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Old May 12th, 2016, 10:12 PM
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Funny, I was thinking about a roof box to store mine in.
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Old June 14th, 2016, 07:45 AM
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Caught the Dro looking at this set up.....
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Old June 14th, 2016, 07:48 AM
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Caught the Dro looking at this set up.....


Might be too high off the ground.
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Old June 14th, 2016, 08:41 AM
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Tent in living room pic. The tent is so big it's hard to photograph indoors and of course it's sideways.

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good choice! OZ tent vs wasting money on livingroom furniture!
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 09:11 AM
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Dave FYI if you get a Thermarest Dreamtime sleeping pad you don't need a cot. Expensive but well worth every penny. One of the best pieces of gear we own.
x2. Just put a couple of these to use this week after talking it over with Abe. Best camping dollars we have spent. And wife and kid approved. One of my daughters even wants to keep it on her bed; given that Thermarest recommends storing these in an open (not rolled up) position, she may be onto something...
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 10:19 AM
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I thought you would be happy about those. Great piece of kit.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 11:18 AM
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I know im a little late to the show but I use a maggiolina forest extreme on a trailer... Is it small and cramped... Hell yah... Well not too bad really... Im 6'1 and I can stretch out.... Perfect for two peeps...setup time... How fast can you find the crank and rotate it... Bout two minutes including putting the ladder up... Plus in BC the forest areas don't offer a lot of room to put up massive tents... Gear is stowed in the trailer...oh the other bonus is that you don't have to stow your sleeping gear... Stays in the tent... On the built in mattress. Other thing is I can drop the trailer and not worry about the added weight up top. With a D90 and kids there is no way I would get an oz tent inside and my back hurts just thinking about hauling that thing on and off the rack.

I use it for myself and my two sub teen kids. When the wife comes with, I setup a separate tent for the kids....
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RTT or Oz Tent

Another option for the oz is a exped mega-mat super comfy and has an R value of 9.5 which is pretty much top of the game in mats anyway
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How comfy are these mattresses that you're taking about? I liked the idea of the cots since you can store a bookbag underneath but I've been testing out an inflatable queen (mattress not Ronnie) for when the wife wants to come along and sleep on the same surface and it hasn't been bad. Loses some air throughout the night with just me and I'm sure it'd be more pronounced with two of us but I have the RV-4 tent I think so there's room to experiment and I haven't run out of room with the queen.

My favorite part is being able to wake up at 4am having to pee really badly and realizing that I can put some pants on (standing up!!!) and shoes. In the 2 person tent I used to have, I'd almost pee my pants trying to put my pants or boots on. Full height is awesome. Oh and that morning window!
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I like them.. but then again i also have Cots.. which i use with the Purple (Lux) thermorests.. which i think are pretty great.. BUT.. comfort + PITA factor (storage/setup/tear down) of the cots = me on the ground with an EXPED 10 mat... for now anyway..

and i have a really nice snow peak table for bed side..
(usually i'm either alone or with 2 daughters so that is a factor as well, the eldest (10) called the exped permanently so i need another at some point.. )
we have maybe 10 nights on it right now - but personally i am going to switch to it for my main bed soon - temporedic POS is killing me - i sleep 100% in camp
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How comfy are these mattresses that you're taking about? I liked the idea of the cots since you can store a bookbag underneath but I've been testing out an inflatable queen (mattress not Ronnie) for when the wife wants to come along and sleep on the same surface and it hasn't been bad. Loses some air throughout the night with just me and I'm sure it'd be more pronounced with two of us but I have the RV-4 tent I think so there's room to experiment and I haven't run out of room with the queen.

My favorite part is being able to wake up at 4am having to pee really badly and realizing that I can put some pants on (standing up!!!) and shoes. In the 2 person tent I used to have, I'd almost pee my pants trying to put my pants or boots on. Full height is awesome. Oh and that morning window!
You put pants on to pee in b the middle of the night? Thats your problem. When in nature, be natural
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Old July 24th, 2016, 09:15 PM
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You put pants on to pee in b the middle of the night? Thats your problem. When in nature, be natural
uh yeah... maybe grab your sidearm...<depending on where your at> walk a couple feet and done.. if its cold put on some thing to tide you over....

The RTT.. hassle is this ..

wake up, got pee.
climb down steps (after the whole move over i gotta leave the tent thing)
hope you are not wearing crocks..
hit the bottom of the steps - then proceed to find a place to pee...

reverse for going to sleep..

OZ.. (sucks for the 3 minutes you need to get it off the rack ((And 5 to get it back)))
wake up - unzip tent - stumble about to pee.. zip and sleep..
no ladder involved.


bad stuff is all around taking it off the truck and putting it back on AND critters... out west.. the RTT is your best deal, or a hard side (i'd go hard side..Teardrop)

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RTT, I just dangle it out the side of the tent and let it rip... Just make sure you don't have anything down below
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Old July 24th, 2016, 09:21 PM
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My favorite part is being able to wake up at 4am having to pee really badly and realizing that I can put some pants on (standing up!!!) and shoes. In the 2 person tent I used to have, I'd almost pee my pants trying to put my pants or boots on. Full height is awesome. Oh and that morning window!
Can also be used for peeing out of without leaving the tent!


Just make sure you remember what side the ladder is on.
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RTT, I just dangle it out the side of the tent and let it rip... Just make sure you don't have anything down below
Lol same idea! Great minds....
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Old July 24th, 2016, 09:24 PM
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just for fun..
Mags are like 4' inside (...Ish) - you guys are STANDING in them and Taking a pee?

does willy wonka know ?
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Old July 24th, 2016, 09:26 PM
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just for fun.. Mags are like 4' inside (...Ish) - you guys are STANDING in them and Taking a pee? does willy wonka know ?
who says I have to stand.....
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I think the answer to this for you infirm folks is really just adult diapers.
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