Touring - Pop Up Tent
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08-06-06, 05:03 PM
Anyone use a pop up tent. There are some cheap ones on e-bay. My husband plays in a band on Friday and Saturday nights. He can usually get about 4 hours sleep before he starts his regular job in the morning. Since he only makes about 50-75 per night on the gigs, he does not want to spend it on hotels and there are not any campground close by. In addition, he is about 40 miles from home, on the side of town where he works so... he has been sleeping in the car. (I hope.:) ) I was thinking a pop up tent in a sheltered area close to some business where he could put up a tent by the car to stretch out. When the current car fails, (189,000 miles) he will probably buy a Honda Element which has enough room for his drums and a fold down chair where he can sleep.
Along similar lines, does anyone have experience with the Quechua pop-up tents like the "2 Seconds" tent?
07-26-07, 04:43 AM
I tried them out at a local Decathlon store, it really fast to set up and take down
but folded, they are still bigger than 26" wheels, so impossible to carry easily on touring bike, plus
they were heavier than similar traditional tents of the same size
07-26-07, 08:42 AM
tent camping in town is no good - esp. if you do it in the same place all the time. eventually someone will see you and tell the police, and they don't like that. better to get permission from the venue to sleep there, or continue to sleep in the car. or sleep in his office (that's what i would do, if it was allowed)
FYI, walmart allows "RV" (=car) camping in their parking lots, and they are usually open all night w/ access to a bathroom. don't know their tent policy.
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