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Postby caseydog » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:55 pm

I'm trying to think of some kind of vestibule to make, that would provide a place to take shoes off and on undercover for entering the TD in bad weather.

I have an EZ-Up canopy, but I want to have something small, that I can stow away, and just put up when the weather calls for it.

Anyone else done this?

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Postby 48Rob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:34 pm


On a former tear we used an inexpensive plastic tarp, silver colored of course...and a snap kit.
We attached snaps to the tear and the tarp, then used a couple tent poles and a little rope.
The tarp starts at the hatch, and goes all the way to the bottom front of the tear.
It required cutting the tarp and using small rivets to "sew" it back together, but it gave us a 3 sided room.
Cost about $15.00.

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Postby MOKI SEAKER » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:43 pm

I read somewhere about portable ice shacks for fishing 48x48 but have not check them out yet. Jim G
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Postby sdtripper2 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:07 pm

Hello Texas "caseydog":

Yes this subject has been discussed before. :)

For more information go here and follow down alphabetically to
Tent Additions + Awnings, Toilet room tent, and Build your own shelter.

You will get a few ideas from past discussions. :thumbsup:

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
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Postby chief5 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:38 pm

How about a pop up hunting blind. They can be had for as little as $59.00. Waterproof and fold down to backpack size. Lightweight because they are meant to pack in with other gear. The only drawback (not for me, I'm a hunter) is that it would be camoflage. Here is one:

much shorter Cabela's clicky

Cabelas has about 20 different ones you can buy from $59-$349
You can even pick them up at Wal-Mart

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Postby toypusher » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:01 pm

I had one made. It's 3 sided and snaps to the teardrop along the roof, uses 2 tent poles and a couple of ropes with stakes. All 3 sides roll up and also fasten together down the corners.



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Postby caseydog » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:06 am

I like the homemade ones by 48Rob and toypusher. They provide a transition area from the weather into the TD. I need to put on my thinkiing cap and try to make something similar.


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Postby apratt » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:19 am

Gage has a nice one. His is similer to Toypusher.

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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:27 am

Did you see the one SmokeyBob built?
There are more pictures in his album.
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Postby SmokeyBob » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:10 am

bledsoe, I don't mind at all. :)

I might as well show the other one.


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Postby Juli n Bill » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:03 pm

I love our sportztent , not homemade but not really expensive either.

Gives you privacy when you open the door in the morning, a place for the portipotti and if it rains it's big enough (8x8) for a couple of chairs and a table. It can also be used attached to the hatch and galley if need be.

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