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    Wish I hadn't seen this...just bought a 4 man Big Agnes last fall. Anyone have the dimensions? How is condensation in this tent?

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    I used mine this past week for the first time on a 2000 mile trip. It worked great and I loved all the space I had and being able to change standing up, but if my wife is traveling with me I don't see myself carrying the tent too. I think I would have to stay in a hotel if I have her as a passenger because I just don't see where I would put the camping gear. On my trip I packed the tent with my cot and kermit in my wolfman duffle and strapped it down to the passenger seat with rok straps. If any of you have any ideas or suggestions for toting the camping gear along with a passenger I'm all ears.




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    Yeah:)

    I know, rain at many rallies past and my extra parawing(past setup years) I carried drew a crowd in the camp area! I invited'em of course. This newfound Redverz unit is a one package does all and NO more extra setup proceedures to get shade and/or rain relief. Mine comes via UPS this day, so I get to set her up in my yard, as a boy with new toy. Maybe I get a pic or two. My camp has got to get simpler/easier, less time consuming and some vendors are inventing/leading the way. I bite$ and will indeed say more, give some review of my own. Randy

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    My Pic:)

    Got her set up in yard and slept in it, couldn't wait! I probably wont use the garage area for parking bike much but wanted to see it in there anyways. It makes a great sitting area, out of weather or sun. The sleeping for two is roomy with two full size air matresses or one queen matress. Using the REI sleeping pads makes even more room to spare. A NICE 2 man tent, 2 vestibules, one of which is HUGE for bike parking if so desired. We also opted for green. Randy
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    with bike, GSA1200

    The room is there for a big bike. I like the space for lounging however and will keep it free of m/c most of the time. A perfect out of the weather cooking space or dressing room, etc...Even room for extra campers in an emergency in that front porch vestibule. A smaller vestibule for gear is thru the back door, so a true two door tent from sleeping area. Randy
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    Options two up!

    My wife and I rode two up and camped all the way across the USA last year on the GSA1200 with room, but this GSA seems to pack it better than a RT. Our previous KLT1200 would NOT do it, so we towed a trailer and many RT owners take this option for 2 up camping. The GSA does it quite well, without towing. WE were heavy though and this new tent would TAX the issue moreso. Its a 14lb tent. My wife rides her own bike most of the times out and about. This one trip we had to go 2up. Tne GSA weighed in at 1200lbs loaded, both of us on it and all gear for camping. This IS about 150lbs overloaded by BMW specs. WE took the risk and it worked well, no issues. Only you can make this choice, riding heavy. Its not always a good thing. The trailer option works extremely well for most and the RT does it well. Randy

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    How long did it take you to erect the tent Randy? I have a similar layout, with a lower tent from England. What I like about mine is I can put the fly up in the rain, and then assembly the tent inside the fly, keeping the tent dry. Does the Redverz also allow you to do this? As well, the other feature that I like about both tents is having what I call a "mudroom" where I can leave my boots, cases, etc. leaving the actual tent free of extra stuff.
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    Timed setups;

    Well, my first try went slow at about 12 minutes. 2nd time, under 10 minutes and I have seen it done in 5 minutes by others at rallies. The website video shows a quick setup time, so practice makes perfect. The inner tent is prepackaged from Redverz, all connected already and I have yet to separate the two(looks easy). YES, the inner tent is a separate entity to answer your question. I think I will leave the two together, until I see a need to do otherwise. The LARGER than life front room is indeed a great place to hang out from sun or rain without getting the sleeping area all messed up. Like this a LOT. My previous camps have been a small backpackers tent style(5lbs+) and then a separate para wing fly arrangement(5lbs+)(stakes and poles,5lbs) for the lounging about area from sun/rain...It was a good system, still have it, BUT this new one incorparates all the above in one unit and quite faster to set up. IT DOES have one drawback, as it packs rather large and I have been experimenting with that and just how I will do it on the bike. It comes with a real nice pack bag with 4 straps for snugging down or compressing pack. Nice feature. I do not think this new tent takes any more space than my previous backpacker/parawing combo package. The new one may be 2-3 lbs heavier than previous camp setup(maybe not adding the above weights). No issue for mc travel. I have yet to travel with this new tent, but find it very attracting to get under way with it this coming touring season. BTW; Redverz owner(Kevin) is English, I Think and a delight to speak with by phone and email. He is very QUICK to respond personally to your concerns, as he did in my case...This too is impressive nowadays! He should do well. Randy

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    Just got back from camping at Daytona. Erected the tent on Thursday and answered questions about it the whole time I was there. I used the porch/vestibule for my Kermit chair and table and the small vestibule for storing my u-bag and Ortleib dry bag. There was frost on Friday morning, cool on Saturday morning, and fog Sunday morning. It is great to be able to stand up to dress/undress and have more than enough room for all my gear. In the future I will probably use a cheap (HF) tarp for the porch area or at least part of it. I also bought the kit that allows you to use one of the side entrance doors as an awning covered entrance. Since I ride solo the rear top-case on my CLC was removed and a JO's U-bag now provides more storage than was available before. I'm quite pleased with this tent and will put it to good use traveling to/from the Salem,OR Rally. I used my MSR stove and Jetboil in the porch on 2 occasions to brew coffee. This will be a blessing during inclement or windy weather. I bought the yellow tent as it stays brighter as the sun sets and allows me to read longer without using up the batteries in my head lamp. A side benefit of the porch is that when all entrances are closed the porch was significantly warmer than being outside the tent.

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    Answer, BOB:)

    Condensation? I have only used it once in my yard, no wet got inside from dew. The website at Redverz has a plenty to google over, including videos. Wife and I put two air matresses(twins) in the sleeping area, filled it with these. Our two REI air pads are noticbly smaller and give some foot room in sleeping area. SO, the sleep area is a queen size bed for comparison. TWO vestibules, two doors make for easy storing anything you could carry along, including the bike, if one wishes. I no longer have any need to sleep with my gear inside tent sleeping area ever again, as the extra roomy vestibules are king size capable. It leaves you staring with amazement, all the room for relaxing. 6'2" headroom too. Randy

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    Cool

    I am thinking one of these is in my near future!

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    Like best:)

    One of the best features I have found is YOU can set this BIG tent up solo, all by yourself quite easy. A partner along as in Wife, makes this a no brainer ordeal indeed. The tent is well designed for solo travel and really keeps the better half smiling, with all its room for two. Having the bike parked in the "living room" has always been an issue in the house too. I may have to keep it out of the tent garage, living room, when she is along!LOL Randy

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    We have had our green Redverz for 2 years and we love it, we have used it a lot. We both ride, so the size isn't an issue. We made the tent even more livable by making a ground cloth for the vestibule also. We bought a discounted ground cloth that was big enough and my wife cut it to fit, trimming it and adding shock cord loops that we put over the tent stakes that are already there for the tent. Another thing we did was color code the end for the smaller pole, a red loop on the small pole grommets. That helps keep the placement of the sleeping area where you want it. We also added/affixed thin shock cord elastic to keep the cords tidy and untangled. We use the awning option often also - it helps stake out space in crowded places too.

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    Lots of good info here, I am looking at purching a new tent this year and this has been one I am interested in... Thanks all
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