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Easy-setup tent and cot recommendations please?

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Hi all,
Last year my wife and I bought a gorgeous REI Basecamp 6 tent. It's absolutely wonderful, however there are going to be times when I'm out by myself and that will just be too much tent, and far too difficult for these old, fat, and creaky bones to setup and tear down every day. I had been told the Gazelle T4 would be ideal, but since it seems to be made of pure unobtanium these days, I'm looking for a Plan B. It has to be something a person with some physical limitations can deploy and stow without assistance and will perform well in bad weather. It will be used in warm and cool seasons, but nothing at all between November and May. Winters, for me, are best spent in front of my wood stove at home :)

In the same vein I'm also looking for recommendations for a good cot or something that will keep me off the ground. I just can't get down and up off the ground easily any more, especially several times a night, if you catch my meaning. I'd rather buy quality once than cheap out and get junk that will break on me at the worst possible time.
 

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Maybe one of the smaller Oztents, or their one-person stretcher tent with an integrated cot?
 

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Byers Cots of Maine have a very easy to deploy cot. Don’t let the price fool you. We have a pair of these and after having gone through several others, these are keepers.
 
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I have a Gazelle T4 tent, super easy to set up and take down. The only problem I have is fitting it in the Jeep. Looking back, I would have gotten the T3. It would fit perfectly insure front to back with the seat down.
 

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I have a Grand Cherokee (WK2) so I don't think size would be a huge problem, but the issue for me is that the T4 is just not available. I would really love a rooftop tent, but that's not in the budget, and for the few times a year we'd use it, it wouldn't be a wise purchase IMHO. Plus getting in and out is non-trivial for a big ol' sunuvagun like me :).