Top positive review
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great tent, happy with purcahses,
on May 25, 2015
I bought this tent for car camping with my wife and 2 kids, ages 5 and 3. I wanted something that could withstand abuse from 2 rough kids. I liked the idea of canvas because I know how long it can last and I know how durable it is. below are a few my thoughts.
the instructions in my mind are poorly written and should be redone, It took me a solid hour the first time putting the tent up because how the pictures in the instructions describe the top cross bar. The second time putting the tent up probably around 20 minutes with one person.
use a rubber mallet when you pound in the stakes, don't do what I did and use the back end of an ax. I tore 2 of stake holders on the tent. not the tents fault, but my fault for not using a rubber mallet.
the awning in my opinion is useless. not big enough to sit under, when it rains, it sags in the middle and is hard to prop upper to properly allow water to drain off.
weight a lot heavier to move around than I was expecting, can be done with one person but two is a lot easier.
lastly, go with the bigger size, I bought the 8 person for my family of four and am really glad I did. We had one XL large and one queen blow up mattress and very comfortable for space. I think if I would have gone the 6 person we would have been tight on space.
Overall, my first weekend in the tent it rain 14 hour straight, we slept through some solid down pours and my family stayed bone dry. Overall I think this tent will last me a long time and I am glad I bought it.