We love our Oztent RV5 and as a full time adventurous family we receive a lot of questions about what gear we use, and particularly if we travel with a tent onboard as part of our lap of Australia set up.
There’s nothing better than getting off the beaten track to explore the road less travelled so it was a no brainer for us to pack our trusty Oztent for our big adVANture.
Watch the video on how we set up our 30 second OzTent –
On a recent trip out to Steep Point WA, we took a moment to show you how easy it is to set up:
The OzTent model we have is called the RV5 (a 5 man tent), which fits our family of 4 with loads of room inside for our gear. They call it “the 30 second tent” and it certainly lives up to its name! (see above video!) We also like to have an enclosed covered area to store our chairs, cooking gear and protect us from bitey bugs, so we also have the deluxe peaked side panels and the deluxe front panel which works great for this, as well as the floor saver mat – which extends all the way underneath the base of the tent and out to the front of the awning.
We love this setup and it works great for us. When packed down the OzTent dimensions are 200cm x 40cm x 18cm and it weighs 25kg. We store the tent on the roof of our adventure truck for easy access and our self-inflating sleeping mats and sleeping bags are stored under the lounge in our caravan.
Do you have an OzTent? What’s your camping setup? If you have any questions let us know, we’d be happy to answer them for you.