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On Apr 30, 2010, at 12:23 PM, Bob Gillis wrote:

On Apr 30, 2010, at 12:23 PM, Bob Gillis wrote:

We make a “Crystal Cave” : Which is the same design as the porch.

As to water running in an open door under the porch: the porch over hangs the door; with the door open the water running down the dome hits the gutter that is created by the open flap and is directed to the side of the door opening.


Bob Gillis


Thank you very much for getting back to me this morning Bob. 🙂

I’ve talked over ideals with my husband and we had another question. Tarp vestibules would likely work for three of the four doors as they would be more like windows than actual entry/exit points for us. Our quandary is with the front door. We have to go in and out of the tent a lot for cooking, drinking water, bathroom, etc and having a really low vestibule would be very physically tiring with having to duck so much – especially when carrying things in and out with us.

I again looked over the porch you sell. My question is – can this be specially made in a larger size? Also, does rain water end up between the tent and the porch, making things wet in front of the door?

No worries on rain or snow building up and collapsing anything. After eight years in our current tent we are pretty much pro at dealing with such things. Our current tarp/tent system can not hold much snow at all (about a inch, depends on snow wetness) and we are adept at making sure things drain well with rain. Two years ago we had about 4 feet of snow in two days – that was an adventure I hope to not do again too soon. 🙂

Thanks again for your time, I really appreciate it. I’m starting to get kind of excited about getting into one of your tents soon – it will be a fair bit larger than our current one and I’m pretty tired of the dingy brown and blue coloring. lol

Have a great day! Lisa