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Jeep Vacation Home 15x15 Tent

Jeep Vacation Home 15x15 Tent

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars
4 Reviews from Epinions.com

By:   kayakrazy1
Mar 26, 2007
Jeep Vacation Home 15x15 Tent

Jeep 15 x 15 tent

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Overall excellent

Cons: Carry Bag

The Bottom Line: 
Overall excellent tent for the price

Author's Review
I purchased this tent in spring, 2004 and have used it about 20 times since then. Saw it at Sam's club for $169, fell in love, and bought it. It has served me well ever since.

I divide it into 2 rooms---the back half is the bedroom where I have a queensize full-height airbed. The front half is kind of a sitting/utility area with table and chairs, etc. I love the fact that I can unzip the various front windows to create an open, breezy "screen room", then zip them all up at night, or when leaving camp.
I set up a separate screen tent for kitchen utility, etc.

I have to laugh about the manufacturer's stated capacity, though. I believe they claim it is a 10-person tent. Har! I camp alone, or with my fiance, and by the time you start adding tables, chairs, tote bins, airbed, other gear, etc., space fills up quickly. This thing is the Taj Mahal of Tents for 1 or 2 people who like to bring a lot of gear and 'luxuries......... :) :)

I have had no problems heating this tent.

Last fall, fiance and I camped in MI in late fall.
At night, the outdoor temp fell to 26 degrees, and the indoor temp (of the bedroom half) was a toasty 68 degrees.
We used one of those ceramic cube heaters on one side of the "bedroom", and a Coleman ProCat propane heater on the other side. Had the airbed in the center, aimed both heaters at it.

Cooling the tent, however, has been a challenge.
The side awnings/windows in the back half of the tent are perfect for butting a small a/c unit (put the a/c unit on top of one of those $16 folding aluminum camp tables from kmart, capacity is like 60 lbs.) up to, but it doesn't reduce the temp in the back half as much as I would like. Nice run-on sentence! :) If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them. Thinking of putting a shade tarp up over it?

Anyway, this has been a great tent .... I can set it up by myself in about 20 minutes and strike it in about the same time. I look forward to many more camping adventures with this tent.

Only One caveat: The original tote/carrier that came with the tent died the first time out. Zippers/seams burst. Good luck folding that thing and its poles in to the original carrier....it is small and cheap. I found a rolling sports bag on clearance at Target that has worn well in the 3 years since, and it considerably larger.

 


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