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    Red face Time for a new tent

    I have a old faithful "dont know the brand name 4 person dome, Ive owned for 12 years... its flawless.... I have a back pack friendly 2 person dome that is super light. Both have never let me get wet... and I've camped in some pretty damn miserably cold and windy and rainy times.... I hate the summer, So i'm out in the weeds in spring, fall and winter... in the wacky New England weather....

    That being said...


    Last time out, I made the choice.... at 51.... I really REALLY want to be standing up when I get dressed.... and... I also think having more stuff "Inside" with me is more convenient.....

    So, I'm looking for larger tents....

    IE:

    1. At least 6' clearance for a good part of the interior,.
    2. 3 season construction, so I can run a small propane catalytic heater if needed.
    3. Room for a bunk or 2, a chair or 2, and a small table....
    4. Rain 'PROOF', not resistant...
    5. Heavy floor.
    6. Over engineered rain fly.
    7. 1 person set up.

    so, im looking at 6ppl or larger capacity rigs...

    I think for quality reasons, I'm disqualifying the regulars... Coleman, Field and Stream, etc...

    Considering Kelty, Marmot, North Face.....

    But I have sean good reviews on some of the Upper end Coleman tents... if there is such a thing...

    I think My price point is $200 - $300 hunting for the bargain or sale....

    I need glut of help.... pour it in folks... let's hear what you have to say, what you use, what you have failed with, where you camp......

    Tell me why it did or didn't work.....

    This type of input was super helpful getting my Canoe choice made.... lets keep helping me... LOL

    GO.............
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    Haven't used a tent since army days. Those weren't one man ops. Heavy canvas last a bit tho.

    Gonna pass on this one. Like staying small for the time being. Popcorn.

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    Have a look at the Bushnell Shield series

    Sleeps 6 https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Shie...ushnell+Shield

    Sleeps 9 https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Shie...ushnell+Shield

    Sleeps 12 https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Shie...ushnell+Shield

    They are very easy to set-up, well made, and have a ton of room
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    Eureka makes some nice tents that I think will fit the bill and price range.
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    I like my MGPTS tent very much. It is damn near tornado proof. Lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by porkingporkpork View Post
    Eureka makes some nice tents that I think will fit the bill and price range.
    When I was in the boy scouts in the 80s, we had eureka tents and they held up for years of abuse with camping once a month. They kept us dry too in all kinds of weather.
    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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    I had a Winnebago tent for scout camp outs when I was younger, best tent I ever had. Big dome, easy setup, and never had any rain issues. I'm guessing it was a rebranded product because I'm guessing Winnebago probably only makes campers, so I'm not sure who actually made it. Eureka was the first brand that came to mind as far as reliability goes.
    Common sense is so uncommon nowadays it ought to be reclassified as a super power

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasskeeter View Post
    I like my MGPTS tent very much. It is damn near tornado proof. Lol





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    Skeets did ya get that off auction?

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    You can also choose best pop-up tent for camping. This article will show show you some great tents.

    Top 18 Best Pop-up Tents in 2017 for Camping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alredneck View Post
    Skeets did ya get that off auction?
    Yup and they have more of them in Tn.
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