Ozark Trail 10' x 8' 2-Room Cottage Cabin
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Reviewers Paid: $100.00-$120.00
At first I was happy with this tent. I like the fact that I can stand up inside -- no more walking bent over. But I only use my tent once a year -- which means to date, 4-16-2000, it had been used 3 times. Last year it rained all Memorial Weekend. It wasn't a heavy rain. The rain ended up puddling on the top of the tent in the rainfly. This made the rainfly touch the tent and I got a leak. One of the tent poles for the roof broke under the pressure of the puddling. Here is where the problem starts --- I will quote someone else because I just had the same phone experience.
"I purchased an Ozark Trail tent three years ago. I only camp with my tent once a year, so this tent has only been used three times. On the third use two of the connector hubs broke in weak rain storm, one center five-way connector and a side four-way connector. I called to get them replaced to only be told that they no longer make the five way hub because they no longer make this tent anymore! From what I was told on the phone, they make new tent models every one to two years. With out this center hub my tent is useless. The lady on the phone actually told me that there was nothing to do to repair me tent and to look on craigslist for a new one! I would highly recommend to everyone not to purchase an Ozark Trail tent for these reasons.
1. my tent broke in a very moderate rainstorm.
2. the tents only have a 6 month warranty. Seriously, six months for a tent.
3. the tent that you buy this year will NOT be made with-in the next two years so if something does break you had better hope they have some extra in their inventory or you will not be able to fix your tent."
I am really upset that my tent is now useless. I was told it was discontinued in November of 2009. For the company to recommend that I look on craiglists to purchase one for parts is crazy!! What happened to customer service?? And I can't believe they destroyed all of their remaining/unsold tents of this model. As a single mom on a tight budget I cannot afford to purchase a new tent, so our camping plans have been canceled.
Design: vacation hone
Ease of Setup: need two people, easy, color coded parts
Price Paid: $120
The tent is well-made, and good attention to details.
It is well marked. It is basically a good tent for moderate price.
However, the shortcomings are significant. I camp in the Pacific Northwest in the Puget Sound region. There are 4 kinds of weather that we have here. (Sometimes all on the same weekend.) Heat, cold, wind, rain.
The tent does well in the wind. (Provided it is staked down well). Heat is not much of a problem since it is ventilated.
COLD Can't heat it because of the net ceiling. An 8x10 tent should heat easily with 1-2 tea-light candles. This tent will never heat up in the cold!
RAIN! The greatest problem with this tent is rain!
The rainfly is impossible to pull taut. Thus the water puddles in places on the rainfly and there is a constant drip from a dozen, or so, places. VERY uncomfortable.
The framework needs a bar across the framework so that there is a slant to the roof. It is a flawed design. Some loops inside the tent at the top of the walls would be helpful, but not a problem.
Design: Cabin tent with poles
Ease of Setup: It works well. It helps to mark the ends with plastic tape so that the framework is simpler to work with.
Weight: The model is in your catalog.
Price Paid: - $100