[tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review

  • From: kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:18:55 -0800 (PST)

  No, ya put a few drops on your food so you won't fart later. It's odorless, 
tasteless and you can get it at any drug store. No camper should be without it. 
  Now, speaking of tasteless, I'm gonna wrap this up before this whole thread 
turns into string of fart jokes. 

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, chuck <sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: chuck <sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:10 AM

Parden me for being old and stupid but what the 
hell is beano? some sort of alligator food?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:59 
  Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room 
  Side Tent Review

        Oh don't say that. It's going to be warm this 
        year! And I'm bringing Beano. 

        On Tue, 2/22/11, Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

          Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] 
          Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:49 AM

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          cold, bus trouble, farting… welcome to Bulli Cras!
          tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
          Behalf Of kelly dosch
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 
          10:56 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Re: 
          Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
                  Oh for sure. It's no 
                Magellan Dome tent. But like they advertise, it looks like it 
                will get much easier after a few set-ups. But still, you have 
                think of it more as an addition to the bus than a simple tent. 
  I stayed at the Galveston State Park about 6 weeks 
                ago. We took the VW prescribed "four people". It was a 
                nightmare. It was too windy to start a fire and too cold to be 
                outside without one. I ran out of propane and somebody broke 
                handle off the sliding door. We were bored and cramped and 
                somebody kept farting. 
  I think that experience fueled 
                my appreciation for the Add-a-Room. 

--- On Sun, 
                2/20/11, Eric Woodall 
                <ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Eric Woodall 
Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus 
                Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
Cc: "Texas Coalition of Buses" 
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 
                9:45 AM
                Just don't try to use one with a 
                full length roof rack.
                I just don't work.
                I'm glad you liked yours, I just 
                hated mine.
                It was great while it was set up 
                but set up and teardown sucked big time I thought.
                Guess I'm probably spoiled by 
                years of setting up backpacking tents though.
On Feb 19, 2011, at 10:35 PM, 
                kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx> 
                          In case any of 
                        you have been considering selling a kidney to buy one 
                        these rudely over-priced tents, I highly recommend it. 
  I think it is really every bit as good as 
                        they claim, if not better. 
  Is it really over 
                        $400 worth of tent? Not by any stretch. For that money 
                        one might expect a Sherpa to carry it for you. But they 
                        have cornered the U.S. market so it's all about supply 
                        and demand.
   Does you want one or does 
                        you don't? 
  I searched long and hard and 
                        finally found some side tents across the pond. They had 
                        some interesting tents but they don't ship to the U.S.. 
                        I checked the prices of a few remailing services, did 
                        the math, and one might as well get plowed by Bus Depot 
                        for all the trouble it was worth. Plus, Europeans are 
                        not terribly concerned with having a floor in a tent. 
                        That just doesn't fly down here with the swarms of 
  The Bus Depot tent makes an 
                        impressively snug fit against the bus and has a bottom 
                        curtain so wind, bugs and varmints don't just wander in 
  The canvas is thin but stronger 
                        than your average tent. The poles are built like a 
  These tents are built to last. 
                        actually packs down a bit smaller than they estimate 
                        the tent, poles, and ropes and stakes are in 3 
                        bags, so you can spread them throughout the bus more 
                        efficiently than if it were all one huge mass. 
  It is heavier than all hell at 85lbs, but 
                        most of the weight is in the poles. (which is a 
                        relatively small bag that will disappear, flush,  
                        in the front cargo rack) They are very heavy duty and 
                        built to last. Since It is something I want to last as 
                        long as my bus I cannot fault them for that. The poles 
                        are the cornerstone of the tent and it is safe to say 
                        they will last forever. 
  The extra "changing 
                        room" is on sale, but I don't recommend it. It 
                        takes up half the tent. If you are shy about changing 
                        with your guests it is easier to just do it under the 
                        blankets or in the john at your campground. 
                        didn't pay over $400 for a tent just to use half of it 
                        to change my pants in. 
  I just wanted to give 
                        everybody my two cents worth because it is a lot of 
                        to drop on a product from a company that offers no 
                        reviews. They don't even have many pictures and the 
                        they have are crappy. I don't even think the one in the 
                        picture was entirely set up. It looks like a big potato 
                        sack. It really tightens down much nicer than the pic. 
  All told- Are they overcharging us? Hell yes. 
                        But it did just turn my tiny Campmobile into a virtual 
                        cabin, adding 100 square feet of living space. 
  Their profit margin must be shameful, but if 
                        you are camping with more than 2 people I still think 
                        is worth it. 
  And if you still want a changing 
                        cabin, just get the $35 Coleman shower. At least you 
                        bathe in it as well. 


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