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Thinking of buying a Cabela's XWT Tent, Thoughts???

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I am thinking of purchasing one of these “XWT” tents?

Does anyone else have a review on this tent??

For those of you who have one did you purchase the “Pitch Kit” and the “Floor Liner”??

Do you always stake out all the “guy-outs” points or can you leave some loose in decent weather?

What size do you that have them have, is the 12’ X 12’ to big?

Let me know your thoughts please…

Thanks in advance

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Nobody has an opinion????

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Check out the camping section as there is a thread on this tent. Junky

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I have the precursor to the current XWT, bought in 2001 I believe, after getting the ultimate review from my inlaws. They purchased the tent in 2000 after extensive research, since they were going to stay in it for a 2 week fly in hunting trip to the Brooks range in Alaska that September. In a word, it has been indestructable. I camp up in Voyageurs park for about 22 days each summer and have had winds up to 50mph without a hitch or drop of water. I do not have the floor liner, wish i would have gotten one tho (not made any more). My tent is 9x9, and just fits myself/wife, 4 year old and a 65# husky. I dont think that you will find a better made tent, period. I do not use the outer shell tyouts unless there is going to be rain or high winds, only stake out the guys on the bottom of the outer shell. If this one ever goes (dont think it will tho) I would buy another in a second.

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