OZtent RV

Submitted: Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:19
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My husband and I are looking at purchasing an oztent RV?

We are wanting any feedback? We have only heard good things? Has anyone had any bad experiences or heard of any?

Thanks

SJ
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:50

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:50
SJ,
We have a RV5 for 4 adults and it is a bit of a squeeze, Also make sure you get the fly as it help stops condensation on the inside of the roof when cold outside other than that its been a great tent.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:04

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:04
Got the 5 series with the extra panels for turning the front into a 2nd room, love it. Off course by the time you zip all the bits in it's not a 2 minute tent but the system is easy and flexible. The quality of construction is evident, nice product.

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Reply By: gh1967 - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:08

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:08
Use the search function above. There's heaps of threads on Oztent and Blackwolf.
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Reply By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:08

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:08
SJ

I concur with Dave they are a good thing, my friends have one and are really happy with it, although its getting a bit small for them and their 2 boys now they are teenagers. Also they are fairly large when packed up.

I use a Southern Cross Ultimate Trekka (4x3m) for our family (2 adults and 2 kids) it is easily set up in 5mins and has heaps of space. it packs up into a bag approx 1m x 1m x 30cm high. It is about 12 years old and has been awesome for us.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 14:09

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 14:09
Hi SJ
We have the RV4 and would be the best tent we have purchased. We have a Southern Cross tent which is also great, but now spends all its time in the shed.

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Reply By: Member - Scott H (QLD) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 15:08

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 15:08
We have the RV4 with the ground saver, fly, deluxe side panels & front panel. Like the above-mentioned posts, we are very pleased with the purchase. Agreed, it takes a "little" longer than the advertised 30 seconds but not as long and complicated as a "normal" tent.

The ground saver does a great job at protecting the bottom of the tent and keeping it clean. The front and side panels create an extra screen proof room that we use for storage and as a social area with a light at night for reading or rigging fishing lines before heading to sleep in the bedroom area.

The sleeping area of the RV4 easily takes a queen sized inflatable mattress plus our personal bags. It won't take much more than this.

I recommend it.





Hope this helps,

Scott

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Follow Up By: kiwicampers - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:24

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:24
Hi Scott

Could you please tell me when you fit the fly does it become part of the tent (that is stays together as one piece) or do you have to put the tent up first and then fling the fly on top every time? Also do you keep the front panel and side panels on the tent and then roll the lot up together or do you keep them all separate?

Thank you for your assistance.

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Malc
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:35
Malc,
The fly can stay on the tent but we take the front and side panels off.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:48

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:48
Hi Malc,

We take our fly off each time we pack up. It only involves the unzipping of one zipper where it attaches to the top of the tent.

It has been a welcome addition in a few circumstances. We purchased it after a large owl pooped on our OzTent when camping up at Chilli Beach late last year. On the first outing with the fly, the tent remained 100% dry in the biggest tropical downpour I've ever experienced out camping. This was at Elim Beach, north of Cooktown, in the annual wet season!

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Scott
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Follow Up By: kiwicampers - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 13:20

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 13:20
Thanks guys,
We are looking at a tent which meets the following:
- I can stand up in it (6'2")
- Easy to put up
- Robust as we intend living in it while we travel around Australia. Thus a tent that we can put quickly for a one night stay and also large enough to be comfortable in if we stay put for a few nights.
Many people suggest the Black Wolf Turbo series. Did either of you look at this tent and if so what made the Oz Tent more attractive?
I am also interested in the "seasoning". Our previous tent was a Macpac which was made of reflex which didnt require any extra treatment. How did you go about this? Or, Scott, was yours "seasoned" at Elim?
Also do you carry your tents (plus flys, panels etc) on the roof rack in the bag supplied or in one of the Oz Pods?
Thank you once again for your assistance.
Kind regards
Malc
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:06

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:06
I didn't "season" my tent prior to Elim so, yes, I believe it was seasoned there!

We carry the OzTent and its accessories in the Rhino roof rack.

Photo - OzTent on roof rack coming down into Elim Beach

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Reply By: Wok - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:13

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:13
SJ

I have the original TRAKKA [about RV4 size]...think its about 13years young. Its finally starting to show its age....the insect screen zips are tearing & the lower corners are wearing through....still with a bit of Shu-Gu & tlc theres life in her yet :)

The recent winds @ Cooktown tipped her & a couple of rods were bent....so now she has a bit of a lean!

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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:43

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:43
Hi oztours,
We've had the original Oztent for years.
Only two of us. It's a bit stuffy in the Tropics.
The middle sized one, it fits a queen sized air bed with room, between the door & the mattress where we put shoes, torch and a small bedside plastic table
Only drawback is its' size when packed.
It's been great but now we're getting older and hubby is having trouble with Leukeamia it's getting harder to lift it up onto the roof.
We have a small screen room which you attatch to the front with extra poles for when we want to stay anywhere for a few days and the insects are bad.
We have a thick tarp underneath it which extends 4' out in front and about 6" either side.
Be careful when you put it up that you haven't got it streched out so tight that when you zip up the front doors particularly the gause ones that it tears away from the zip.
Take care, safe travels.
Regards Ma.
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Reply By: Member - Scott H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:37

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:37
Also be sure to check out OzTent's new "Jet Tent" range ...

Jet Tent by OzTent


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Reply By: oztours - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:01

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:01
Does anyone have an RV1 and is it big enough for 2 adults?
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Reply By: Member - cuffs (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:08

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:08
Don't play with toy tents buy a Black Wolf fits behind the drivers seat.

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