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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #180 on: March 16, 2016, 10:33:53 PM »
Perfect thanks for the info,  I'll go with 1" . I think where going with a 16x14 tent from wall tent shop.com and they said they would send a cut sheet too make our own frame, so I thought that was nice on there part to at least give me the option.  Can't wait to get it and try it out this year.

With the dollar the way it is, I would be looking at Canadian manufacturers. Save 25-30% right out of the gate.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #181 on: March 17, 2016, 02:18:57 PM »
Perfect thanks for the info,  I'll go with 1" . I think where going with a 16x14 tent from wall tent shop.com and they said they would send a cut sheet too make our own frame, so I thought that was nice on there part to at least give me the option.  Can't wait to get it and try it out this year.

With the dollar the way it is, I would be looking at Canadian manufacturers. Save 25-30% right out of the gate.

Any suggestions on manufacturers?  That's not a bad idea!

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #182 on: March 19, 2016, 11:57:26 PM »
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #183 on: March 22, 2016, 09:38:44 PM »
Lots of good suggestions here, but for any one who has not purchased a tent....contact Bravo Tents. There are no better constructed at any cost. Head and shoulders above all others. Don't take my post...look at them. Last bit of advice...buy 3 ft larger than you thought you needed and you, your kids, and your grand kids wont regret it. John at Bravo has the worst business model around. Build a product that lasts well beyond others, no built in failure area's, and something that will outlast all others if you take the most basic of care of it....

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #184 on: March 22, 2016, 10:53:59 PM »
 We have a 20x14 and a 12 x 14 and one has a wall exit stove pipe and one has a top stove pipe hole.  The side wall exit is harder to set up but it really limits the black particles and burns on the tent.  Also doesn't alow any water to drop down onto stove at night.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #185 on: April 18, 2016, 03:20:23 PM »
Back to cleaning.
I see one vote for oxy clean on spots.

Anyone use anything else over the counter?

Got mine in the driveway right now and got a couple spots I would like to work on.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #186 on: August 21, 2016, 11:24:44 AM »
Well with the good weather decided to get the tent up in the yard and work on those stains I got when it blew over in the drive way after a hunting trip.

I got some oxy clean spray and wet the spots down , soft brush, let sit for a hour. than rinsed off.

Did not remove completely but for sure lightened them up a lot. 

The stain were over a year old.   At first I could still see the spots like they were discolored. But after two days in the sun. That went away. I think the solution may be to have a bottle in my kit and hit the bad stains as they happen.  :tup:
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #187 on: August 21, 2016, 03:25:05 PM »
Ahh, the Wall Tent Thread, I miss mine, but it went to a young fella who will get much more use of it than myself, shifted over to Kodiak Canvas and smaller groups.  Lots of great ideas across this thread so I thought I'd share a couple of ours from years gone by.  Some are still applicable as we have a 10' X 20' Costco type portable garage for our kitchen tent that we run the wood stove in. 

Think our best modification was using some steel conduit and built a hanging "horseshoe from the ridge pole and secured to the eaves around the wood stove.  Man can that set-up dry clothes FAST.  Clothes, hats, gloves, packs, boots, you name it, we have hung it. 

Like the Cabelas Cot Trees for the cots, but they need modification also.  Product called "Gear Pockets" are perfect companion with the cot trees.  Vertical storage at the head or foot of the bed.  Holds all the undergarments, socks, gloves, T-shirts, etc. etc you have.  I like the nine pocket version, beats digging through your tote for these things.

Starting the wood stove.... always a chore after the third day in the rainforest.  But fear no more, one day while burning weeds around the homestead with the flamethrower torch, it hit me.....why in the heck wouldn't I take this to camp to start the wood stove or campfire in a November downpour.....???  I wouldn't, not anymore.  That "tool" has become one of the most useful in camp, so much so that we have named him TANK (I guess because he is attached to the propane tank).  Old faithful hasn't missed a camp in a number of years.

There are many other little things we do, but those three are pretty useful that I don't know that we would do without anymore.  I'll see if I can dig up any pics of any of it and throw them out here.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #188 on: August 21, 2016, 03:38:29 PM »
Found a couple.  Gear pockets, Conduit Clothes Dryer, Kitchen Tent with wood stove, and the Kitchen tent converted into sleeping quarters when someone blew a transmission in the RV going over the pass one year.... unloaded into a Uhaul trailer and headed for the mountains...

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #189 on: August 21, 2016, 03:50:01 PM »
 Interested to know what everyone is using for lighting? We have used generator and electric lights before but am real interested in a 12v bat/led setup to eliminate the generator and the noise.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #190 on: August 21, 2016, 04:00:22 PM »
Interested to know what everyone is using for lighting? We have used generator and electric lights before but am real interested in a 12v bat/led setup to eliminate the generator and the noise.

Earlier in this thread a couple posts about 12V deep cycle set-ups, getting about a week of lighting before charge required.  I may look into that as well.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #191 on: August 21, 2016, 05:37:29 PM »
I picked up a 400 watt inverter at a garage sale a few weeks back and I just got some led rope lights I'll be trying out with one of those big jump starter packs...I'm going to test it out and see how long it will run the lights before I need them
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #192 on: August 21, 2016, 07:05:56 PM »
So funny this thread came back to life today.  Just setup my bravo 12x18 for the first time today. 👍 My understanding is you are supposed to soak them when they are new to shrink them down. What a well built tent. 1st time up 1 hour 2 guys... 2nd time up 20 minutes one guy. (Painting the joints rocks).
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #193 on: August 22, 2016, 12:59:44 AM »
I picked up the Makita battery operated fan and lantern. They even have a battery operated coffee maker.

The light throws out some good light.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #194 on: August 22, 2016, 01:30:16 AM »
If your tent shrinks, it's because you didn't take care of it. Anchor the bottom & eave to the ground tight, don't put it away wet, and it should never shrink. Assuming it's pre-shrunk canvas, of course, which I think all of them are, now.

 


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