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Old 09-22-2010, 04:04 AM   #1
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Do you have a nice tent set-up?

I've been looking hard at these Cabela tents. This one is cheaper than a wall tent. Anybody got a nice tent set-up similar to this one?

Cabela's Deluxe Alaknak II Tent

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Looks like a great tent for extended use, like a base camp for at least a week's use. For any less time than that, I would consider it too much of a PITA to set up and take down. I have spent way more nights in a tent than I would have liked, probably at least 150+ nights (3/4 of that with the Boy Scouts as an adult leader). I'm done with tents personally but that looks like a great tent if you plan to spend much time in it.

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Looks like a great tent for extended use, like a base camp for at least a week's use. For any less time than that, I would consider it too much of a PITA to set up and take down. I have spent way more nights in a tent than I would have liked, probably at least 150+ nights (3/4 of that with the Boy Scouts as an adult leader). I'm done with tents personally but that looks like a great tent if you plan to spend much time in it.
Jerry just shows up with a sleeping bag and a beanie and is good to go
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Jerry just shows up with a sleeping bag and a beanie and is good to go
Heh yeah but my back paid for that night the next day. My tent trailer is finally good to go again.
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I quit sleeping in tents. Give me a good bag and a poncho and I'm all set.
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Heh yeah but my back paid for that night the next day. My tent trailer is finally good to go again.
Jerry, I somewhat grew up with a tent trailer with my parents long ago. We had a Starcraft and we traveled the entire western continent over the years. I was forced to go because I was a kid but I am glad I did it. I think that is one of the reasons I love the outdoors so much. What kind of trailer do you have and does you Jeep tow it with no problems? I now tow my Jeep with my motor home. How things change.
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I have a Fleetwood Taos which is, I think, the second-to-smallest and lightest tent trailer you can buy from Fleetwood. My TJ tows it just fine, I think it may weigh 1700-1800 lbs. fully loaded. No shower is the only regret I have with the model I bought new 4-5 years ago.

Here's a bad early-morning photo of it with my stolen TJ parked out in Johnson Valley...

P.S. I'll swap it for your motorhome with no questions asked.
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I have a Fleetwood Taos which is, I think, the second-to-smallest and lightest tent trailer you can buy from Fleetwood. My TJ tows it just fine, I think it may weigh 1700-1800 lbs. fully loaded. No shower is the only regret I have with the model I bought new 4-5 years ago.

Here's a bad early-morning photo of it with my stolen TJ parked out in Johnson Valley...

P.S. I'll swap it for your motorhome with no questions asked.
That is a cool set up for the get aways. A shower is nice but what the heck. I don't use mine all that often on weekend outings.
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I've got three tents, depends on the conditions, for the setup

Two air tents, (AIRZONE)one on my trailer, then a big one to go on the ground



The "hatch" tent, I got for my Xterra and modified for the jeep



It's also a great freestanding tent 10'x10'x9'



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I would also like to get a travel trailer. My wife isn't the 'tent' type but I think I could get her in TT. The ones I've seen on Craigslist are pretty spendy. I don't really have $6,000 to throw down for a camper. Myabe is was just because it was the summer time. The costs probably come down in the winter. I will keep lookin'.
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that's a really nice tent, but as jerry said, it might be a bit overkill for a weekend trip. before the hubby and i got the pop up camper, we had a tent that we got form walmart. it was waterproof (trust me on that ), affordable, and easy to set up.
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Thats a great tent, I saw one of those at cabelas, but you know what? the bears can get cha' far to easy
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My dad worked with a company named Sylvan Sport to help develop a manufacturing process for a trailer that they were designing a while back.

For all of his hard work, they gave him prototype #1 that was used for development and it can been seen in a lot of the publicity advertising it.

Check out the Sylvan Sport Go.



It's great to have when I go camping. Once it's set up (which doesn't take long), the inside can be set up to have a king and a half size bed. And the front compartment is watertight so I can keep brews in there.
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X3 overkill ,but its a nice tent
If you are elk hunting for a week or more
and need a inside stove/cooking/heat
and dont go on horseback or have to carry it

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