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@Tom K What's the Make/Model of that "Homage to Jiffy Pop" tent you have? ;-) And, are you happy with it?
It's a Shift Pod. I'm happy with it for long camps where you live in the tent for a week but for just one night at a site it's a bear to lift up onto the car. It's about $900 so a roof top tent might be a better choice for overland.
 
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It's a Shift Pod. I'm happy with it for long camps where you live in the tent for a week but for just one night at a site it's a bear to lift up onto the car. It's about $900 so a roof top tent might be a better choice for overland.
I'm actually looking for a tent for longer term campsites. Thanks! I'm looking to set up a semi-permanent camp, that will work in any season. I'm leaning toward your style tent inside one of these...
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I'm actually looking for a tent for longer term campsites. Thanks! I'm looking to set up a semi-permanent camp, that will work in any season. I'm leaning toward your style tent inside one of these...
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Technically they designed my tent to not need another structure above. That's why it's reflective and insulated. I found that in the desert in August I was pretty comfortable in there into late morning and I'm sure it would be OK all day with the doors open and a fan.

My biggest problem has been heavy rain - I get a bit of leak around the windows, especially if the zippers aren't closed right. I think they said this is more of a problem the early units. If it was under your awning this would not be an issue.
 
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Technically they designed my tent to not need another structure above. That's why it's reflective and insulated. I found that in the desert in August I was pretty comfortable in there into late morning and I'm sure it would be OK all day with the doors open and a fan.

My biggest problem has been heavy rain - I get a bit of leak around the windows, especially if the zippers aren't closed right. I think they said this is more of a problem the early units. If it was under your awning this would not be an issue.
Copy that. It looks like it might not handle a snow load very well either, but I like that it's insulated, and the silver on the inside will reflect your heat back at you.
 

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It's actually white on the inside, I think so it doesn't feel like a cave. I'd guess it could handle at least a few inches of snow without a problem, it's pretty sturdy and you can guy out the sides to keep it from folding up.
 
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It's actually white on the inside, I think so it doesn't feel like a cave. I'd guess it could handle at least a few inches of snow without a problem, it's pretty sturdy and you can guy out the sides to keep it from folding up.
The other option would be a 12' Hexayurt, inside the carport. I've got a 5'x10' utility trailer to transport.
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