Finally got a chance to set her up on a practice run. Wanted to have the wife and kids there so everyone knows what to do. Nothing worse than being the only one setting up the tent while the rest sit in the truck because it's raining a little, and use the excuse "we don't know what to do".
Laid out the custom cut ground tarp first, and that was the first realization as to how big this thing actually is. All 6 of us will fit very comfortably in there, and space for them to hang out if the weather gets bad. Which is what the wife wanted.
For the size of it, it went up extremely easy. Definitely need to do the poles in the order the instructions say. We took our time, followed the instructions, and start to finish was less than 1/2 an hour. That included inspecting the seams, grommets, clips etc. And I didn't raise my voice once.
Pretty sure we'll be able to have it all set up in 15-20 minutes from now on. And if need be I'm certain I could do it myself.
Here she is all complete, except I didn't put out the guy ropes. I did pull on them to see how well they tighten the rainfly though.
Without the rainfly
Looking through from the main entrance to the rear. There's a divider wall that I have pulled back. The rear section is big enough for two plus gear.
And all packed up. I took it down myself, in about 10 minutes. Amazes me that everything is in this bag!
Looking forward to trying it out. We'll give it a trial run in mid May.
Most importantly, the wife says she likes it......