put up the tent last weekend to see how my other tent might fit under it. I have an REI campdome 6, and it barely fit between the wall and the post. doable, but it takes up a lot of space, and I sleep at night, so I fiugre the tent will go outside as usual.
Also, with all the corners staked out it was impossible for me on my own to put the center pole up, since I could not slant it, and am not strong enough to tension upwards the entire tent to slot together the last sections of the center pole. I undid two stakes, then tilted in the center pole, and scooted the bottom bracket to get it vertical. Now if I let go of the pole, the tension from the staked side of the tent wanted to pull it over. At this point I could anchor the pole, but instead I tied a rope to it to keep it from toppling over, tied the rope to a temp stake outside the tent, then I went out and redid the two corner stakes. o.k. doable for a single person. The problem with the last stakes was pulling the edge tight enough. This gave me an idea for a tent corner come-along: something that would pull the tent corner out close to the ground and keep it tight while putting the stake in. The tent edge wants to pull upwards, and when you put the stake in, it is still not tight enough. I think a pulley, or two, and a cleat, on a board I can kneel on might work. Maybe for next year.