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Old 11-23-2019, 11:07 AM
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Looking to upgrade my camping tent and want to buy a pop up tent end of this year. What do I need to look for when buying one? Obviously cleanliness, rips and tears in the screen, I know some of the things, but what else is there?
A little help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:52 AM
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What size are you looking for? Budget?
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:11 PM
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Good tires that are not weather checked, good spare.
Keep your tires at the proper psi.
I always checked the tire heat with the back of my hand after every stop same with wheel hubs.
You can get an inexpensive infrared temp gun that will do the same.
Brakes that work (adj properly) wheel bearings greased.
Some models have a two piece roof that has a seem that needs to be checked.
Check for smooth running when cranking it up.
Mine had a water tank, hot water and shower so there are things there if applicable to check out.
Spiders like to clog up your hot water gas valve.
Some have 3 way fridges ..they work but nothing to write home about.
They seem to work best on gas (at camp) , 12v for the highway and 110V if you out of gas.
Gas heaters work great but are noisy and they run through gas quickly ..I would run a electric space heater mostly.
I carried 2 tanks of propane after running out with 1 a few times.
I always cooked on the outside of the camper (didn't want any cooking soot inside).
Have fun with it.
When we had ours we went all over the Rockies and lots Wisconsin trips.
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Looking to upgrade my camping tent and want to buy a pop up tent end of this year. What do I need to look for when buying one? Obviously cleanliness, rips and tears in the screen, I know some of the things, but what else is there?
A little help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I would think there should be lots of decent pop-up tents out there in the market. But I would suggest the timber ridge instant cabin popup tent.. There's more and more positive information about this popup camping tent in this article https://www.abc-of-rockclimbing.com/pop-up-tent/
Might save you some money and there are lots of camper trailers to be had.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:37 AM
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Why do you want a popup? I originally wanted a pop-up. I thought it would be cheaper. I was wrong. They cost more and they take more maintenance. If you are looking for something small and lightweight, just look for a used small trailer. Or better yet buy a cargo trailer and convert it. I have upgraded over the last 15 years to this.
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OP asked about a tent guys, not a camper or trailer.

As for a pop up tent, check instructions for take down. My wife bought one of those beach pop up sun shades, almost like a tent but smaller and no floor. What a PITA to take down until you have done it a few times. I also have a pop up hunting blind, I dont like, because off same takedown BS. and it's weight. A pop up tent is going to weight more too, because of the frame/spring system.
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puppup tent is much bulky when taken down
maybe Heron type tent would be good but cost much
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Years ago, we seen a tent that popped up with ease. After talking to the owner, we found that brand at Target. Eddie Bauer tents. The following link looks like the tent we purchased. It was a great tent and we eventually gave it to my son and his family after we quit camping for a spell. I would recommend this tent.



http://www.all-for-outdoor.com/41893...es-extras.html
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