Originally Posted by SquirrelPig
Tell me about this tent! Is that top piece part of the tent or another one on top? How did you secure them? I like this set up and would love to know the details.
wel im not sure i really understand the question but , i will tell you what i know,,
the tent is a serengeti trailer tent from myway tents in south africa, imported by fernado at camping labs if you go to the myway site they have several versions and are not quite the same as the models they export ,but are very close , there are some subtle differances,
the tent i have like i said is the trailer tent, it is one big *** tent designed to sit on top of a trailer 56'' to 59'' inces off the ground, the tent has a queen sized mattress up top and i leave the bedding in there when folded up for travel, there is an aluminium ladder to climb up which stores on top of the bed as well,
the ground room is 7'x7' and has a poly floor that reaches up about 6'' to keep out the dirt and rain , 2 doors one eah side and the entire fron wall can be unzipped to open things up in the nice weather, the african model also has a bug screen that is not available for export, but it would not be hard to install one later, this is definatley on my to do list, the tarp that covers the tent is 2 pieces zipped and velcroed , and can be set in a couple of configurations, depending upon your needs or space, as you see i am mostly camped in heavy bush/forest and some places we go space is tight,
the quality of this unit is second to none and i cannot say enough about fernando and campimg labs , his service was excellent !!!
the price 3,000 plus shipping duties taxes, bla bla bla,
worth every penny, this is the last tent i will ever have to buy
set up is easy after you have done it a couple of times , the girlfriend and i can set it , in the dark in about 10 mins, unzip the ruberized/vinyl storage bag ,one big pull opens up the tent, stake out the tarp , put up the ladder and your done,
this is a big tent, sleeps 2 up top and i can putn 3 or 4 kids in the ground room , but when its just the 2 of us we set a table and chairs inside , mostly for when its raining or the bugs get unbearable,
as a base camp it is perfect,
i will look thru the tread again and see what pics i have already posted and see if i can find a couple of better ones for you