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Old 08-22-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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2021 Basecamp TENT - Question - May Be Same Tent For All Years


Ordered a new 2021 Basecamp (arriving "Sept 1 thru end of year") so that means I have time, too much time, to think and plan and add stuff and all that.

The option for the tent was mentioned, so I am adding that.

And my question is: I am told by my out of state dealer (buying the BC sight unseen) that it may weigh 45-50 lbs. But I am now trying to find out if anyone HAS one (even earlier BCs probably use the same or very similar tent and setup for it?) and if so, can you tell me where you STOW the thing, does it fold up small (dimensions?), etc.

Too late to un-do adding it, so don't tell me I shouldn't have added it! LOL

I am new and scared enough as it is, huge step and major life change this is for me a solo FT nomad "soon to be."

Thank you so much for any info and clues! Can I set it up alone? Storing it? things like that. I just think I would really like the extra "space" even if it's just a tent attached to the exterior. Have large dog I will be traveling with. Heading toward SD. That's the plan, anyway! THANK YOU ALL!

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Old 08-24-2020, 08:53 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the purchase! Did you go with the 16 or 20 ft?

We have a 2018 and have both the side and rear tents which will probably be different from the tent you will get. Ours are the old pole style and yours will probably be the pneumatic version. The old style weigh somewhere around 40 lbs each (Side slightly heavier). I store mine in the under seat storage on the curb side. I can easily fit both tents and the small over door canopy in there with plenty of room.

Enjoy the new trailer! We love ours.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:17 PM   #3
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Congrats on the purchase.
sounds like you may have gotten the older style.
The air inflating tent is heavy and when packed large. about 70lbs , when dry. Good thing there are handles on the bag. We have hauled ours in between the seats on the floor , but found it best to keep it in the tow vehicle. it is tricky to thread the attachment to the basecamp with out a second person. A very nice and well built addition to the camper. We have come to the conclusion that there is a 3 night minimum if we set the tent up.
we made a wonderful usable awning that packs up in a small bag and cost less than $200.
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:32 PM   #4
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Thanks! I am getting the 16X and the dealer says tent weighs 45-50 lbs. Hm. I just have no clue as to how much storage, really, I will have inside overall. I plan to be a FT person so I gotta watch out for loading up too much “stuff” as it is. I have a general idea that I will have storage under the bench seats and maybe in cargo netting up above but that looks like about IT. Yes I am buying this thing without ever having even been in one. Crazy I know. I am paring down all my “stuff” as we speak, of course, but I have no concept of how many clothes or personal items, cookware, all that, will fit ok in the BC. And I will have a dog in there with me. Thank you all again!
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