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Loved the tent. How can you rehab it and clean it?
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300-350 new
Loved the tent. How can you rehab it and clean it? Was bought new, used around five times many moons ago. Former assistant scoutmaster till my knee got blown out in 1990s. I had the knee replaced finally a few years back. The tent cost me $300-350 new.
I have come down with "camping fever." Like to listen to hf radio and dx'er too.
- Built like a tank
- Plenty of room too for just one :)
- Can stand up to the wind and rain too :)
The customer service folks were able to get me some information about the tent. They answered my e-mail in just a few days. That is real customer service.
Can't wait to set it up again, and get it ready for use. Think I've got to seam seal it and possibly patch the floor on both sides here and there.
Where can buy an attic for this tent, and footprint and a cover for the tent floor inside? Somewhere cheap?
And any ideas for light inside the tent and a standalone fan setup in case it gets hot inside?
Please advise. I'm in the SF Bay area and on a budget $$.
Unfortunately the Wind River model has been discontinued.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Can't remember, but it came from CampMor.
Unfortunately the Wind River model has been discontinued. Mine is about 25 years old, and hasn't been used in many years. Back problems curtailed sleeping on the ground.
Other than my physical ailments, this tent has served me well. Upon inspection right now, it looks like it could go for another 25 years. I'll be a great backyard tent for travel camping. A bit heavy for serious backpacking, but it would sure hold up for you.
- Wears like iron
- Easy to set up
- Three person tent, if you don't mind a little coziness.
- A bit heavy and bulky for serious wilderness backpacking.
- If you don't mind the weight and bulkiness, it worked well as a backpacking tent.
Used for jeep camping mostly in Colorado and Wyoming. Fast setup and take-down. If you put it away wet, it needs to be dried as soon as convenient. This goes for most tents.
I never had ventilation problems or condensation issues. It packed up nice and was tight in the protective sleeve.
Purchased the Wind River 2 back in the '80s and it's…
Source: bought it new
Purchased the Wind River 2 back in the '80s and it's still going strong.
- Built like an old Timex. Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin.
- Fiberglass poles hard to slide through sleeves.
Purchased the Wind River 2 back in the '80s and it's still going strong. Only thing is I wish I had gotten aluminum poles. Solid tent for car camping or backpacking.
Very tough tent, also very practical with back window,…
Design: dome style 1987
Ease of Setup: 20 min.
Weight: very light
Price Paid: $230
Very tough tent, also very practical with back window, and the green tarp cover, the coolest tent imaginable. I still love mine after all these years.
I have used this tent in every season and I use it…
Design: three-four season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: easier set up with two perople
Weight: 6+ pounds
Price Paid: can't remember
I have used this tent in every season and I use it now primarily for my winter/mountaineering tent. I have had it for 15 years and have never had a single problem. I have the full cooking vestibule, polyvinyl footprint and attic.
I was sold on it when three of us spent 18 hours in the tent on top of Algonquin Mountain in the high peaks of N.Y. in February. Bombproof. Only wish Eureka still made them! Definitly not a one-person tent though...I split the tent between myself and girlfriend to lighten the weight with ultralight stuffsacks.
I have had my Wind River for probably 15 years --…
Design: free standing dome
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 3 - 4 pounds
I have had my Wind River for probably 15 years -- maybe more?? I've camped for 45 years maybe more and this little tent is the darndest thing I've ever seen. When everyone else around me is sleeping wet -- we're high and dry -- I've taken this tent everywhere and it had served me well.
Now for the bad luck -- I was out last weekend and one of the rods came up missing -- can I replace it -- or am I doomed to buy a new less exciting tent??
I didn't actually buy this tent, it was handed down…
Ease of Setup: very easy
Price Paid: about $300
I didn't actually buy this tent, it was handed down to me. The previous owner had had it for a couple of years before me. It never failed him and the only problem I had was the zipper and that was easy to get fixed.