Results 1 to 29 of 29

Thread: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

  1. #1

    Default Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    If you pay for three camping spots and all arrive at the same time can u set up a large tent to cover all three or does there need to be space between each camp site?

    something like this....

    http://www.amazon.com/White-Gazebo-C...ef=pd_sim_ol_3

  2. #2

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Yes.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Honestly, a canopy is really something not to cheap out on. E-Z Up is the way to go. Saw plenty of cheap canopies blown over last year. Wind conditions at Coachella really are not that bad and still saw them being blown over.

    Putting that up might be like flying a 10x 30 foot kite. Plus you would likely have to go tent only to really get use out of this, without having 3 cars to contend with.

    2012 Coachella & TBA
    2011 Wakarusa & Bonnaroo
    2010 Coachella
    2009 Bonnaroo
    2008 Wakarusa

  4. #4

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Good point. EZ Ups can be staked down. Those larger canopies might need guy lines and that will go beyond your 10x30 into either your neighbors space or the firelanes and will just be a general nuisance to everyone.

    The solution to that is to cut some large (1 SF) holes throughout the top to allow wind to pass through. You might think "Oh well I paid this much for my canopy there is no way I am cutting holes in it" but honestly as far as blocking out the sun goes, a few holes here or there isn't going to matter. But the benefits of your shit not flying away and allowing the hot air trapped at the top of your canopy to vent which will lower the temperature under your canopy considerably, is no contest imo. If you don't cut holes in the top you better have some fans cause it will be just as hot under your canopy as it will be in the sun.

  5. #5
    LOLocaust Survivor Hannahrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    stately Rain Manor
    Posts
    17,447

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    We used something like that last year and had no problems, even when the spots were smaller than advertised.

  6. #6
    Coachella Junkie SoulDischarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Vampire State Building
    Posts
    15,836

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Did you poke holes in Corinna to make sure she didn't overheat?

  7. #7
    Member thefrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,786

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    People behind us had one of those 3-room 12-person tents spanned across a few spots.
    2013 = Coverchella

    2011 = Perfectchella

  8. #8
    Coachella Junkie Neighborhood Creep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    8,397

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Our neighbors used 2 spots


  9. #9

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    I was under the impression each car camping spot needed to have a car in it.

  10. #10
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    20,598

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    last.fm
    4/5/14 - Trentemoller - Fonda // 4/9/14 - The Knife - Fox Theater Pomona // 4/22/14 - Dillinger Escape Plane - Glasshouse// 5/23/14 - 5/26/14 Punk Rock Bowling - Las Vegas
    5/28/14 - Elbow - Wiltern // 7/9/14 - Cloud Nothings - Roxy // 8/25/14 - Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Comments about she left the movie feeling bad and she one of those girls that fuck in the ass to saving her Vagina intercourse for marriage.

  11. #11
    old school choice cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    southern ca
    Posts
    3,449

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Our neighbors used 2 spots

    was that some sort of solar panel?

  12. #12

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    good to know.

  13. #13
    Coachella Junkie Neighborhood Creep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    8,397

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by the choice cat View Post
    was that some sort of solar panel?
    Yes it was. They had car batteries charging. With the batteries they had outlets which would charge phones and keep fans running. It was 1 big large red box when all was done that had xmas lights and mario mushroom cut outs surrounding it. They made it for burning man.

  14. #14
    old school djandrews25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Huntington Beach
    Posts
    4,487

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    That's pretty sweet. Although the generator was a much easier option.
    Quote Originally Posted by juloxx View Post
    Shut the fuck up you pussy. If you dont get down with Westside Connection you have no credibility in the music world what so-ever. Get off these forums you *** *** and go bump your N'sync
    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    I'm down with westside connect....fail again

  15. #15
    Coachella Junkie Neighborhood Creep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    8,397

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    They liked the idea of being green. Speaking of generators, I pray I'm not stuck 2 feet away from those campground lights. Worst noise ever all night.

  16. #16
    Member 303dubbin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,750

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    thanks for the heads up. a bunch of my buddies and i are grabbing a few spots
    the music is what its all about, you love it just like i love it.

  17. #17
    Coachella Junkie GuyInTucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    7,932

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    They liked the idea of being green. Speaking of generators, I pray I'm not stuck 2 feet away from those campground lights. Worst noise ever all night.
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Nobody has ever given a single fuck about anything you've ever had to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Erik or Dani: Can we change Spooks' member title to "Stupid Pigfucker"? thanks.

  18. #18
    Member NachoCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    2,499

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
    Ohhhh you are one of those people. noted

  19. #19
    Coachella Junkie Neighborhood Creep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    8,397

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
    Get a hotel room. That shits gonna happen and people are just having fun. A loud fucking generator on the other hand is something no one that pays for a site should have to deal with.

    /was one of the folks that didn't walk back to the site until the campground music was over

  20. #20
    Coachella Junkie GuyInTucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    7,932

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by NachoCat View Post
    Ohhhh you are one of those people. noted
    One of what people? One that gets angry at people that give me shit for being loud when the sun is out (which is when everyone else is also loud) but are obnoxious and annoying while everyone else in our area was trying to get SOME sleep at 5:30 in the fucking morning?

    If you want to keep me awake, then fine. But you can't scowl at us for being loud at 10 in the fucking morning if you can't be respectable five hours earlier.

    So please tell me what you mean by "one of those people"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Get a hotel room. That shits gonna happen and people are just having fun. A loud fucking generator on the other hand is something no one that pays for a site should have to deal with.

    /was one of the folks that didn't walk back to the site until the campground music was over
    "Just people having fun" is fine. Did you miss the part where I said they were displaying their displeasure with us being noisey when it was in the middle of the morning? That's beyond having fun. That's a group of kids being complete douchebags.

    Those kids taught me that, if I ever camp again, that valium and earplugs are a must.
    Last edited by GuyInTucson; 12-27-2010 at 10:59 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Nobody has ever given a single fuck about anything you've ever had to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Erik or Dani: Can we change Spooks' member title to "Stupid Pigfucker"? thanks.

  21. #21
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    19,639

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Yes it was. They had car batteries charging. With the batteries they had outlets which would charge phones and keep fans running. It was 1 big large red box when all was done that had xmas lights and mario mushroom cut outs surrounding it. They made it for burning man.
    Hahahaha. Dude, we camped right next to you. The mushrooms on your set-up helped me find the way back every night.
    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    There's an emoticon for jerking off on this forum?



    The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
    Thee Silver MT. Zion Orchestra - 4/22 - The Mohawk
    Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
    Cloud Nothings/The Men - 4/26 - The Mohawk
    Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
    King Khan & the Shrines - 5/30 - The Mohawk
    Cut Copy - 6/21 - Stubbs
    Swans - 6/27 - The Mohawk
    Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk

  22. #22
    Coachella Junkie Neighborhood Creep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    8,397

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    I'm just glad I didn't camp by Aussie Alley. My friend and I didn't have a car and we ran into 4 Aussies looking for a spot to put their car so we all went in together and tossed our valuables in their trunk (boot) for the weekend and they went and camped with everyone else from Down under. Every day they would all be shitfaced drunk by noon and miss most the music. Good folks, I wouldn't take that route though.
    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    kvnty offered me 2 fists for one companion parking pass

  23. #23
    Coachella Junkie M Sparks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    12,113

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    We had a 10 x 20...just ran it behind 2 cars.
    The Tinychat password is coache11a

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloka View Post
    Share the art bus to enhance the festival... can be used as stage for band ...
    I can also come early and help set up ...
    How can you say no to this offer, Goldenvoice?

  24. #24
    Coachella Junkie Aurgasm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    9,694

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    I was not aware people slept in the campground.
    Rhythm is a dancer.

  25. #25
    old school heyeric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,078

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....

  26. #26
    Member wstsidela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,734

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyeric View Post
    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....
    I got all excited when I went to my storage place a couple of weeks ago and saw my Coachella gear. "Soon, my sweeties, soon"
    "Well, that's just like, you know... your opinion, man"

  27. #27
    Member natureboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    353

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by wstsidela View Post
    "Soon, my sweeties, soon"
    this.
    Coachellas '08, '09, '10, '11, '12 (W1&2), '13 (W1&2)

  28. #28
    Daft Punky Junkie BROKENDOLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    15,562

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurgasm View Post
    I was not aware people slept in the campground.
    LOL I remember seeing you flitting through the campground with the open wings of a butterfly at like 4-5am on Monday. You would have thought you had just arrived for the weekend. Too funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by heyeric View Post
    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....
    Up until about 3 months ago, our Coachella bins of campgear were right by the front door, covered and being used like an end table. Now they're in storage, but our Xmas lights were a reminder that the best holiday is yet to come in April...

  29. #29
    Lurker muzikrazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    48

    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by addya View Post
    I was under the impression each car camping spot needed to have a car in it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    Not true. It says here (http://coachella.com/layaway_camping.html) that each car camping space must have a car in it. No buying three spots and sticking all your cars in one. And no carpooling 6 people in a van, parking the van in one spot and using two for camping. rrrg!

    If you know differently - let us all know!

Similar Threads

  1. I only have camping spots
    By mary08 in forum Camping/Lodging
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 04:09 PM
  2. Tent spots sold out?
    By LoveIsAll in forum Camping/Lodging
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 03-31-2010, 09:59 PM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-26-2010, 03:50 PM
  4. Camping spots sold out?
    By Albiedamned in forum Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-22-2010, 09:54 AM
  5. RV Spots - Camping - Room
    By Any14AJ in forum Camping/Lodging
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 08:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •