oztent-southern cross

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 08:54
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Can anyone give me advice on which tent is the best
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 08:59

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 08:59
Both of these tents fold up into BIG packages. The OzTent is 2 metres long or more, and the Southern Cross (9x9) folds up to a square shape about a metre and a bit on each side.

Both are heavy-ish to throw up on a tall roof rack.
Both are sturdy, well made tents and will alst for years.
Both take little time to erect.

Maybe it will come down to how you want to pack your roofrack. At least you can usually stick the S/C in the boot area - unlike the OzTent (unless you have all the seats folded down and waste space by putting it in diagonally).
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Follow Up By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:43

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 13:43
Spot on Chrispy. I use a S/C and stacks in the camper flat . the son uses a Oz tent and still sticks out the side of the trailer by about a foot.
However both easy and quick to setup
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:39

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:39
Easy.

SC.

They aren't used extenstively by touring Companies for No reason.

The OzTent ISN'T bad , by all reports they are good (I know a couple of people with them) , but , I also know of a couple that got damaged in a moderate wind.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:42

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:42
Southern Cross.

But if you dont believe me, maybe IF your lucky this may have been covered a trillion times in the past...
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 19:51

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 19:51
Southern Cross Trekker, we've had ours since 1989 and it will probably be handed down to our grandkids (a long long time to go we hope :-)
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 22:04

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 22:04
Oztent is brilliant and put up in half the time of s/crss. Worth thinking about when putting up in the dark.
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 22:09

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 22:09
Before we got our EezyAwn rooftop tent, we took our Southern Cross 9x9 to Fraser Island with a mate and his wife who had an OzTent. It was very windy on the coast one night, and the S/C well outperformed the OzTent in the stability stakes. The only reason the OzTent stayed where it was, was because there was someone in it holding it down. We put it down to the large upright and very flat sides that just didn't handle the wind as well as the pyramid style tent. Otherwise, there was probably more room in the S/C as we had the side-pole kit.
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