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Tent Reviews: OzTent RV-4

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
17.00 KG
600.00
1
Bathtub
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Average User Rating:
9.3/10 from 10 reviews

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10 Reviews of the OzTent RV-4

By: Karlytown  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

After very long service for our old Outwell Hartford XL ( the old type with inner pitch first ) and a four year long business case, I finally got my wife to agree to us investing in an Oz tent. The Outwell was great when it was up, but the two hour pitch time was beginning to kill me !

We also found ourselves spread between the three rooms, the main area would just become a dumping ground. My wife , who needs a ' special' bed , would end up alone in one of the Pods and feel alone and left out.

So it was the pitch time and idea of a space big enough for all of us that did it for me. We settled on the Oz Tent RV 5, with floor saver ( a must) , side panels, front panel and solar fly ( NB this is also an essential if you buy one of these tents. It protects from the sun yes, and provides great ventilation. More importantly, it prevents condensation inside your sleeping area.

We also bought the screen room, which was not necessary, but makes for a nice break out space.

Pitching is a breeze and the 30 second rule is true, but adding all the extras and making sure you are pegged down properly takes the time up to a bit longer. 30 to 40 mins, depending on how practiced you are.

The big test was the wife. She loves it ! Plenty of room to move around in at standing height, but all four of us snuggled into one big roomy space. Brilliant !

Agree with other posts about bulk and size of packed weight. Tying mine to roof bars at the minute ( beware the tent bag is not 100% water proof.) but planning on a trailer. We don't travel light. We bought from Norwhich Camping and leisure, who were superb, especially when I had some issues with a damaged pole, which in truth, was my own fault.

I also bought a couple of extra poles and guys, so I could rig the front panel as an extra porch area to cook under. Brilliant.The poles are great. Pull twist lock.

Sheer quality all round, a truly well thought out product with the user at the heart of the design. Every small detail thought out, like the double loops to tie back the fly screens and the door panels separately.

Well worth it.
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By: Leesbay  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Bought second hand in great condition and added side awnings, front screen, tagalong tent and fly sheet, and side awning

Probably the best all round tent I have had

Very quick, very versatile for solo or family camping

If Oztent could accommodate a wood stove like my tipi and reduce the packed bag size to fit in the car (2m long) it would get 10 / 10

Apart from the two 'wants' its a great tent and worthy of the asking price. You get what you pay for and these tents last years if looked after
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By: Singers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I reviewed the OZTENT RV4 after first using it in Aberaron in high wind's and promised an update when back from 8 nights in Tenby last month.

We camped at Meadow Farm on the most exposed corner facing the 30 MPH wind, gusting to 45MPH, and heavy rain.

I left the awning up but stowed the side panels. I forgetting to close the top vents and side vent facing the rain so we took on some water during the night on one side. Had I lowered the awning then the front would have been fully protected.

The tent was unruffled by the high gusting wind (to us)

And the OZTENT RV4 has proved to be an excellent buy.

On returning home the weather changed for the better so we didn't unpack the tent and headed for the Lakes next morning.

Coniston Hall. With 28c on 28 Sept. The tent was a pure delight to use.

Most enjoyable in hot weather, with the Solar Fly, and extremely competent in strong wind. Remains 10/10
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By: Andycwb  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Updating after a year of using the RV-4 - I've spent about 12 nights in it in that time. Downside, as others have noted is that is's big and heavy and has to travel on the roof-rack.

In use it's great. It goes up quickly, though putting the extra side panels on and having it all sit right takes a bit of practice. There's just enough space for a cooking table plus two of us to sit down inside the front, plus plenty of sleeping space for two using Therma-a-rest Dreamtime XL SIMs.

It's been up in some fairly strong winds and survived, though take care to lock poles properly if the wind is getting up (some extra guys are useful as well).

Only once has there been noticeable condensation inside, and that was a very wet and humid night. I plan on adding the tag-a-long for more space for longer trips.
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By: Singers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I spent considerable time researching a suitable tent for my wife and I to use around Europe next year.

We hope to spend 3 months touring so I want a strong and reliable tent.

My choice was influenced by the '30 second' claim by the manufacturers and uTube, US and Au videos by Camping Magazines.

I bought the RV4 with side panels, solar reflective fly and a roof Basket for my old L.Rover.

My first time to Camp since the Boy Scouts took us to the West Wales coast. The RV4 was a breeze,(pun intended) to put-up, in a strong wind by my wife and I - both novices. I had to peg down the ground sheet to stop it blowing away before putting up the RV4. The pitch next to us was later taken by a Belgian couple whose tent was damaged by the strong wind while they tried to erect it and they rented a smaller one on-site.

That night 5 tents on-site blew down. The RV4 was a pleasure to live in and never caused us to worry or regret our purchase.

We are going camping again, to S/W Wales, in 2 weeks as we have such confidence in this product.

Excellent 10/10.

I will update this review after our next trip to Wales this month.
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By: Landyed  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This has to be the bees knees. Ok it doesn't exactly fold up into a compact bundle and you do need a fairly large car to get it in or use a roof rack but its speed of erection and strength of construction are amazing. We used it in the mournes on a VERY windy night. At 10pm there were probably 70 tents on the site, by 7am,10or so. Most had packed up or got blown down overnight.Only thing I did was park the landrover closer to shelter the door. The tent can be bought on its own or with extra zip-on panels to give an extra room. Well worth getting.If you want a tent to use for a lifetime and you don't like faffing about with poles this is the one to get.The 30 second erection is no idle boast. My 5' wife can put the main part of the tent up in the 30 secs herself no problem.
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By: Chrismartinuk  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

My mate took his RV-4 to Wales last weekend. It stood up to a storm force 10 in the Nant-peris camp-site, plus sideways rain.

This tent is a true enigma of construction! The poles were tested to the limit and beyond. The hinges were bending like mad, but held! Our bottle gave out before the tent did so we packed up and came home!

A truly amazing bit of kit. Bearing in mind this thing has the aerodynamic capabilities of a house brick, it is definitely a contender for dire-weather shelters! Though, the noise of the gusts was overwhelming! Thank you Oztent!
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By: Chrismartinuk  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Really amazing bit of kit this. So quick to put up and get dry whilst you arrange all the other gear under the rain hood.

Only a 4 berth if not using frame camp beds. Can only really squeeze 3 in comfortably. With airbeds or thermarest type set-up would be much better.

Very good at keeping wind out, but condensation is a bit of a problem if you don't set the vents correctly!

Needs a big car to fit inside - I think the unit in the bag is something like 6 foot long! Easier to put on the roof in our experience!

Great tent for base-camp style setup as you can get a few inside in poor weather!

Highly recommended, but it should be good for the price!
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By: Hazysunshine  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I have a RV4 which we have used on a variety of trips. It is easy to erect and great for camping in. We have an RV4 but there are just the two of us, this gives us plenty of space for sleeping and keeping our gear in. I particularly like the large window in the rear of the tent as it stops it getting stuffy. Ventilation in general is very good. Apart from the speed in erecting it, its other big advantage is the good headroom in the tent, you can stand up in it easily. It has coped superbly with all types of weather from howling gales when it was almost the only tent left standing, torrential rain and brilliant sunshine - standard summer holiday lol.

I wouldn't use any other type of tent anymore.

Perhaps the only drawback with it is the pack size of the tent.
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By: Andycwb  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Only pitched in the garden so far. The main tent lives up to the 30 second claim. Even with the footprint groundsheet, you can get from parking the car to zipped inside the secured tent in 5 minutes tops.

With the front and sides attached the pitch time is more like 15-20 minutes, and there's a bit of a knack to getting the poles to sit right, but with a bit of practice even this should be pretty quick. Will post an update when I've used it in anger!
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Manufacturer's Description

The OZTENT RV-4 is an evolutionary change which maintains the same pack size as the RV-3 but has an innovative pullout floor section at the back to give you more space. Bigger tent same pack size!! This model, together with the RV-3, are currently our two best selling models.

Made from high quality waterproof Rip-Stop Poly-Cotton Canvas and a heavy duty heat sealed PVC floor. All OZTENTS are guaranteed waterproof and are covered by a full 2 year warranty. All NEW Oztent models now come with side windows and zippered power inlet.

Standard inclusions: Aluminium awning poles x 2, heavy duty pegs and a waterproof carry bag.

http://www.oztent.com/
UK stockist http://www.boab.biz/

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