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backwoodsdave
Got a new tent a while back and finally got some time and good weather to set it up and give it try, it’s a Springbar Traveler 5, set it up at the edge of the front yard and spent a couple of nights in it, I’m liking it a lot so far. Click image for larger version - Name: A70F94E4-84E5-46DC-95AC-A382E0CFCDC2.jpeg, Views: 517, Size: 133.18 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 5C6FC7FC-EDE8-4B53-A73B-417470315AE3.jpeg, Views: 519, Size: 116.11 KB
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Smudge
Nice tent and looks like a lot of head-room.
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backwoodsdave
I’m 6’4 barefoot and I can walk around in it without stooping over, it’s plenty tall, we were surprised at actually how roomy it is, with the awning set up I have to duck a little to get under, but it’s not too bad.
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Mister Wilson
I like it.  Being able to stand up is always nice.
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Flat_twin
Mister Wilson wrote:
I like it.  Being able to stand up is always nice.


...says the tall man!


That's a nice sized spring bar tent.  I am envious!   Can't really justify another canvas tent,, or can I???
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Gasman64
Very nice tent you have there, Dave.  I've always liked those Springbars-they seem like really good tents.
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PHC2MCC
Nice tent. You’ll love it. If not, you can send it here.


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backwoodsdave
I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive considering the price of the tent but after getting it and seeing the quality I’m perfectly happy with the purchase, I’m a nitpick and I don’t see a single stitch that isn’t perfect, I can definitely see this as a lifetime tent if it’s taken care of properly, and it just seems to have a classic vibe to it as well .
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1hpycmpr
Those are nice tents. I believe they used to be made by Kirkham’s out of Salt Lake. Do they have a footprint/ground cloth?
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backwoodsdave
Yes there still hand made in Utah, the wife called them up, discussed a few options and made the order, there was a wait because of this being a popular model and there individually made but that that was understood beforehand, the ground cloth is an additional option, it should be included imho, but it is a very heavy duty product so we purchased it also, all in all we have no regrets on the purchase and would do it again.
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1hpycmpr
All my tents have footprints. I honestly believe they really prolong the life of the tent floor.
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backwoodsdave
1hpycmpr wrote:
All my tents have footprints. I honestly believe they really prolong the life of the tent floor.


Totally agree, a good footprint is a must, it only take one little sharpie to cause an issue with a good tent.
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jdh
Thats what I just picked up, a traveler 5, waiting for spring to use it is absolutely killing me.
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pateco
I have been using this one for over 15 years I believe it was an Ozark Trail 8 person. It was cheap, and not what I would have chosen myself, but my wife got it for me as a fathers day gift when my eldest was just 4. We usually set it up on top of a cheap blue tarp for ground cover, but on this trip, another camper had already laid out plastic sheeting. It holds two queen sized air mattresses while still having floor space for gear and to stand and dress. Over many years of camping in it, it has performed much better than I ever expected, and I would not regret buying one again.

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They still make something very similar Ozark Trail 8-Person 16 ft. x 8 ft. Family Tent with Built-in Mud Mat $59

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NWMike
I grew up with spring bar tents and they are still my favorite.  However you won't see them often here in the Pacific Northwest, at least not on the wet side of the Cascades.  The problem seems to be in the effort sometimes needed to get them properly dry for packing and storage.  In the wet season you can wait weeks for a long enough period to get the canvas prepared.
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NWMike wrote:
I grew up with spring bar tents and they are still my favorite.  However you won't see them often here in the Pacific Northwest, at least not on the wet side of the Cascades.  The problem seems to be in the effort sometimes needed to get them properly dry for packing and storage.  In the wet season you can wait weeks for a long enough period to get the canvas prepared.

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backwoodsdave
NWMike wrote:
I grew up with spring bar tents and they are still my favorite.  However you won't see them often here in the Pacific Northwest, at least not on the wet side of the Cascades.  The problem seems to be in the effort sometimes needed to get them properly dry for packing and storage.  In the wet season you can wait weeks for a long enough period to get the canvas prepared.


I’m hoping the humidity down here so close to the gulf won’t be a problem with storing ours, I believe the outdoors storage shed will be out of the question, for now we keep it indoors like a very well loved pet.
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NWMike
The closest I got to living at the gulf was Austin.  Still lots of days where the temperature and humidity were both 100%.  I think the key to storing canvas is getting it dry in the first place.  Once it's folded up moisture in the air tends to stay near the surface and as long as it can breath and not collect moisture over time I think you can stay ahead of the game.  I'd also store the tent in as controlled an environment as I could.
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pateco
In FL when your packing up to go home in the AM, there is always dew on the tent. I tend to set it back up in the yard when I get home and let it dry out before putting it back in storage.
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mithril
How'd you keep it from sliding off?

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atomicbee
Hi,My 2nd home when I need to get away for the wife and mother-in law, working on adding foot pump sink and making a better bathroom instead of 5 gallon pee bucket! Click image for larger version - Name: My 2nd Home when I need to get away from the wife and mother in law!.jpg, Views: 148, Size: 116.26 KB
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