Ozpod

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 17:02
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I have an Oztent (RV3) which is great. Considering getting an Ozpod to make travelling easier.Are they useful, good or what? Any advice from anyone with one or who has used one would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:38

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:38
Ozpod is a good idea.. Almost a must for anyone using an oztent...
Oztent guys rekon they will go up and back the CSR without fracturing...
I used one for 4months or so,,, i only got rid of it because i rathered a swag...
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:22
Hi Voxson
Does the Ozpod only fit the tent, or will it take the extra side panels and poles etc as well?
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:53

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:53
There was enough room for a few poles and folded tightly panels...
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Reply By: TH - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:04

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:04
I think I'll have to get one.
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Reply By: marion - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:19

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:19
We have had one for a few years, you won't be sorry. Easy access, tent just rolls out of pod. Cheers Marion
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Reply By: signman - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:22

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:22
G'day TH
I was looking at the RV3 OzTent at the Rosehill Show. Could be a replacement for our aged 9x9 touring tent, which is starting to leak at the seams.
Whats the go with the RV3?? How long have you had it and how much has it been used?? Apart from the hassle in stowing it, what are the downfalls with it?? Apart from the ease of erection, what are the good points with it??
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Follow Up By: TH - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11:51

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11:51
Hello Signman
Have had the RV3 for about 12 months.Very pleased with it. Have done alot of tenting/swagging over the years and wife and I know what works and what doesn't. It's not perfect but pretty good - it works. The RV3 is just a good size for wife and myself. Quick to put up. We also have 2 side panels and front and fly to use if we want . But basic tent is fine. Would recommend you get the higher side poles - much better than flat verandah. No problems with waterproofing - we have been out when it's rained for more than 12 hours straight.
The only real drawback is of course storage.I have a GQ Patrol with a full length roof rack so it fits on easily. But I still think I will get a pod for it - just make it that bit easier.
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 09:51

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 09:51
I recently sold my Oz pod on E bay.
Mainly because with a 4wd so high you have to enter the tent into the pod then lift the other end as high as the truck to slide it in.
If you are getting on like me or have a bad back it is a problem (also if you are short,I am 6ft).
I now have a pack rack modified with an arm that comes out the side to rest the end of the tent on,then a pulley and rope that loops around the other end making lifting it up easy, then just roll it over into the rack.(removal is the reverse procedure)
The pods will take the side panels and are quite a good unit,although mine was seperating at the lower seam beneath the roller from the weight of the tent when lifting in,the other problem is the constant "are you carrying a body in there" and "is that youir coffin mate".
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