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Old 05-01-2019   #1
 
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Camping with dogs. Need new tent

I currently have a 3 person msr dome tent that is perfect for the wife and I. However, when the dogs (bulldog and Griffon) are with us it's a nightmare. Looking for a new tent that isn't huge, packs up nicely, is easy to set up (she sets up tent, I setup kitchen and build fire) and is good quality. I'd like to spend no more than $500. I'd prefer something with a large vestibule where the dogs can sleep without getting our compartment wet and muddy. They always find mud!

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Coleman WeatherMaster 6-Person Tent with Screen Room https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TS6WWC..._rjIYCbNXT9P3T
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We bought this last year but didn't get to actually use it. For two on cots and up to 3 golden retrievers. We set it up at home and I really liked it, and plan to use it on MFS this July.

https://www.backcountry.com/marmot-l...-3-season-tent
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We bought this last year but didn't get to actually use it. For two on cots and up to 3 golden retrievers. We set it up at home and I really liked it, and plan to use it on MFS this July.

https://www.backcountry.com/marmot-l...-3-season-tent
Let me know how you like this tent. I am looking hard at the limestone 6 for my family of four.
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Let me know how you like this tent. I am looking hard at the limestone 6 for my family of four.
We used a REI base camp 6 for years. But got tired of the huge footprint and huge size and weight. But it is a great tent, I will miss having a poled vestibule with the limestone.
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https://www.cabelas.com/product/camp....uts?slotId=19

The hoop front with side entry makes a huge protected area under that front vestibule, all kinds of space for a couple dogs.
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We just got the REI Grand Hut 4 after having set up a gigantor Cabelas Alaskan Guide 8 man for years. It's super easy to put up.
I used it for Spring break w/kiddos and it has plenty of room for 2 cots and a vestibule on each side (good for late night bathroom trips w/o disturbing your partner).
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I just resurrected a thread from a few weeks ago about a Coleman tent. I pulled the trigger on it. I got the 4 person version of what's mentioned above. My girlfriend had one in the past and it was fantastic for 2 people + dog. The screened in room means that the dog can hang out in the there without having to worry about it wandering off.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/...tml#post730405
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Seems like a floorless tent (megamid/tipi/pyramid) would be the way to go.
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The Marmot 6p Limestone is what we use for a family of 4 and a dog. It works well. Stands up to the rain well with a full fly, does decent in the wind if you stake it down, and perhaps most important when its super windy and gets flattened because you didn't guy it out, the poles bend rather than snap. The vestibule isn't huge, large enough for a few backpacking packs, or maybe 1 dog, but our dog is a princess and sleeps inside. I'd buy it again for a family of 4.
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