Camping setup (don’t want a rooftop tent)

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Get a setup that's easy and flexible, I have a 15 yr old cot but am getting a bigger one that folds small Teton XXL Cot and a instant setup tent, mine is big enough to be inside during rain storms, I also have a hammock and a bug net so I can just throw the cot under a tree and hang a bug net over it, adding a stove to my new tent so I can extend the season and cook without propane, backpacking stuff is light and packs small.
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appendage to post #21...
The last few years, I prefer to RV and dingy the JLR
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I have the Gazelle tent and highly recommend it. I run it without the floor and cots.
I just bought one and have yet to use it. It's big and heavy. Barely fits in the back of the JLUR with the seats down.

It makes up for it by being unreal easy to set up, lots of space and you can stand up.
 

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A new T3 is coming out in a few weeks, smaller with less stand up height, but will fit in the Jeep sideways. Will probably order it for solo trips or basic 2 person.
After you use this tent for a while you will absolutely love it. They are the makers of ice fishing huts which is where I originally dealt with the company (when I lived up north)
 

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A new T3 is coming out in a few weeks, smaller with less stand up height, but will fit in the Jeep sideways. Will probably order it for solo trips or basic 2 person.
Just in case anyone is interested... I just received the new redesigned T3 (now called the T3X). I'm definitely happy with it, but the tiny increase in length means I couldn't maneuver it to sit across the wheel wells because it's slightly too long to clear the interior trim in the back of a JLU to get it up there with the hard top on. You could just pop the windows off on a soft top and stick it in through the side though. It does fit diagonally in the back, with one in up toward the roof and the other end sitting on the floor on the other side though, so I'll probably just end up securing it with a bungee that way for trips. I'd say it's worth the tradeoff since the new version will fit my Coleman ComfortSmart cot, but man it would be nice if they could have made it just a tiny bit more compact lengthwise.

I'm going to try a little harder to get it to fit later tonight to see if maybe there's a trick to getting it into the jeep that will work. I'll update if I figure something out.
 

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Just in case anyone is interested... I just received the new redesigned T3 (now called the T3X). I'm definitely happy with it, but the tiny increase in length means I couldn't maneuver it to sit across the wheel wells because it's slightly too long to clear the interior trim in the back of a JLU to get it up there with the hard top on. You could just pop the windows off on a soft top and stick it in through the side though. It does fit diagonally in the back, with one in up toward the roof and the other end sitting on the floor on the other side though, so I'll probably just end up securing it with a bungee that way for trips. I'd say it's worth the tradeoff since the new version will fit my Coleman ComfortSmart cot, but man it would be nice if they could have made it just a tiny bit more compact lengthwise.

I'm going to try a little harder to get it to fit later tonight to see if maybe there's a trick to getting it into the jeep that will work. I'll update if I figure something out.
Nice - mine comes in later this week. I will have to play around on the weekend to see how to load the T3 vs the T4. I bought some new tubs so will see what my setup will be. I have no rear seats, so have a few options on way to go.
 

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This is the T4 in perspective to the Jeep. I also run on the new Jeep an overland setup with fridge and stove built in the back, so its only the Tent/Cot/Sleeping pad-bags to store.

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This is the T4 in perspective to the Jeep. I also run on the new Jeep an overland setup with fridge and stove built in the back, so its only the Tent/Cot/Sleeping pad-bags to store.

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Nice setup. One day when all the kids are out of my hair... :)

I fiddled with it a little more and found that I can get it sitting across the wheel wells, tucked under the roll bars if I fold down the passenger side of the back seat first to let me maneuver it into place. To unload it quickly when you get to camp, you'd just fold down that side again and yank it out through the rear passenger door. With the back seat folded down or removed, it would obviously be pretty easy to fit, but I have kids who like off-roading almost as much as I do so that won't be an option for most of my trips.
 

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This is the T4 in perspective to the Jeep. I also run on the new Jeep an overland setup with fridge and stove built in the back, so its only the Tent/Cot/Sleeping pad-bags to store.

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Would you mind letting me know what tailgate table that is, and also list a bit about what is going on with the stuff above the tire, I am pretty interested.

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This is the T4 in perspective to the Jeep. I also run on the new Jeep an overland setup with fridge and stove built in the back, so its only the Tent/Cot/Sleeping pad-bags to store.

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Is that a water carrier mounted behind your LOD trail rack? If you don't mind me asking what brand and size?
 

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Wasn't cheap...about $1200 for the 2 pieces, but it's slick
Also none designed for the Jeep, so you have to drill and Mcguyver stuff.
 

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Nice setup. One day when all the kids are out of my hair... :)

I fiddled with it a little more and found that I can get it sitting across the wheel wells, tucked under the roll bars if I fold down the passenger side of the back seat first to let me maneuver it into place. To unload it quickly when you get to camp, you'd just fold down that side again and yank it out through the rear passenger door. With the back seat folded down or removed, it would obviously be pretty easy to fit, but I have kids who like off-roading almost as much as I do so that won't be an option for most of my trips.
Will the T3X fit across the back seats? I'm trying to decide between a T4 on the roof rack or a T3X in the back seats and measurements aren't quite telling the whole story.
 

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