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Two bedroom rambler with views and walk-in closet – bathroom not included.First, I did not receive this for free or at a discount. I paid full price, and loved it so much I felt compelled to write a review.This is a great Tent. We are a family of four, and we all love camping. We have a queen mattress and two smaller kid mattresses. They all fit in here easily. Space is definitely not an issue, as we also had a 3×3 kennel for our dog in here with us.Setup: Set up is actually really simple for a big tent. The first time I set it up was in the dark with my kids holding flashlights for me, which as much as they tried, the trees and ground was always more appealing to them than where I needed the light. I would say that the first time took me around 20 – 25 minutes, and that is in the dark. The second, and subsequent times have gone much faster, and with more than one person it would definitely be under ten minutes. Alas, I am usually setting it up by myself, so it takes around 15 minutes. Still not bad, as I have had smaller tents that took longer than that! There is definitely an order of operations. 1) Stake the tent down, and then begin with the center poles. 2) When doing the corner poles, remove the stake for that corner so you have some flexibility. 3) Everything else is pretty easy.Pros:The door – awesome, except there are three zippers (one for the D shape, one for the window, and one to open the door) and they have the same color rope on it, so the window and the D was unzipped a few times resulting utter chaos, no not really, resulting in having to zip it back up. What did you think would happen?The closet – we did not set it up for use with the shelves, because they are a great idea, but executed poorly. They sag too much. But we did use it for our clothes bags and camping bin. It is decent sized, and definitely makes the tent more usable for us.Windows – They do not zip up along the top of the window, so while they are great for privacy, and keeping you dry, it still allows air-flow through the tent. Do not read that as the house. err – tent, comes with air conditioning, because it still gets hot on a warm (not hot, but warm) day. Amazingly enough, it cools right down at night.One of the most frustrating things about tents is that they do not take themselves down. I am here to tell you that this tent is no different. You still have to take it down. However, you have to try really hard to not get everything to fit back in the bag, which is most frustrating to me.As a mobile home, it does not come with roadside assistance, however, there are videos out there that show you how to set it up. I suggest watching them before leaving home for the first time.Cons:If you have been paying any attention, you should know that I love the tent. But here you are looking for something to be wrong with it. Okay, I will satisfy your pessimistic side.- The zippers at the door are too similar, resulting in repeated failed attempts at unzipping. SOLUTION- I…
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