Tent cots, what do you think?

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I like mine just fine.
Not much better solution for solo car camping.
Up off the ground is great.
I get a fair bit of condensation on the ceiling by morning, but not if I sleep with the Ryobi fan on low 🤓

They keep you dry!

They are a bit claustrophobic inside and don't ventilate all that well.
I think Crusha is over his.

They take up a LOT of room on top of all my gear in the back of the truck.

You can borrow mine sometime.
 
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I always preferred a ground mat and a decent sleeping bag/tent combo. I used to do a fair amount of backpacking and just prefer that stuff over anything at this point, just my opinion.
 
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Hammock and trees with tarp. I think it's more comfortable than the ground.

I made mounts off the side off my 80. One with a pry bar off my front bumper one with my cheater bar off my rear. Can hang off the side of my 80. Only used it once still working on it.
 

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I use all sorts of setups, RTT, hammocks, ground tents and now a couple of Aussie swags. I am a big fan of the swags, just unroll them and put the little poles in and you’re ready for bed. I have a crash pad single swag and a 23Zero double swag.
 
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I’ve had mine for about six years, and I loved it up until our last Colorado trip. I started to feel very claustrophobic in it. Never had an issue with this ever before.

It's easy to set up and take down, but it does take up a lot of space.
 

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A swag is a traditional Aussie camp setup. The original designs were little more than a canvas sack with a piece of foam that you unroll and slide into. There currently are a number of good quality manufactures that have added a few poles to the setup to make it more of a swag tent. Super fast to setup and take down, you can keep you sleeping bag or blankets rolled up inside when packing up.

 

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A swag is a traditional Aussie camp setup. The original designs were little more than a canvas sack with a piece of foam that you unroll and slide into. There currently are a number of good quality manufactures that have added a few poles to the setup to make it more of a swag tent. Super fast to setup and take down, you can keep you sleeping bag or blankets rolled up inside when packing up.

Kind of reminds me of a bivvy sack...but roomier...

I just use my hiking setup for everything - my hiking pack has a sleeping bag, blow up air pad, tent, mess kit, stove, etc. It weighs 20lbs, sleeps and feeds 2 comfortably and I can just toss it in the back of the 40 when it’s go time.

It’s not the lap of luxury but it gets the job done - unless you get drunk and leave all the flaps open in a rain storm like I did at Fall Crawl. ;)

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Ive been kicking around the idea of getting a double tent cot all for my self. :) Some people have them and I want your feed back.
Andy,
I got mine for the Alaska trip and it was fantastic on that trip. I did not encounter any issues feeling tight on space or excessive condensation by morning. It is bulky and a pain to store in/on the vehicle, but I would not describe it as heavy. In Alaska, I found the space under the cot a great place for my gear bags and wet/muddy shoes, because it was very handy for access without getting it inside the tent. My complaint is with the pad; the main under floor cross bar constantly communicated its presence all night long. When I used the tent cot at GSMTR a couple of years back, added two roll-up exercise foam pads for the trip and they did the trick ... no communication from the bar.

Good luck
 

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I love my double. I only use it a couple times a year but it’s way more comfortable sleeping off the ground. I am 58 and sleeping on the ground does not enhance the experience 😁. Use it every year at King of Hammers.

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I Like the poles that hold the door up, mine does not do that but I bet I can buy some generic poles and make it work
 

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I bought an Exped Megamat pad for mine.

Eliminates the crossbar issues, very comfortable.

 
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