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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by critchy, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Feb 7, 2006
    critchy

    critchy New Member

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  2. Feb 7, 2006
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Why not just a regular tent at that point?

    Seems like kinda a hassle...load the trailer up..get to destination...unload trailer to put up tent....

    Unless you're sleeping somewhere where being on the ground is dangerous...

    You can get a real nice ground tent for that kinda $$....paid $125 for the three room nylon castle Jeep tent...
     
  3. Feb 7, 2006
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-homeless in Florida Staff Member

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    m38willys

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    How's that thing holding up? Been eyeballing one myself, but was unsure of quality.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2006
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Zipper on the bag came apart - been stuffing it into a military duffle. Some of the stakes have broken - plastic "hooks" snap if you try to pull them by yanking on the rope.

    Other than that, not bad - but it hasn't been used a ton either.

    We really do like the form/function/layout/assembly.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2006
    hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk Sponsor

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    I have one of those tents. I use it on my truck and not a trailer though. It works great. I have slept in it thought some pretty serious thunderstorms and it never leaked and did not colapse. The edges of the tent are designed to wrap over the edge of the bed and it has a full floor so even if water were to get into the bed it would not get into the tent. I use it when Im gonna be camping for more then one day. Otherwise its too much of a hassle and I just use a small pup tent.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2006
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Only problem with sleeping in a car or truck is it's colder than on the ground. The car/truck body acts like a heat sink.

    If you want to be off the ground, and camp in colder climes, I'd suggest getting some aluminum cots for inside your tent.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2006
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    "Camp Snoopy" Rules! 8)

    I remember our Motor Seargent slept in the "doghouse" which was a Jeep trailer with a wooden house-like roof. Since we were always tearing down to bug-out, setting up tents was a waste of time.

    I always slept under my trailer :D
     
  9. Feb 8, 2006
    critchy

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    good input. I was going to install a rooftop tent on mine (too much $$), but when I saw this one I thought I would check it out. I will probably stick with the regular tent I have for now.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2006
    jd7

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    I like it. I've been looking for some thing like that.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2006
    cjtom

    cjtom hav'n fun yet

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    i bought one of those tents at cabellas for 169.00 used it in my dodge 1500, quick put together. we have the big camper now but my brother uses it every year when we get together at talledaga.has a sleeve for power cord,place to put shoes, and a couple other pockets in the inside.only used the awning once.rained for 3 days while we were in talledaga,plus heavy winds,they stayed dry.was a good bye.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2006
    The Wizard

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