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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2015, 01:19:23 PM »
I don't want him going to Florida to see his sister. That crazy might come steal him!  :chuckle:
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 01:49:44 PM »
92xj,

Really appreciate the detailed replies. I'm much clearer on how to go about this now.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 02:04:53 PM »
92xj,

Really appreciate the detailed replies. I'm much clearer on how to go about this now.

Not a problem. Continue to ask questions as they come up. I had a ton of questions and could not find a single person to answer them. The only other Kodiak with a stove jack I've seen is a guy on monstermuleys but never got in contact to be able to ask questions. I put in many hours a day for months researching the things I've spent my hard earned money on and want to help people spend their money wisely and not make the mistakes in the beginning. Please continue to ask things and I'll do what I can to answer.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2015, 02:51:36 PM »
I would recommend budgeting between $95 and $150 depending on the size, flap, clips, etc for the stove jack. I did all my initial contacting and asking of quotes via email with Yakima tent and had responses very quickly. Once I figured exactly what I wanted and had the spare funds I called and did the phone thing with great response.

That is much cheaper than a wall tent with a stove jack and these are much easier and quicker to set up! I like the idea running the pipe out the side, with the built in overhead storage net, you can set your wet clothes out directly above the stove with out a pipe in the way.  Im already looking forward to hunting season and having wood heat!

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2015, 03:47:33 PM »
There is an accessory tab in the dead center of the end walls where you attach the storage hangers. Tie up a rope with ten loops or so spaced out and then string the rope between those two center accessory hook things. The rope will be above your hammock and then place hangers on all your loops and hang your clothing to dry. Being tied in the center up top it will be using the roof cross bar to hold the weight. If you load up the hammock it's using the flex rods and just the fabric and the sides will creep in some.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2015, 03:52:59 PM »
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2015, 04:24:57 PM »
Thats really nice! Thanks for sharing that!
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2015, 07:23:04 PM »
Tell me more about the tent stakes and the adjustable pole for the awning. I have this same tent.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2015, 08:50:09 PM »
92, I'm not sure what the adjustable brush pole is made from, but I found that an extendable painters pole works well too. Lightweight and will fit in the pole bag too.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2015, 06:50:23 AM »
Tell me more about the tent stakes and the adjustable pole for the awning. I have this same tent.

The pole is just an extendable pole that a car wash brush head would screw on to or a painter pole like bracer mentioned, nothing fancy just something to hold the awning up to clear head space and to keep rain from pooling.

The stakes are awesome. I knew I needed heavy duty ones when I camped in a snopark parking area that was very large gravel. Driving the factory ones in worked about 50% of the time and bent them pretty good. The stakes I bought can be driven into anything including asphalt. Take a look at their website, they make some great quality stuff. They also supply our military with their stake needs around the world.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2015, 07:40:56 PM »
92xj
Liked the details of your experiences. Glad i found this thread, i have been wondering for a while if the flew bow would take a stove. I am planning to buy a 10x14 in the next month or two and will have to look in to getting this done to it. How much room does all your camping set up take in a truck bed

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2015, 06:07:19 AM »
92xj
Liked the details of your experiences. Glad i found this thread, i have been wondering for a while if the flew bow would take a stove. I am planning to buy a 10x14 in the next month or two and will have to look in to getting this done to it. How much room does all your camping set up take in a truck bed

Space in the bed of the truck, I have no idea.  When we go camping 4 dogs get the bed of the truck, with the smallest being 65ish pounds.  I will put a small stack of firewood back there with them.
I put all the camping gear inside the cab.  I drive a crewcab Titan and fold the rear seat up.  The tent folds into a 20"x20"x10ish bag and the poles are 4 feet long by 6"  with them in their bag.  The wood stove fits back there along with the coleman 3 burner cooking stove, our two camp chairs, air mattress or cot and bed roll depending on who is going.  Clothes bags, boots, and everything else we take.  When I am going on a hunting trip without the pups and family, camping stuff still goes in the cab and the bed gets the coolers, stands, bow target, etc.  If I packed all my stuff in the bed of the truck, which is only 5'8" I believe, I would say it would take up 50% of the width, and only go up to the bed rail. 
Next Friday the truck will be packed with all our stuff for a 3 day adventure, I will take some pics of it packed and post them, so you can get a better visual of the space.  For what I have and take I am very pleased with the space it takes up.  I tried to take as much as possible to make it as nice and pleasant a camping trip I can for the family.  I don't want them to have a crapola experience ever so I make sure that doesn't happen with all the junk I take.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2015, 08:16:59 PM »
Perfect. I run a crew f150 plenty of room. Cant wait to get this tent and get out.  How did your trip go?

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2015, 04:19:09 PM »
It was good and I went again and totally forgot to take packed truck pictures. With a crew cab and no one in the backseat ( if your need is full of other stuff) your banking great will fit. If your bed is open you're really golden. The tent and everything included takes up the space of a pillow that doesn't compress and the pole bag is a four for cylinder shape about the size of a tripod folded up. Very small for what you get.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2015, 12:26:29 PM »
Now that I have it installed and got experience with it, I wouldn't of needed to install one.  I fired up the stove as hot as I could get it for an hour and kept feeling the hearth, heat shield and the door.  The hearth underneath got a little warm but never even close to hot, the door and its wall was room temperature and the heat shield never got hot,  Could touch it and hold my hand as long as I please.  Do I think it's needed, not at all. But, I will keep it on there because in my uneducated heat transfer head I feel that in the morning after a 9 hour burn with the Idaho logs, the little heat they are producing the heat shield is throwing back my way over the stove.  Whether that happens or not, I don't know, but I felt like it helped in the mornings.

So I have decided on a three dog for my canvas wall tent.
I am interested in the Hearth.  Now that you have used the stove. Could you just get by with the pan alone?
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2015, 12:59:00 PM »
What is  Bish's tender quick?
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2015, 04:00:25 PM »
What is  Bish's tender quick?

Bish tear mender. Fabric, canvas glue. Freaking amazing stuff.

If I wrote bishs tender quick my brain was not connected to my fingers when I was typing.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2015, 04:28:27 PM »
Tagging this thread.

I was looking for people that actually put stoves in these tents and never found anything. This is perfect reassurance for me.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2015, 04:19:34 PM »
Started a new thread. Just ordered a wood stove.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2015, 04:51:36 PM »
Snowtrekker company's makes a hearth that fits inside an oil drip pan. That's what I used and you can see in the pictures. No dirt to deal with and no smell to it. Its just a piece of fabric and rolls up like a poster.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2015, 09:10:15 PM »
Thanks I will check it out.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2015, 08:15:55 AM »
Bumping this back up for folks to see which should answer many questions they have with their tents ( wall and flexbow) and future desires.  People that have contacted me, I'll get responses soon but until then read this thread again and I'll get clearer answers if needed. Just got back from vacation and trying to catch up.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
Pulled the trigger on the 10x14 Kodiak Canvas VX today.  Cant wait to set it up!

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2015, 04:50:04 PM »
Just dropped off my kodiak at the canvas shop to put in a stove jack!

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2015, 01:15:03 PM »
Bumping this back up to help answer some questions one been getting lately. After a while and many uses, I still love everything I've done and purchased for this tent.
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