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    It is great if the whole family leave aside the work, get away from the busy city, and dive into the nature. That was what I dreamed of and I made it come true. If you have a big family of 5, 6 or more members, then family camping tents are great options. CORE 9-person camping tent is what I have for the memorable camping trip.

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    i have a 5 person dome tent.it's good to have n use in good weather seeing how it's not tall enough for me to stand up in..i finally got a 10 person cabin tent.i love it.im not only able to stand up right in it.but able to put everything into it that i need to.and still have room to spare..i love my camping trips.
    be prepared,be worried,be careful..and watch your 6

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jimLE View Post
      i have a 5 person dome tent.it's good to have n use in good weather seeing how it's not tall enough for me to stand up in..i finally got a 10 person cabin tent.i love it.im not only able to stand up right in it.but able to put everything into it that i need to.and still have room to spare..i love my camping trips.
      JimLE which brand and model do you have? Any idea on the weight?
      I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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      • #4
        i have the ozark trail 5 person dome tent.from walmart.don't remember the weight. but im thinking under 13LB'S..it's easy to put up.but time consuming. a person with the needed strength and durability can probably hike in 1 mile with it.i don't remember the name of the 10 person cabin tent.but can be found at sams club.it has serious weight to it.but extremly easy set up.matter of fact.i prefer it over the dome tent when it comes to size and set up time.both tents are bule if want to look um up.

        edit.the dome tent is a 8x10..and the cabin tent is 10x14.and has divider door/flaps that can be let down.for a bedroom and a living.



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        Last edited by jimLE; 04-29-2019, 01:26 PM.
        be prepared,be worried,be careful..and watch your 6

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        • #5
          Can't go wrong with seek outside. They are lighter weight than any other on the market. Single pole setup. Just have to guy them out. It really depends on what your needs are.

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          • #6
            I had a small tent. With 2 kids on the grow, needed to upgrade my tent. Ended up buying Coleman Hampton 9 ppl cabin tent. Now feel like its an overkill. Plenty of space for the little one to run around though :) It is one like the image on the first post but blue and grey color

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheCamper View Post
              I had a small tent. With 2 kids on the grow, needed to upgrade my tent. Ended up buying Coleman Hampton 9 ppl cabin tent. Now feel like its an overkill. Plenty of space for the little one to run around though :) It is one like the image on the first post but blue and grey color
              We started with a small popup. Although we are retired, we also have two Pitt Bulls. They were a major road block for the wife to use the lug-a-loo at night. LOL
              The next step was a new to us, Rockwood 29'-6" tail wagger. We loved staying in the Chattahoochee NF. Now, we are living our dream of living here full time.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jimLE View Post
                .i don't remember the name of the 10 person cabin tent.but can be found at sams club

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                This is exactly what I have. Coleman Hampton cabin tent. But I believe its 9 ppl, not 10

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                • #9
                  You need to get some numbers together first.

                  How many people to live and sleep in one tent?
                  How much gear? Cooking, water, food, sleeping gear, etc.
                  How you will move your camping gear? Truck, backpack.
                  How long to stay in one place?

                  Answer these to get the size and type of tent(s) you will want.

                  A two person three season is the minimum for one person backpacking. You need room for your bag, boots, coat, clothibg, etc.

                  A better shelter is a walled tent with frame you can live a year or more in one canvas walked tent. You will pay more but it is worth it.
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                  • #10
                    IMO, best is two tents; one for sleeping and the other for storage and the lug-a-loo.

                    The walled tent is a very good idea. They are expensive, I bought our first new to us popup for less than a new walled tent of similar size.


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                    • #11
                      If you are camping with your family and have not found the right tent, I recommen you 3 season and 4 season tents. The 3-season tent is used mainly in summer, spring, and fall, while the 4-season tent is the perfect fit for the winter seasons. 3 season tents are designed to be lighter, it comes with double walling construction to promote versatility. Besides that, the 4 season tent also features rigid pole geometries and shapes to allow the tent to stand powerful winds and heavy snow loads. It also uses a more durable fabric that has the ability to survive on snow, ice, and even rocks located in the alpine environment.
                      Last edited by Sander00; 12-01-2022, 07:15 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Please define "powerful winds"

                        I'm so glad to hear it can survive alpine rocks.

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                        • #13
                          To me.a powerful wind will rip a tent that's staked out correctly,or blow it away,no matter if anything else is in it or not.
                          be prepared,be worried,be careful..and watch your 6

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jimLE View Post
                            To me.a powerful wind will rip a tent that's staked out correctly,or blow it away,no matter if anything else is in it or not.
                            Well said.

                            Years ago in the 1970s, we camped on Manteo Island, it is between mainland NC and Nag's Head. The campground was filled; however, we rented a spot in the overflow area. It had shade and a water spigot.
                            We borrowed a WWII Army first aid tent from a friend. It had a flapped hole in the roof for a stove. LOL
                            We slept in a conversion van and a bud and his S/O slept in the tent.

                            One night, a storm rolled in with seriously high winds and almost every tent at the campground blew down. Except our tent, the absolutely ugliest tent in the campground.

                            Next was a small popup and with two large Pitt Bulls sleeping on the floor; it was a challenge for the wife to climb over them to get to the lug-a-loo at night. If you are married, you "get" what I'm saying.
                            Next was a 29'-06" Rockwood. tail wagger. It was a great upgrade. As we loved the area here, the problem was in winter, it was winterize, flush the lines and winterize again.
                            Next was a 400 sq-ft cabin and finally an addition and we moved here permanently.

                            jimLE, Thanks for bringing back a long forgotten memories.

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