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So I have this absolutely wonderful "pavillion" -- a little white canvas wedge tent -- that I completely love... and am not likely to ever have use of again. I'm paying to store it, so I figure it makes sense to pass it on to someone who will use it and love it as much as I do, just as it was passed on to me.

I think it's a Tentsmith's Sutler Wedge Tent. It is certainly built to their standards, and in very good shape.

It's a good size for one person and their persona. It's nine feet deep and 12 feet across the front; note that, because the slope of the sides, that's not all useable space. It's about 7ft tall on the inside at the peak.

It served me through five or six Pennsics, as solid as a rock and never leaked. It is excellent in high winds and heavy rains. It's made of Sunforger canvas, which means that it doesn't heat up in the sun like nylon (you get to sleep in a bit more!) and still breathes like untreated canvas, but doesn't wick water into the tent when touched from the inside the way regular canvas tents do.

Additionally, I was told when I bought it that it was the flame-retardant version, though I am pleased to say I've not had occasion to test that.

It doesn't have a ground cloth, but I used it with a synthetic faux oriental carpet which covered that part of the floor which my bed did not; that carpet is included in the price, and I'm happy to provide instruction on how to deploy it with a disposable tarp. Heck, I might be willing to throw in the air mattress, too, if you want it.

The one big draw-back of this tent is the nine foot long ridge pole. You will need to be able to transport a nine foot pole (1.25"x1.25" crossect) and the two seven foot upright poles. Also, the rug rolls up into a long rolled-up thing. I think it's 7ft long, rolled up.

Like it says at the above link, it has mud flaps all the way around the bottom, and overlapping, double-tied doors at both ends.

Tent includes all necessary stakes (forged iron) and the two wooden pins. I don't recall whether the optional guy ropes are in the kit with it, because I stopped bothering with guy ropes years before I stopped going to Pennsic -- the tent is intrinsically so sturdy, they didn't add anything. It has a big plastic box it lives in when not in use. Rug and poles do not fit in box.

Tent is in mostly excellent condition, last I looked. It has mud stains on the mud flaps, and on one side some black soot stains from bumping cooking gear in transit. One of the two upright poles started splitting from the top end, so I strapped it with duck tape, and it had given superlative service with no loss of structural integrity. No rips or holes in the canvas.

Tent does require two people to set up for maximum safety to the tent, but one of the people is needed for only about 5 minutes.

I understand that new, this tent would be $520 for the canvas shell alone, and all poles, stakes, etc would be additional. I am asking $400 for the whole kit (including rug).

Right now the tent is in Somerville, and you would have to be able to come collect it. I would be happy to haul it out so you may inspect it, and I can show you how to set it up, and how to put it away.
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