on living out of it.


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#6 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:58 PM

Check the REI Base camp tents.  I believe they’re on sale now, maybe 30% off.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:45 PM

Good tip above. Whatever the purchase, get one #1 with a full coverage rainfly &, what would qualify by name or otherwise, #2 a “bathtub bottom”.

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#8 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:07 PM

Good tip above. Whatever the purchase, get one #1 with a full coverage rainfly &, what would qualify by name or otherwise, #2 a “bathtub bottom”.

And the correct size  ground clots for the tent.


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#9 Gregfosterid

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:44 AM

We have this tent:
 
We love it. Big, instant up and cheap. As long as you put the stakes and lines out before a storm, it weathers even heavy storms well. We have abused this poor tent (left it outside all winter by accident). It it sill holding up fine though. We will be using it for 6 people this summer.
 
The 12 person thing is bs but it is really comfortable and roomy for 4 (two king/queen sized air mattresses). There is plenty of room for clothing and stuff, lots of room for changing. With 6 people (three queen sized air matresses) it is getting tight, but there is still room for luggage and some room to change. I hope to get another one before they discontinue them. I have not found a tent I like more, and most of the larger tents I like a lot less. Without going to a canvass pavilion, I am not sure you cna do better for a family tent.

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