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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 01:23 AM
I have decided to come out of festival retirement this year and possibly go to Mnt. Jam and/or Bonnaroo. I would love to be able to rent an RV or Camper of some kind, but they are really expensive. I don't mind sleeping in a tent, but I cannot sleep when they get too hot early in the morning. It would be nice to be able to sleep some of the late night shows off and be able to enjoy the next day. If any of ya'll have any suggestions on how to keep a tent cool, I would be eternally grateful.
 
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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:41 AM
i've often had this problem, and have yet to do anything about it.

you may want to try a tent fan(s). i've read good things about them. heres one thats not too expensive and has pretty good reviews.
http://www.rei.com/product/753427

the only other thing to try would get there early and try to find some shade and area that may have a natural breeze.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:44 AM
Move the shade tent to over your tent at night.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 12:03 PM
also, to further protect yourself from the rain and sun, buy a canopy. you can sit and put your tent up under it.

i bought a cheap one at walmart last year for under $30 for allgood and it was invaluable.
they also have ones that unfold for under $100.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 12:43 PM
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you may want to try a tent fan(s). i've read good things about them. heres one thats not too expensive and has pretty good reviews.
http://www.rei.com/product/753427
This is pretty cool but I would warn that this might not work with all tents. I've had something like this cause a dome tent to collapse and become unusable. I camp quite a bit and always pitch my tent in the shade when possible.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 05:05 PM
i have stayed at the koa at bonnaroo the last 5 years
pool,hot showers,hot tub
there are shade trees, we have one of their cabins with ac but even without that i would still koa
also there are limos that run 24/7 to bring you to centeroo or in to town if you like
we have been able to meet some musicians as they use the koa for access into the festival

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 05:48 PM
All good suggestions, a Coleman tent fan that lasts a long time with batteries, and a canopy is essential. We use canopies because of being able to hangout and pick music should it rain, but you can use them to put over your tent as well. Think about where the sun is going to come up and place your canopy accordingly. And, of course, getting their early and scoping out a tree line of any kind, no matter how far away from the stage, works as well. Good fold up canopies, as stated above, can be found for under $100. Also, buy a set of $15 to $20 dollar solar lights as well for the evening and let them charge up all day.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, I will check out the options. I do like the KOA thing, how far is it from The Farm (Bonnaroo)?
 

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  posted on 2/6/2009 at 08:41 AM
it is really on the farm
the first year we would walk to centeroo but the same road is used for vans and such to get there also so for safety reasons the limos are now used
plus it is pretty cool pulling up in a limo
ask if you need more info

 

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  posted on 2/6/2009 at 10:04 AM
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I have decided to come out of festival retirement this year and possibly go to Mnt. Jam and/or Bonnaroo. I would love to be able to rent an RV or Camper of some kind, but they are really expensive. I don't mind sleeping in a tent, but I cannot sleep when they get too hot early in the morning. It would be nice to be able to sleep some of the late night shows off and be able to enjoy the next day. If any of ya'll have any suggestions on how to keep a tent cool, I would be eternally grateful.


Just prop the tent up in the nearest Holiday Inn....so cool..............!!

 

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