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oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:28 am

Ooooh...in love with my new oztent rv5. I haven't tried it out (but plan to this weekend). At this stage I am still circling it and admiring it.

We are keen to add some side panels to it so that we can have the dog sleep under the awning with some protection from the wind/rain etc. I like the look of the peaked side panels but am worried that it will shorten up the awning a bit much. Does anyone have them or can tell me how much length they take off the awning (if any)?

Also what about the fly? Is it worthwhile?
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby jcd » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:12 pm

smiththenovice wrote:Also what about the fly? Is it worthwhile?


I can't help with the peaked sides, but I do have a fly for my RV-2. It is great when the weather is chilly outside (probably less than 10 deg C) as it helps eliminate problems with condensation in the tent while sleeping. The fly also helps if you have no shade on a hot summer day in that it keeps the inside of the tent a little bit cooler by keeping the direct sunlight off the surface of the tent. It is pretty easy to put up and the fly can stay attached to the tent when it is packed up and put in its bag for traveling. It comes with two extra collapsable poles, ropes and pegs. I'd certainly recommend it if you were going to be staying somewhere for more than one night.

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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby Titch » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:39 pm

Our RV 2 oztent is used with the peak sides, the loss is minimal.
The extra privacy is worth it
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby tezzaglen » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:54 am

we have the peaked side panels on our Rv5 and we don't notice any difference in the awning length
also using the fly does help keep the condesation down inside the tent

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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks for the advice. I have picked up a fly and am still thinking about whether to get the sides, peaked sides, or deluxe screen room. I think the screen room looks good, just not sure yet about how easily it goes up...there doesn't seem to be much info on the oztent website.

Just thought maybe we could put the dog in the screen room and that way he'll be a bit more protected from snakes and creepy crawlies. I know I can hear the country dogs laughing...He has a sense of adventure but is not really a roughing it kind of dog :***
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby Titch » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:10 pm

Our 49 klg dog use to live next to our awning, in a $15 kids tent. water proof enough, pop up.
He went in and we pulled up just the fly screen, when he was bothered by fly,s during the day.
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:55 pm

titch wrote:Our 49 klg dog use to live next to our awning, in a $15 kids tent. water proof enough, pop up.
He went in and we pulled up just the fly screen, when he was bothered by fly,s during the day.
I do not know how to paste a photo.
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby Titch » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:18 pm

A $15 dollar tent is a lot cheaper than paying for fly strike.
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:45 pm

smiththenovice wrote:Oh good. Glad to know our baby is not the only...well...baby!



There are a few 'babies' connected to this forum smithy.....I can assure you that your baby is not alone.

Cheers Gypsy and the 'girls'.....
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:09 pm

Fly strike...really? eww that sounds awful, I had never even thought of that. But definitely sounds like something to avoid.
And Gypsy, your 'girls' look so loved. Great pic!
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:12 pm

smiththenovice wrote:
And Gypsy, your 'girls' look so loved. Great pic!


They are pretty spoiled smithy and they deserve every bit of it too.....
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:15 pm

smiththenovice wrote:Fly strike...really? eww that sounds awful, I had never even thought of that. But definitely sounds like something to avoid.



See link for info.

http://www.dogster.com/guides/dog_healt ... fly_strike


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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:00 am

Thanks for the fly strike info gypsylady and titch and thanks also for all your oztent advice.
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:55 am

smiththenovice wrote:Thanks for the fly strike info gypsylady and titch and thanks also for all your oztent advice.



You are most welcome....glad to help.
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Re: oztent peaked side panels

Postby smiththenovice » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:53 am

Just wanted to say, as usual, you guys were on the money with your advice. I ended up getting the fly and the screen room. As you said, the fly is good. I was kind of wrong about the screen room.

Don't get me wrong, it is good (as you would expect from oztent), but not really quite what I wanted. It takes a bit of putting together...two cross poles for the dome top and then four twist lock steel poles. It is very light. I'm sure it will come in handy for something but in terms of being able to bang it up quick like the oztent, it takes a bit more time. Being light I think you'd need to really peg it down well, especially in the wind.

Anyway, I picked up the peaked sides and yes, they are great! I should have listened to you all in the first place and saved myself $300 + :--? .
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