Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

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Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

Postby Tricksey » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:47 am

Hi,

We have a 6 person dome tent. This is a tent with mesh openings and a rain fly. We used it at BM 2010 no problem (except for being hot). Due to the warnings about playa dust this year, we are looking for a structure that the tent can be set up in. It will need to be tall and have good walls to keep the dust out. Everything that I've found on the internet is either really expensive or has bad reviews. They are either really hard to set up or don't stand up to rain or wind. We aren't very handy and do not want to build anything.

Alternatively, we are thinking about getting a multiroom tent.

It would be really, really helpful if you could recommend a good structure for us. My eternal gratitude to anyone who sends links to the products they are recommending.

Thanks so much!
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Re: Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:48 am

The over-shelters keep tents cool and don't keep dust out. That's the old blanket and spring clamp you're likely thinking of.
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Re: Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

Postby JovReef » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:51 pm

Have you considered a smaller sleeping tent inside the larger tent? Thats what we do. The 8 person tent gets a bit dusty but the sleeping space is super clean still.
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Re: Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

Postby xhoosier » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:05 am

first of all a good tight tent is best! But if that is not an option then go look at the "car ports" they sell at Costco. They seem to do a good job and aren't too expensive. Good Luck!
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Re: Need Recommendation for Structure to Put our Tent in

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:46 am

If you're resigned not to be handy, maybe you're barking up the wrong desert.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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