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Old 08-05-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
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Oz Tents 30 second set up

Very cool
Cant sleep, found these

Not light weight, but very sweet

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Old 08-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

That's the tent that Saabman has:


More info and images here and here.

http://us.oztent.com/

I agree it is very cool. Had a European tent trailer once - a Holtkamper - that was very similar.

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Nice!! Great videos too...
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

Its a bit funky looking and heavy

BUT:
we can carry the xtra weight
30 second one person set up makes for a nice deal
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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

I had one of these for a while and it was a great tent..
my younger son could set it up in under 30sec and the heavy canvas meant sleeping in mornings or taking a nap during the day was perfect.
The only issue is the length when stowed, that is why I got rid of mine and went with a roof top tent at the time.
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I had one of these for a while and it was a great tent..
my younger son could set it up in under 30sec and the heavy canvas meant sleeping in mornings or taking a nap during the day was perfect.
The only issue is the length when stowed, that is why I got rid of mine and went with a roof top tent at the time.
Would you agree that stuffing it on my rack
On the right or left side (see pic), would elminate the lenght issue?

Also, aside from the bulk and weight, would you buy this again?

my goal is EASY set up .....

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:40 PM   #7
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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

I loved that tent and everyone that I know that has one loves theirs...
I have even seen one get tumbled about in Baja and do fine, great tent.

I would buy one again in a heartbeat if I wanted a quick and easy tent to setup.
However storage on the roofrack would take some effort to figure out. These are heavy (double check the wgt on the model you are thinking of) and LOOOONG.
As I am thinking about it, more than likely I would climb up on the roof rack and use a rope to haul the tent up, strap it down then climb down the ladder. The idea of lifting it up there while climbing the ladder doesn't seem possible.
If you have a helper then even better, but know that the handles are only at the middle of the storage case as the idea is to carry it while walking.

Depending on the number of people you need space for the extra bits to make the front awing a room are nice, but not 100% required for 2-4 person use.

lots of talk about them on expeditionportal.com also.
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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

Is the door big enough for wheelchair use?
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Is the door big enough for wheelchair use?

http://us.oztent.com/products/viewProdu ... oductid=41

this tent shows a 2 meter wide width
most of it door

the floor looks like it comes up about 4 inches
but i am shur you could roll in and it would just raise up again
no diff than walking on it

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Re: Oz Tents 30 second set up

yes these work well for a chair...
setup is tough only if you don't drag it or balance it well in your chair...assuming solo setup.
If you have an able body with you then setup is a breeze for them and using one with a cot would make transfers from chair to bed easy
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