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Old 03-31-2008, 08:08 PM
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Large Tent Recommendations (6 Person)

Hello all. I am looking for tent recommendations for a 6 person tent. Obviously for car camping so weight is not a problem. I found a Kelty Green River tent for a decent price but got thinking that those super long poles would be a pain when taking the tent down. Are there large tents that don't use pole sleeves? Thanks for any advice. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:06 PM
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Kelty Mantra 5 (5-person base camp tent)

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:05 AM
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We just picked up a Columbia Conrad Ridge for our family tent. Haven't had a chance to use it yet, b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:28 AM
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I use a Eureka Equinox 6 person trip for car camping that I've been very happy with. It doesn't have NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:33 AM
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Sleeping six is a crowd and even the big tents in the 12x12 foot range might seem a little small. Se NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:57 AM
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I have the kelty mantra 7 and love it. I've learned to sent it up by myself, and you can stand up a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:20 PM
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depending on whether you like gear in your tent, how big everyone is, etc, a '6-man' can be really c NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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