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Touring Tents

Postby Cruiser02 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:29 pm

We are wanting to replace a dome tent with a single pole touring tent. Do any forumites have experience with the OzTrail brand of touring tents ? They seem very well priced and made but there are a number of much more expensive brands about. Do we have to pay a high price to get a good one ? :?
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Postby Kramer » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:54 am

I have the Tourer 9+ http://www.oztrail.com.au/canvas_tents/tourer9p.html Its an awesome tent and well priced secondhand at $180. Very easy to put up with its centre pole and you can also get the other poles to remove the centre pole if needed. Its very roomy and I can stand up in it quite easily (I am 185cms tall). Wasn't cold last time I used it in June so I can't tell how well it will insulate compared to the dome tent I used to have!

Here is one on Ebay7 for $239 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tent-Tourer-9-CA ... 8755612703 Just be careful I have heard that they sell factory seconds on Ebay sometimes. Also look a that guys feedback he seems a bit rude. There are a few more on ebay just look for oztrail or tourer.

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Postby Cruiser02 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:20 pm

Thanks Kramer. http://www.tentstore.com.au/ have them for $229 plus postage which seems pretty good and hopefully they are not factory seconds. :D
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Postby Kramer » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:22 pm

Cruiser02 wrote:Thanks Kramer. http://www.tentstore.com.au/ have them for $229 plus postage which seems pretty good and hopefully they are not factory seconds. :D


Thats no worries but the $229 is only the Tourer 9 not the 9+. The 9+ has a little more room for the bed in the back of the tent, It fits a double airbed really easily. Also look in tradingpost.com.au probably pick them up cheaper here. These tents will last forever if looked after.
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Postby garbage » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:16 pm

The floors on most of the Oztrail canvas tents are quite thin. I have seen a version out there with a heavier duty floor that wasn't that much more expensive than the standard. Have a look for this.
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Postby Cruiser02 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:07 pm

Thanks everyone for all your replies. We have purchased an OzTrail Tourer9 as well as the side poles to remove the centre pole. It appears to be very well made. Can't wait to try it out. Three cheers for forums. Aren't they a fantastic way of sharing ideas and information ? :D
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Postby Kramer » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:42 am

Yep cheers for the forum.

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