I just picked it up. Thanks. I also did this to solve the two major problems with camping - set up and sleeping on the ground. I don't see us using these for over one night at a time but even then it will pay for itself in 3-4 non-consecutive nights.....
"Big enough to fit 2 queen airbeds", but fits 9 people. that math does not add up
Camping does not require that you sleep on an inflatable mattress. Fitting 9 people means that you can fit 9 sleeping bags flat on the ground. That could mean 6 or 7 people side by side and 2 in the other direction for the leftover space.
My guess is they view space for one person as 2 feet by 6 feet. So in a 14x9 tent, you'll fit 7 people side by side, and in the 3 feet left at the top or bottom, another 2 people in the other direction. Now, almost NOBODY actually camps like this, but that's just how it's measured. I have an 18x9 tent and I don't even want more than 3 people in it (we get 3 mattresses in there any everyone gets their own). Sometimes we go 4 though, if two people either share a mattress or just use sleeping bags on the ground.
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The only problem with putting it on a tarp is that if it rains, then water is held against the bottom of your tent rather than allowing it to drain away. We did it once and had a pool in our tent. Won't do it again.
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Mine too, however, I scanned it, and it came up $99. So I bought it, and I bought the 6 person for $75. There was only these two quick setup tents on the shelf, so I didn't want to take a chance and miss it. I'm taking a Death Valley trip in FEB.
Sometimes I need the small one for quick trips into the wild (ha, beaches in California).
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