What's your experience with OZTENT RV Series tent(s)?

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I hate to dig up an old thread, but I figured it was better than making a new one....


What are peoples' thoughts on the RX-4/5 vs the RV series? Is it worth the $200+ premium?
 

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I hate to dig up an old thread, but I figured it was better than making a new one....


What are peoples' thoughts on the RX-4/5 vs the RV series? Is it worth the $200+ premium?
If not mistaken the RX comes with peaked awning poles, ability to zip in floor under awning.
 

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I hate to dig up an old thread, but I figured it was better than making a new one....


What are peoples' thoughts on the RX-4/5 vs the RV series? Is it worth the $200+ premium?
I dont have any experience with the RX but I do have an RV-5. We love ours. It is generally myself the wife and the dog. We have plenty of room with a double cot to stand up, move around and do anything we need. The part we love about it best is the side panels that attach to the front awning. When you are experiencing bad weather (like we normally do) it gives you a place to sit and get dressed, go potty (we have a toilet we put there), eat or whatever. We do zip our oztent straight onto our Foxwing most of the time and it creates the perfect environment. It is quite bulky to haul and will definitely need to go on the roof rack when transporting. Pretty bulky for one person, but a breeze to setup and take down. Like the previous posts I agree that the bag it comes with is too small and I sent my concerns to Oztent that I'm sure were just handed off to whatever department and thrown away. But we do love the tent itself.
 

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I've never seen an RX up close but after viewing this video, I'd choose an RV for my usage. I purchased my RV-5 with the extra panels but I almost always use it in it's simplest form. I think if I needed an extra room with a floor or encountered more extreme weather, more often, that required the use of the extra fly, I might consider the RX. I purchased my Oztent for it's ease of set-up but setting all that up, in the video, is not my idea of easy.

I'd be interested in comparing the tent material though. Not much info on the RXs "ModCan Ripstop" material. The RV uses 8oz Ripstop Polycotton canvas and I've been happy with it. It "appears" block out more light than the ModCan material but it might just be the pigmentation of the material. In any case, I prefer heavy weighted canvas that blocks out light, breathable and "flaps" the least amount in the wind.

 

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I had a RTT for a while. I switched to an Oztent RV-5 after @theBROFESSOR recommendation and I will NEVER have another tent!!!! When I got the RTT I figured it would make me camp more because of the ease of setup. I was wrong. It was more of a hassle to setup and I actually camped less. With the RV-5 there is an abundance of space. I'm 6' and i can stand up and change no problem. The awning is amazing as well. I can literally have camp setup in under 5 minutes and torn down and rolling out in less than 10. That's including setting up and breaking down my cot and bedroll. I cant say enough great things about it. The ONLY complaint I have is that the bag is a little smaller than i would like and the bag is not water proof. I have to keep it on my roof rack and it gets really wet and water soaks into the tent. you can buy replacement bags, but they are expensive and they are from a different company and have to be shipped from Australia as they have no US distributors. that would be my only gripe though. Also they are super modular so you can add on as you go and have an overlanding condo hahaha
 

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I had a RTT for a while. I switched to an Oztent RV-5 after @theBROFESSOR recommendation and I will NEVER have another tent!!!! When I got the RTT I figured it would make me camp more because of the ease of setup. I was wrong. It was more of a hassle to setup and I actually camped less. With the RV-5 there is an abundance of space. I'm 6' and i can stand up and change no problem. The awning is amazing as well. I can literally have camp setup in under 5 minutes and torn down and rolling out in less than 10. That's including setting up and breaking down my cot and bedroll. I cant say enough great things about it. The ONLY complaint I have is that the bag is a little smaller than i would like and the bag is not water proof. I have to keep it on my roof rack and it gets really wet and water soaks into the tent. you can buy replacement bags, but they are expensive and they are from a different company and have to be shipped from Australia as they have no US distributors. that would be my only gripe though. Also they are super modular so you can add on as you go and have an overlanding condo hahaha
Drifta has retailer in Europe so maybe there is one in the US, they make great Babs for the OZ
 
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I had a RTT for a while. I switched to an Oztent RV-5 after @theBROFESSOR recommendation and I will NEVER have another tent!!!! When I got the RTT I figured it would make me camp more because of the ease of setup. I was wrong. It was more of a hassle to setup and I actually camped less. With the RV-5 there is an abundance of space. I'm 6' and i can stand up and change no problem. The awning is amazing as well. I can literally have camp setup in under 5 minutes and torn down and rolling out in less than 10. That's including setting up and breaking down my cot and bedroll. I cant say enough great things about it. The ONLY complaint I have is that the bag is a little smaller than i would like and the bag is not water proof. I have to keep it on my roof rack and it gets really wet and water soaks into the tent. you can buy replacement bags, but they are expensive and they are from a different company and have to be shipped from Australia as they have no US distributors. that would be my only gripe though. Also they are super modular so you can add on as you go and have an overlanding condo hahaha
Yeah the bag is the only problem. The side panels for the front awning attached to the foxwing make for some sure nuff glamping. It requires about 1/4 acre lol
 
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