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Old 09-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Here is a pic of our current bad weather (ie: rain) outside setup. Fairly simple but seems to be effective.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Looks like it keeps you dry. Do you use a ground cloth too? I like the seasonal attire.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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Nice Len! Also, I've never seen your awning setup but I've heard about it. that's what I was wanting to do but decided against it due to my CCV top being so high up. I'm worried about getting to it to lower it if a storm blows in fast. Any regrets or has it worked out?
I even ordered my awning with extra long poles to do this but didn't. Neat.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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We have had 2-3 times we have needed to take the awning down for bad weather. We find it easy to "drop the top", stow the awning and then "pop the top" again. When putting the top down temporarily we are not fussy about doing a 'clean' stow. Just get it down so we can reach the awning bag. This has worked fine for us. Also like that two of our penthouse windows are 90% sheltered by the awning during blowing (mildly that is) rains.
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Cool. Thanks for the info. Do you leave it up there while traveling?

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Re: Rainy weather outside setup

For our Tour de Lost Coast
I prepped for wet weather
The Oz tent was part of the set up
As well as some really cool rain gear and a Fav Hooded Rain Coat
Good News= we were fully prepared for rain
Bad News= never really rained and didnt get to use my cool toys
Good News= never really raind and didnt HAVE to use my cool toys :)

Oz Tent
Sorry dont have more angles on the shots
We have a side wall on the tent that zips
from the top of the fly and end of the tent
result: Tent w/ floor, Rainfly w/ Fiamma, and that is all closed w/ the back wall

this link shows the side panel better

http://us.oztent.com/products/viewProdu ... oductid=79




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Old 09-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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Re: Rainy weather outside setup

Talking to a guy from Sweden once while in Nova Scotia taking some sights in on the Bay of Fundy. It was going between misting and raining. We all had rain jackets, rain pants, and water resistant hiking boots on. To paraphrase him: "There is not such thing as poor weather, just poorly prepared people". His small kids also had on full rain suits on.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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Re: Rainy weather outside setup

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Originally Posted by billwilson
For our Tour de Lost Coast
I prepped for wet weather
The Oz tent was part of the set up
As well as some really cool rain gear and a Fav Hooded Rain Coat
Good News= we were fully prepared for rain
Bad News= never really rained and didnt get to use my cool toys
Good News= never really raind and didnt HAVE to use my cool toys

Oz Tent
Sorry dont have more angles on the shots
We have a side wall on the tent that zips
from the top of the fly and end of the tent
result: Tent w/ floor, Rainfly w/ Fiamma, and that is all closed w/ the back wall

this link shows the side panel better

http://us.oztent.com/products/viewProdu ... oductid=79
Bill,

Love the OZ Tent/awning setup. We have an RV-5 OZ Tent, and at some point I'd like to get an awning on our teardrop and connect them together just like you did.


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Old 09-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Here is a pic of our current bad weather (ie: rain) outside setup. Fairly simple but seems to be effective.
Hijacking a bit here since we don't do rain in the Southwest any more but we do heat still, currently exploring the dubious pleasures of August temperatures at the end of September. Our old MSR Outfitters rainfly solution isn't nearly as nice as the OzTents but we use it to shade the refrigerator side of the SMB:



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