Anybody use a tent-cot?

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  1. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    Used them with my Honda 750 ACE, cant wait to try it with my next bike, A 650 v-strom or a cb500x.
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    Is the 750 Ace the do all bike?
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  2. cobrags

    cobrags Lost ADVR

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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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  3. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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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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  4. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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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)
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    I use an Exped, but as age creeps up, a cot will be my next step.:deal
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  5. Stalky Tracker

    Stalky Tracker Been here awhile

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    Looks like what I have, Luxury Lite UltraLite Mesh cot. Works great.
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  6. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    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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  7. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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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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  8. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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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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  9. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    +++++++1 I love my Luxury Lite UltraLite Cot. 6' 3" @ 240lbs and it works great.
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  10. RJW

    RJW Adventurer

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    +2 been using one for 5 yr, works, not too heavy, packs easily
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  11. Hucker

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    I use this cot in my tent. WAY better than a mat...
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  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    A friend uses that cot,,,,,,it's nice but packs pretty big and heavy at 7lbs,,,,comfortable though.
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    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    theloop Been here awhile

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