I wish I could find another one of these. It is by far the best tent I've owned as being the first tent up and room for everyone on trip. First, if you buy a tent don't take it camping before opening it. Every tent needs its seams sealed simply cuz once you pitch it and stretch the fabric pinholes are going to happen. Put it up in your backyard, seal the seams, spray waterproof sealer all over it, let it dry a day or two, then take it camping. By myself this tent goes up in less than 30 min. It's… Full review
I just picked up a beautiful vintage Hillary 6-8 person cabin tent. It's cream canvas with green stripes and looks like a circus tent. It's in great shape except, you probably guessed it...no poles! I really want to keep and use this tent. Can anyone provide me with the pole sizes, lengths andossibly a diagram It's a great tent, but I have no poles, diagram, or manual. I really want to keep this tent and use it. Can sokmeone please supply me with pole lengths and perhaps a diagram that would help… Full review
This tent is easy to set up and only has 4 poles. Does not leak. Good for a family to go camping in. I bought this tent four years ago. I love it. We are a family of five and this tent is big enough for all of us plus our air beds. We camp all of the time and for days at a time in all sorts of weather and I have never had a problem with it leaking when it rained. The poles are a little weak and break easy. When the time comes and we need another tent, hopefully this tent will still be available… Full review
We bought this tent used annd absolutely cannot find another to compare. We love that it's canvas and big windows/door. Sure it's old school but they don't make 'em like they used to. Weather proofed it and all is 5-star. Now the bad news, the zippers started acting wonky this year and it's over $100 to fix. Alas, we cannot find one that compares, so we'll eat the cost to fix. If you can find one, scoop it up and enjoy for the next 2 generations! We sure love this tent. We use it 3 seasons and being… Full review
I too am having an awful time getting mine to stay up. Even the smallest breeze seems to collapse the darn thing. I'm going to try to put some extra ropes from the top corners to the ground with stakes to see if that'll help. What a nightmare so far. So far I'm not very happy with this rig. It's ruined our weekend camping trip because it wouldn't stay up in any wind, and now that I've tried at home it still isn't working when a breeze comes up. Getting pretty fed up with the whole mess, but still… Full review
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