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Old 10-19-2021, 09:32 AM   #1
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Basecamp 20x Ventura Tent

Hi all! Does anybody know if the Ventura Air tents that are currently being sold come in different sizes for the 16,16x, 20 and 20x? We just opened and set up ours for our 20x, and from initial inspection it looks like it is 6-8 inches too short for the height of our trailer. The tent cord will slide into the awning track, and then lift the trailer side of the tent off the ground. Iím still waiting to hear from our dealership, but other information this year hasnít been very been clear or fast. There were no English directions with the tent.
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:31 AM   #2
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Basecamp77,

What did you wind up doing with your tent. Last week we brought home our 2022 Basecamp 20X also and set the tent up in our driveway over the weekend. It too was short as you said and the door of the B/C looks as if it would wear a hole or rip the top of the tent when opened after a few uses.


Did you get any good information or were you able to return your tent to Airstream? Thanks for any info you have.
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Old 05-20-2022, 07:09 AM   #3
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We also purchased the Ventura tent for our Basecamp 20X. We havenít had a chance to set it up yet, but hoping that this isnít the case.

Weíre you able to talk to Airstream and return your tent?
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:46 AM   #4
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FWIW, we just picked up our 16X this past week and will be setting up the tent this coming weekend... curious to see how it fits. Fingers crossed!
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:03 AM   #5
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Going to attempt to install the tent this weekend. Does anyone know if you can permanently remove the back plastic that slides into the gutter rail all the way around the Basecamp? Or do you just remove while the tent is in use and then reinstall?
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Old 05-28-2022, 05:35 AM   #6
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So on the 16X the height seems like it would be ok when the tent is stretched the full distance of the awning to the gutter rail HOWEVER, can anyone share the secret of getting the tent awning INTO the gutter rail??? The black plastic (which seems to be aesthetic only) is very easy to take out and put back in - but the awning seems too big to fit in the rail (tried pushing with a screwdriver and that just tears it up).
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Old 05-28-2022, 06:27 AM   #7
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Dell,

We started the awning toward the rear of the BC and fed it into the gutter slot. Once started it stayed in the track pretty well. We had one person pulling the awning and one person lifting “feeding” end to keep the weight off making it easier to pull through the channel.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-28-2022, 06:35 AM   #8
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Weimhutte,

I think you can do either. We re-installed the molding after setting up the tent on our 20X.

Our tent is back at the dealer and we’re working to get a refund. We called Airstream support initially and forwarded video of the entry door scraping the fabric as well as the height issue. They gave me a link to a 2017 YouTube video of a guy setting up the old style tent on a 16. The old one had tent poles. When I called again, a different rep said this tent was not made for the 20x and was too short.

I think they should set up tent on every model and update their videos if AS is going to sell it as an accessory.
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Old 05-28-2022, 09:32 AM   #9
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Dell,

We started the awning toward the rear of the BC and fed it into the gutter slot. Once started it stayed in the track pretty well. We had one person pulling the awning and one person lifting “feeding” end to keep the weight off making it easier to pull through the channel.

Hope that helps.
Yep…. we tried starting at the back where the little gap is on the corner but just could not get it into the channel. I feel like I need a pliers to squeeze it in.
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Old 05-29-2022, 05:35 AM   #10
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Weimhutte,

I think you can do either. We re-installed the molding after setting up the tent on our 20X.

Our tent is back at the dealer and weíre working to get a refund. We called Airstream support initially and forwarded video of the entry door scraping the fabric as well as the height issue. They gave me a link to a 2017 YouTube video of a guy setting up the old style tent on a 16. The old one had tent poles. When I called again, a different rep said this tent was not made for the 20x and was too short.

I think they should set up tent on every model and update their videos if AS is going to sell it as an accessory.


Keep us up to date if you are able to get a refund. Agreed they should update the videos on AS and show how to set up if they are going to sell as an accessory.
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Old 05-29-2022, 06:48 AM   #11
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Do you know if you ordered the W320 or the W320 L. I canít find the difference in dimensions on any websites, but curious if the W320L is longer and will work on the Basecamp 20X
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Old 06-27-2022, 01:59 PM   #12
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Hi all, sorry to have posted here and then failed to reply in a timely manner. We are in the process of returning our tent to the dealership. Even with this return we are a little bit disappointed because our intention was to use the basecamp with the tent attached for our large family with soon to be six young children. Weíve seen it advertised as ďadditional living spaceĒ. As it never properly sealed to the trailer it was not bug proof or waterproof, or even easy to get from the tent to the trailer. At one point on the tent they used velcro leaving gaps of 1 to 2 ft with no actual closure so bugs are free to climb in and out. At this time we just purchased an additional tent and set it up next to the camper wherever we go. I think it would serve airstream well at this point to let everybody know this is more of a covered porch than anything else. Best of luck and safe travels to you all!
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