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Old 06-24-2021, 08:13 AM   #1
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Looking for a family camping tent that will comfortably sleep 6-8.

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Waterproof
Ease of set up

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Multiple rooms
Internal lighting system
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:14 AM   #2
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Bereg UP-5
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:30 AM   #3
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Neighbor just bought this one. It is pretty dang nice. Sets up like a pop up blind, and has all kinds of features.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...reen-bright-01
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:54 AM   #4
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Comfortably sleep 6-8 will need a big wall tent unless you want to go the Coleman route. After having a few tents destroyed in the West Texas and Utah storms I now have a Kodiak 10x14 and it is wonderful, bombproof and easy to setup. I think 8 would be a tight squeeze.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:13 AM   #5
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Colman 8-10 , had two big rooms and I put mine up by my self ( 2-3 people would be optimal) skydome or sun lodge

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Old 06-24-2021, 09:24 AM   #6
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Coleman Prairie Breeze! We’ve gotten great mileage out of ours. It does have internal lighting, a partition for separate rooms, and it’s waterproof and and easy to set up. AND it’s goes back in the bag easily.

We camped at Pace Bend and Pedernales Falls over Memorial Day weekend when those storms came through. Rained hard and solid for nearly 6 hours one night. We stayed perfectly dry.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:41 AM   #7
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I can't recommend a tent. But i do have fond memories from my childhood tent camping with my parents, and sister.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:49 AM   #8
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Checkout Ozarka Trail instant cabins. I don't have one, but back when I was researching to buy one that one was at the top for a big tent.
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Old 06-24-2021, 10:34 AM   #9
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Hilton or any other Hotel!
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:09 AM   #10
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Coleman Weathermaster 10 person. Cut a flap in the back of the main room for a window AC unit for campgrounds with power. Plenty of room for people and gear...
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:15 AM   #11
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Coleman Weathermaster 10 person. Cut a flap in the back of the main room for a window AC unit for campgrounds with power. Plenty of room for people and gear...
That what I did with mine added a window unit, itís a game changer for sure
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:59 AM   #12
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Neighbor just bought this one. It is pretty dang nice. Sets up like a pop up blind, and has all kinds of features.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...reen-bright-01
We just bought the same one. Havenít got to use it yet. Our trip got rained out.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:04 PM   #13
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Neighbor just bought this one. It is pretty dang nice. Sets up like a pop up blind, and has all kinds of features.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...reen-bright-01
That thing looks nice.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:12 PM   #14
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Look at the REI kingdom series.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:16 PM   #15
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The best family camping tent is an Airbnb with a pool.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:59 PM   #16
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My wife and I just bought a big Ozark Trail tent from Wally World. It can fit 2 queen size air mattresses in it, so if everyone had sleeping bags then you could fit 6-8, but it would be snug. It has a divider you can hang up, and it has LED lights integrated in the ceiling poles. It’s recommended to have 2 people put it up, but I was able to put it up by myself in less than 10 minutes the first time. Next time I should be able to put it up in 5 minutes. It’s going to take longer to stake it down then putting it up!! Plus, the tent has a provision to put a window unit A/C in it!!!! I think we paid about $200 for it.
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Old 06-24-2021, 07:04 PM   #17
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Can’t beat a 12 or 16 man tipi! Kifaru or seek outside. Both have accessories to separate sides of tipi giving you multiple rooms, also can have bug nets and screen doors, as well as a stove for winter camping.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:04 PM   #18
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Please keep in mind that many of these large tents will not hold up in any kind of severe weather. Not a big deal for camping with 10 mph winds and rain showers, but if you get a bad storm they aren’t going to be any type of “shelter”.

Not really a big deal in most cases since they are so heavy you’ll be right next to your car, but worth thinking about.

I’m a fan of actual smaller dome tents, it’s not a big deal to put your pants on while you’re on your back or kneeling.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:09 PM   #19
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Please keep in mind that many of these large tents will not hold up in any kind of severe weather. Not a big deal for camping with 10 mph winds and rain showers, but if you get a bad storm they arenít going to be any type of ďshelterĒ.

Not really a big deal in most cases since they are so heavy youíll be right next to your car, but worth thinking about.

Iím a fan of actual smaller dome tents, itís not a big deal to put your pants on while youíre on your back or kneeling.
See post #2.
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