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Cascadia Vehicle Tents Roof Top Tents

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by MTgirl, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl [OP] too many frogs, not enough princes...

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  2. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Ohh ok gotcha. So I'd be fine with just the Bachelor if it was lets say me my girlfriend and a small-medium size dog?
     
  3. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    There is no difference in interior dimensions (I don't believe) as the overhang is outside of the main room. The benefit is that you don't get wet getting in and out of the tent in a storm, and does leave a dry place to change with or without the annex.

    The Annex is a nice feature if you plan on going somewhere and don't plan on packing up and moving, but it is a bit of a pain to put on and take off, but does make a really really nice place that is dry for changing.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    well I can get myself (225 lbs) gf (way less then me!) and my 60lb dog in the tent comfortably.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    Alright sorry I'm asking so many questions but.. With the overhang, you still have the regular door on the side of the tent?

    Edit: Shoulda waited to post, thanks for the answers Calgary.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    MTgirl [OP] too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Can somebody set up your tent, lay on the ground near the ladder and take a pic so people can see what the overhangs actually look like? :laugh:
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Yes interior pics would be nice:eek:
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    MTgirl [OP] too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    dog staying in the tent or in the annex?

    Yes, all of the tents have identical doors on each end. The overhang on the Shasta and Rainier is just like 3 extra walls and a roof that make a covered entry for the ladder
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    in the hardware bag should have been some bungees with clips on them, I think they attach to the D-rings that hang off the interior walls of the tent to help collapse the tent.

    They should be long black bungees, with a fairly big clip on them, its black plastic.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    Probably the annex but would be nice for it to be able to stay in the tent as well
     
  11. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    as long as you can lift the dog in and out, and they aren't afraid of heights they can be in the tent no problems.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    If its not raining here tomorrow, I can open up the tent and get some interior shots, and also some shots of the bungees for MTgirl

    I can also get some shots of how the overhang covers the ladder.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    No need to go through all that trouble. I'm not in a rush right now so just whenever you head out again
     
  14. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    I thought I went through everything but I could have just overlooked them :eek: I'll check tomorrow
     
  15. Jun 2, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    Bobby said he doesn't use the bungees. Still have to stuff the tent while zipping the cover anyway.

    That's what I'm doing

    Just wait til the next meet Steve and Anthony go to and you'll see the difference. Personally I don't like the overhang on the Shasta. I'm happy with the bachelor
     
  16. Jun 18, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    I finally got out and had a night to camp!

    Here are a few interior shots
    That pile is a double sleeping bag, 2 pillows, 2 blankets and the best part is they stay in the tent when folded up!
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    The bungee configuration (seems to work for me)
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    The Shasta overhang to cover the ladder
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    close up of the size of the overhang, very easy to set up (puts the ARB to SHAME!!)
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  17. Jun 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks for all the info on this, very helpful.

    If you dont mind me asking, where did you order your tent from calgary rider? I'm in calgary as well, seems like we get screwed really bad if you compare to us prices. Thanks!
     
  18. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    Your in luck! The Gear Shop is the place to get them in Canada and they are in Calgary (403) 261-0011
     
  19. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    Hey thanks Shayne! Didnt see your pics until today
     
  20. Jun 30, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    Great, thanks! Drove by there on Saturday but they were closed. Looks like a nice shop.
     
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