Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
With car camping weight doesn't matter, and a spacious tent is worth it. Being able to set up a table inside for games is nice, and queen sized air mattresses are a must. My tent right now is somewhere around 9x18 ft, and yes, a large tarp will definitely make it usable in heavy rains.
I was looking at the big tents in big box stores throughout the summer and didn't see a single tent that I'd trust to keep me dry in some serious rain. So while I may not be spending any money right away, I'm more curious if there even is a tent for someone who wants to start car camping and needs spacious reliable shelter.