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The Tent that ate Manhattan

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Papa Tac, Sep 2, 2011.

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What is this?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2011.
  1. That Tent is eating a Taco!

    23.5%
  2. That truck has a Colostomy bag...

    58.8%
  3. Where are the boobs?

    47.1%
  4. Purple

    11.8%
  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM
    #1
    Papa Tac

    Papa Tac [OP] Adjunct Anarchist

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    Pupped my ride - Dog bench, Black stock rims, Tail Gate antitheft mod, Bed storage and sleeping platform, Action Cap w/Yakima rack and Rola basket, Seatbelt chime off, Tentasaurus
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    What is this?
    1. That tent is eating a Taco!
    2. That truck has a colostomy bag...
    3. Where are the boobs?
    4. Purple.

    Tentasaurus - latest addition to our camping gear
    I had built a (basic!) sleeping platform (a la bajataco et al :cheers:)
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    for a trip to Gros Morne National Park,
    Green GardensKSPIC 371.jpg KSPIC 373.jpg

    Trout River (elephant) HeadKSPIC 401.jpg
    Seastack on land, Trout RiverKSPIC 418.jpg KSPIC 407.jpg KSPIC 406.jpg

    but I found sleeping a little tight with the truck closed up (6'2"), and I retreated to the MEC Tarn 3. This little gem has never let me down http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Tents/3SeasonTents/3Person/PRD~5003-230/mec-tarn-3-tent.jsp[​IMG]


    We had looked at some used Boler, Trillium, R-Pod, T@B, and even pop-up trailers, but they were all over-priced, and I didn't really want to be tied to a trailer.
    I had found these guys www.trucktentscanada.com :canada: earlier while shopping Softoppers, and discovered the Sportz SUV/Truck tent
    http://www.trucktentscanada.com/ns-82000
    [​IMG]
    Its described as an Suv tent (there are smaller and larger models for cars and full-size), but this is adaptable to fit any van, suv, midsize truck, and even my Impreza!
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    2 full doors with awnings and a huge window in the 3rd side, over 7ft ceilng, 10x10ft floor space, pockets, clips, etc
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    We were totally impressed on our next trip to Gros Morne (it rained 4 of 5 days - >100mm - 6in), yet we were totally dry in the tent and truck, had comfortable place to hang :rasta:, and the dog was never happier camping.
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    We slept on an inflatable mattress in the truck bed, and I put my platform on the floor of the tent, giving us a carpetted wooden floor :)
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    www.trucktentscanada.com :D was a pleasure to deal with, fast service, and even got a free hat! Even the price left me happy :eek:. I recommend them to all!

    The World is waiting for you. GOYA!!
    (get off your ass)
     
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  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
    #2
    redes

    redes Well-Known Member

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    Gosh it is hard to choose. There is certainly a distinctive aesthetic to the thing.

    Seems an added feature is that you can run the engine to warm the tent in the cooler months :smack:

    BTW, beautiful vacation spot.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM
    #3
    TANK

    TANK Well-Known Member

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    neat looking truck tent. Gotta love the Tarn3 Ive taken that thing everywhere.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    Papa Tac

    Papa Tac [OP] Adjunct Anarchist

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    Pupped my ride - Dog bench, Black stock rims, Tail Gate antitheft mod, Bed storage and sleeping platform, Action Cap w/Yakima rack and Rola basket, Seatbelt chime off, Tentasaurus
    Love the Tarn, too...
    Now its always a fight between the 2 tents - wifey loves room and comfort, I want light and mobile...
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:34 AM
    #5
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    That's awesome! :thumbsup:
     
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