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Oztent RV-3

Oztent RV-3

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3.5

8 reviews
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    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Portability
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Reasonable Product, terrible after sales support

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I bought his tent from Tentworld in Tweed. After 4mths of use, the stitching at the bottom corner of the tent started to wear and a hole appeared in the tent. If it was a $200 tent I would accept it, but at $700, I was expecting a longer life from it. I lodged a warranty claim that has been going for 4 weeks now with no resolution or feedback. Both Tentworld and Oztent are pushing the responsibility to the other party. After sales service from both companys is less than desirable.

Purchased in November 2020 at Tentworld for $699.00.

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Quick set up however huge to carry around

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Loved this text for the ease of setting up and packing away. Whatever weather the tent is up within a matter of minutes. However when it folds down the item is huge to carry around therefore you have to plan packing the car well. Also the hinges on the front of the tent have a lot of pressure on them when using a fly or something similar. Nothing broken but doesn't quite look right/may have issues in the future. I have used this tent 20+ times and overall very happy with the performance and look.

Purchased in April 2017 for $800.00.

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Bass Yabbie

Bass YabbieAshwood

  • 4 reviews
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Expensive tent but worth every cent - order the fly and you won't get any condensation

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tessa

tessa

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

weak frame materials . great design.

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pulled up tent and main bar on front roof bent out of shape.got sent new one but need advise to dismantle bent bar out of hinges. rear right corner support out of shape. the internal frame is just plain weak. for 1000aus i could have bought a stronger tent. i would rather spend 10 minutes putting up a stronger tent . only used it 3 times for 3 nights each time. i will keep using it but dont have much faith for the future.

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Don't buy it!!

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Yes its a quick tent to set up but only suitable for calm, sunny days.. A little wind and the corners will break. I used mine for the first time and it broke. Was raining and wasn't even that windy and it still broke. I know 5x people that have brought one and it has happened to all of them. Oz tent don't cover under warranty. For the price should last.
Save your Money.

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HappyorNot

HappyorNotSydney, NSW

  • 9 reviews
  • 18 likes

Top tent going strong after many years

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Wandin Valley

Wandin ValleyNortham

  • 8 reviews
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This is a very Good Tent

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greg

gregcampbells creek

Doesn't like strong wind

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A year ago I bought an RV3 tent. Good all round tent in good weather. Recently I was camping in it during a thunder storm. It did not like the 90 km/hr winds at all. One of the internal frame braces collapsed under the pressure of the wind and the rain was seeping through the canvas with the wind behind it. Expected better for a tent of this price.

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Questions & Answers

Mark T.

Mark T.asked

Where are Oztents made?

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Johan M.
Johan M.

Australia

Tarzan and Jane

Tarzan and Janeasked

My partner and I are looking at getting one of these for our adventure around Australia. We have a roof top and and looking at one of these as a "side room" for cooking and extra storage etc. We will be using it in all weather, every day, all year round (for up to 5 years). Wanting to know what you guys experienced in heavy winds/rain? Getting down to crunch time and want long lasting quality product. Thanks!!

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Bass Yabbie
Bass Yabbie

It's a great product but we've learned no one set up covers every contingency. You know the main room in the Oz Tent is tapered down yeah so you'll lose some standing space? It's very eclosed and well sealed though so no bugs. We've had basically a river flowing under us some nights and not got wet. I guess you could use that for tapered area for storage. Durability isnt the issue as long as you order the fly with it. They are incredibly well made and very durable. Once you've attached the fly, just leave it on. You can roll it up if you want but no need to take it off each time. The front awning area you can also attach side panels of you wish, which when fitted will give you two rooms (No sewn in floor in second Oz Tent room then though so bugs will get under). The oz tent second awning rooms are great for a longer stay but not an option for overnighters as they are a bit fiddly to zip the panels on and off. The downside of your Oz Tent is rocky ground as its tough to peg your Oz tent down but tough for any tent. Have you considered gettign an awning fitted and buying an awning room to hang under it? That's unless your car is a standard sedan. We decided if we did a similar trip we would need different options for different conditions so would have a roof top tent, awning and fully enclosed mesh awning room (and panel covers for rain/low sun) awning room must have a sewn in floor for when mossies and flies bad and we would strap our oz tent on as well for times we don't want to camp by the car (sometimes you have to park on gravel and walk to the grass to camp but cant drive there or camp by a river but your car is blocked from getting there). The reason for all these options is sometimes you also want to set up your camp spot but then take your vehicle on a drive. Roof top tent you have to take down and set up each time. When camping in the desert for example, we'd set our Oz tent up then use our 4WD to go on exploration drives, if camping in the wet and mud, roof top tent is way best, cooking you need shelter and protection from flies and mossies so thats when we;d use the mesh awning room with sewn in floor. Hope that helps and hasnt confused you further. The basic premise is Australia is so varied you need more than one option.

tessa
tessa

forget oz tents . made in china. overpriced. buy an aldi tent.

Tarzan and Jane
Tarzan and Jane

Thanks Bass Yabbie! We really appreciate your detailed response! We will be sleeping in a roof top tent on a jack off canopy and were looking at having the oztent for a cooking/ leisure area. We looked at awnings but haven't been convinced with the quality of some of the awnings and their side wall enclosures (which is when we came across the oztent :)). If we stayed at one place for a few weeks we wanted to make sure this would do the withstand whatever conditions Aus has to throw at us. But maybe we should consider it for a back up in case we can't pitch it at a rocky site. We're seriously considering it with all of the great reviews we've read (unless someone can recommend some other set up/brands we might not have thought about) and maybe replace the poles for more heavy duty ones?

Herb

Herbasked

Rv3 great tent for our needs.Everything works as it should ,until I try to get it back in the bag and zip up.I have followed the instructions about leaving flaps and doors open and or rolled up (tightly)and folding the arms in correct order. Why is this?
This on a dry hot day how will it go when having to break camp in the rain
Thanks for any advice.

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greg
greg

I only have the canopy rolled up,then pack as described, as tight as possible. Gets easier with practice.

HappyorNot
HappyorNot

Sounds like they still have the tight bags. I did the zipper on mine after a couple of years of tight zip ups and bought a RV4 bag as replacement. The RV4 bag is perfect size for the RV3 tent. Also from memory I think i often packed the peg bag and the awning poles separate when i had the original bag.

Herb
Herb

Excellent advice everyone,thanks for the help
Herb

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CategoryTents
Room TypeSingle Room
Sleeping Capacity4
Price (RRP)$1149
Height1.9m
Width2.4m
Depth2m
Weight21kg
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