OK everyone, there have been so many threads about tent types, etc. Lets start a thread to end all threads about buying a tent. Feel free to cut and paste replies from other posts. Now, what I would like from you guys to all who view this thread in the future. 1) What brand/model tent do you have? 2) What size? 3) Cabin or dome and why you prefer one or the other. 4) How many in your family? 5) Do you use cots, air mattreses, sleeping pads, bags, etc and how many can you fit in your tent and would there be room to spare? 6) Did you seam seal or dry coat it and did it keep you dry? 7) Do you use a fan, a/c or heater and how is it set up? 8) Do you use a screen room and what brand and size? I think that about covers it. We have had threads on what rigs people have and why they like them, etc. Now it is the tenters turn. BTW, I am going to buy a tent because of the cost of gas and lugging my trailer long distancI am going to buy a tent because of the cost of gas and lugging my trailer long distances. We used to tent but now have more kids and the kids are bigger, 4 kids no longer fit on one queen mattress. DH has given me the go ahead to find a tent. There will be 6 of us, sometimes 7. I have a small 7x7 tent that could be used by ds17 when he tags along or even for dd12 sometimes, or just for storage if need be. I want a cabin tent. I may look into buying the bunk bed cots from cabelas to save on floor space.es. We used to tent but now have more kids and the kids are bigger, 4 kids no longer fit on one queen mattress. DH has given me the go ahead to find a tent.