Old 01-28-19, 03:55 PM
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alias5000
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Pack a friend. If you have one at hand that has done overnight tours before, it makes a first camping trip so much easier and probable. You may not even need a rear rack for him ;-)

Other than that, +1 to jefnvk. Make use of what you have and see how it works for you. If you invest in expensive gear now and don't what what works for you and what doesn't, you'll set your focus on shopping and less on the ride itself. If all&everything fails, take a credit card with you, that buys you out of most shortcomings. The experience you collect later should allow you to answer your initial question in retrospective.
All my camping has been with a Marmot too, so far.
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