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I am thinking of this tent for motocamping
.. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4-Person Tent, Clay/Rust https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7N6R0Q..._0-PRCb17Y0478
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For 2 up camping


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I am thinking of this tent for motocamping
.. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4-Person Tent, Clay/Rust https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7N6R0Q..._0-PRCb17Y0478
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Very similar to the REI Passage 2 that I have. I think you'll like the clip system for quick and easy setup. Having doors on both sides is also a plus. One of the most important things that I have for mine is the 'footprint', or ground cloth. If they don't make a specific sized one they are easy to make. Check out any new housing build site that is putting up the Tyvek house wrap (or similar product) and ask if they have a scrap that is large enough for your tent. Then cut it to size.
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Thanks for the reply.

They do make a footprint tarp for the ground for this tent........

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Very similar to the REI Passage 2 that I have. I think you'll like the clip system for quick and easy setup. Having doors on both sides is also a plus. One of the most important things that I have for mine is the 'footprint', or ground cloth. If they don't make a specific sized one they are easy to make. Check out any new housing build site that is putting up the Tyvek house wrap (or similar product) and ask if they have a scrap that is large enough for your tent. Then cut it to size.
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The Tyvek footprint idea is exactly what I did for my previous tent. Stopped by a construction site where apartments were being built and for a case of Coke they pulled 8 foot of 8 foot wide NEW off the roll in their construction trailer even though I was asking for a cast off scrap they had laying around. Made 3 footprints but one lasted many years.

My current tent is also an Alps Mountaineering tent. I really like the 3 pole double crossing set up for wind resistance rather than the simpler dome tent design. I currently have a 2 person version but there is also 3 person that I may go to just for extra room. Keep in mind that tents are deceptive how many they will actually accommodate. A 2 person tent really only fits 2 very small persons, or one normal person with a few bits of gear. A 4 person tent should be good for 2 persons with enough space for their gear. Gear is usually counted as one person when sizing tents it seems.

This is mine:




Footprints available for each.
I like their camping gear and they have the footprints and camp chairs and other gear for camping.
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Will it fit on the floor of my motel room?
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Will it fit on the floor of my motel room?
Sounds like you go for the ultra budget motels...

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Sounds like you go for the ultra budget motels...
Nah. At the end of a ride day, I like a hot shower, a beer, comfy bed, and no bugs.

Usta go camping in a 35' fifth wheel when we lived on the road. I called it "microwave camping.". Never found a cold beer at a campsite, so we carried our own.

Heading out for a two week ride in early May. No ⛺.


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Thanks Bob,

That is exactly what I was looking for...Ö.. the 4 person Alps is actually cheaper than the four, and only 1 pound heavier...Ö. and I thought the four person would be exactly the size needed for the wife and I and a minimal amount of gear...Ö

Thanks again for the input.....

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The Tyvek footprint idea is exactly what I did for my previous tent. Stopped by a construction site where apartments were being built and for a case of Coke they pulled 8 foot of 8 foot wide NEW off the roll in their construction trailer even though I was asking for a cast off scrap they had laying around. Made 3 footprints but one lasted many years.

My current tent is also an Alps Mountaineering tent. I really like the 3 pole double crossing set up for wind resistance rather than the simpler dome tent design. I currently have a 2 person version but there is also 3 person that I may go to just for extra room. Keep in mind that tents are deceptive how many they will actually accommodate. A 2 person tent really only fits 2 very small persons, or one normal person with a few bits of gear. A 4 person tent should be good for 2 persons with enough space for their gear. Gear is usually counted as one person when sizing tents it seems.

This is mine:
https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Extreme-2-Person-Tent
https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Extreme-3-Person-Tent
Footprints available for each.
I like their camping gear and they have the footprints and camp chairs and other gear for camping.
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The floor protector is only $35.00. I'll just get it and be done with it.....

I do appreciate the advice!!!

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Very similar to the REI Passage 2 that I have. I think you'll like the clip system for quick and easy setup. Having doors on both sides is also a plus. One of the most important things that I have for mine is the 'footprint', or ground cloth. If they don't make a specific sized one they are easy to make. Check out any new housing build site that is putting up the Tyvek house wrap (or similar product) and ask if they have a scrap that is large enough for your tent. Then cut it to size.
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