Q: What is a cover top??....rain fly???
A: Here is our kodiak cover top for this tent, is helps protect the top of the tent from UV damage, it also helps keep it dry and clean.
Q: Hello! We're interested in the Super Deluxe Kodiak Canvas Tent, but notice it has California Prop 65 warning. Do you have any information about what part or parts of the tent triggered the warning?
A: Please allow me to refer you to the manufacturer's customer service where they should be able to assist you with this. Here is the contact info: Kodiak Canvas - tel. 801 508-2880 x 1, their website is kodiak canvas.com
Q: I was curious if the canvas floor covering sold on the same page as 6043VX is 10x14 as well (covering the entire interior floor) or if the dimensions are different--and if so what is the size of the floor covering? Thanks in advance and thanks for all your videos and wonderful products!
A: Great question. Yes, the floor covering on the drop-down menu you add the item to your cart is the same floor liner that is sold separately. It is 10 x 14 for the footprint of the 10 x 14 tent. It is designed to go inside on the floor. Thank you for your feedback on the videos. If you have any other questions please let us know. We are happy to help.
Q: it seems the Optional Canvas Floor Cover is not optional, It was automatically selected, and i am not able to remove that item. thanks
A: Sorry, that has been fixed. We appreciate that feedback.
Q: So does this have the necessary poles to set up or is it the replacement tent?
A: This is a brand-new unopened tent. We don't sell or have access to used or refurbished tents.
Q: Can you tell me when this tent will be in stock
A: This is in stock currently.
Q: I went onto the wait list June 8, 2022. What is the expected time of waiting before the product will be back in stock?
Q: What are the interior measurements 19” up from the floor on the Flexbow 10X14 tent? I’m trying to figure out cot placement.
A: That's not a dimension we have I'm sorry to say, but if gear is touching the wall for some reason it will not get wet from wicking. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: Does the ground tarp come with the super deluxe 10x14 vx
A: Yes, the VX's include a ground tarp inside the box.
Q: Can you give me a breakdown of the weight of this tent as follows: Canvas Poles & Stakes Tarp Vestibule And are there separate carrying bags for each the canvas and poles? Thanks, I am worried as to whether my husband and I would be able to handle it as we are seniors.
A: The two bags are split in weight pretty evenly at about 35 pounds.
Tent Body Bag Length 30 in. Diameter 16 in., Pole Bag -- Length 48 in. Diameter 5.5 in.
Q: Trying to purchase 10x14 Kodak canvas super deluxe VX tent with free ground tarp. Do you take PayPal?
A: Yes, we accept PayPal along with all major credit cards.
Q: Do you have this item in stock for immediate delivery?
A: This is in stock currently though we only have a few left.
Q: Hi, by any chance do you guys at competitive edge have a date on when the Super Deluxe Kodiak Canvas Tent 6041VX 10x14 (with tarp 6043) will be back in stock.
I’ve already missed it ones don’t want to miss it again.
Thank you hope to hear back from you guys soon. Juan C
A: October 20th is the tentative date as of this answer posting (9/9/2021 10:51:30 AM).
Q: Is there some one im chatting with
A: We do have a chat function available.
Q: Is this tent in stock?
A: lol give someone else your business if they know these tents sell out fast why dont they make more ???? come on look how many other products they sell , some one is not paying attention .
A: These are super popular, and will often sell out months in advance. Currently, new orders for that will ship out in early to Mid May
Q: Good afternoon,
Yesterday I researching your 10x14 deluxe VX and decided that would be the perfect tent. Today I looked to order it and the price is 650. Yesterday the price was 609. Was there a price increase overnight? Thank you. SARAH
Q: Does the Super Deluxe Kodiak Canvas Tent 6041VX 10x14 have an opening to run a power cord through?
A: It does not have a dedicated port, but I have run an extension cord into mine many a time. The doors have dual zippers so you can zip up to the cord pretty snug.
Q: what is the size of the interior roof, length and width. I'm trying to figure out how much the walls tilt in, I understand the floor is 10x14 on the deluxe vx.
A: Please allow me to refer you to the manufacturer's customer service where they should be able to assist you with this. Here is the contact info: Kodiak Canvas - tel. 801-510-3983, their website is kodiakcanvas.com and their email address is [email protected]
Q: How many stake loops are there? Looking at getting sand stakes. Please include awning in the count. Tent due in next 2 to 3 weeks.
A: 16 stakes for the main tent, 2 extra needed for the awning. If you add the vestibule (which I highly recommend) you will need an extra 8 stakes. That means 18 stakes without the vestibule and 26 with it.
Q: Does the tent come with a stove jack?
A: This does not have a stove jack. You wouldn't want one in a flex-bow tent. It is available in the cabin tent 6170.
Q: Is this tent available?
A: At the time of this posting it is available. They do run out quickly though.
Q: Hi, was wondering about the top (roof) dimensions of the FlexBow 10x10 Kodiak vs the roof span of the 10x14? Thanks
A: Spacious 6'6" ceiling height provides walk-around comfort.
Q: Do you offer any military veteran discount for veteran’s day?
A: I'm sorry, but we do not offer military discounts at this time.
Q: Hello, what is a reasonable expectation for delivery of a 10x14 VX to Idaho?
A: The week or November 9th would be a good estimate for the delivery of this tent.
Q: is the free tarp the ground tarp or the floor liner tarp ?
A: The free ground tarp included in the promotion goes underneath the tent and is not the floor liner which is Canvas and is not included.
I'm thinking of buying a Kodiak tent, but I couldn't find a product called SKU6041VX on the official page.
Is this the same as SKU6043?
I'm already using a coupon code
Is there any other coupon code I can use?
A: Yes, 6043 and 6041VX are the same tent. Unfortunately, most of our discounts have been turned off currently due to limited availability. We hope to begin offering more discounts once things return to normal.
Q: when might I expect to receive this 6041VX 10x14? if I back order before end of August
A: The October shipment is about to run out soon, so if you order before the shipment sells out you should get it around the first week in October. If you wait to order, then your order will ship with the shipment stated at the time you order.
Q: About a week ago you were selling the 6041vx with tarp for 599.00. Back order delivery date was around the 27 of July. I just got online to order it and now I see that delivery date is mid August for 729.00. I don't mind waiting till mid August but can I get the 599.00 price?
A: I called this number. The price is higher because demand is high. They are charging more because they can.
A: For that you will need to call 866-308-5484x2
Q: I'm trying to decide between super deluxe flex bow 10 y 10 and 10 y 14?
I'm single man in mid 60's, mainly camping alone for one to two weeks at the same time.
The reviews I have read recommend going ahead and purchasing 10 Y 14. What do you think is best option?
A: In your case I would recommend the 10 x 10. I think the 10 x 14 would be overkill with excessive space and unnecessary weight.
Q: when might I expect to receive this tent?
A: Currently you are looking at delivery in Late July/Early August. Though you will want to hurry, as that batch will probably sell out soon.
Q: How confident are you in the estimated shipping dates on the back-ordered Kodiak Canvas tents (10 x 10 or 10 x 12 VX's)? I have reservations for the first week of July and have to get something before then.
A: Normally we are very confident, though FedEx just informed us that they are limiting our shipments due to them running at capacity from COVID. So last time we had a shipment come in everything got clogged up for a week or so. If that happens for this next shipment, it could delay it again. I would recommend using expedited shipping if you need it by then. I also recommend ordering soon as there is a good chance this shipment will sell out before it comes in stock.
Q: I'm interested in buying the 6041VX, and would also be interested in the vestibule accessory, but I'm concerned about purchasing an option that requires me to modify the tent's awning (adding grommets). Your website says that this will depend on model and when it was manufactured.
Can you tell me, if I were to order the 6041VX today, would I receive a tent that already has the grommets needed for the vestibule attachment?
A: We only sell the latest models, but every model has grommets. The newer models have a center grommet, but you'd still add two extra grommets to the two corners of the tent's awning like this: https://youtu.be/3bWQJxnSQIA?list=PLbuciiNoBgrYlwi48xh9vJWWTA5vPVpHN
They are not required and this video will show you exactly what they do.
Q: What is the “weight “ of the canvas? In other words is it “heavy duty”?
A: Yes, this is constructed of Heavy Duty Canvas. It's made with premium grade, Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas. The tight weave and silicone finish make the canvas watertight yet breathable, minimizing condensation and mugginess. Go ahead and touch the inside walls during a downpour this canvas will not wick water. As long as you season the tent (set it up and soak it with water) before you use it for the first time, then it will remain waterproof.
Q: I'm interested in the 6041VX 10x14 tent, I was wondering what the 6043 tarp is?
Is it for the inside or outside under the tent.
A: The tarp is not required, but gives a few benefits. First, it does offer more protection if you are camping on unusually rocky ground or with sharp sticks around. Second, this is probably the most beneficial point that it allows you to break camp without the need to wipe off the bottom of your tent with a towel to wipe off the moisture. Some people use it inside their tent if they are beach camping or if you don't want to sweep the tent out when you break camp.
A: The tarp is a perfect footprint. As I write this answer I am using the tarp as footprint and have a floorsaver specifically sized for inside the tent.
Q: Kodiak tent is starting to tear in two spots above the side screen window. I've only used it 4 times. What do you suggest to do next? What is the warranty on these tents?
A: Please allow me to refer you to the warranty department for assistance at tel. 801-726-0243.
Q: I recently purchased one of your tents, I really couldn't wait for the package to arrive, I was so anxious to see it with my own two eyes. And it finally did arrive!, and as Im opening the box to see all the goodies as I am unfolding or should I say unrolling one of the parts of the tent; I realized that this size is already taking a lot of space, if not all of it, already , send I'm only at the beginning tents in to putting this baby up. Then my heart sank in deeply to realize that , yes I had purchased a size (1) too big. So here is my question, taking a deep breath.... exhale!,,,,, Im still within the grace period for a return, and exchange for a much more conducive item that will make me a much happier and satisfied human being in the planet. How soon can I ship it back to you? And very important I know this, how soon will I be able to have the corrected size shipped to my address? My planning on going camping is in the month a September( about the 2nd week). Thank yo and I look forward to your response.????
A: We do accept returns within 30 days of receipt as long as the tent is in the original packaging and has not been used. You'll want to contact us directly for the details as we will need to look up your order and date of purchase, etc.
Q: We went on vacation, when I returned I noticed that the price of the Flexbow vx with vestibule went up $45.00. Will there be a sale or price reduction anytime in the near future? Thank you.
A: There are sales from time to time.
Q: Do you give military discounts?
A: We don't have military discounts, but you are welcome to use the coupon code CEPCOMEBACK
Q: Can I fit a queen air mattress and 3 single size are mattresses comfortably ?
A: Honestly, these tents are huge. When most tents say they fit 8 people, that usually means there will be 8 people with no gear, but this tent is easily big enough to fit 8 people and their gear comfortably. A good way to get an idea of the size is to measure out the 10' x 14 in a room or on your lawn, then layout, or measure the mattresses. Then you can see how much room you will have.
Q: Hi there, I really want this tent however will I even be able to carry it from my car to tent site? Do the poles come in a separate bag to help with weight distribution? I am 65 and in pretty good health.
A: Yes, the pole back and tent bag are separate to distribute the weight.
Q: Is there an option for a wood stove? I'm looking for an easy to set up tent for hunting with a friend and bird dogs in cold weather. Thanks. Bill
A: There is not an option for a wood burning stove. In fact, the official manufacturer's recommendations prohibit using any type of heater in a Kodiak tent. Sometimes customers will run electricity so as to use electric blankets etc.
Q: where will it arrive in San Diego if I order right now? Thanks!
A: To your location takes about 2 to 3 business days.
A: What's better in snow flex now or cabin 12-9
A: They are both great tents. Personally I like the Flex bow tents a little better, since they are a little less heavy, and easier to set up. The cabin tents are great for big gatherings. The flex bow tent sides are more sloped, whereas the cabin tents are more sheer. The 7211 has a great enclosable awning that can fit lots more people.
Q: I just received this tent. In the manual it shows the 2-piece Upright Poles and Awning Poles having a metal wire connecting the 2 parts of each pole, just like the 2-piece T-Pole. However, my Upright Poles and Awning Poles do not have this connecting wire. Instead, each pole is 2 separate pieces, and they are identical to the Upright Poles and Awning Poles shown for your 9x8 tent (Model 6098). How do I get the correct poles? Gina
A: The upright poles definitely should have wires, all of the multiple piece poles have wires that connect them. The 9x8 also has wires, the difference being they are telescoping. If you have not gotten this resolved please contact us at 866.308.5484.
Q: Hi, I was wondering if an upright a/c unit vented outside would work ? Any considerations ?
A: It is not specifically designed for an AC unit so you would need to use extreme caution for safety purposes. Having said that, many customers will use an air conditioner and they swear by how well it works in these. Of course, you would need to open some of the windows to allow for the ventilation, but the doors do zip nicely with dual zippers around most objects. Please note that modifying the tent does void the warranty.
Q: Do you deliver to Puerto Rico?
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Q: I'm planning on purchasing this tent from you; however, would you please provide me information regarding your return policy? Thanks
A: Once you have used the tent you will have no desire to return it. You will realize that camping would never be the same without your Kodiak!
A: They have a 30 day return policy as long as you don’t use the tent.
Q: Where is the warning label located ?
A: The warning label is located on the inside of the tent, underneath one of the windows.
Q: I purchased the 10x14 VX model along with the 10x14 screen house from Competitive Edge. With my growing concern on wide spreading ticks that carry Lime disease, I am considering a Permethrin based solution that is known to be a good tick repellent and apply the Permethrin solution directly onto my Kodiak canvas tents. The question is whether the Permethrin solution do any harm to the canvas material of the tents. Would you let me know if the idea of using the Permethrin solution would not harm the water repellence of the tents, please? Thank you.
A: I've spent a lot of time in the woods and throwing Permethrin on the tent might not work as good as you think. Use insect repellent on yourself and conduct tick checks before you enter your tent. Blouse your boots while outside and keep the tent closed up as much as possible. Even if you spray Permethrin on your tent that won't stop you from bringing them in. You just need to do your part. I wouldn't risk damaging the silicone coating by applying Permethrin personally. The tent will keep out the ticks as is. They prefer to hang out in tall grass and be extra cautious between the months of April and September (tick season).
A: We at Competitive Edge do not know the answer to that. That's no a question I've ever had. Hopefully, somebody in the camping community might take a stab at this.
Q: Does this tent come with the carrying bag?
A: Yes, it absolutely comes with the carrying bag. The tent has its own carrying bag and the poles have their own carrying bag.
Q: Hello! I'm trying to decide between 10x14 deluxe vs. the deluxe vx. I understand the only difference is the two side windows and I also understand the openness, the ventilation, etc. I do both warm and cold weather camping. Q #1 are the windows made of the same canvas material as the tent itself? Q #2 does the tent with the extra windows hold the same amount of heat as the one without Windows? Q # 3 I want to order the vestibule but I don't want to have to add the grommets. If I pay extra would you guys be able to do it for me? I have tried adding grommets to tarps in the past and it's nothing but a disaster! LOL I don't want to have to "fix" a product that I just bought knowing I'm probably going to destroy it LOL! Thanks
A: The windows are made of the same canvas material, both hands hold the same amount of heat in with or without the windows, we don't add the grommets, but it's quite easy, there is a video on YouTube that shows just how easy.
Q: Does this tent come with a stove jack?
A: Kodiak does not make or encourage using a stove inside the tent for liability purposes.
Q: When I laid out the ground tarp that came with my Kodiak 6043 the stake loops of the tarp lined up with the loops of the tent. Do you recommend staking them together or separately?
A: We recommend staking them down together.
A: My tarp is slightly smaller than the tent's floor. I use small cheap stakes to hold down its 4 corners so it doesn't shift from the wind or me setting up the tent over it. Also allows me to line up how I want it before unpacking the tent.
Q: Is the 10 x 14 tent 10 ft or 14 ft across the front?
A: It is 14 feet across the front where the awning and door is. The ends where the poles come from the ground to the roof at 10 feet long.
A: It is 10 feet deep by 14 feet wide
Q: Is the tent a lot heavier if you have to take it down in the rain?
And harder to put back up to dry it out, I imagine?
How soon do you have to put the tent back up to dry it out, so that it doesn't mold?
And how long does it take to dry, if it's in a sunny spot?
Thanks in advance for any comments related to these points of discussion!
A: This totally depends on your location and climate. In Utah on a summer day it takes a few hours to dry out a soaking wet tent. If you put it in storage wet-it will mold. How quickly it molds depends on the temperature in the severity of how wet it might be. Basically, if you get rained on and you're traveling back home it won't be a problem if it is wet and rolled up as long as you do not have a rolled up for several days. My tent is not much heavier to set up when it's wet. Most of the water roles off of the tent-so it generally does not suck up a lot of water. On my tent most of the water appears to be on the seams. Still, no water gets inside. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
A: The tent is much heavier when it is wet.
Q: Thinking about the 10x14 deluxe flex bow tent. It is tapered the higher you get - I would like to know what the dimensions are at 3 ft above the ground. I have two disc-o-bed cots (bunk bed cots) and would need to place one at each end but at 36-in tall and 7 ft long they might not fit. I would like the actual dimensions at the 3 ft high level please?
A: Hi, So we had the same idea you did, and the disco-bed bunk bed cot will fit fine in bunk bed mode. You will have about 2 feet between the bottom of the bad and the edge of the tent (effectively making your 10x14 footprint and 10x10 footprint). We tucked bags and stuff into the triangular space between the tent and the wall and it worked okay. The kids like crawling in there. So we bought ours on a leap of faith and decided to actually sell used our brand new disco-beds. The main reason is that we were sleeping 6 people, and let me tell you, if you want to fit 3 disco beds in there, or even 1 full size and 2 kids size (we tried), it is super crammed and you don't have room to stand without tripping all over the place. It is possible but makes the huge spacious tent into a very tight space. What we did instead was bout really nice foam/air mattress. It was a Therm-a-Rest 10 cm thick one with foam and a self inflating option. Let me tell you these were a bit pricey but so worth it. They were comfy, off the floor, warm (cots are cold without a mattress anyway), and went near the edge of the tent so we didn't lose any space due to the slope of the roof. Any ways, I hope this helps. I am sorry I don't have the measurements for you. The end of the tent slope more than the front and back. If I had to guess after spending about 40-15 nights in the tent I would have to say that at 3 feet high the the tent is about 8X10 feet. Plenty of room for two disco bed cots, but NOT FOR THREE (don't make the same mistake I did). All the best!
A: For that one you will want to call 801-508-2880 and ask for Jon. He should be able to help you with that.
Q: How big is the tarp that comes free with the 10x14 Deluxe?
A: The tarp is 10' x 14'.
Q: We are quite delighted with this tent. We live in South Florida and aside from an approaching Tropical Storm or Hurricane is there any reason we cannot leave this tent up indefinitely in our backyard? Any special treatment over time to maintain the tent in its best condition? Thank you.
A: This is the complete answer from the Kodiak Website, I am surprised that Competitive Edge didn't reference this excellent and detailed answer. There are different considerations based on high humidity, high shade, or high UV situations. Enjoy:FAQ'S What do I do if my tent gets mold or mildew? Waterproofing / Leaking-How do I clean or wash my tent? What if the difference between a Flex-bow "deluxe" -model and "basic" model? Are there any special considerations for extended use situations? How can I prevent mold or mildew? Where are Kodiak Canvas tents manufactured? What do I do if my tent gets mold or mildew? A: If your tent is covered in black mold, and the canvas is falling apart there is not much you can do at that point. The tent body should be replaced. If you catch mold in the early stages you can save your tent. We suggest that you treat your tent with a product called Iosso Mold Mildew Stain Remover. You can find it online. Follow the instructions on the label. We have found it to be safe, easy, and effective to use. Mold and Iosso treatment will degrade some of the canvas water repellence. You should retreat the affected area with a silicone based water repellent such as Kiwi Camp Dry. Be sure to get the silicone based. Other treatments could clog the tiny pores in the canvas and cause it to lose its breathability. Waterproofing / Leaking Q: Will a Kodiak Canvas tent keep me dry? A: Absolutely yes! Kodiak Canvas tents are made with premium Hydra-Shield canvas. However, not all tents are completely waterproof out of the box. On occasion a new tent will experience some leaking. Over the life of the tent, occasional, waterproofing maintenance will be required. If leaking occurs, it is an easy fix. Treat the affected area with a SILICONE based waterproofing such as Kiwi Camp Dry®. This should absolutely take care of any leaks, and you should seldom have to retreat. Caution: Do not use other types of waterproofing such as Canvak® on this Hydra-Shield canvas, as it could affect the breathability of the canvas. When properly sealed, your expectation should be that a Kodiak Canvas tent will stay completely dry inside, even during drenching rains. Q: I grew up with canvas tents and remember when it was raining you could not touch the inside walls of the tent or it would wick water. Is this the case with a Kodiak Canvas tent? A: There have been some significant advances in canvas technology since the good old days. Kodiak Canvas tents are made with Hydra-Shield canvas that is specially made for tents. The super tight weave and silicone waterproofing combine to make an excellent barrier against moisture that will not wick water. Another great thing about Hydra-Shield canvas is that it is breathable. This minimizes mugginess on the inside which means you stay more comfortable! Q: Do I need to waterproof my tent when I first get it? A: After initial set-up, it is suggested that you spray the tent with water and allow it to dry completely. This seasons the canvas. The water causes the canvas to shrink slightly, closing the needle holes where the canvas was stitched. The most effective way to do this is to have the tent out in its first good rain. This process is only required once. VERY IMPORTANT the tent must be completely dry before storage! STORING A WET OR DAMP TENT, EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME, WILL RUIN IT AND VOID THE WARRANTY. If you want to be completely sure your tent is sealed and waterproof, its not a bad idea to go over the seams, stitching, and stake loops with a SILICONE based waterproofing such as Kiwi Camp Dry®. This should absolutely prevent any leaks, and you should seldom, have to retreat. Q: Condensation? A: Condensation is the process in which water vapor in the air condenses or collects into water droplets on a surface. We have all seen a glass of ice water on a hot day drip water down the outside of the glass. This is a classic case of condensation. If your tent has a leak it is most often an isolated location where the tent is leaking. Condensation is not a leak. It is water droplets forming from water vapor on the inside of the tent. Examples would be water droplets across and entire panel, or water between a mattress and the tent floor. Factors that can impact condensation are the following:1) Humidity a. Climate related. b. The number of people breathing inside the tent. Respiration increases humidity. c. Propane appliances such as a heater produce humidity. 2) The difference in temperature inside the tent, and outside the tent. Snow on the roof, or frozen ground can greatly increase the chance of condensation formation. 3) Ventilation. A tent that is zipped up tight will be more likely to form condensation. Ways to minimize condensation: 1) Crack open some windows and/or vents even on cold nights. 2) If there is snow on the outside of the tent, clear it off periodically. 3) Do not use propane heaters. 4) When possible, reduce the number of campers per tent. 5) Use a ground tarp. 6) If you are on the floor of the tent on cold ground, use extra insulation between your bed and the floor. How do I clean or wash my tent? The best way to clean a tent is to spray it down with water, or wait for a good rain storm. Do not sweat a little dirt that will give your tent some character. If you must, you can clean an area with some soapy water and a sponge. Use rubbing alcohol to remove pine tar. Soap and alcohol will affect the water proofing. After washing rinse with clean water and allow to dry. Then retreat the area with a silicone based waterproofing such as Kiwi Camp Dry. Be sure to air your tent out, and let it dry completely before storage. What if the difference between a Flex-bow "deluxe" model and "basic" model?The deluxe model is the full feature version. The basic model is the same tent less some of the features. Here is a list of the differences. Everything else would be identical. 1) The basic models do not have the gear loft or clip on bag and pocket organizers. (See note below for #6098). 2) The basic models do not have vents. The vents help improve air-flow and temperature management. 3) The basic models do not have a window inside the door, thus there are two windows (one front, and one back) and two doors (one front, one back). The deluxe model has four windows (two front, two back) and two doors. 4) The basic models have a duffel style storage bag with a zipper. The Deluxe model has a handy strap-and-cinch storage bag so the bag conforms to the rolled tent. No cramming or stuffing.(See note below for #6098) 5) The deluxe models use top of the line YKK Brand zippers. The basic models use a generic version of the same zippers. Note that we have used the generic zippers for nearly 5 years in our basic tents and have very few issues. See the video link on the home page that shows the features of the deluxe Flex-bow tent. Just click the info video button on the lower left hand corner. This will give you a better idea of the tents features on the deluxe tents. If you can afford the deluxe version then go for the full features. If you are on a budget, the basic models are a great value. * Note: Model #6098 9x8 ft. Flex-bow deluxe tent does not have a gear loft, and has a duffel style storage bag. Are there any special considerations for extended use situations?If you are using your tent for extended use situations, periods of continuous use for three weeks or greater, there are some precautions you should be aware of in order to maximize the life of your tent. 1) Canvas Rot: This occurs when the canvas at the bottom of the tent is in constant contact with moist ground. The canvas never dries out and eventually will begin to rot or decay in the areas of contact. Even if there is no precipitation, this can be caused by moisture from dew. Prevention: For extend use, make sure the tent is placed in an area that is well drained and dry. It could be placed on sand, gravel, or a slated wooden platform. Extended use on grassy areas or moist soil should be avoided. 2) Mildew: Is more prone to grow in humid climates in dark or shady areas. Prevention: Opening the tent up daily and letting it air out. When possible, place the tent in an area where it can receive a couple hours of direct sunlight a day. 3) UV damage. While your Kodiak Canvas tent is much less susceptible to UV deterioration than many synthetic fabrics, over time it will eventually degrade the canvas. Life expectancy in full sunlight should exceed one year of continuous use. Possibly much more than a year there are many factors. Prevention: Placing your tent an area where it receives full sunlight for only a few hours a day is best, and will prolong its useful life.
A: This tent is not intended for long term use. It needs to be allowed to dry out especially in wet or humid areas to prevent mildew. That said, many stores will keep them on display for up to a year and they will remain in great condition.
Q: How suitable would this tent be for the beach? Would the supplied stakes be enough or perhaps additional stakes more appropriate for sand be a better solution?
A: These stakes are 12” long, and 3/8” in diameter. These are the largest stakes that I have ever seen used for a tent. They should work just fine, you may want to angle pointing them under the tent to make them more difficult to pull up and provide more stability. You may want to clean your tent out afterward to get rid of any sand that may get inside.
A: I used the 10x10 tent for week at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego,California. We where on the beach in the sand and had no problems whatsoever. I would recommend using a rug in front to help keep the sand out.
Q: Is the 6041 Kodiak canvas vx tent and the 6043 tarp brand new or used items?
A: All of our items are Brand New, unopened and in their original packaging.
Q: Why would one choose this tent (Deluxe 6041VX 10X14) over the 6041 10X14 Deluxe tent? The only difference is VX model has side windows and the other doesn't? Why would one select this one over the other? What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two models. I am looking at both and can't decide between the two
A: The number of windows is the main difference, they give you extra Ventilation, extra openness and a better view. The extra windows allow you to open up the tent even more and regulate airflow and temperature better.
Q: It seems to me that when I choose the vestibule, the photo of the tent show me a tent without the two windows triangle?
A: The picture of the tent with the vestibule is just a generic vestibule photo that we use to show haw the tent attaches to the vestibule. You will receive the tent and vestibule that you ordered.
Q: How can I get the special Will Call pricing on this tent?
A: For will call orders, please call us at 866-308-5484, and place your order over the phone, and your rep will give you the heavily discounted price.
Q: I live in south Florida. The ground in most cases is soft and moist. What would you recommend for tent pegs? Also how large is the opening where the peg goes through to hold the tent? Thank you!
A: f you are referring to the tent stakes, then they are already included with the tent. The stake loops are small, but they will fit the stakes just fine. These tents are extremely good at keeping water out, this one also includes a free tarp as an extra layer of protection.
Q: Hello, a single selling Kodiak Canvas Tent 6041VX 10x14 body? I do not need other components.
A: They are available. Please call 801 508-2880
Q: Looking at the 6043 Kodiak tent - what is a privacy vestibule?
A: The privacy vestibule attaches to the exterior awning over the door. It encloses some of that area to keep it out of the sun or the view of others. You can take a look at it, just type 1604 into the search box.
Q: Does this tarp have a built in floor? Why the ground tarp?
A: The tent does have a floor, the tarp is there as an additional incentive to buy, and it also helps protect the floor of the tent against sharp objects and other things. It is basically just an extra layer of precaution.
Q: What are the ceiling dimensions of the 10x14 tents and the 10x10 tents? I am trying to figure out what the wall slope would roughly be on these sizes. I have heard the 10x10 is more vertical. Thanks.
A: There is some slope to the tent walls, but it isn't significant. I have the 10X14 VX, and I keep 3 cots (and my cot is 86X35, the other two are smaller) and 2 sleeping bags in it pretty comfortably. I suspect you would not find it cramped, depending on how much you put in it.
A: The tent is 6' 6" High, The walls are more vertical, but I have heard from those who have used the tent that it is not much different from Kodiak's other tents and does not cause a problem.
Q: What is the total weight?
Q: I HAVE ORDERED THE 10 X 10 DELUXE MODEL, THE TARP FOR THE FLOOR AND THE CANVAS SCREEN THAT GOES OUTSIDE UNDER THE AWNING. CAN YOU PLEASE CALCULATE AN APPROXIMATE WEIGHT FOR THE WHOLE PACKAGE FOR ME? WE HAVE A SMALL CAR AND I AM TRYING TO WORK OUT THE LOGISTICS OF WHERE IT IS GOING TO RIDE/FIT FOR A 2-WEEK REUNION TRIP IN MID SEPTEMBER. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW PURCHASE. THIS IS BY AND FAR THE BEST TENT WE HAVE EVER OWNED AND WE HAVE A SHAKEDOWN CRUISE/TRIP PLANNED AS SOON AS IT GETS HERE - OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK. WE HAVE ALREADY SOLD THE NEW/UNUSED TENT WE BOUGHT LAST YEAR FOR THIS SAME TRIP IN SEPT. WE WERE PACKING FOR THAT TRIP WHEN MY WIFE FELL AND CRUSHED HER SHOULDER AND BROKE HER ARM. SHE HAS BEEN REHABILITATING FOR 10 MONTHS NOW.
A: Tent weighs: 91 pounds Tarp: 5 pounds Vestibule: 15 pounds
Q: what is the vestibule option on this tent?
A: It attaches to the awning on the exterior to give privacy and protection against the elements.
Q: CAN THE VESTIBULE BE ADDED LATER? HOW DOES IT ATTACH TO THE AWNING?
A: The vestibule can always be added later. It attaches to the awning using the existing grommet holes.
Q: Is additional discount available for purchase of 2 at one time?
A: Yes, if you have the item to your cart you will notice a discount for ordering multiple tents.
Q: Is this canvas tent suitable for summer camping in Florida or should I go with a traditional nylon tent? We do a a lot of camping in the Southeast during the summertime and I don't recall seeing any canvas tents. I do like the looks of the tent and the great reviews but not sure if its the best tent for summer camping in the south. It seems most users are in the Mid country and North West were its colder and less humid. Would appreciate any comments on this topic.
A: I took this tent out in Late August in N Texas when the daytime high was around 103 (106, with humidity) and around 90 at night. With both windows open it was just as cool as any nylon tent I've been in.
A: We send many of these tends to Florida customers. I have not heard of there being any issues. It is a four season tent and can withstand heat, snow, desert camping, and humid weather.
Q: I need to know how heavy the tent is and how heavy the poles are separately? We are taking this overseas and need to make sure we are within the weight restrictions the airlines impose.
A: This tent weighs 79 lbs, 6.5 lbs of that is stakes. About half of the weight is poles so around 36 lbs separately.
Q: I would like to buy this tent, but I understand it not available until 6/30/16. We are leaving on a camping trip on 7/1/16. I am wondering if I order the tent if it will arrive to me on 6/30/16 or if it would ship from you at that date which would mean we would not get it in time for our trip? I really want the VX! Thanks,Vanessa
A: Delivery to the continental US usually takes between 2 and 7 business days depending on the distance, you can also use faster shipping at checkout.
Q: Is waterproof? Can resist if rain?
A: Yes, it is waterproof. It is designed for all weather.
Q: Is this the best long lasting durable all around highest quality tent or is there something better?
A: I've had this tent for almost 6 months and it would be difficult to imagine. Better built tent. Extremely solid and durable. Wind resistant and breathes well in the heat. I don't plan on ever replacing this tent
Q: Where is this tent made?
A: They are made overseas. Currently, in China.
Q: What are the dimensions of the door opening?
A: It is about 2 1/2 feet wide. Because it is canvas you can pull it wider if you are concerned about getting something in and out.
Q: What the packed size of the Kodiak 6041VX 10x14 tent with the tarp?
A: Weight 91 lbs, 49" L x 13" W x 13.5" H
Q: What is the vestibule?
A: Vestibule encloses a part of the awning to give you privacy if you are storing, say, camping chairs or cooler or something similar.
Q: What is the privacy vestibule option mean? And what is the difference between the 'privacy vestibule option' which is about $25 and the 'privacy vestibule' for $59? Thank yo
A: I'm not sure what you mean about the $25 option. I only show the privacy vestibule for $59.
Q: Is there an access hole to run electric cord into tent?
A: Only the cabin style (not flexible style) has a opening specifically designed for an extension cord. However, this model can accommodate an extension cord through any of the opening door zippers just fine.
Q: Can the Kodiak 0650 canvas wall covering work on the Kodiak canvas 6143 tent?
A: Unfortunately, it would not work. This model 6043 only has a basic awning and that enclosure 0650 only works with the deluxe awning that is found on one model-6133.
Q: Can I use a propane or other heating device in the 6041 VX 10X14 tent?
A: We don't recommend using a combustible heating source for liability/safety reasons.
Q: does pre-order bill your CC at time of purchase or time of shipment? thank you. :)
A: Yes, in pre ordering it does bill your card immediately and guarantees you a tent on this next shipment we receive. You can always cancel for a full refund-no penalties. The shipment will almost certainly be sold out before it even arrives. The last 2 shipments were completely sold out before they even arrived here in Salt Lake City.
Q: Are there any issues with the super deluxe model leaking more than the deluxe? It seems to me that without the vents, the tent would leak if you try and vent using a window during a rain. Anyone have any experience?
A: No, it does not leak at all. I would recommend looking at the video we have towards the end it shows that the zippers are covered by flaps that are about 2 inches wide or close thereto. You make a good point about the vents. You cannot open the windows on the super deluxe during a rainstorm or it will definitely get water. That's a trade off worth noting.
A: Thank you for your quick response. I recognize that "we can't have it all", it just forces a tough decision when forking out this kind of money. While I absolutely think it's worth it, just Makes it tough to decide. Being in Arizona I camp in anything from lows of 85 down south to highs of 15-20 up north. It seems like neither tent would handle both. I would want to be able to run a propane heater in a cold rain or snow, but couldn't in super deluxe. Still two great tents, just makes for a very tough decision. Thanks again for your prompt response.
A: They are certainly great tents; however we do not recommend having a propane heater inside the tent due to fire hazard and liability reasons.
Q: I recently purchased your Flex Bow. Love it. But I'm wondering - do you have a recommendation for how to pitch the awning in such a way that it sheds water instead of pooling?
A: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHORTEN ONE POLE OR CANT IT AT ANGLE TO MAKE ONE CORNER LOWER. I ALSO DO THIS WITH THE AWNING ON MY WORK TRUCK. IT NOT ONLY KEEPS THE WATER FROM POOLING, BUT IT ALSO HELPS CONTROL FLAPPING IN THE WIND. WATCH HOW THE MOTOR HOME OWNERS RIG THEIR SIDE MOUNTED CANOPIES--SAME WAY. ONE CORNER HIGH AND THE OTHER LOWER.
A: The more you use the tent, the easier this is to do. When I put up my tent I simply create a little droop on the side of the awning to manage where the water drips. If your awning is pooling in the middle simply take one rope and re-stake it at a different angle. Careful though! It could splash mud up on the tent if you are camping in an area without a lot of vegetation. Sometimes when it rains I simply let the awning down altogether and allow it to rest against the tent - leaving the stakes as they were so I can quickly put it back up when the rain stops
Q: How many people does this tent fit comfortably?
A: I am sure you can fit more than 8 if everyone was smaller and not taking up much space in sleeping. The opposite could also be true. If people were occupying a lot of space, you would not be able to fit 8 people. A better way to possibly get at an answer to this question is to look at the square footage and layout of the tent and map out where each person would be sleeping and how much space they would be occupying. That will give you an idea of the occupancy you would be able to reach.
A: It fits eight people comfortably.
A: My old Coleman 10 was exactly 140 sf, which is the same as this one, but rated for 8 instead of 10. You can get 8 in it, but there will be no room for gear.