Oztent RV5 Canvas Touring Tent – How to setup and pack away

Oztent RV5 Canvas Touring Tent – How to setup and pack away


(joyful and energetic music) – Hi guys, Ben from Snowys is here today with the Oztent RV5. Now, this is the biggest
and most popular tent in the RV range, and it’s the only
one you can realistically or comfortably fit two
stretches in, so it’s used by touring couples, also really good for a family of four, two adults and two kids. it’s going to be squeezy
for the five people that Oztent recommend it for. Weighs about 25 kilos,
two metres in length by 40 centimetres by 20, so
you’re gonna need a roof rack or a trailer to transport it. I’m gonna show you how to set
it up and pack it away today. I’ll start with what’s in the bag. So, inside the durable synthetic carry bag that you get with the RV5,
you’ve got the main tent which is secured by a little strap here. You got two awning poles, a bag of pegs, the heavy-duty pegs, and
a couple of guy ropes, and you get your instruction
manual with some repair fabrics I’m gonna put this stuff aside, unroll the tent and start to set it up. Suppose I pull this first
bit of fabric out here. This is the floor,
whichever way this points is going to be where our
door is for the tent. We then unfold out this two arms here. They’re labelled A and B; this is B. B we always want to fold out first, and it’s always the last one
we fold in when we pack it up. Once we’ve got the two arms folded out, if it was a windy day,
I’d recommend putting a couple of pegs in place
before we pull the tent up, so that it doesn’t end up
in someone else’s campsite. It’s nice and calm here today, so I’ll step in here, and I’ll
grab this little Oztent tab and pull the top of the tent up. So as I pull this up, I just
want to make sure it raises evenly on both sides. I want to get to this top point here, I support it with one arm,
I need to step inside, and lock the poles into place. So while I’m supporting
the top of the tent up here so it doesn’t collapse
backwards, I need to grab these poles, slide them up,
and invert them into place. I did that on the other side as well. So the tent’s now freestanding,
but, before we step out, we need to lock or put these
velcro tabs around the frame. That just stops it from inverting too far. One last thing we’ll do
before we step out of the tent is just to push these corners out and so it’s nice and
taut across the front. That’s the frame of the tent in place. I just need to put pegs
around the base now. (hammering metal pegs) There’s a few extra peg
points in the RV5 over, and it tops some of the
smaller tents in the RV range. There is another one on the side here, also got four across the back here. It is important that we put these all in. The corner ones obviously
hold the tent in place, but these ones here actually
pull this wall out a little bit and create more internal space. So, we’ve got six more pegs
to put in around the back. (hammering metal pegs) Now, if you’re setting the
tent up for long periods or, particularly, in windy weather, you’d always put the guy ropes up. There are four in total:
there’s two pockets, one on each corner in the back here, and you’ve got one on each
corner on the side here as well. So, when you’re setting
it up for long periods, always put the guy ropes in place. One other thing I mention
before we set the awning up is you might wonder what
this zip is at the top here. That’s to attach the fly sheet;
it’s an optional accessory. The fly sheet simply zips on there, then it covers the back of the tent. Next thing’s the awning. I’ve just grabbed what I need
to set the awning up here. I’ve got a couple of tent
pegs that I’ll put into place, I’ve got my two guy ropes;
I’ve just tied loops in the end here so they
can go over the end of the spigots here, and
a couple of awning poles. We need to unroll this
under these three tabs that the awning unfurl should always be rolled up like this for storage. Put a awning pole in
place and guide them out. (hammering pegs) So that’s the awning set up
and extended to the full height of the 1.9 metre post. There is an extra guy rope
here that I could peg out to to either stop this from flapping around, but there is a little
stiffener bar in here so it stops the flapping too much. If I was to peg that
out, pull it down too, it also creates a bit
of a runoff from water. Alternatively, I could drop
one of these poles down, so the awning slopes and
water could run off this way. I’ll mention one other thing. There is an eyelet here in this awning, so we could essentially
put those poles at this point here and slope it down in the front. These are ideally for taller poles particularly those that
come with the accessory kit the peg side panels. It creates this peaked roof in here and occasionally enclose this wall with all of these zips
and velcro that feature around the sides of the tent. So that is how you set up the Oztent RV5, super easy, 30 odd seconds
for this part here, a little bit longer to
get all the awning set up, but I did it by myself, and it was only really a few minutes work. And pack down is just as easy. I’m going to start by
pulling the awning down. So before we go any further,
we need to roll the awning up. We can only pack the tent to
over the awning rolled up; we don’t want to leave it unrolled. Once I’ve done this, I
can go around and pull all the pegs out around the base. (pegs clanking) The last thing we want to do
at the back of the tent here is push this fabric inside the tent so that it’s inside the frame. It’s going to make packing up
or flattening down of the tent a whole lot easier, so
I’ve pushed that inside, I can feel the frame on the edge here. So I’ve just grab my poles
and my pegs and my bag, and I put them at the
back of the tent there, ready to be rolled into
once we flattened it down because the next thing we need to do is hold the top of this,
reverse the poles inside, and the tents going to lay flat again. So now we just need to
make sure while we’re collapsing those poles that
we keep hold at the top of the tent here or our
little Oztent tent tag here to stop it from collapsing on top of us. You’ll see the importance
now in leaving these doors open too, so we’ve got somewhere to stand while the tent collapses down. Now as I drop this, I’m just
going to make sure it goes down nice and evenly, so the
frame doesn’t twist, and, as I go, I’m gonna pull this fabric inside the tent here,
so, when it lays down, it’s all nice and neat. (tent rustling) So now I’ve got a little flat,
we need to fold the arms in. We start with A and then fold B. (joyful and energetic music)
(tent rustling) We’re then left with this
little triangle of fabric that goes up over the top. Then we grab our strap and
secure it all into place. Then we just put it right back in the bag. (tent and bag rustling) (zippers fastening) That’s the RV5 packed
away back in its bag. Pretty easily done with one person; it’s always going to be easier with two. You can grab these at snowys.com.au lowest prices every day, and we deliver free to just
about anywhere in Australia. Thanks for watching,
we’ll see you next time. (joyful and energetic music) (keyboard typing)
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