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Old 08-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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Default tent recommendations for RV camping

I'm still maybe a year away from geting my 9A flying but with Oshkosh still fresh on everyones minds I would like some tent info. What are some recommendations for tents that will not use up too much space(or weight) in the RV yet give us a lot of space in the tent. I think I would like at least a 4 person tent. We currently camp in Scholler every year with a 10 person really heavy tent so that won't be going with us in the RV.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:34 AM
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Low profile! Stay away from the stand up tents or at least the ones shaped like a big box
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:44 AM
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I use the Kelty - Acadia 4.

It's a 4 person free standing Tent with fiberglass poles - the poles are heavy-ish so not really appropriate for backpacking but great for airplane camping since it packs up small, is roomy, has two doors, large vestibules and with the rainfly removed makes a great star viewing bug shelter.

I got from Amazon for $135, though it's currently listed as unavailable.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:52 AM
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I'd say this guy uses the best camping gear:
https://www.outsideonline.com/238001...oss-antarctica
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:57 AM
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Bibler tent
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:57 AM
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Default Kelty Salida 4

I have a Kelty Salida 4, which has aluminum foldable linked poles, been through 2 OSH trips that had storms that took out lots of tents. Plenty of room, good full coverage rainfly and small vestibule. I believe I paid around $150.00 for it. Super easy set-up and I also have a fitted securable "footprint" accessory that keeps the moisture out of the bottom AKA the ground tarp.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:01 AM
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You might also consider the REI Kingdom 4 tent. Spacious and boxy, well designed and made, aluminum poles, easy setup/takedown, packs well, and has good reviews. I have no idea how it would behave in a 40 mph thunderstorm but would hope it has a chance if properly tied down at multiple points and heights.
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You might also consider the REI Kingdom 4 tent. Spacious and boxy, well designed and made, aluminum poles, easy setup/takedown, packs well, and has good reviews. I have no idea how it would behave in a 40 mph thunderstorm but would hope it has a chance if properly tied down at multiple points and heights.
Ours is in the dumpster at Oshkosh went down immediately Friday night from that storm broke the poles but did manage to stay staked down

Replaced with the REI Basecamp tent, much more sturdy lower-profile option.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:14 AM
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You want a low profile tent with aluminum poles and a fly that goes all the way to the ground. I have a 3 person MSR tent that fits that description and has held up to numerous storms. Plenty of other manufacturers make similar tents.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:19 AM
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I seen quite a few REI tents with aluminum poles destroyed at osh. I would stick to low profile and fiberglass poles, so it can give. My cheap Coleman tent made it though the osh deluge just fine.
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