Oztent-30 second tent

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Hi all, would like to know your opinions of the oztent also where I can have a look at one in perth. Will be going to the caravan and camping show so will have a look here.

thanks Col
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Reply By: Macca1 - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 01:35

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 01:35
Col,

The ARB shops have them,

regards

Macca
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Follow Up By: Col (wa) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 01:49

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 01:49
Thanks Macca, I had a look on thier web site and didn't see them. Will ring them tommorrow
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Reply By: theshadows - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:40

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:40
Ive used my friends 30 sec tent...{took aobut 10 minutes to work it out} a very nice product but a bit pricey for me to buy. lots of {pricey} add ons as well. A great product easy to use and set up Ill give one thumbs up

shadow
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Reply By: timber - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:27

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:27
You need a roof rack to carry them, pack down to 2m long, very pricey when compared to other products on the market, but with practice can be erected and packed up quickly.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 09:23

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 09:23
We have an OZ tent, but allow another 10 mins to put the tent pegs in!! I think it's great, but you need to carry it on the roof rack. I think it weighs 22kg. I store it in the garage by standing it up against a corner.
Sparky
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 09:54

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 09:54
i got the rv3 second biggest version, with side and front panels to make the extra room , it will all pack into the main bag easily enough. Only used it about a dozen times so far but it really is that easy , just lift it out of the bag and flip the sides out and stand it up. We use a big double swag inside it and our clothes bags as well, so if its not real windy you dont even need to peg it down. obviously if you go the front room it takes about 15 minutes to put it on and peg it all down. Fantastic build quality as well.

Takes a litle effort to hoist it up onto the racks and tie it down though, but well worth it in my opinion.

I got a big discount at the 4x4 show in Melb, rv3 + 2 flat side panels + front panel $1100 all up from memory, so you will be able to get a similar deal.

Cheers Brad. (very happy oztent owner)
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Reply By: japmel - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:46

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:46
Col
Have a look on ebay there is an oztent for sale on there,
Sorry I don't know how to do a link so just type in oztent in the seach window.

I bought one on ebay a couple of days ago for a bargan price and I'm more than happy with it.

Good luck
japmel
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Reply By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 12:38

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 12:38
When we aren't using the camper trailer, we use an Oztrail 4V dome tent.
It is only 15 minutes to erect, is light to carry, small amount of space required to pack, plenty of floor space with storae pockets inside, and doesn't cost much.

Compared to the price of $1100, I could by 8 Oztrails.

I have seen a couple of my mates who struggle with the size and weight of their Oztents, and figured that is not for me.

Just my opinion.

Geoff.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 13:05

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 13:05
I've had the Oztent Ranger (I think it's called the RV3 now) for 4 years. Superb build quality, absolutely outstanding after sales support, easy to erect and relatively light (18kgs). You do need a roof rack or bars however. I had a drunk mate fall through the frame at the front breaking it in half - replaced by Oztent for no cost.
I only wish other suppliers were as customer focussed as these guy.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:22

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:22
Bloke had one from the club on our trip last weekend. (I tested out the Swag too, AWESOME!!!)

Very quick to put up, but alas it wont fit inside 99.99% of cars. You need a roofrack, and if you dont have one, thats another few hundred.

You can get a fiberglass/poly carrier that mounts onto the roofrack, with a pretty lift up lid on it, but they smash to bits when you hit branches.

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Follow Up By: Col (wa) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 16:32

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 16:32
Thank you all for your advice, Iwill be going to C&C show on weekend to have a good look at one at the ARB stand.
Have decided to spend the extra $ and get better quality tent which ever it maybe.Have had nylon dome tents before never was happy with them especialy in windy conditions as they say you " get what you pay fore" .(hopefully)
Allready have roof racks so no problem there .So have narrowed it down to 3 types all slightly different but all very good tents,Oztent,center pole tent (Southern Cross) and Black Wolf Turbo tent . The Oztent is in front but only just .
Thanks again

l Col
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:29

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:29
IMHO you cant pass up Southern Cross tents.

They are worth more in 10 yrs time than you buy them for.You can sell them for more than you pay today! Think of it as an investment too.

Havent seen black wolf in action, but have seen the OZTENT, although not sure what model. James travels solo, so it suits in well.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 16:37

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 16:37
Col,

I have the rv-3 only used it about 3-4 times, no complaints what so, ever as mentioned roof racks req'd for most vehicles, also as someone else has mentioned great after sales support.

Browny
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Follow Up By: Col (wa) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 17:16

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 17:16
G'day Browny,
I am looking at the rv-3. Do you think it is worth gettig the sides and front or maybe just one side to buffer the wind
thanks Col.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 18:58

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 18:58
col, i was only going to get one side for wind etc. but was on a roll with the deal so i went the whole lot, very glad i did, makes a nice screen room for cooking in etc as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 22:47

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 22:47
Col,

If you've got the cash get all the accessories you can I reckon, the only accessorie I've got is the ground sheet they have, it's obviousely made to fir the rv3 pegs and stuff and comes all the way out to the support poles for the front awning, I'm sure the first couple of windy days I get I'll wish I had the zip on sides but untill then...............:-)

Browny
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:37

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:37
Bloody BIG 2m x 300mm x 600mm
Bloody Heavy 23 kg
Only fits on roof rack of most vehicles

Great to put up (actually about 2 1/2 minutes)
Pain in the backside to carry.

Still my first choice is swag in the open (luv theose stars) then the Oz tent, then others.
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Reply By: Willykj - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 17:34

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 17:34
Hi Col,

I bought a Black Wolf "Turbo" Tent last year for a trip to Cape York - after a lot of research. The Oztent was my 1st choice but the long size cut it out as I was not prepared to put it on the roof.

After 7 weeks in the Turbo tent (we had a large dome previously) we we extremely pleased with our choice - my wife loved the ease of erection & packing up etc. I spoke to everyone I saw with a "Turbo" & without exception everyone was very happy with them.

Willy
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