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Thread: Wenzel Flamezel Canvas Cabin Tent?

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    Default Wenzel Flamezel Canvas Cabin Tent?

    I was recently given a Wenzel Flamezel 240003 tent from my father and was wondering if anybody knows anything about these things. I know its pretty old and I believe it 12' x 9'. It's really heavy duty compared to the lightweight nylon tents I'm used to. Not sure if I want to sell it or keep it and use it for camping trips with larger groups. Is there any interest or value in these old things?
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    nice looking retro tent!
    Lloyd
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    Got one of those for free from a friend and used it for several years. Tried to get new poles from Wenzel but the support gal on the phone said "Sir, we haven't made those for 30 years".
    Made my own poles but now that I see yours I see I did it wrong. I'll have to forward your pics to the current owner (gave it back to the guy I got it from).

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    Very cool. Keep it. Unless you want to sell it to me

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    haha I have no idea what this thing is worth.

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    keep it, treat it well and it may well outlast most gear you currently own..

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    If it works - it works.

    I love the smell of those old tents.

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