OZTENTing in the wind?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 23:03
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I'm usually an under-the-stars camper with a Kangaroo Tent-Bed (fantastic things!). But I've just been chased home by very cold, very windy and a bit drizzly weather.

I'm wondering if things might have been different with an Oztent. Could I stop on a very windy afternoon and still get it (the Oztent, that is) up BY MYSELF - even if it takes a bit more than 30 seconds? All the talk or video footage about how quick and easy putting them up is seems to apply to calm weather ... so can anyone tell me if an old fella like me is likely to be able to manage it by myself when there's a fair sort of wind blowing?
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 23:22

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 23:22
Hi Fizz
No Problems at all. Just make sure the back of the tent is facing into the wind and the front will not fill like a balloon
We loves out Oz tent, we have the RV4

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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 08:35

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 08:35
Use the car as a wind break .
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 08:55

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 08:55
Good advice about keeping the small end to the wind. I didn't (on the plains on the Nullabor) when the wind came up and had to chase it for about 100 metres. But it survived unscathed, and there was nobody around to see my red face.

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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:34

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 14:34
Hi. What is a Kangaroo Tent-Bed? Could you provide a link to one as Google gets stuck on Kangaroo Tent City.

Thanks!
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Follow Up By: Member - Fizz (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:09

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:09
Sorry, Rod!

It's a Kookaburra tent-bed, not a Kangaroo one!

Search for Kookaburra Tent Bed on google, and you'll find it. There's a good photo of it on the BCF site.

It's very good product but has two weaknesses: It's not waterproof and condensation is a problem. I made a fly that I use if I think either issue will be a problem on that night, and the fly solves both problems. Most nights there's no problem.

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Thanks to Stephen, Atta Boy Luther and Jack for your help. I'll probably get RV3 or RV4 for use in bad weather.

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Follow Up By: austastar - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 18:14

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 18:14
You should be able to drop a peg or 2 in before stepping in to do the 'big lift'.
Never had to do it though.
I love my RV3.
cheers
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Reply By: sweetwill - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:56

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 15:56
hi fizz
i bought a dingo doza roof top tent of this site it is the ants pants ,up in a minute the only draw back is the ladder after happy hour cheers bill.
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