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Old 02-06-2015   #1
 
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Short leg Roll-O-Cot?

I love my Roll-O-cot but it needs a big tall tent. Has anyone modified the cot to fit into a smaller tent? It looks like you could cut the legs down almost 4". AND you can buy a spare set of legs for $20.

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For $20, go for it! Mine is a long wide, which I love. Height is only one of my issues in a small tent.

If you cut em, you might try a spiral pipe cutter. I used one on my frame build last year. Much cleaner result than any saw. Just a light touch up with a file and the ends are very clean and finished.

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Old 02-06-2015   #3
 
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Yup, mine are cut down exactly 4 inches on their regular sized cot. This does lower the setting on the cot distance a noticeable amount but you get used to that fast and no issues.

Works great for me in several of my tents that are basically all one or two person size.

I found out the real fit issue of cots in tents is not so much the floor area but the amount of slant in the side walls of the tent.

I checked with Roll A Cot and they said to be very careful and not cut too much off as that would affect the way the cot goes together.

Be careful as I bet the 4 inches only works on the roll a cot regular cot, might not work on the wide or wide/long models.
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The pipe cutter is the way to go. I have used one on NRS frame pipes as well with excellent results.

Gives a nice clean cut that is impossible for me to get with a hacksaw. But, my hand eye coordination is not very good these days.
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Old 02-06-2015   #5
 
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thermarest

They're pretty pricey (friend has one, too much for me) but thermarest makes one that's built really low to the ground... has little round legs...maybe 4-5 "?
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I have a friend who didn't cut the legs for the cot. Instead he places two cots side by side and puts the tent on top of the cots. Saves the tent floor.
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I love the Roll-a-Cots for sleeping on my boat and outside in general, but have also found they just don't play well with the tents in my quiver.

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They're pretty pricey (friend has one, too much for me) but thermarest makes one that's built really low to the ground... has little round legs...maybe 4-5 "?
For Christmas I got the SleepRite cot by Travelchair that Cascade Outfitters still has on sale - same basic concept as the thermarest. It's kind of fussy to set up compared to a roll-a-cot, but super comfortable, especially with a paco pad on top, and plenty low to fit inside my tents. It also is really light and packs up small enough to fit in my drybag. At the $147 sale price, it's in the same price range as a roll-a-cot, but I highly doubt it will last anything near as long.
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Old 02-06-2015   #8
 
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It's also really narrow- I needed the extra width roll-a-cot offers.to keep my arms from going dead

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I looked at the Travelchair cot and the Helinox Cot One. Both had good reviews for comfort, but only fair reviews for assembly. The Thermarest cots had even worse reviews for assembly and parts that broke. I'm going to try out my Exped Synmat pad in my UL tent for kayak touring before investing in a low rider cot. If trees are on the menu, then it's hammock all the way.
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Short leg Roll-O-Cot?

I've had an Exped down mat that I bought in '05. Very comfortable and warm. I just used it a couple of weeks ago on a beach camping trip and love it...except for the process of filling it.

Still, waaay more comfortable than my pacos and roll-a-cot, perhaps even more than when I combine the two. Though, the height of the cot is better than being on the ground.


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