Q: Has the canopy’s enclosure material been changed to canvas
A: Yes, the enclosure for the awning is now canvas and not poly-denier.
Q: Does this tent have an A/C port?
A: Yes, it has a zipper to run a power cord.
Q: Hi, I bought the 9x12 deluxe last year and it developed a leak over the side door in the right corner if you are looking at the outside of the tent. The leakage was from the re-enforced corner. Can I get any tips on how to apply the waterproofing spray?
A: If you need to spot treat you can you a can of kiwi camp dry silicone based spray.
Q: We would like to add the separate pole bag to our order, but didn’t see that option.
A: You can purchase that directly form Kodiak. 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: I want to add the pole bag how do I do that
A: That can be ordered by phone only 801-508-2880
A: What does it cost pole bag
Q: I need a list and length of the poles needed for this unit cuz I have the tent and not the poles how many and how long etc etc etc
A: It's not quite that simple. It's not just a bunch of straight poles where we can tell you how long they are.
Q: Can you get the 9 x 12 without the awning how much less would it be
A: Yes, the 12 x 9 is around $200 less, and it is model number 6121. You can search for that model number on our website to see it. It does not have a sewn on awning.
Q: If I was to order this on the 14th of April, how long before I would get it? Do you sell this tent in any stores in CT?
A: These ship from Salt Lake City Utah. It is typically 1-5 business days to your location via FedEx. It is usually 4-5 business days to the east coast. We only ship these from Utah currently.
Q: If you are out of the tarp and it comes with the tent free, then when it comes in will it automatically be sent to complete the order?
A: Sorry for the confusion. Those tarps are in stock at the time of this reply.
Q: does the 12X9 Deluxe have an option to have a screened Canopy?
A: The screen enclosure was discontinued as the wall enclosure has 6 large screened windows anyway.
Q: Hi Sir/Madam, can you deliver this item to Malaysia? If you do, how much will be the total cost if I take this tent with enclosure? Thank you Sir/Madam
A: I will reach out to you separately via email to find out what the complete address is in order to give you a quotation.
Q: Howdy. We've continued anxiously awaiting an email telling us that the cabin tent we want is available. I see that you maybe have it now but no enclosure. Will the enclosure option be available later or is it no longer offered?
A: Hello, the wall enclosure option shows up just fine for me when viewing the 6133 tent. To order the enclosure you simply choose it in the drop down menu when adding the tent to your cart.
Q: Is the optional canvas floor liner for the tent or awning section?
A: The floor liner goes inside the tent on top of the floor. The tarp goes below the tent and/or in the awning area if you wish.
Q: When do expect to have the 6133 9x12 deluxe awning canopy available?
Thanks Tony M.
A: We are expecting more of the 0650 in September. I recommend finding one you like, then click the "add to waitlist button" This will send you an email once it is available to purchase. Please note that if you see faster ship dates advertised elsewhere they are most likely not taking all of the delays into account.
Q: Do you ship into Canada? (BC)
A: We can ship to some locations in Canada. Shipments to Canada do not include free shipping. To calculate shipping costs add the item to your cart, input your country, province, and postal code. Then click calculate. If we can ship to your location a cost show up, otherwise we cannot ship there, in that case we recommend finding a local dealer or using a freight forwarder.
Q: Is this straight from Kodiak? New and same warranty as if bought directly from them?
A: We are an authorized retailer for Kodiak. These are brand new factory sealed. The Kodiak Limited Lifetime warranty is valid as long as you buy from an authorized retailer.
Q: Are you an authorized seller of Kodiak? And are your tents all factory sealed from them?
A: We are an authorized retailer for Kodiak. These are brand new factory sealed.
Q: When would this ship
A: At the time of this post (03-16-2021) it ships late May. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: After the tent gets shipped how long it it take to get here?
I live in St. James city, Florida. 33956.
A: Once the tent ships out it takes about four days from Salt Lake City, Utah to Florida.
Q: Does the tent come with the awning enclosure for that price?
A: The enclosure is sold separately (model 0650).
Q: How long will it be till I can get this tent. If order today?
A: If you order at the time of this posting of this answer should arrive to you by the end of February. The tracking information will be emailed to you automatically just as soon as it ships out.
Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
A: If choice for trap and wall enclosure & floor line, shipping tent with together or separately?
Q: How long will it be till I can get this tent. If order today?
I have choice option for Trap, Enclosure, Floor Liner too.
A: Those are backlogged at the port in Long Beach, it could be here any day, orders will ship in the order received once the container comes in.
Q: Is the optional canvas floor liner (for $89.99) a 9x12 size (kodiak SKU 1572)?
A: Yes, it is model 1572, The Kodiak brand canvas floor liner.
Q: What is the floor of the tent made of and is there a screen on the entry door?
A: The Kodiak canvas wall tent floor is a super-duty, puncture-resistant, 16 oz vinyl with welded seams that keeps water out.
Q: Are your tents have a hole for a wood stove ? if so what kind and where do you get them ?
Q: What's the difference between Kodiak 6133 and 6139?
A: The only difference is that model 6133 has a larger, more generous-sized duffle style bag. The 6139 has a cinch and strap bag which can leave some of the tent exposes; whereas, the duffle style is a generous size protecting the entire tent body safely.
Q: Does the front awing unzip ?
A: The front deluxe Awning can be rolled up against the side of the tent and has straps to keep it in place if desired. the other awning can also be rolled up and stowed in this way. If you do not want the awning we also sell the 6121 Kodiak Canvas tent without the deluxe awning.
Q: How long will it be till I can get this tent. Thanks ?
A: We are expecting more of these the first week in August.
Q: Where can I order or get a replacement pole for the main ridge pole #2. At out first outing with the tent the screw was stripped and failed to secure the pole tight when it was extended?
Please help as the tent did not even make it to it's first use.
A: For Warranty questions please call 801-508-2880
Q: 1. How wide and long is the awning canopy?
2. How long might this hold up under the bright sun?
A: It is 8 x 8.5 and these are designed for camping and not for extended living. They have a lifetime warranty.
Q: you list this as6133 is that a miss print ?it looks like model 8133 and do you have them in stock
A: This is model 6133 the model number use by Kodiak for this tent.
Q: Can I set this up by myself?
A: Yes, you can do it with one person, but it is easier with 2. It will take longer the first time, but then it will get faster when you are more experienced.
Q: I would like to see picture of the tents all packed up side to side , on both model flexbow 10x14 and cabin 9x12 without awning , only the tent itself, and knowing their weight and their measurements (tent only)? That will help me to make my choice, Thank you
A: That's a fantastic idea and we'll have to do that when spring comes and we are in demo-mode. Meanwhile, we can always tell you what the nominal packed dimensions are. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: I'm considering ordering the 6133 tent and vestibule package. How long does the lower pricing on the 6133 tent and vestibule go for? Thank you, Dave Van E.
A: I think you mean the tent in the wall enclosure? The vestibule does work with this model. The wall enclosure should be discounted through the rest of the year.
Q: I've seen many questions about heaters and how it's not recommended to use them. Is there a safe way to keep the tent warm during the winter time (especially at night) that you would recommend? I don't want to be running my generator all night keeping an electric blanket on.
A: We understand that many people want a way to keep their tent warm. Kodiak Canvas has recently designed and released the new 6170 Stove Lodge Tent That it built to have proper ventilation, and heat protection so that a person could safely use a heater in it if they follow the right precautions. For safety reasons we cannot recommend using heaters in our other tents.
Q: I am a solo, 5'2" female age 62 with 2 aging small dogs that would like to do 3 and/or 4 season tent car camping comfortably; however I need to consider how much I can lift and setting up. I am interested in either the flex model 6011vx with vestibule or cabin model 6133 with enclosure #0650. I have several questions: (1) what extent can each item be separated for carrying and their corresponding weights. for example can the poles, awnings, etc. be carried separately to lighten the load. (2) how much does each item weight when separate?; I would like to heat it when it is cool/cold. (3) can I use a catalytic heater, electric or some kind of heating source? (4) is there some type of cooling system I could use such as a micro air conditioner or fan? I need to keep my dogs at a comfortable temperatures approximately 70 degrees. Additionally I appreciate any suggestions or recommendations you may have. Thank you.
A: You can separate opposing to his many bags as you like, but the tent body bags would remain the heavy bag weighing around 50 lbs. We don't recommend heaters for liability purposes, but plenty of customers heat and cool their tents. Air-conditioners work very well in these. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: is this tent freestanding? We sometimes need to set-up on parking lot type surfaces were we use sandbag type weights to hold down the corners. For a big tent I like canvas material.
A: It is not freestanding. It needs to be anchored with stakes or lag bolts. You could you sandbags technically, but it would be challenged a little bit in the wind.
Q: I am thinking about getting this tent. I plan on camping once a month or twice a month on 3 day weekends. Would that be okay use of this cabin tent and void the warranty? I would be camping from April to October
A: 3 weeks a year is what Kodiak considers standard use versus extended use that voids the warranty. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: Does the Deluxe Awning with Wall Enclosure keep flying insects (mosquitoes, flies, etc.) out? Do the walls reach all the way to the ground? Seems like the top of the walls are not attached to the awning roof, and same with the awning walls to the cabin walls.
A: Yes, they do keep out bugs as long as you have a ground tarp since the ground is exposed and there may be bugs already there before you erect the tent. The walls come all the way to the ground and they stake in. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: Is there any way to have a door closure sewed onto the side door under the awning? This would make that door more usable so traffic would not have to come through enclosure.
A: I'm not totally sure I understand what you're suggesting. There is a door sewn on underneath both awnings already.
Q: Does it come with the enclosure?
A: It does not include the wall enclosure. The wall enclosure is sold separately and is much much cheaper when ordered with the tenant at the time of purchase.
Q: Does the enclosure option include both the wall and screen enclosures?
A: The screen enclosure was actually discontinued. Customers very rarely purchased it since the wall enclosure actually has six large screen windows. It basically functions as both a wall enclosure when it's closed or the screen enclosure when it is open. The windows up up from the exterior to keep out water.
A: The only enclosure available for the 6133 tent is actually just the 0650 wall enclosure. The 0631 screen closure has been discontinued. If you select to add the enclosure option on this tent listing, the 0650 wall enclosure is what will be shipped.
Q: Can I buy just the deluxe awning? I have the 9 x 12 tent
A: The awning is actually sewn onto the tent at the point of manufacturing. It is not sold separately.
Q: Are the windows on this tent waterproof like the rest of the canvas?
A: The windows are very tightly woven mesh so it might rain, yes, they are waterproof. But the windows do zip up completely closed with a sheet of canvas behind it to make it 100% waterproof in any rainstorm. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: Very interested in purchasing this tent. Looking for an estimated price to ship to Victoria BC?
A: I paid ~110$ CAD duties when picking it up at the shipping company in Nova Scotia last year (2017)
A: We do ship to Canada; however, to determine the shipping you will need to add the item to your cart and then on the following page it will ask you for your postal code. It will then give you the shipping charge, but please keep in mind internationally you may incur local duties and fees which are not included in that quote.
Q: What privacy vestibule fits this cabin?
A: There is no privacy vestibule that fits this particular tent. If you are referring to the enclosure it would be model number 0650. But, the vestibule porches that we sell only work on the flex Bow style and not the cabin tents.
Q: Question concerning the 12x9 6 person cabin tent and the side awning. Does the window with the awning have an additional window closure on the inside of the tent that is identical to the other windows? Or is the awning the only way to close the window? Thank you. Tim
A: The awning is the only way to close that window that is on the left side of the picture.
Q: On a recent camping trip we had a large amount of rain and had rapid accumulation of water on the cabin "roof"/top (wind was not an issue) . The tent cabin has 2 canvas eyelets on the sides, that I assume are to be used to pull the tent tight so that the water will drain and not pool. Other than removing the cabin during a rain storm, is there a known fix to prevent water poling on the cabin roof? A tarp over the cabin part would probably work, though the tent was said to not need a tarp in inclement weather. The tent was purchased from CEP a little over a year ago (if that helps determine the accessories/tent specifications by the model year).
A: The water can pool on the roof, but it shouldn't hurt anything. If snow accumulates you want to keep an eye on it and scrape off the snow if it accumulates to much.
A: Just my opinion, but I wouldn't use any canvas loops as guy line points for fear of damaging the canvas. I had the same situation as you, and I looped one guy line around each of the side ridge poles, and adjusted those to get the roof a little more taut. Don't overdo it, or you'll risk damaging the canvas.
A: We had heavy rain last weekend and had the same pooling along the sides of the awning. Pulled out a few figure 9 tie downs and pulled out the 2 side tabs on each side; water flowed down no problem after that.
A: Google "collapsible wagon" and at Sam's $59. That will carry the tent.
Q: I'm interested in purchasing this tent, but it's so doggone heavy. Does the bag that it comes in have wheels? If not, how large is it when it's all packed up? Maybe I can find a rolling duffel bag it can fit in.
A: The bag does not have wheels, but it does come with 3 different bags, 1 for poles, 1 for stakes, and 1 for the canvas tent. All of the other items can fit inside the main tent bag, or be carried separately. Most customers find that it is easiest to split them up and carry them 1 at a time. Altogether it weighs about 122 lbs, and the dimensions are 41” x 14” x 14”
A: I was worried about this before I ordered my cabin tent, but found that it was manageable. Without weighing the components separately, it seems like the poles account for more than 50% of the total weight. If you buy an extra poly bag to carry the awning poles separately, that will split up the weight even further. Cabela's sells a very nice "ripcord wheeled duffel" that might be a good option if you want something with wheels. The smaller size might fit just the tent itself, and the larger size might be able to accommodate the tent with the poles, but double check before buying.
Q: Is the wall option for 19.99, the full walls or just the screens?
A: The $19.99 is for the wall enclosure, the screen enclosure was discontinued some time ago.
Q: If your tent gets soaked in a rain, how long can I expect it to dry on a sunny day? Approximately. Thank you.
A: It should not take long to dry, as long as the air is dry. That varies greatly depending on the humidity, and original wetness. I estimate that improbably won’t take more than 6 hours.
Q: When will Item ship? description lists as backordered until 6/12 I purchased on 5/26. It is the end of day on 6/13 today. Will I get a confirmation email with shipping info?
A: Sorry for the delay, it looks us longer than expected to ship out all of the backorders. Normally they ship early, but this time they were a couple days late. We emailed you the tracking several days ago.
Q: Why don't you show the simple screen enclosure for the 6133. I'm watching a demo which shows it (by Kodiak Canvas). You can see it on YouTube if you search for this: Video Tour 6133 Kodiak Canvas?
A: The screen enclosure is being discontinued since the wall enclosure has six large-screen windows in most customers prefer to be able to close the windows for complete privacy. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: If I buy the 12x9 cabin without the awning canopy now and purchase the canopy later, how is it attached? Would it be prone to leak in heavy rain at this juncture?
A: It uses heavy-duty Velcro. It can handle a good rainstorm, but not quite as well as the actual tent. For example, there is no floor so depending on the amount of rain you could get water underneath the awning. The tent is watertight and won't get any water in. The awning along with the wall enclosure can handle most storms.
A: The answer above is incorrect. If you want the canopy you have to buy the tent with the canopy as the canopy is sewn onto the tent. If you have the tent with the awning you could later purchase the screen enclosure or wall enclosure to attach to the canopy. I have both cabin tents with & without the awning. I bought it without the canopy initially and later found out you cannot add the canopy on. When you are camping and it is hot out it is nice to step out of your tent into shade from the canopy instead of beating down sun. If you buy the one with the awning and there is not space where you are camping or it is shaded it rolls up so you do not have to use it. I keep one on the east coast and one on the west coast. If I could do it all over both of mine would have the canopy.
Q: Hello again, it's easy to find information on how the Flex Bows stand up to high winds, but I've had a hard time getting solid info on what to expect from the Cabin tents, as well as Cabin tent and deluxe awning and enclosure. They are larger and less aerodynamic than the Flex Bows, so there's bound to be some trade offs. Can you help me understand what to expect in terms of cabin tent stability in high wind and other severe weather circumstances? Much appreciated.
A: These canvas tents have been tested up to 40 mph though we do not recommend camping in such extreme weather. If the wind gets bad enough regardless of the tent or brand name your poles will simply bend. Replacement parts are available. It does take incredible storms to damage these tents. Nylon tents can be damaged in storms with wind gusts of 20 miles per hour. These are double that or more.
Q: Do the cabin tents hold up as well in strong wind as the spring bar tent?
A: One of the nice things about the cabin tent is that it holds up to wind exceptionally well. Most customers in most environments will never need to use guy ropes to help stabilize it in a rough windstorm. However, if you decide to there are plenty of places you can tie rope to give it some extra stability. It comes with guy ropes for the awnings. Replacement guy ropes can be purchased separately.
Q: Can I buy just the enclosure if I already have the tent?
A: Yes, we have both the 0650 wall enclosure and the 0631 screen enclosures; however, the price will be higher than if they are purchased with the tent.
Q: Are you still offering free shipping similar to some of the other vendors? We are ready to purchase this tent with the side enclosures and have been looking at your site for some time. It seems that in the past you might have offered this option. Thanks, Steve Williams
A: Yes, Shipping is free to the continental US. For Shipping to AK, HI, and Canada, please contact us for details.
Q: If it is wet when I pack up camp, how long can I wait before unpacking and drying the tent? Sometimes I camp far away and it takes me 2-3 days to get back home.
A: Waiting 2-3 days if it's warm and wet can begin mildew and mold.
Q: Kodiak Canvas now makes a "grand cabin with awning." It is 26 x 8 feet. Will you be selling this?
A: Unfortunately, that was discontinued. It didn't sell very well I'm sorry to say. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: If we choose to get both enclosures how much is the second enclosure?
A: The second enclosure is at the regular price.
Q: Do you no longer sell the Cabin tent that has the additional room on the left side?
A: We carry this as well as the model without the deluxe awning 6121. The grand cabin was discontinued. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: We purchased the 6133 cabin tent with wall enclosure and would like to purchase one or two extra pole bags. Do you sell these?
A: Yes, we do. It is model number 100152
Q: does the tent, or awning group come with hanging pockets or organizers? are they available?
A: It does come with hanging pocket organizers. They are built-in underneath the windows.
Q: From what I have read am I correct in thinking that the side door does not entirely zip closed I'm not interested in snakes squirrels chipmunks and other creatures having access to my tent If this is the case will you be redesigning I would like to purchase this tent but I need the doors to zip entirely closed ?
A: The screen zips closed entirely and the cover zips on the two sides with a Velcro closure on the bottom. This does not make it vulnerable to squirrels, etc.
Q: amp 3 to 4 weeks of the year is that going to void the warranty? It certainly doesn't seem like extended camping to me. According to my understanding the wall stakes are considerably lighter duty than the tent stakes and if I upgrade I have to pay for it in the first place it doesn't make any sense to me that they would be lighter I was wondering if you would upgrade the wall steaks at no charge with my purchase I'd like to be a long long term customer for practical well run business thank yo
A: More than three weeks is considered extended use. The tent should still hold up fine, but it is extended use and would not be covered under the warranty. The wall stakes are considerably lighter duty than those 10 stakes to protect the tent in the event of a crazy windstorm. You do not want that enclosure to tear where it attaches to the tent. It's best to let the wind (in a worst-case scenario) pull up the awning as opposed to tear the awning from the tent itself. There are some crazy windstorms. It is the same with the vestibule. It intentionally has thinks that generally allow it to be pulled out of the ground in the event of extreme wind. If you do upgrade the stakes keep that in mind.
Q: What are the dimensions of the wall enclosure? I am trying to figure out whether this tent with the wall enclosure would fit on a 12 by 16 foot platform. Thanks.
A: It definitely would not fit on a 12 x 16' platform since the tent is 12' x 9' and the awning is 8.5 feet giving your footprint of 12' x 17.5'. I'm sorry for the bad news.
A: We recently camped in a state park which was equipped with “tent pads” which were four inches above ground level. We still deployed the awning in front of the pad. It worked great even with the slight height difference.
Q: Is there a wing vestibule that will fit the side awning for 6133?
A: Unfortunately, there is not. The vestibules currently in production only fit the flex-bow models-not the cabin tents.
Q: The price just went up while I was saving to purchase this tent. Can you offer the price it was at before? I won't tell anyone! Thanks,Jonathan Revere Price conscience Shopper
A: Please give us a call at 801-732-0601 to discuss.
Q: I am concerned this tent might be too heavy for me to carry around. How many bags does it include?
A: The great thing about this tent is that it has two bags. Rather than carrying all the poles and tent body in one bag they are separate so that the average adult can manage them without any problems. One thing I like to do is separate the awning poles into their own bag as there are times when you might set up the tent without wanting the awning up. It is an amazing tent and will surprise and impress you with how much room is inside.
Q: What tent is the best one for hunting for a week at a time?
A: This tent is definitely one of our favorites for hunters and here's why. Many campers bring a lot of gear and sometimes animals when they go hunting. The deluxe awning attachment provides plenty of space for putting extra gear, animals, and equipment. Hunters also will often go in groups for more than just one night. This tent is great if you're putting it up for a week or so as well. The height is 7 1/2 feet inside and allows you plenty of room for.
Q: Which tent is your best tent for tall people?
A: Model 6133 cabin tent is definitely the best for tall people. We have other sizes to accommodate all shapes and sizes. Model 6098, for example, is just 6 feet tall but this one is 7 1/2 feet tall. It is not only nice for tall people, but it feels very roomy for those who may not like cramped spaces. So feel free to wake up in the morning and to stand up to stretch tall.
Q: If I want to put an electric blanket or stereo is there a way to run an extension cord into the tent?
A: Yes! This tent actually has its own little opening that zips to accommodate an extension cord. The opening is located on the bottom left of the front of the tent. It zips closed when not in use and also zips tight when the cord is moving through it. It takes camping to another level allowing you to power electric blankets and other electronics.
Q: Will I be able to fill a breeze with the windows closed?
A: Yes! You will absolutely be able to feel breeze. That is one of the huge benefits of this tent. There are large windows on every side of the tent-and they are large. The nice thing about the windows is that it not only allows you to feel the breeze, but it allows you to enjoy the scenery around your camping area. One thing to keep in mind is that the window on the left side-a very large window-can only be opened while the awning is set up. When the awning is put down the window is closed. The awning is actually the cover to close the window itself.
A: NO, you will not feel a breeze with the windows CLOSED, but the tent fabric breathes so you will still feel comfortable.
Q: Can I purchase a separate bag for just the awning poles since I don't have to set them up each time with the tent?
A: Yes, you sure can. You can order it online, however. You would need to order it over the phone.
Q: Can I sleep other people underneath the awning?
A: Yes you can! That is one reason many people by this. Sometimes people get this particular tent because they realize sometimes they will be camping with just a few people and other times with many more. If you go camping with just a handful of people are usually able to fit the main tent room. If you need extra room simply open the awning and set it up, place down the tarp, and put up the wall enclosure and you are set. When you use the awning to sleep more people you can simply leave the tent door open (not the door, but the tent door) and it feels like one large open area.
Q: It looks like there are two awnings included. Looks like a smaller awning also functions as the door flap. How does that work?
A: There are two awnings-one is that the deluxe awning and the other is the regular awning. It includes them both. In fact, they are both sewn on and not detachable. The larger awning and smaller on in both our optional when you set up the tent. You don't have to set them up if you don't want to. The smaller awning does also function as the door closing flap for the large door on the left side. It zips closed on the left and right sides and Velcro's on the bottom. It is water tight. The larger awning does not act as a closing flap for a door - it is a stand-alone awning.
Q: Is there a way to clean off tree sap?
A: Yes and No. Some trees that is very unforgiving and is not come off without a lot of work. Do not use soap on the tent. The only way to clean this is with water and a paper towel, rag, or a material that can help scrub it off without being abrasive and damaging the canvas. In most cases you can simply spray the tent with the garden hose for several minutes to get most of it off. As with any tent you may find that it does not come completely off. It may fade over time and in some cases the cold weather will allow it to break off cleanly.
Q: Can I set this up and leave it up all summer long?
A: You definitely do not want to set this up all year were all summer. There are some businesses that will do just that knowing that they will need to replace it every year. Please keep in mind that the care instructions that come with the owners manual explained that this is not designed for extended long-term use for an entire season. It is a tent designed for fun family camping that will last a lifetime. Camping generally consists of a few weeks earlier-and overnighter here and there-or hunting trip that can last couple weeks.
Q: Is this one of those glamorous camping tents? Glamping?
A: You may be surprised to know that many organizations including Glamour camping businesses purchase this very tents. The majority of those are probably in Hawaii. They set these up for tourists to have a glamorous camping experience. They set them up on wooden bases or decks and create a canopy over the tents to prolong the life of the tent. Because you can run electricity into the tent through the outlet opening it can make it a great environment creating a nice breeze complete with electric blanket and alarm clock. If you decide to do this with your tent please keep in mind the warranty does not cover permanent or extended use. The tents last a long time, but they are not designed to be permanent living quarters.
Q: Will this tent mold?
A: This tent will definitely not mold if taken care of properly. The customers we have with mold issues almost always have one thing in common-they got rained on during camping, rolled the tent up and stored it away wet, unrolled it several weeks later only to find mold. That doesn't happen very often, but it is 100% preventable. Camping often involves rain, hail, and even snow. The tent can withstand the moisture. You should not get a drop inside the tent. However, once you get home you need to set it up or lay it out without delay to allow it to dry. It may be raining outside when you get home so you will want to find a location such as a garage or some location with an environment that is dry and will allow the tent to breathe and dry.
Q: Are these tents fire retardant?
A: The Kodiak canvas tents are not fire retardants. We urge you to be extra cautious keeping anything flammable safe distance away to keep you and your family safe. Make sure that you never set the tent up next to a campfire, cooking area, or any area where the tent could start on fire. It is not recommended to use heaters inside the tent for safety and liability purposes.
A: I wanted to add that Kodiak customer support has confirmed that none of their tarps or accessories are treated with flame retardant chemicals either. This is a HUGE advantage of these tents. You can read about TCEP and other chemicals which are known carcinogens and readily used on most tents in the US but not other countries. Even REI is starting to finally phase out these toxic chemicals on their tents since you are exposed both via inhalation in the tent as well as contact with the skin when assembling/touching the tent. This is a primary reason I am buying a Kodiak for my family.
Q: Can I put a heater inside this tent? Can I put fire wood heater in?
A: This is a very common question. People want to be warm and dry when they are camping. These tents will definitely keep you dry and they keep heat in better than nylon tents, but we do not recommend heaters. The tent can withstand the cold winters of Alaska and the Arizona sun, but heaters create a danger of creating a fire. We don't want anybody to be injured or hurt. Please note that adding a wood burning stove voids the warranty and is not recommended. Modifying the tent in any way voids the warranty.
Q: How often do I need to re-season the tent?
A: Kodiak tens have what's called a "dry treated" seasoning. Meaning, you don't have that old waxy feeling that gets brittle and gooey depending on the temperature. It is immersed and rolled in the water proofing liquid during the manufacturing process. Most customers will never need to retreat the tent. It all depends on how often you use it. Some customers will camp a day or two here and there while others will camp weeks at a time. Even the most avid long-term campers do not need to treat the tent often. In most cases you can get away with treating it every four or five years and that's after spraying water on it to see if there are any spots allowing water inside. When testing it simply spray it with a garden hose using decent pressure-hit all the seams thoroughly. Should water into the tent simply find the spot, treat it with a canvas tent waterproofing spray, let it dry, spray again with water to test it out and you should be set.
Q: What is the difference between this tent and model number 6121?
A: That's a great question and very common. There are only two main differences between the two tents. Model 6121 is simply the basic version of the cabin tent. Model 6133 is the deluxe version with the massive awning. That's the difference. Model 6121 does have an awning, but it does not have a large deluxe awning. Model 6133 has the basic awning same as model 6121, but also has an additional deluxe awning (a total of two awnings). If you decide to purchase model 6121 please keep in mind that the awning cannot be purchased afterwards. The reason being, it is sewn onto the tent during the manufacturing process. So, model 6133 has that deluxe awning sewn onto it.
Q: Is this your largest cabin tent?
A: Yes, this is definitely our largest cabin tent. There is an older model called "the grand cabin" that was larger, but it was discontinued. This cabin tent is 12 feet wide by 9 feet deep and includes an 8 foot awning that is a half feet long by 8 1/2 feet deep.
Q: What is the difference between a cabin tent and a flex bow tent?
A: There is one major difference between the cabin tent and the flex bow tent and that is the assembly time. The flex bow tents can be assembled in about five minutes, whereas the cabin tents take about 15 to 20 minutes. Both styles are fairly quick to set up. It becomes quicker each time you set it up as well. The other difference is the slope of the walls and the height of the tent. The cabin tent is the tallest with a peak of 7 1/2 feet. The walls are almost completely vertical. The cabin style is considered to be a more deluxe wave camping. However, most customers choose to go with the flex bow style because it is very quick to set up. The cabin tent can be set up by one person, but the first time you set it up you would probably want a second person there. It's difficult to explain without a video. Feel free to check out our video that shows one person assembling the tent and the awning.
Q: Do I need to use guy ropes to secure the tent?
A: You do need to use guy ropes to secure the basic awning. Guy ropes are recommended for the deluxe awning as well. One of the nice things about the cabin tent is that it holds up to wind exceptionally well. Most customers in most environments will never need to use guy ropes to help stabilize it in a rough windstorm. However, if you decide to there are plenty of places you can tie rope to give it some extra stability. It comes with guy ropes for the awnings. Replacement guy ropes can be purchased separately.
Q: How do I wash the tent? Do I use soap?
A: Cleaning these tents is very simple. I'm in charge of our Boy Scout troops tend maintenance which means every time you have a camp out they bring the tents to my home, I set them up, I clean it off, and I repair any damage (somehow Boy Scouts find a way to damage about anything). I have found that the best thing to do is simply set up the tent and spray it with a pressurized hose (not a pressurized washer). Before doing that I sweep it off with a kitchen broom to get any bird droppings, pine needles, and loose dirt off the tent. I then sprayed for about 10 minutes. I have learned that doing this can be a little bit deceiving. As your spring the tent with the hose it will look like it is doing absolutely no good. It will look like the dirt is not coming off and you are wasting time. Somehow, each time I have done this, by the time the tent is dry almost any stain or dirt spot disappears. For some reason while it is wet every bit of dirt seems to show up a little bit better. Just be patient and most of it if not all of it will be gone by the time it dries. Cleaning the interior is done the same way. Please never use soap on these tents. It can undo the waterproofing technology and damage the tent. Do not use soap on the floor either and especially do not use any type of abrasive cloth on the floor as it will take off the beautiful look. Tree sap is a little bit difficult to get off and I have found that it takes months before it starts to disappear. The stains may never come out, but they really don't look bad. It just looks like a good tent that has been on a lot of camping adventures.
Q: How can a clean dirt from the inside of the tent? Can I use soap on the floor?
A: He's never, never, never, use soap on these tents. You might be tempted to use soap especially on the floor. Soap could leak into this seems on the sides of the tent and undo the waterproofing technology. If you need to clean the floor you can simply spray it with water, let it soak for a few minutes, and then mop it up like you would a floor with an actual mop or with towels. Be sure to never use an abrasive material to scrub the floor. The floor has a subtle shine and texture that gives you a little bit of traction when you walk on it. An abrasive material would scratch that and make it look different than the rest of the floor. In most cases you can simply sweep the floor-no need to wipe it down.
Q: Does the cabin tent have airflow vents at the top?
A: The cabin tent does not have/need airflow vents. The cabin tents provide some of the best ventilation of all of our tents. There are windows on each side to provide a gentle breeze from any direction. The tents breathe very well. Generally, customers that need a little bit of airflow will simply unzip the top of the window a few inches-just enough to let airflow in and out according to your desire. The windows have two zippers so you can manipulate the shape of the opening to some degree. The models that do have airflow vents are considered flexible tents and not cabin tents.
Q: Which ground tarp is the appropriate tarp for the tent and the appropriate tarp for the awning?
A: The appropriate ground hard for the model 6133's model 0591. 0591 is a 12' x 9' ground tarp and is designed to fit the footprint of the bottom of the tent. Some customers want to put a floor down underneath the awning, however. If you decide to do that we do not carry a tarp that is a perfect match. The footprint is 8' x 8.5'. The closest heart we would have would be the 10' x 10' tarp. You would simply need to roll the edges to fit the footprint.
A: It seems to me the 9x8 tarp is a better fit for the awning room, isn't it? The room has a black flap running along the bottom so the 8' wide portion would sit right on top of this bottom flap. The 9' side would almost match the 8.5' length and would only need to be slightly rolled on one end. Perhaps I am missing something.
Q: Does the cabin tent have a gear loft option?
A: No. You can purchase pocket organizers separately, however.
Q: Do you have any tips on how to keep the inside floor clean?
A: The flooring is a thick vinyl material. This type of material is easy to wipe clean with a wet rag. You can also easily sweep up dirt and other debris with a small camping broom and dust pan.
Q: What is the material of the floor? Is it like a glorified tarp?
A: No, the vinyl material used on the floor of these tents is much thicker and more durable than a tarp.
Q: Which tent would be the best fit for a family of four?
A: A 4 person tent option would be model 6098. However, if you are wanting more space for gear storage and sleeping arrangements, you can also take a look at the 10x10 and 9x12 models. Please see model 6051, 6010, 6011VX, 6121, and 6133.
Q: What is the benefit of having canvas versus nylon?
A: Canvas is much heavier and more durable than nylon. Canvas tents, when taken care of, have a much longer life span.
Q: do I need to use the tarp? What if its raining?
A: A rain fly is not necessary for these tents. After seasoning the tent (wetting it down lightly with water and allowing the tent to dry completely) you do not initially need to do anything else for the tent to be water tight. Your owner's manual will also provide long term care instructions for your tent.
Q: Does this come with a rain fly?
A: No. A rain fly is not necessary. Seasoning the tent per the handling instructions in your owner's manual should be sufficient for water needs.
Q: What kind of canvas is this tent?
A: The canvas is high industry standard cotton duck canvas. The water rose off like the back of a duck. That includes Kodiak's HydraShield technology. It is a dry treated canvas so it does not get brittle in the cold or oily in the extreme heat.