Oz trail 30 second tent

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Anyone out there with any good or bad comments on the rv5 oz trail 30 second tent
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Reply By: Winner W - Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 19:21

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 19:21
Son loves it but not for me. It is a great tent but too long for my tub and too heavy to lift onto roof rack. I use Coleman instant up 6
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Follow Up By: Rober B - Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 22:22

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 22:22
To bulky and heavy x 2
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 07:14

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 07:14
I think you mean the Oztent Rv, Oztrail make the fast frame. As said previously, they are heavy and long, and in my opinion expensive for what you get, it'll take you more than 30 secs to just get it off the roof rack. Have you looked at the Coleman Instant Up Gold range, mabe a little longer to put up (4mins), but weigh about 15kg, about 1.2m long and rated to 100kph winds, not that i would like to be camping in those winds.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 08:45

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 08:45
Hi Pete

We have an OzTent RV4 and it is fantastic, best tent we have ever owned. You must be prepared to store it on the roof, but no big deal.

100% waterproof and fast to set up, yes 30 seconds. If you want to add n the other accessories, you can allow another 10 minutes, which is not long for a big setup.

You will find that those that knock them, do not own one.



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Follow Up By: Rober B - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:03

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:03
I own one and would not buy another
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:32

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:32
Hi Rober

Why would you not buy another one?

There must be a strange reason why you would not and be interested to hear why?


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Follow Up By: Rober B - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:18

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:18
I have the Rv 5 with the extra sides and front but it is to heavy and bulky needs two people to roll up and condensates takes up a lot of room inside car landcruiser 100 before that I had a stockman 6 berth dome tent 1/4 of the price took the same amount of time to set up much easier to handle should have bought another one .
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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:23

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:23
Best tent we've ever had. Completely agree with Stephen.

First one lasted for 13 years and now on our second.

That 13 years included a 12 month around Australia trip where only 3 nights weren't in the tent. That trip was in the first year of ownership and then used it a lot 'till it started to deteriorate.

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Reply By: AlanTH - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:35

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:35
The cook and I bought an RV5 (or RV4) at a sale for 900 bucks which was a good deal.
Used it a 2 week trip which involved several put ups/take downs and weren't impressed at the ease of getting it on/off the roof etc or it's bulkiness and lack of the space we were used to in our old tent.
Plus the floor seam came unstuck .
Took it back under warranty and Oztent replaced it immediately after inspection to determine if we'd damaged it causing the problem.
Sold the replacement immediately to friends who love it. Some do and some don't.
Went back to our 10 year old Oztrail Tourer 9. Not quite as quick to erect but better for us...... and it's canvas not some nylon stuff.
By the way, for others whose strength maybe failing: I made a rack out of galvanised cable tray with marine rubber rollers at the rear end so I could lean the Oztent up against it, lift the end off the ground and slide it up. Worked well and took some of the effort out of it.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:47

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:47
The tourers are my pick, but maybe too small (even the extended ones) for the OP.
Do you have the side pole kit Alan ?
I think this makes them brilliant and only a few more minutes setup.
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Reply By: AlanTH - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:57

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 10:57
Do you mean the frame and poles for the corners? If so, Yes we do but have never used them, just the centre walk-up and the frame for the back end outside.
Actually years ago I put it up for sale but took it off after a mediocre response and am glad I did. Don't do much tenting now but it's there if we want it.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 13:50

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 13:50
Yeah that's the one, removes the centre pole and opens it right up to all the floor space for use without restriction.
You and any companions must sleep around / either side of the centre pole.
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Reply By: Dave Trees - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 13:26

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 13:26
We've got an RV3 which is plenty big enough for 2 people .... including for extended stops with the front awning walls on it. We have the setup down to a fine art now.

We have never found the size/weight an issue getting it on & off the roof really ..... even solo (but then we only have a Nissan Xtrail SUV rather than a full-height 4WD ... which means that things like the Black Wolf - style tents or even a traditional "tourer tent" would have to go on the roof anyway to leave any space inside !)

I thought it was expensive at the time, but have never regretted buying it. Just makes camping easy.
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Reply By: skulldug - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 17:24

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 17:24
We have an Oztent RV3 and love it. They can get quite a bit of condensation inside but the fly accessory eliminates that. We leave it on the tent all the time so it doesn't take too much extra effort to pitch. It is also quite easy to pack up unlike our last tent which was almost impossible to get back into the bag.
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Reply By: dad1340 - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 17:31

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 17:31
"What Works, Works" an old but poignant phrase.
Our RV5 has done The Cape, NT, Snowy, Simpson, etc etc

We have the full monty, Fly (essential) Side and Front Panels. I'm 6'3" and find it ok to lift it off and on a full length Rack with 50mm lift on the 4WD. Some won't.

The Tent bag started to let go on a seam up north along with a zip failure on the right side panel - immediate replacement from Oztent. Great after sales service. No problems since.

We have a Queen size inflatable mattress (the type you can sit on the edge and put your boots on) 12V pump has it up quickly with a double sleeping bag thrown on the top - KISS

The "30 second" tent is just that if you don't peg it down. With a Fly, Panels give yourself an hour to have a Beer in your hand sitting by the fire - not too bad.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 09:29

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 09:29
Geez dad, an hour? Methinks the beer came out before the tent was unpacked, maybe before it came off the rack? I'd say more like 10 minutes. lol
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Reply By: dad1340 - Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 at 08:32

Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 at 08:32
Hahahaha, That hour includes stopping and determining the best camp site (and a beer) getting wood in and the fire going (and a beer) having a discussion with the neighbour (6 beers) undoing the ratchet straps (and a beer) mesh floor down (and a beer) Tent RV5 up in 30sec's (and a beer done in 29sec's) Air Mattress and Spa Bath inflated (and a beer) Tapping in the pegs (87;) (4 beers) ...... I forgot what comes next?

Seriously Ups and Downs; the issue of time to pull the tent up was well covered by others.
Our total camp set-up for 2-3 nights takes us about an hour which to set up the entire camp, the RV5 fully pegged down for that 1500hr mountain weather change is the quickest component.

Also I don't drink .......... much

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