oztent RV4 2.4mts x 2.4mts

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Thinking of buying an oztent RV4 2.4 mts x 2.4mts . Has anyone used one this size for 2 adults and 2 kids (11 & 7) .
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:24

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:24
Be alright for an overnighter for sleeping in but not much else. If you get a wet day somewhere or are camped where you need to get away from the Mozzies, or for what ever reason you need to be inside you are going to end up very stressed very quickly.

We looked at the extended/pregnant version of this style of tent and decided to go a different direction for that reason.

We use a Coleman Seaview 8 for touring in country we can't tow the off road camper into. Take probably 10 mins or so longer to set up and pack up but the pay off is that there's a separate room for kids at night and gear during the day, and an area that is airy and insect proof or waterproof if needed for living in which doubles as Mum & Dad's room at night.

For that style of tent it really is very easy to set up and pack up.

My 2¢ worth.

Dave

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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:33

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:33
Just want to use as an overniter as you say . I also have a large dome tent .
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Reply By: Ali L - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:28

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:28
Used a 2 X 2.4 for 2 adults and was brilliant. Set it up so it attached to the roof rack of the Jackeroo and used the back of the car as a kitchen. Did the Simpson Desert and visited all internal borders of OZ. Took us 5 minutes to set everything up when we decided on a camp site.
It handled strong winds, rain and was OK on hot nights.

The 2.4 X 2.4 might be a bit cosy for all 4 of you.
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Reply By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:32

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 14:32
Glenno,
We have the previous model 2.4 x 2.4, three people sleeping, two on self inflating matresses and one on a stretcher so that you can store your bags underneath. Not much room for anything else. They are great to erect and pull down but strictly for overnighters.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:15
I have the current model RV4 (2.4 x 2.4), but think it might be a bit "squeezy" in its basic state. You could get the deluxe side panels and the front panel, which gives you an extra room. Only downside is that you do not get the bucket floor, so you are sleeping on the ground/annexe mat or whatever you put down.

My wife and I fit very comfortably, but thinking of 2 kids in addition to us two adults will make it a bit tight to my way of thinking. Not impossible, but not very comfortable.

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Reply By: ingo57 - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 14:46

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 14:46
I have the oz tent RV4 and have found it to be an excellent overnighter or weekender. After doing a fair bit of touring I found it better than our 5 man touring tent with an akward pole in the centre. We sleep 3 comfortably and 4 wouldnt be impossible with limited room for bags. The only thing I dont like about it is the length when rolled up, in saying that I wouldnt buy anything else for touring.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 11:48

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 11:48
ive got the rv3 for 2 adults and its a nice size, the rv4 would go 2 adults and 1 child easy enough but 2 kids would really squeeze it up.

BTW - i recommend buying it at a show direct from them as i got a ripper deal on my rv3 and the 2 side and front panels, saved about $ 300 . and they thought the extra panels wouldnt fit in the standard tent bag but i find it all fits in the one bag really neatly.

and after a recent trip where we were in solid rain and wind for 2 days i'm really stoked i went the extra panels, and the tent was bone dry inside :-))
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