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

  • From: singlecabboy <sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:13:07 -0800 (PST)

Yhea , we'e never had bad weather at any of the Bulli Gras I've been to,and 
Iv'e been to all of them.Sun always shines, no rain ,70's in nthe daze and 60's 
at night.No need to bring fire logs , rain coats or even coats or a light 
wrap.Oh yes ,and the wind is always under 40 mph all week end long.

Paul Smith
Transporters@The Point 8 
October 7,8 and 9 ,2011
Morgan's Point Resort Texas

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1:37 PM

  I bet it won't even drop below 60* at night. 
  Oh that's right, you're all a bunch of Texans. You'll still be shivering in 
fur lined parkas and mittens. 
  I'll bring hot chocolate for uh,.. you-all. 

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, Eric Woodall <ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Eric Woodall <ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "<tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 2:06 PM

Depends on the Latitude. 

On Feb 22, 2011, at 8:10 AM, "chuck" <sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

----- Original Message ----- 
From: kelly dosch 
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:59 AM
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:

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

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Windy, cold, bus trouble, farting… welcome to Bulli Cras!

From: 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 to 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 
the handle off the sliding door. We were bored and cramped and somebody kept 
  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 <ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Texas Coalition of Buses" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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 

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> wrote:

  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 mosquitoes. 
  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 underneath. 
  The canvas is thin but stronger than your average tent. The poles are built 
like a tank. 
  These tents are built to last. 
  It actually packs down a bit smaller than they estimate and the tent, poles, 
and ropes and stakes are in 3 different 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 literally 
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. 
  I didn't pay over $400 for a tent just to use half of it to change my pants 
  I just wanted to give everybody my two cents worth because it is a lot of 
cash to drop on a product from a company that offers no reviews. They don't 
even have many pictures and the ones 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 it is worth it. 
  And if you still want a changing cabin, just get the $35 Coleman shower. At 
least you can bathe in it as well. 

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