kodiak 10x14 vs hexayurt which should i go with?

Ideas, advice, tips, and tricks regarding shelter, shade, tents, and camping. Yes, this includes RV's too.

kodiak 10x14 vs hexayurt which should i go with?

Postby sambojones » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:05 am

i already have a full size hexayurt with an ac and honda genny but the hexayurt is big, bulky, and a bit of a bitch to set up so i was thinking to buy a kodiak 10x14 since it would take up less space and be easier to set up/tear down. what do yall think? can i live in a kodiak as comfortably as i did in a yurt and how hard do yall think it would be to hook up my ac to the kodiak without letting in a shitload of dust in or ruining the tent
sambojones
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Location: dallas, tx

Postby Undecided » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:21 pm

I cannot speak from exp, but we just picked up the 10x10 deluxe tent and it is quality business. Am very much looking forward to living out of it for a week.
User avatar
Undecided
 
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:17 pm
Location: Sacramento
Burning Since: 2011

Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:49 am

The comfort comparison is apples and oranges. If I had the space, time, etc, I would go with the hexayurt. Shit it you already have one, why switch?

I do have a Kodiak 10x14 and love it! I'm looking forward to trying my little swamp cooler with it.

The hexayurt is much quieter than any tent can possibly be. Transporting them is the biggest challenge I see and simply do not see them as a viable option for me.
RETROFROLIC, the place of Pink, Pain and Pleasure!
http://www.retrofrolic.com
Some call me Tnt,,,, works for me!
User avatar
Trishntek
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:27 pm
Location: Ventura, CA, USA
Burning Since: 2010
Camp Name: Retrofrolic!

Postby CapSmashy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:15 am

A better option would be to run an evap cooler in your Kodiak, no modification to the tent necessary. We ran one in ours the 2 years we used the Kodiaks and it does an excellent job of cooling the tent down. The canvas helps hold the cooler air inside.

For putting an ac unit inside, all you would need to have is a stand fro the air conditioner unit so it sits off the ground and seal the door flap around the frame of the A/C. with duct tape. If you wanted to get really industrious with it, make a wall out of the same kind of insulation board you made your hexayurt out of with a cut out for the A/C to pass through and sit on the stand.

Make it the width of the "back" door of the Kodiak and simply roll the door open and seal the tent to the wall by taping it down inside and outside.
User avatar
CapSmashy
 
Posts: 1917
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:29 pm
Location: Awesome Camp 2.0
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Terminal City://404 Village Not Found

Postby sambojones » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:06 am

Trishntek wrote:The comfort comparison is apples and oranges. If I had the space, time, etc, I would go with the hexayurt. Shit it you already have one, why switch?

I do have a Kodiak 10x14 and love it! I'm looking forward to trying my little swamp cooler with it.

The hexayurt is much quieter than any tent can possibly be. Transporting them is the biggest challenge I see and simply do not see them as a viable option for me.


Thanks for the input Trishntek I didn't really think too much about the sound factor I guess I've just taken it for granted. The biggest things for me are that the yurt takes up a ton of space and is kind of a bitch to set up. I've ordered a kodiak to see how I like it i got a 6014 deluxe for $405 shipped so if i don't like it i figure i can sell it for as much or use it for other camping outside of burns. what i'm mainly after in getting the kodiak is ease of set up and tear down and saving some space.

CapSmashy wrote:A better option would be to run an evap cooler in your Kodiak, no modification to the tent necessary. We ran one in ours the 2 years we used the Kodiaks and it does an excellent job of cooling the tent down. The canvas helps hold the cooler air inside.

For putting an ac unit inside, all you would need to have is a stand fro the air conditioner unit so it sits off the ground and seal the door flap around the frame of the A/C. with duct tape. If you wanted to get really industrious with it, make a wall out of the same kind of insulation board you made your hexayurt out of with a cut out for the A/C to pass through and sit on the stand.

Make it the width of the "back" door of the Kodiak and simply roll the door open and seal the tent to the wall by taping it down inside and outside.


thanks for the suggestions CapSmashy I didn't really think about running an evap cooler i might look into that. and the insulation wall is so simple it's genius i'm gonna have to set up my tent when it arrives and see how i can make it work.
sambojones
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Location: dallas, tx

Postby silad » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:39 pm

I never used the hexayurt but I have a Springbar 10x14 similar to the Kodiak. I cut / taped some Reflectix insulation, and clipped it to the top edge of the tent and guyed it down to the rebar tent stakes, then I rigged some 70% shade cloth over that. It was great, I was able to sleep in til 11-12 each day no problem. I also really like that evap cooler idea as well, may have to add that into the mix too this year.
User avatar
silad
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA

Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:10 pm

What does one use to power an evaporative cooler...small generator? Or will one run off a deep cycle battery? What kind of power does a decent cooler draw?

And as long as we're on the subject, what are some recommended coolers to consider and prices?
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.
User avatar
dragonpilot
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Burning Since: 2005

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:54 pm

If you're not building your own, then you have these.

http://www.swampy.net/

If you are running a genny and you bring enough water.

http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Cooler-2800Cfm-Evaporative-Swamp/dp/B001XQ9OE8#eCM&zus&cbcustomer_reviews_top_855_0

How big is the space you want to cool?

You can build a cooler large enough for any space a lot cheaper.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me
User avatar
FIGJAM
 
Posts: 7072
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Postby Packoderm » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:13 pm

FIGJAM wrote:If you are running a genny and you bring enough water.

http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Cooler-2800Cfm-Evaporative-Swamp/dp/B001XQ9OE8#eCM&zus&cbcustomer_reviews_top_855_0

How big is the space you want to cool?

You can build a cooler large enough for any space a lot cheaper.

Image
People are selling swamp coolers on craigslist for as low as $60.



.
User avatar
Packoderm
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:06 am
Location: Sacramento

Postby jkisha » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:05 am

We bought one from this company before we got the air conditioner. We really didn't like it. It made it feel more muggy than cool. Not the unit's fault, I'm sure. http://www.air-n-water.com/swamp-cooler ... rative.htm
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
User avatar
jkisha
 
Posts: 11403
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:31 am

jkisha wrote:We bought one from this company before we got the air conditioner. We really didn't like it. It made it feel more muggy than cool. Not the unit's fault, I'm sure. http://www.air-n-water.com/swamp-cooler ... rative.htm


Yeah, that looks like the ones that just set in the room.

No dry air intake , so it just builds up the humidity.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me
User avatar
FIGJAM
 
Posts: 7072
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Postby Trishntek » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:00 am

dragonpilot wrote:What does one use to power an evaporative cooler...small generator? Or will one run off a deep cycle battery? What kind of power does a decent cooler draw?

And as long as we're on the subject, what are some recommended coolers to consider and prices?


Ours is just a 5 gallon bucket size with an 8 inch computer fan and a small 12V sump pump. The whole thing draws 0.38 amps from a 12V battery.

In more practical terms, that is less than 5 watts.
RETROFROLIC, the place of Pink, Pain and Pleasure!
http://www.retrofrolic.com
Some call me Tnt,,,, works for me!
User avatar
Trishntek
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:27 pm
Location: Ventura, CA, USA
Burning Since: 2010
Camp Name: Retrofrolic!

Postby sambojones » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:14 am

ups dropped off my kodiak a couple of days ago and it's a heavy duty mofo... it was pretty easy to set up with just one person took me maybe 15 minutes, but i think i could do it much faster next time. The ease of set up, and packed size are really impressive... it definitely doesn't have the sound dampening of the yurt, but i can manage with some ear plugs i'm sure. i still can't decide which I want so i'm gonna keep em both :twisted: I'll make a swamp cooler for the tent (thanks for the super informative post figjam) and keep the ac for the yurt... I have a couple of friends coming with me this year so if they don't have a good tent yet they can stay in the kodiak. i was thinking that if i wasn't satisfied with the tent i could return it or resell it, but for how impressively big and heavy duty it is i'm gonna keep it as a backup for the burn and use it for non burn camping as well.

just a lil over two months left i'm starting to get really fucking pumped! :mrgreen:
sambojones
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Location: dallas, tx


Return to Shelter & Camping

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests