Steve Tobin (srtobin@MMM.COM)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 11:15:46 -0500
>while the 4-man TL was $155, the outfitter version was about $350 (I
>don't have my catalog here to check exactly - this is my recollection).
>I would be interested in hearing the prices some have paid for the
>different models and their sources. Locally, none could compete with
We bought 10 4-man outfitter timberlines from a local dealer for $220 each,
plus shipping. The regular timberline would have been about $125, I believe.
I personally was dissapointed in the quality of the sewing. Almost every
tent had substandard sewing on the seams, and 1 tent had a 3" gap in a seam
where the sewing machine ran off course.
The pole sets are the same. The material and zippers are much heavier, but
worth the price difference?? Time will tell, I guess.
Warning! The only problem we have had was loosing 6 of the vertical poles in
a wind storm last spring. Get this pricing... A new pole was $18, EACH. A
new SET of poles (4 vertical, one crosspiece and 2 ends), 2 connectors and
everything, in a nylon bag of it's own, was $45. I will never understand
BTW, this isn't unique to Eureka. I had to pay $40 for 2 3 foot frame
sections for my large Sears Hillary tent. Aluminum tubing is sure expensive
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