After 13 years of service, we needed to replace our beloved 2 pole tent, one that had camped from coast to coast and all around the Great Lakes (we're from central WI). I wanted the same thing, and the Eureka Sunrise presented a great value. I wasn't paying attention to the dimensions, and simply ordered the largest one, and large it is. Rather bulky and heavy, but that really isn't an issue for car camping, even in a Toyota Camry. It's very sturdy, and held up in some serious winds on the shores of Lake Superior. It's incredibly easy to set up - we're like a pit crew, under 8 minutes. Very spacious aslo: slept two adults, a 17 yr old, and a 12 yr old comfortably on two queen size air mattresses with room to spare for bags, etc. A great deal.
Great choice for family camping
This is the perfect tent for our family of four. It fits a queen air mattress and two twin mattresses for our sons with some room leftover for our duffels. Not a lot of walking around room after that but we don't need it. The high ceiling, four big windows and more vertical sides make it feel airy and roomy. It is easy to set up--my husband and I can get it up in 15 minutes. The floor is heavier material than most and the rain fly is excellent. We seam sealed the tent and it rained the second night we used it and not one drop got in the tent.
I did a lot of research before purchasing this tent and we are really pleased.
We have used this tent for over 14 years. It fits 2 queen size air mattresses and a med. size dog crate easily! We often camp for 16 days at a time and move from site to site as we travel. This tent has served us well as a family of 5 plus a dog. We will be purchasing another one ASAP.
It can be set up and torn down in about 10 min. with 2 people. Even 2 10yr. kids can set up by themselves.
in a tremendous wind storm in Utah, our friends tent collapsed and took on major water. ours did not. We were dry and our tent still stood with no damage. They had to return their tent. not Eureka of course...
Easy up & Spacious
I grew up camping in a Eureka dome style tent, I'm now 29 and decided it was time to stop borrowing my parents and get my own. This tent has exceeded my expectations as they've improved the design and added great organization on the inside. I'm a little O.C.D. so I like having a place to put everything. I use a North Face road runner for backpacking, but wanted this tent for family/car camping. Easy to set up, very spacious, and the quality I've come to know by Eureka!
Comfortable, waterproof, sturdy reliable
We have been camping at a campsite every year for the last 20 yrs and the only tent we have been consistantly happy with is this model. The bathtub floor really is waterproof when everyone else is swimming during rainy evenings and it is simple to set up, even by kids. You can stand up when getting dressed and plenty of room for big air mattresses. I bought 3 of them due to the size of our family and the previous versions lasted a long time.
Like having a portable gazebo
Good for long term set up. To make last use a heavy duty ground cloth. Pay attension to zipping & unzipping as zipper is lite duty. One person can set up with some difficulty, 2 is better. Take your time & don't rush set up or take down. I plan to get 2, 11'x 5.5' foam back carpet pieces for the floor, this should make the sunrise 11 a home away from home :) I Love it! Good Luck!
Great family tent!
We took this on our first family camping trip on the shore of Lake Superior. On our second night there a serious storm came in - but we stayed perfectly dry in spite of all the rain. This is a great tent - I can't wait to take it out again. You do need two people to set it up, though, since it's so large.
Excellent tent! Only used once so far, no rain. However, it is a comfortable tent in cool weather with a blanket over the roof vents. Very spacious for 4 people. Fits two queen size airbeds side by side with about 5 feet to spare from the front of the tent to the foot of the air mattresses. Very sturdy and well built.
Great Medium Size Tent
I have three tents, 10 x 18 Family Cabin from Cabela's for sleeping 2 adults and two kids with Cotts, Backbacking Grand Mesa 4 Kelty 7' x 8' Adult and one child, bought this tent for Boy Scout leader tent. It is the same quality as my other tents, easy setup, well vented, tall without shelf.
Very roomy with lots of ventilation. A grown adult can stand upright in the middle. A perfect solution for a small family that car camps in warmer climates. Easy to setup. The window/vents at the very top of the tent are nice for anyone who likes to stargaze before drifting off to sleep.