Oztrail Deluxe Gazebo

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 09:35
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Beware that in my opinion this is a inferior product and caution should be used when purchasing one. It is not to be used as a semi permanent shade as UV destroys the top in a very short period and regular purchases of tops is expensive and required.
I believe it is badly designed with a self destruct on the top if used in the sun. Try and get assistance and they help by offering a new top at cost price which is the same as buying on Ebay. Check the market for an alternative product. Oztrail we are in Australia and this product nearly says Australia in the brand name Oz and is misleading to purchases.
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Reply By: John and Regina M - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 09:50

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 09:50
They are not sold as top shelf.
You get what you pay for.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:03

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:03
They also aren't intended to be a semi-permanent structure!

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:10

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:10
"You get what you pay for."

Not any more - you pay what the seller can get away with. I bet there are a lot of more expensive gazebos that have the same UV related issue.

UV resistant materials used in manufacturing seem to be getting harder and harder to find.
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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:13

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:13
I'm pretty sure it says on the packaging that it is not to be used as a permanent shade structure!
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Follow Up By: noggins - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:37

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 13:37
Throw the cover away and fit a green / silver backed tarp and you'll have no worries.
They just fit with a few zip ties and with the silver up work well.


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Follow Up By: Sandalwood - Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 at 18:31

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 at 18:31
The gazebo is not cheap and when enquiring on an ebay site about the life expectancy of the top he wrote that his customers get between 9 months to 12 months out of the standard top and around 18 to 24 months out of the white vinyl. The original is poor quality in my opinion.Thanks noggins I will give that a try.
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Reply By: bigfut - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 18:14
i have had one for 12 months with no issues, good quality and no complaints.
If I had to be picky, the storage bag isn't the longest lasting.

But seriously mate, this isn't a permanent or semi permanent structure, nor is it sold as one. I think you are expecting too much from it.
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Reply By: philw - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 19:28

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 19:28
I'm waiting for someone to produce a decent cotton canvas gazebo.Not holding my breath though. Polyester degrades when exposed to ultra-violet radiation. Luckily, these gazebo's are designed to be destroyed by the wind,before the u/v gets a chance to do its work.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 07:20

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 07:20
I take mine on most camping trips away and use as a communal shelter for sun and rain.
Boy we have had some fun under that shelter and a Versalite strapped to the roof frame extends its use at night.

Just returned from a 5 week trek to the kimberley and back and no problem with it at all.
Fantastic product in my opinion!

I guess it depends on what you use it for.
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Reply By: chisel - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 13:23

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 13:23
I think they're a good product ... but ...
how do people keep water from pooling near the corners in rain?

It's fine if you're actually there with the gazebo - poke the roof up to clear the water now and then.
But what if you left camp for the day and it started raining.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 14:55

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 14:55
There are little brackets you can get that clip into the corners to stop the water pooling, have a look on ebay, they are on there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 14:57

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 14:57
eBay item number:

121228651414
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 17:57

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 17:57
Never had a problem of water pooling on my Oztrail Deluxe Gazebo.
The corners of the roof velcro to the frame and it is quite tight when erected properly.

Have been in an absolute downpour at camp on the Nullabor with six of us gathered under the Gazebo watching the storm approach, dump on us and pass on. The Gazebo passed with flying colours.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 18:33

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 18:33
These days people always seem to be quoting "fit for purpose", but what some don't seem to understand is that there is also a requirement to use items for the purpose for which they were designed!

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