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    Coleman tent/stove on sale (and other things)

    Coleman is clearing out some of their "2008" camping gear on their website. On really good deal is their "Crestline 4-person tent" for $29.99. I actually used this the first time I went to the MOA rally ('06). It's big for one person, but roomy for two. If you were there, you remember the rain the last day - I didn't get a drop on me in this tent. In fact, all the times I used it it kept me very dry, wasn't too hard to setup (4 poles, two in an "X" and two on the sides, that give you a bit more area) - it's very stable in the wind and has a 59" center height, so you can stand all bent over to get pants on, which can be nice. If I recall, it's around 8 pounds. Not a lightweight, but a good roomy tent for two that works OK for bike touring and great for car camping, and a steal for the price:



    They have some other stuff on sale. There is a small stove that runs on their "powermax" fuel for a decent price, a cheap "HPZ" stove, a few of their "Exponent" backpacking tents (I have two that work well for motorcycle camping, though none of the ones on sale), and some flashlights and other sundry items. Check them out if you're interested.

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    That is a really good deal. I been using a Coleman for 5 years now. Mine looks like yours but is not as big. Still plenty roomy for me. Mine too has never leaked. The extra room comes in handy for stowing your extra gear when going out on rides, bad weather, or just going to the Beer Garden. I looked at the pricer tent's but for the little camping that I do, I could not justify the cost. Good luck with yours.
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    Just got one!

    Been thinkin about a tent had no idea what to get been walkin the sporting goods sections at Walmart ,Dicks and Cabelas so on your expert advise and nice tent at cheep price I just ordered one.

    How can you go wrong at that price. I wont use a tent too often but when I do Ill have one and if I camp its sure to rain. If it will keep me dry and the bugs out thats all you can ask for.

    Thanks for the tip! R and R
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    Josh,
    What is the packed size of that?
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    size

    Shipping size is 23.5 x 7.25 x 7 , 12 lb so I would think you could take a little off of all of these for packaging. my guess.
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    Air mat / Cot

    What do you guys/gals use for a cot/air mat? Anything small light and still usable out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonr View Post
    Shipping size is 23.5 x 7.25 x 7 , 12 lb so I would think you could take a little off of all of these for packaging. my guess.
    That's about right. I still have my original one (blue instead of red), and the bag is about 23". It fits nicely into a large Ortleib bag with room for a bunch of other stuff. It has a nie stuff sack for everything to pack into, although I have no idea if they have changed the way they pack it or not. I'm not sure why they would, but just as an FYI, I don't have that info.

    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonr View Post
    What do you guys/gals use for a cot/air mat? Anything small light and still usable out there?
    I'm using a therm-a-rest, though I need to find something better. When I sleep on my side I end up waking up with a sore pelvis, like it was getting deformed. It's expensive, but I'm considering the crazy expensive cot that Aerostich carries that folds up really small.

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    jdmetzger - As I got older (and bonier) the Thermarest by itself posed the same problems for me. Don't throw that Thermarest away if you're going to get the cot. I have one and love it, but it needs the Thermarest for comfort and warmth if cool outside.

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    Wow

    2days 23 + - hrs later my tent has arrived!! Bring on the Rallys !!!!

    You dont get much faster service than that. to Coleman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonr View Post
    What do you guys/gals use for a cot/air mat? Anything small light and still usable out there?
    I have one posted on the flea market.

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    Coleman's air mattress is quite comfy, think it measures about 8.5" when inflated.

    I experience about 10% leakers right out of the box though, so keep that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonr View Post
    2days 23 + - hrs later my tent has arrived!! Bring on the Rallys !!!!

    You dont get much faster service than that. to Coleman.
    Mine is supposed to arrive today, though I ordered a day before everyone else.

    Mind you, I have no idea why I now own three tents, but they are all Colemans. I guess one is my "long rally" tent - a "3 person" adventure-style tent from their Exponent line, a "traveling tent" which is a "2 person" (barely) bivy-style tent, also from their Exponent line, and then this new one - which will be good when I'm camping with the dog for a few days, or if/when my "long rally" tent wears out. Not sure when that will be - I spilled gasoline on the rain fly and the thing still looks/works good as new.

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    Easier way to go

    For the National there is an easier way to go ...

    Let Ted do it all!
    • Put up the tents
    • Pump and repump all the leakers
    • Provide coffee - No Lines!
    • Provide towels each day
    • Provide pillows
    • Provide chairs
    • Provide charging stations - 110 and DC
    • Provide ice storage
    • Put a mint on the pillow
    • Provide shade and chairs
    • Take down the tents

    This is not an advertisement but the voice of experience. For a big multiday event, do you really want to carry all that stuff? Live a little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    For the National there is an easier way to go ...
    Let Ted do it all!
    Oh, I've see Ted's setup - VERY nice. I'd totally do that, if only I could get him to follow me around on the trips I tend to take post-rally.

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    One important thing to note about Coleman tents.....They will keep you dry! Even in the toughest of conditions, if properly set up and maintained.

    I have been using them for 11 years now and they have never let me down. Even the inexpensive ones will do this. The difference between a $39 Coleman and a $100 Coleman is about 7-10 years of use. The $39 tent will have fiberglass poles, the more expensive ones will have aluminum (MUCH BETTER).

    For $30 you could get a new one every year or so.

    I had a $39 Coleman that was over a year old and was on my way home from Key West one year, when I discovered it was "Spring Break". Everything was booked from the Keys to the Florida state line. At 3:00AM I decided to camp in a no camping area and deal with the circumstances later. In my haste to set up my tent, I broke a fiberglass pole. I screwed around with it for several months, first with bandaid fixes, then later with a Wallmart $10 repair kit. Never much success!

    I was ready to throw it out and decided to call Coleman customer service. After explaining what happened, the agent sent me a new pole made for the tent.

    FREE!

    I used it for another 2 years!

    By the way, I think it was pretty much the same tent that is on sale for $29. You can go to most any outdoor store and catch them on sale for $39 year round.

    Needless to say, I am a big Coleman fan.
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