OzTent and what mattress?

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We are looking to purchase a RV5 and the hope was to get a large enough mattress to put on the base of the tent and have the whole family crash in together. We are open to 2 mattresses. We need something comfy and easy to set up and pack down as well as storing small. We have previously had (before kids) an inflatable 5 chamber MEGA mattress that was cold in winter and set me to the roof everytime hubby moved, and then had a foam mattress in our camper we had to sell last year :(
Any tips? Foam would more than suit but which thickness, and how do we store/transport it between camps?
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Reply By: uneekwahn - Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 16:30

Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 16:30
hi k15s,

I recently purchased an rv4 and have also been looking for mattress soluations.

most people seem to recommend (for a couple) to get two king single self inflating mattresses as the singles are easier to re-roll than a queen.

I would suggest (if you can afford it) getting 3 or 4 king single self inflating oztrail mattresses. they are 10cm thick and two together are the equivalent to a queen sized mattress.

you then roll them up and store them on your roof rack when driving and leave them unrolled under a bed when you're at home.

hope this helps.

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Reply By: k15s - Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 16:51

Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 16:51
Thx Will look further into them. Think 2 x the Oztent DB mattress @ 127cm wide may do it. I'm hoping to fit Hubby and me and 4 kids under 7 in there! Hopefully with a few top-to-toe we might fit.
Any other suggestions for lots of people in one sleeping space would be great!
(Other than "don't do it! LOL!")
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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:31

Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:31
Because the width between the aluminium frames inside the tent is less than 2400mm in my RV4 in can squish 3 x 1900 x 800 x 100mm self inflating mattresses in and sleep 4 or 5 people quite easily . RV5 should be the same just not as tight .
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Reply By: SKELLY_POD - Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 22:23

Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 22:23
Hi k15s

We have 2 RV4 Oz Tents which we join together with an additional piece by Oz Tent and with four walls/doors we have an enclosed room for bad weather and 2 bedrooms. We have 2 kids they sleep in 1 tent and my wife and I sleep in the other tent. We use the Oz Tent Self inflating mattress with retractable frame. We purchased a 240V pump that inflates and deflates a queen size mattress in about 3 mins. Kids have the same beds but singles, very comfy mattress and keeps them off the ground.

Regards Rob and Donna
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Follow Up By: Member - Don M- Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:00

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:00
I'm confused...??? I have an OzTent RV3 and just looked at the website following your post about retractable frame self inflating mattresses. No mention of such a thing in OzTent.., do you mean Oz Trail??

And, if it is self inflating, why do you need a 240V pump??
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Follow Up By: SKELLY_POD - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 20:46

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 20:46
Hi Don

Yes you are right Oz Trail and it is not self inflating, I use a powerful 240V reversible pump that takes 3mins to fully inflate or fully deflate and a very comfortable bed it is.

Regards Rob
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Reply By: CJ - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 09:04

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 09:04
Been there as well, family of 5

Watch out!

In your calculations/decisions, consider the bulk of the mattress storage that you require. Rollong up the full size mattresses will take up a lot of volume that will half-fill your roofrack.

For that reason we opted to get smaller size mattresses for the kids, rolls up easier and less space

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Reply By: sassenach.girl - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 20:58

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 20:58
I second getting 4 x single or king singles, instead of the double/queen self-inflaters. The larger ones are harder to roll up and are bulkier when storing. Hubby and I have a King Single Oztrail Self-Inflating Mattress each that we push together to form a queen ... then have two single sleeping bags that zip together. Our girls have a single each. All four are much easier to store up in the roof cage and at home.
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Reply By: daverobbo5 - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 21:27

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 21:27
Forget tents and get a nice camper trailer like the one is this video. We sleep 4 on 2 6inch foam mattresses. Sleep as we as at home if not better. Check this

Camping at Bourke & boating on Darling River.wmv

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