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Old 02-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Anybody use a tent-cot?

Used them with my Honda 750 ACE, cant wait to try it with my next bike, A 650 v-strom or a cb500x.

Is the 750 Ace the do all bike?

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
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Yes, I used mine on a trip and used it for a couple of nights. I chose this tent to keep me off the ground and lying in puddles from rain.The only problem was the condensation and being a little short(I'm 6'6"). To fix the condensation, I'm going to try install some mess on top to help vent(small enough to keep out mosquitoes). To over come the tent being to short, I just placed my helmet under my knees(to arch them) and was surprisingly comfortable.
I want to put aprons down by the legs to stop cross breezes from chilling me from underneath. The apron will also hide/store stuff that you put underneath(riding boots airing out,...)

It's in the blue bag w/sleeping bag, chair, and full size pillow.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
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You guys are kidding, right? I own one of these, and the dam thing is so heavy/bulky that I rarely even take it when I'm camping out of the truck. W/the rain cover on the condensation is so bad it's like rubber banding a trash bag on your head. And water still gets in if it rains. I gave my single away, and keep the double as an emergency guest bed.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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Jeff, brother, that Army surplus cot just won't do in todays world.

Yep not the same as the OP's but damn nice

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From Aerostich's website:
  • Supports up to 325 lbs.
  • 74" x 4.5" (set up)
  • 16" x 5" (packed)
  • 34 oz.
  • MSRP: $217 (USD)



I use an Exped, but as age creeps up, a cot will be my next step.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Jeff, brother, that Army surplus cot just won't do in todays world.

Yep not the same as the OP's but damn nice

Aerostitch


From Aerostich's website:
  • Supports up to 325 lbs.
  • 74" x 4.5" (set up)
  • 16" x 5" (packed)
  • 34 oz.
  • MSRP: $217 (USD)



I use an Exped, but as age creeps up, a cot will be my next step.
Looks like what I have, Luxury Lite UltraLite Mesh cot. Works great.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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You guys are kidding, right? I own one of these, and the dam thing is so heavy/bulky that I rarely even take it when I'm camping out of the truck. W/the rain cover on the condensation is so bad it's like rubber banding a trash bag on your head. And water still gets in if it rains. I gave my single away, and keep the double as an emergency guest bed.
Was your's the new collapsible tent-cot? The one I have has screened window on each side, and small screened window on each end, I think with the rain cover off it must be near 40% screen. The last time I used mine, it rained 2 nights on a trip to the U.P. and stayed dry as a bone inside. A tip I found helpful to defeat condensation is to pack four 4" foam balls in your saddlebags (they sqeeze down very small) and when you put the rain cover on that fits like a fitted sheet, place the foam balls between the tent and rain cover near bottom about one foot from each end, and it will give you about a 3" x 5' long vent on each side for ventilation. As far as being bulky, I managed to carry two of them on my little 750 over 800 miles on my last trip.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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I thought there would have been more riders useing these (us older guys anyway) they are bulky, but I see some pretty loaded down bikes on the forum, plus you can delete the folding chair, since you can sit on the cot.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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I have one and love it for car camping, but it is huge and very heavy for the bike.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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From Aerostich's website:
  • Supports up to 325 lbs.
  • 74" x 4.5" (set up)
  • 16" x 5" (packed)
  • 34 oz.
  • MSRP: $217 (USD)



I use an Exped, but as age creeps up, a cot will be my next step.

+++++++1 I love my Luxury Lite UltraLite Cot. 6' 3" @ 240lbs and it works great.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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+2 been using one for 5 yr, works, not too heavy, packs easily
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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I use this cot in my tent. WAY better than a mat...
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30 AM   #12
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I use this cot in my tent. WAY better than a mat...

A friend uses that cot,,,,,,it's nice but packs pretty big and heavy at 7lbs,,,,comfortable though.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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I use this cot in my tent. WAY better than a mat...
Their TriLite cot packs down a little smaller:


folds in thirds rather than half.
http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/...ilite-cot.html
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #14
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I was looking at this one, don't know if it's what you have. http://www.hayneedle.com/product/kam...FdFT4Aod3VgAugWeighs only 7lbs. You can leave the tent and the pad and only bring this and a sleeping bag. Good for stealth camping as well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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I was looking at this one, don't know if it's what you have. http://www.hayneedle.com/product/kam...FdFT4Aod3VgAugWeighs only 7lbs. You can leave the tent and the pad and only bring this and a sleeping bag. Good for stealth camping as well.
Same company, but different model. I have the one in the link below.
http://www.vtarmynavy.com/kamp-rite-...t-cot-cctc.htm
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