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Thanks. Can it be forcefully compressed to shorter than the 5' 8", or is that dimension fixed/rigid?
dbungard, My Gazelle tent came in yesterday. I can confirm that the tent will fit in the 5'7" bed of a 2019 Ram Rebel with slight compression while closing the tailgate. My bed is sprayed so I don't know how quick that would accelerate wear though.
 
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I no longer have the email address I created my store account. I can message someone that email. I need to change my store account email to buy the Gazelle deal today. Please advise.

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I have seen a few speaking about transporting the T4 and I thought I'd share an idea I came up with. Awhile back I had to have my house's sewer line replaced, the plumber had left behind a piece of 8" PVC left over from a cleanout access, anyway it will almost fit inside 8" PVC pipe but not quite, So I think a person could cut a piece to the proper length then cut it in half so a person has two half moon pieces, place hinges on side and latches on the other side, make some end pieces from plywood, kinda make a case. I think by it opening up the tent would fit inside if not the hinge could set up so it leaves a small gap making the pipe just a little larger. This would be handy for me as I could mount the pipe to my trailer and that would keep it out of the direct sunlight and offer protection from the elements, I would like to be able to keep the tent on the trailer even when not on a trip. sorry for the slight sidetrack and long post, I felt it was necessary show what inspired the idea.
 
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I no longer have the email address I created my store account. I can message someone that email. I need to change my store account email to buy the Gazelle deal today. Please advise.

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Hi there! Today is the last day! Can you email michael@overlandbound.com and I will update your store account? I need previous email, or name. Thanks!

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I got my Gazelle T3 tent in and it is great. It is super easy to set up, well built AND it does fit easily into the back of my Jeep TJ. I had measured the TJ and looked at the specs for the T3 but still had doubts as to whether it would "technically" fit or be easy to get in and out. I am happy to say that it is very easy to get in and out of the Jeep. I was afraid that I would be twisting, turning and shoving to get it in.
 

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I picked up the Gazelle T3 here at OB. It was a good deal I couldn't pass up. Got it just in time for a weekend camping trip in Green Ridge State Forest in Maryland with Ridge Overland. It's a 3-person tent which means it's an awesome 1-person tent. It was just me and my pup, but I use 2 sleeping pads for more comfy space (I really want the Exped Mega Mat Duo, but damn it's expensive). At 5'6", I can stand up in it. Plenty of room for my gear and a Buddy Heater. Setup was really simple, as was tear down. I wish there was a foot print for these. I used a tarp, but it's kinda hard to get things lined up well. It rained all Friday evening and I was dry and cozy. The Buddy Heater had this very warm running on low in about 3 minutes (temps in the 40's outside).

My only complaint is the doors. And it was the first things I noticed when I was watching the video with Michael setting one up. I'm thinking to myself "who the hell designed a door with an angled bottom like that?" And sure enough, the angled bottom part of the door is a tripping hazard. You can't simply glide in and out of this tent. You need to step over that angled bottom part of the door which is shaped like a triangle. Other than that, I'm super happy. Much more affordable than the OZ tents, not as heavy as an OZ tent, and doesn't take up as much space as an OZ tent.

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I picked up the Gazelle T3 here at OB. It was a good deal I couldn't pass up. Got it just in time for a weekend camping trip in Green Ridge State Forest in Maryland with Ridge Overland. It's a 3-person tent which means it's an awesome 1-person tent. It was just me and my pup, but I use 2 sleeping pads for more comfy space (I really want the Exped Mega Mat Duo, but damn it's expensive). At 5'6", I can stand up in it. Plenty of room for my gear and a Buddy Heater. Setup was really simple, as was tear down. I wish there was a foot print for these. I used a tarp, but it's kinda hard to get things lined up well. It rained all Friday evening and I was dry and cozy. The Buddy Heater had this very warm running on low in about 3 minutes (temps in the 40's outside).

My only complaint is the doors. And it was the first things I noticed when I was watching the video with Michael setting one up. I'm thinking to myself "who the hell designed a door with an angled bottom like that?" And sure enough, the angled bottom part of the door is a tripping hazard. You can't simply glide in and out of this tent. You need to step over that angled bottom part of the door which is shaped like a triangle. Other than that, I'm super happy. Much more affordable than the OZ tents, not as heavy as an OZ tent, and doesn't take up as much space as an OZ tent.

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Just ordered two Exped Mega Mats (not the duo) from REI. They are expensive but REI had a member coupon for 20% off one item and we had our dividend from last year. Liked the Duo but wanted the flexibility of carrying just one if I camp by myself in the TJ. Your camp setup looks good.
 
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Thanks for the posts about experience with the rain. I too was worried about that and the durability of the tent itself. For the money I am giving it a shot. Will give updates after my two little boys have had a chance to try to break it;)
 
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Just wondering if anyone uses the Gazelle screen rooms? Considering one but the description online says "water resistant". I only want/need a waterPROOF top, because we get a lot of rain. Will use for camp kitchen/ hang out in rainy weather.
 

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Just ordered two Exped Mega Mats (not the duo) from REI. They are expensive but REI had a member coupon for 20% off one item and we had our dividend from last year. Liked the Duo but wanted the flexibility of carrying just one if I camp by myself in the TJ. Your camp setup looks good.
Just got our Exped Mega Mat Duo, LOVE IT! FYI was going to order at REI for same reasons, but got it cheaper at campsaver.com. The Duo fits the length of my truck (6 feet) perfectly and is enough room for me and my wife, or very comfy for when I go solo.
 
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My wife and I bought the Gazelle T4 a few weeks ago. We've taken it on two trips – third planned for Easter weekend – and it's been amazing.

It literally sets up in less than a minute. Breakdown is just as easy. And it's sooo nice being able to stand fully upright in any part of the tent (I'm 5'10").

Another feature that I never would have even thought of as a "feature" is how the basin bottom is attached to the walls via Velcro. On our last trip, we were in and out of the tent a lot, so we ended up tracking in a lot of dirt and debris. Before I packed up the tent, I simply unvelcroed a portion of one side and it enabled me to easily sweep the debris straight out without having to use a dustpan.
 

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My wife and I bought the Gazelle T4 a few weeks ago. We've taken it on two trips – third planned for Easter weekend – and it's been amazing.

It literally sets up in less than a minute. Breakdown is just as easy. And it's sooo nice being able to stand fully upright in any part of the tent (I'm 5'10").

Another feature that I never would have even thought of as a "feature" is how the basin bottom is attached to the walls via Velcro. On our last trip, we were in and out of the tent a lot, so we ended up tracking in a lot of dirt and debris. Before I packed up the tent, I simply unvelcroed a portion of one side and it enabled me to easily sweep the debris straight out without having to use a dustpan.
Yea I read about the feature, but didn’t really think much of it... until I was thankful for it after tracking in a ton of dirt.
 
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Yea I read about the feature, but didn’t really think much of it... until I was thankful for it after tracking in a ton of dirt.
Haha, exactly. When I watched the demo video I thought "OK, I guess that's neat but when am I ever going to completely take off the bottom of the tent for any reason?"

And then after I had the tent spotless in 5 minutes because I could unvelcro the one side I was all like "My gosh, is there anything this tent can't do?!" :hearteyes:
 

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I had a chance to use my T4 a couple of weekends ago. The high temperature was about 70 on day three, low temperatures were in the low to mid 30's. When I arrived it was rain mixed with a little snow, it only took a couple of minutes to set it up even though it was my first time even taking the tent out of its bag. I use a cot in a tent. There was plenty of room for all of my gear and it would have comfortably held another cot. I used a buddy heater to warm it up but turned it off to sleep. Overall I am very happy with the tent. I was completely dry inside, no leaks. Lots of room, easy to set up, and can stand up inside to change clothes. Not sure what else I would want or 20190405_175206.jpgneed a tent to do.
 
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I had a chance to use my T4 a couple of weekends ago. The high temperature was about 70 on day three, low temperatures were in the low to mid 30's. When I arrived it was rain mixed with a little snow, it only took a couple of minutes to set it up even though it was my first time even taking the tent out of its bag. I use a cot in a tent. There was plenty of room for all of my gear and it would have comfortably held another cot. I used a buddy heater to warm it up but turned it off to sleep. Overall I am very happy with the tent. I was completely dry inside, no leaks. Lots of room, easy to set up, and can stand up inside to change clothes. Not sure what else I would want or View attachment 93971need a tent to do.
Do you use the rooftop box to transport the tent, or will it fit across in the back of the Jeep?