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locopny

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tent for the rally?
« on: March 28, 2018, 10:08:24 PM »
got looking around for a tent to replace my old trusty that isn't so trusty anymore.  Think Titanic with the multiple holes along the bottom.  Saw this pop up at wally world for a reasonable price but have zero experience with the brand aside from the mummy bag I bought to sleep in the truck one night this last winter with a breakdown in a wally world parking lot...convenient atleast.

This tent here. 
Anyone have an opinion on them?  Hate to get a Redverz solo expedition when I'm planning to get a trailer in the near future...just not in time for the rally. 

As Hank posted in the sign up...it can be damp in June.  Hate to see what wet/soaked looks like.
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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 07:19:58 AM »
I know someone in our local BMW group that is selling a pretty nice tent for cheap.  It's not a 2 man, but it is a good tent.  PM me if your interested and I'll get you in touch with them.

I bought a USED REI Dome something or other a year or two ago.  $65 bucks, 75 with shipping.  Anyway, I started searching Craigslist and found one in Montana.
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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 07:43:29 AM »
Keep an eye on ADV Rider. There is always good deals on tents.
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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 09:51:41 AM »
Look ahead and you'll shred...

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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 04:59:06 PM »
I have a Kelty Salida from Cabelas, more expensive but kept me dry two nights in the rain. My travelling partner had an Ozark Trail from Walmart, 1/3 the price,.....he was dry as well. Seems to be a decent product.

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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 09:56:30 PM »
I wouldnt suggest a tent that doesn’t have a dedicated rainfly, like the one you posted. My opinion is to look for a tent that has a rainfly that covers the tent body all the way to the ground. 
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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 01:26:33 AM »
I wouldnt suggest a tent that doesn’t have a dedicated rainfly, like the one you posted. My opinion is to look for a tent that has a rainfly that covers the tent body all the way to the ground.

The highlights say it has a full rain fly for weather protection and it appears to cover all the way to the ground.  For a $50.00 tent it sure has a lot of great reviews.  I wouldn't expect that much quality from a four man tent at that price but the reviews sure make it look like its worth $50.00.

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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 09:56:02 PM »
I guess what I meant to say was that I’d suggest looking for a tent that has a dedicated, full coverage, rain fly.  I’ve not had much success with “single wall” tents, like the one you’re looking at, for moto camping.  A single wall tent is just a glorified tarp and, while tarps can be great, I’d not recommend them without understanding their limitations. 
I’d rely on a “single wall” tent or tarp for lightweight camping but I strongly prefer a conventional tent with dedicated rainfly for moto camping.
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Re: tent for the rally?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 05:31:13 AM »
I appreciate the input fellas.

I now have my folks thinking of getting a trailer for them...as long as I pull it for them.  I think that really means helping me get a trailer.  I'm on the fence for the tent I posted.  Its cheap enough...and now I really don't think I want to spend a ton on a tent if I'm ending up with a trailer to use.  I understand the rain fly is quite important.  I've been fortunate to date to really not ever need one while tenting.  But to be fair, Ive only tented in the southwest.
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