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    I talked to an Oztent salesman at the Caravaning and Camping Show last week about buying an RV4 for our Cape trip next year. I was a little concerned about the length (2m) being carried on the roof basket. He said a good way of protecting it would be to put it inside some PVC tubing. Has anyone else done this?

    cheers

    Jim
    2004,GXL V6 Auto. ARB bullbar,IPF 900 spotlights, Milford cargo barrier, GME TX3400UHF, Coupler Tec, Cooper AT3's, Safari Snorkel, Dual batteries, King Springs and Bilsteins.

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    Check Oztent website. They have a pod that fits their tents. Only issue may be your roof basket length.
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    2004 KZJ120 Grande Pearl White.ARB Bar,Winch,Safari Snorkel,Dual Batts,DPChip,UHF & HF Radios. Safari Snorkel,17X8 King wheels ,265/70 MTZ. Kaymar rear bar, FourbyFitouts Custom draw system,Cheetah roof rack,Foxwing awning,2" lift,Koni's & King springs all round.

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    • #3
      Rhino also make a basket designed for the Oztent,long and narrow.I made my own when we did our cape trip
      04 GXL 3L TD Toyota Bullbar 2"TJM lift TJM OX hyd winch Blackwidow draws 40LT Engel dual batteries Mickey Thompson ATZ's Steinbauer P Box Airtek snorkel (colour coded)
      Its now gone sad to say but enjoying the replacement LC200 with a BIG list of bits to add.Lifted pre rego

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      • #4
        On a recent hi-country trip a friend of ours bought a pod for his tent..Is a good thing even has a small roller fitted just inside the the door to make it easier to put the tent away...Cost a packet though !
        Sovereign bar,warn 9000lb winch,ipf extreme lights,dual batt,compressor under bonnet,ome suspension,side and rear awning,roller drawers,engel fridge,twin rear floor and double cargo barriers,water tank,tx3400,garmin e-map,rock sliders

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        • #5
          Why go an Oztent? I went down the Oztent path a year or so ago.....They sound good on the DVD and web, but in reality they cost a LOT of money for something that weighs a tonne and is way too long. For half the cost you can go a Blackwolf tent, easy to setup, less weight and more compact. Maybe a rooftop tent would suit you better.....check out 4wd supplies, they have Red Dog Offroad Rooftop tents going for only $950.... http://www.4wdsupplies.com.au/roof-top-tent/
          2007 120 GXL D4D Manual, ARB Bullbar, IPF Spotlights, Piranha Dual Battery system, Safari Snorkel, Uniden UHF, Best Off Road Drawer system, Rhino Rack Alloy Tray, Tow Bar,

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          • #6
            Originally posted by slackdog View Post
            On a recent hi-country trip a friend of ours bought a pod for his tent..Is a good thing even has a small roller fitted just inside the the door to make it easier to put the tent away...Cost a packet though !
            Your friend's initials wouldn't happen to be MP and drive a 95 series?
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            • #7
              Rv5t

              For a around 30% less have a look at getting a Rhino Sunseeker II Awning complete with the Tagalong RV5T. Great combo and the tend when packet up will fit inside your roof basket, and the awnings great for the sun and rain. Have a look a Roof Rack City there prices are very good at the moment

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              • #8
                Here is the link for the rhino rack roof cage, perfect size for an rv4 oztent, http://www.rhinorack.com.au/AccSubCa...ket_335_9.aspx. Or you can do what I'm going to do for my old man, make a cage as others have done. Cheers samo
                Last edited by samo; 17-06-2012, 09:34 PM.
                had an 03 gx 120 with some gear now got a 2013 bt 50 GT auto some ARB gear.

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                • #9
                  Quite right you are AMTS .
                  Sovereign bar,warn 9000lb winch,ipf extreme lights,dual batt,compressor under bonnet,ome suspension,side and rear awning,roller drawers,engel fridge,twin rear floor and double cargo barriers,water tank,tx3400,garmin e-map,rock sliders

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by grandeandy01 View Post
                    For a around 30% less have a look at getting a Rhino Sunseeker II Awning complete with the Tagalong RV5T.
                    Wouldn't this need to be permanently attached to the awning/car? If you wanted to setup camp then go off anywhere, the tent would have to be packed away as it uses the poles for the awning?
                    04 GXL - Red Centa dual battery, Alloy B/bar, BFG AT's, Rhino Rack commercial bars x 3, GME TX3540, TJM roof cage, Outback Ideas recovery points, LHS rear drawer, 2" Dobinsons/Bilstein lift, ARB CKMA12 air compressor, CoilRite airbags, ARB 2.5m awning, MCC Dual Wheel Carrier, Eagle Eye headlights with 55w hid lo beam.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah gramps you are right. Cheers samo
                      had an 03 gx 120 with some gear now got a 2013 bt 50 GT auto some ARB gear.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the feedback. I won't be going the rooftop tent path as I want to put the second spare, chairs etc on the roof basket. Will check out the Blackwolf tents.

                        cheers

                        Jim
                        2004,GXL V6 Auto. ARB bullbar,IPF 900 spotlights, Milford cargo barrier, GME TX3400UHF, Coupler Tec, Cooper AT3's, Safari Snorkel, Dual batteries, King Springs and Bilsteins.

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                        • #13
                          Check out Anaconda....They have a great sale on Blackwolf tents...Turbo Lite FS 300 for only $579!! Only weights 15 kg and is 1.2 m long....
                          2007 120 GXL D4D Manual, ARB Bullbar, IPF Spotlights, Piranha Dual Battery system, Safari Snorkel, Uniden UHF, Best Off Road Drawer system, Rhino Rack Alloy Tray, Tow Bar,

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                          • #14
                            G'day Jim the Blackwolf tent is awesome with a type to suit anybody you won't be disappointed with the quality either but from personal experience go online as no one gets close price wise alternatively use the online prices to haggle them down

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                            • #15
                              I take two spare upright polls and a spreader pole, they fit in the tent bag, and use these in place of the awning when on the move. It's still quick and easy. Than down the track I'll build on getting the 30 sec. oz tent for trips to places where longer stays are planed and zip the Tagalong to that for an extra room for storage.

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