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The Tent Demise: 120 MPH Winds

The Tent Demise 120 MPH Winds I built the deck to withstand 100+ mph with about a 10% factor...winds have NEVER been reported above 110 mph on the ridge tops in this area. The short story is that I was inside the tent when this happened...about 1:00 am this past Sunday morning. The first picture…
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Davis Tent sport show schedule

ITS SHOW TIME!!!  Here is a list of venues and show dates for the seven sport shows we are exhibiting at this year. Be sure to stop by the booth and say hi. Denver ISE (International Sport Show) right here in our back yard - Starts 1/12/17 through 1/15/17 click here for show times.  Sacramento…
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Adding an Aftermarket Awning

Adding an Aftermarket Awning So you want an awning, but you've got questions.  " I already have a canvas wall tent with an internal frame, but don't have eave sleeves - how do I add an awning?"  We've got an answer!  Simply buy six angles from us and set your tent up like the drawing…
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Measuring a Wall Tent for a Frame

Measuring a Wall Tent for a Frame Not all canvas wall tents are created the same.  Before we sell you some angles (or a complete tent frame) we want to verify the degree of angle. When you are working with cotton canvas the finished tent dimensions can and do vary greatly.  At some point you…
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Measuring for a Rain Fly

Measuring for a Rain Fly When you manufacture tents using 100% cotton the finished dimensions can and do vary greatly. In order for us to make a rain fly for an existing tent we need the following measurements.  Be sure to let us know if the stove jack is on the right or left, as…
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You are buying fabric

You are buying fabric Lets face it - the majority of the cost of a tent is for the fabric.  So what should you look for??  We only use cotton canvas to make our tents. Why cotton? Its natural ability to breathe. That is the reason most clothing is made from cotton - it's comfortable…
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Standard Features on all Davis Wall Tents

Standard Features The "standard features" on our tents are items we feel are vital to have a great camping experience. Some companies will charge extra for many of the features that come on each and every wall tent we make.  These features are: [row_fluid][span6] 5 FOOT WALLS - Our walls are cut at five feet…
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Available Options

Additional Features In addition to the standard features listed above we have some options you can choose to add to your tent providing some creature comforts to your tent camping. Windows - Screen Doors - Back Doors - Colorado Door - Eave Sleeves - Just to name a few. Keep in mind we are the…
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Which pole system?

which pole system? External Poles vs Internal Frame Internal Frame We have a couple of different of options when it comes to a pole system for your tent. We sell the internal frame (same as picture to the right) either complete or "angles only". The angles only option is common when we ship the tent.…
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Fitting Your Internal Frame

Fitting Your Internal Frame A customer dropped his tent off to us this year with a common statement, "My tent does not fit my frame anymore. Fix it". I remembered this customer from our old shop in Englewood, so I knew the tent must be ten years old or older. I also knew what created…
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