Hello fellow Davis tent fans. Thought I'd post some pictures from my current elk hunt. I know I enjoy seeing everyone's setup. I'm a week in and took these during my "town/resupply day." The ole tent is still ringing true 20 years in the game. Got some wear and tear, but still keeps me warm and dry. ... See MoreSee Less
Zodi has never failed me 15+ years of running it. 4 d cell batteries last 2 weeks and a 1 pound propane tank does too. The only other one I've remotely looked into was the high end Mr. Heater, but the reviews aren't great.
It’s expensive but I picked this up because of its ability to pull water from lakes/streams for endless water but I have been happy for 3 years with my Joolca.
I splurge and get the silver commercial grade thickness tarp at Tractor Supply. It's perfect because it's 2ft wider, and a little longer than my tent. I put my tent up on it, then bring it up between the poles, and the tent sides forming a tub in case it rains, the water will run under it.
I bought a canvas tarp 20 years ago and I'm still using it. The poly tarps are very slippery when wet. Canvas is not.
Get the floor from Davis. It is texture to not be slippery and is pretty heavy weight. I’ve had one for 10 years using it a few weeks a year and it’s still in great shape.
Canvas tarps, last forever!!
Have them for all three of mine!
In one tent we have the Davis Tent floor and the other we have a heavy duty felt that we use for a floor.
The one david tent sold me nearly 2 decades ago and still looks and works great.
I use a retired vinyl billboard ad. They are very thick and resilient. They are much less expensive then buying a full tarp and last longer. Then auto carpet on top to remove any slip issues.
Repurposed billboard vinyl's
A tarp from harbor freight works well
Although I cut a piece of shrink wrap off a end of the roll….threw it away when we were done
The cheap fake green grass carpets over a tarp, easy to clean when your done
Low weave outdoor carpet from Home Depot/Lowe’s. They have it in the big rolls and then cut to size
Painter’s drop cloth
We have a 14x16 and I spread a layer of weed free straw about 2/3 of the way from back wall, then heavy duty tarp from side to side with the Rv mat across tent as well. Works great
Cheap tarp with indoor/outdoor carpet over the top
I use the Davis zip out floor for the stove. Under that I use a vinyl tarp under the whole tent. By doing this it’s always dry .
We use a Rope Mat or a Navajo Rug next to our Cot, the rest of the floor stays open!
I use the tarp from Davis, during summer it covers the whole floor area, during western & upper Midwest hunts I fold it to about 2/3 to allow for the wood stove and use a 5x7 tarp from the door to the Davis Tarp
I just use a cheap Menards tarp then put the RV mat on top of that.
Tarp and a piece of indoor/ outdoor carpet.
Carpet for us
Check the deals and steals on Davis. You can get a nice floor at a good price.
I got two thick tarps blue on one side silver on the other. the same size of the of the tent. Then I fold them almost in half to allow the wood stove bare ground. One tarp goes one way and the second tarp goes the other to leave a square in the corner. Then I also have a big rv porch type rug that I use for the general area inside. Easily sweepable. Then I have a softer no shoes allowed rug under and around the my cot
Hi all! I’ve got a big boy cot from Davis and it seems all the joints are quite noisy. I’m a restless sleeper and they creak quite a bit as I’m tossing around. Has anyone had similar experience and found a solution? I’m thinking of trying some Vaseline on all the pipe joints. Let me know what you think. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
I have never had a problem with this and use our cots regularly. Anybody else having this issue?
I haven't noticed a noise from the two we have.
I have 2 and love them .. however when setup on uneven ground I agree they can be alittle noisy when you move around and they are hard to move without the legs falling out. Best cots out there however IMHO .
Mine is super stable, but yes definitely creaky
In my experience it's the cloth on the emt not the joints. If you find the same on yours ya might try some pledge on the pipes
Never used one but I would suggest staying away from any sort of"liquid" lubrication. A spray on lubricant that dries would be better and not prone to attract dust or transfer to you
Yep I hear it on mine! They sound like a cot, and a dang good one at that!😁
By the second night of hunting you'll be so tired you'll sleep anywhere no matter the noise.
I had that once and I used a ratchet strap to go around the legs, but could have been the ground ?
I took the spark arrestor off and added a rain cap then I added a other section to the stove pipe no issues with sparks getting on the tent
Gave up on roof top stove pipes, run ours out the side no issues with screwing up the tent!
This is why we now go out the side of the tent. No more hot embers burning holes in the tent roof.
One of the main issues I have experienced that causes such build up is exclusively burning pine and not running the stove hot enough. Running an inline spark arrestor and allowing the stove to get to full burn once a day has solved this issue.