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High Quality Tents

Postby TwinStick » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:35 pm

Just thought I would throw this out there, If anyone is needing a high quality ground tent, Cabela's has their Alaskan Guide models on sale. I have NEVER seen them this cheap. I'm thinking of getting one for when we want to leave the camper at home & travel light-er.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search.c ... 9&WT.ac=SF
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby Colibri » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:50 pm

I spent last weekend in one of their 12x12 alaknak tents, they're very high quality.
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby TwinStick » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Yeah, I think they are closing out the Alaskan Guide model in green. I ended up getting $800 worth, including shipping. 8 person tent, floor liner, 1 extra main pole & 1 extra fly pole for us and a 4 person tent, floor liner, 1 extra main pole & 1 extra fly pole for my daughters College Graduation present. Gotta love a daughter that wants a tent for Graduation ! :lol:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby MSCH2112 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:24 am

i've had (2) green Alaskan Guide tents. one was an 8 man and the other a 4 man. both great tents. when a couple fiberglass poles broke they replaced them free. when my rain fly tore, they replaced it free.

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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby TwinStick » Tue May 02, 2017 12:06 pm

How did those things happen ? By accident or destroyed by weather ?
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby RustyPW » Tue May 02, 2017 1:40 pm

I've been looking for a 4 man tent to keep in the motorhome for the grandkids. Might have to look into these.
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby TwinStick » Tue May 02, 2017 2:06 pm

They have been selling these for 20-25yrs. Highly rated & highly loved. This is one tent you wouldn't have to worry about unless winds got over 50 mph. I have found that over the years, most people who rate high quality tents poorly, do so because they did not set them up properly---like only using the 4 corners to hold the tent fly on instead of all of them, or forgetting to snap the extra tent holders over the poles before putting the rainfly on.

We camped next to some people at Alexandria Bay State Campground who had a $550 North Face Expedition tent, back in 1984. Awesome tent. Ended up 40' up in the trees when a storm rolled in off the water. Not set up properly at all. :doh:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby MSCH2112 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:34 pm

TwinStick wrote:How did those things happen ? By accident or destroyed by weather ?


my stupidity. my 4-man went flying in the wind when i was too lazy to stake it in. cabelas knew it was my fault. when my big tent poles broke....i don't remember what happened though. however they replaced it. but these events happened when cabelas was a great company. they hold up to wind very well.

nowadays...i'm not sure what they would do. no wonder they were bought by bass pro.

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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby RustyPW » Tue May 02, 2017 5:05 pm

MSCH2112 wrote:
TwinStick wrote:How did those things happen ? By accident or destroyed by weather ?


my stupidity. my 4-man went flying in the wind when i was too lazy to stake it in. cabelas knew it was my fault. when my big tent poles broke....i don't remember what happened though. however they replaced it. but these events happened when cabelas was a great company. they hold up to wind very well.

nowadays...i'm not sure what they would do. no wonder they were bought by bass pro.

mike

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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby FirerescuePW » Tue May 02, 2017 7:04 pm

Bass Pro bought Cabelas in an attempt to bring the company back to the way the Cabela family wanted it to run. BP bought enough to have controlling interest, with a few Cabelas in key positions to run it. The family was kinda behind it, at least according to the financial news reports I read when it happened.

Interesting about Gander Mt.

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Re: High Quality Tents

Postby TwinStick » Wed May 03, 2017 10:55 pm

They all arrived at 11am Wednesday morning ! Standard free shipping.
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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