Agreed...and certainly the most comfortable way to go. When I was sitting in the tent Sunday morning I was overcome with the feeling I was 10 years old sitting in my treehouse snug as a bug in a rug.It's the only way to go in my opinion. Just wish it hadn't taken me so many years to realize it.
I appreciate that advice. It sounds logical to get the biggest you can since its a large investment (to me anyways).The Tepui ruggedized line of tents are rock solid. I replaced a standard Kukenam with a ruggedized Kukenam XL. In addition to the larger footprint, the diamond plate base is much stronger (and a bit heavier) than the standard aluminum base. The canvas is also heavier insulting better and withstanding wind , rain and snow to a greater degree. My advice is always get the biggest tent you can fit and afford. You will never wish your tent was smaller.
I really dig the OzTent but the biggest disadvantage I see with it is if it's raining like crazy it will be set up and taken down in mud. Is this something you found negative about the tent?I've always wanted an RTT, but the girlfriend and 150 lbs. St Bernard keep the tent on the ground. After a couple weekends in the OzTent RV-5, I think that will be the next tent purchase.
Tepui makes great stuff and always go out of their way to keep their users happy. The tents are well made (look at their Death Valley wind storm video) and always working to tweak their design. They are in Santa Cruz, and might be local enough for a lot of the OB folks (re: save on shipping).
You mean vs. a RTT? Sure that could be a downside, but compared to most other tents, setting up in the mud with an OzTent is a great option. It has a thick rubber floor compared to any other ground tent I've seen, and it extends up the walls about 6" on all four sides. Both times I used the OzTent, it was in dry conditions.I really dig the OzTent but the biggest disadvantage I see with it is if it's raining like crazy it will be set up and taken down in mud. Is this something you found negative about the tent?
Nice set up you got their. If you don't mind me asking what size of tent is that and how many people fit in it. I'm a family of four and found a trailer like that here in Jacksonville, Fl and was looking at getting a setup like that to pull behind my Rubicon. ThanksIt's the only way to go in my opinion. Just wish it hadn't taken me so many years to realize it.