Anyone have experience with this tent?

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  1. Smashy

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    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___28102

    I'm looking for an affordable 3-person tent for myself and my boys for spring/fall camping (in case of rain; will probably sleep under the stars in the summer). This one looks decent, but I was hoping someone experienced with Eureka tents could offer their opinion on it.
     
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    How big are your boys? If they're kids, the North Face Roadrunner is about the same price and a fantastic piece of gear. I've slept three adults in them lots of times, but it was always me and two cute girls :) I wouldn't want to try it with three full-sized grown men, but you and two 12-year-olds or whatever would be fine.

    I know the North Face makes hipster clothes now, but they didn't always, and most of their camping gear is still first-rate.
     

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    Will you be backpacking? I have a REI Quarter dome @ 4 lbs 7 ozs it is still a bit heavy. Try to save weight so I can bring along the Knob Creek. I have not had a 3 man in quite a while. Appy Trails makes a 3 man, believe it or not, only 1 lb 2.7 oz. I have never had a Eureka, but have heard good reviews on them
     
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    Me and the fiance have a Eureka that sleeps 9...It's a great tent/brand!

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    Eureka makes a very quality tent. I camp with my motorcycle, where space and weight is important. If you want a tent that lasts, Eureka is a great brand to buy.
     
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    When I was in Boy Scouts, my three buddies and I usually borrowed my dad's four person Eureka tent and we always had plenty of room. The 6'6"x7'6"x42" dimensions of the tent you are looking at should more than adequately sleep three grown men under 6'6". Like Glocks, Eureka tents are tried and true. Happy trails.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll take it all into consideration.



    We'll be driving the truck to the campsite. It's up in the hills on BLM land, no established campgrounds (so no people around to bother us). But we can drive to get there. I want to make it easy on the kids while they're young (10 and 12). More strenuous stuff will come later. Here's the view from one of the spots I found when I was doing some exploring last week...

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    Yes, the backpacking will come later. I do a lot of backpacking on the App Trail. Looks like you have found a beautiful spot too.
     
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    Eureka makes a good tent, I have one which I use for backpacking. It's held up well despite weighing less than three pounds.

    I don't have any experience with the specific tent you are looking at, though I see that you can get it for $20 cheaper (and free shipping) at Sunny Sports. (I buy from them often; always quick shipping and I've never had a problem).
     
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    Cool, thanks for the link.
     
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    Big difference in prices there.
     
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    Yeah, Spadout is great for comparing prices on outdoor stuff. The only thing that they don't have that I wish they did was an option to shop for a bunch of stuff and then see what 1 store the total is cheapest at.
     
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