They flap a bit in strong winds, they sometimes get a little bit of condensation inside, and ours are big and require some ‘oomph’ to get in and out of the trailer. But our OzTent RV3 canvas contraptions are fantastic. Really easy to erect and secure, and very dry. We endured three days of torrential rain in our RV3 on our research trip, and despite 140 mm (5.5 inches) of warm summer rain over one 24 hr period, we were completely dry inside. We’ll show you how to put them up and bring them down, and some of the little tricks to ensure it feels like home from day one.
Putting Up and Pulling Down the Tent
There are so many incredible landscapes throughout New Zealand that we could easily have spent each of our 45/90 nights on tour in a different beauty spot. But we appreciate that erecting your comfy canvas home every night could become a bit of a drag. So, you’ll be glad to hear that the vast majority of our stays are for two nights or more – giving you time to explore the area without having to break camp every morning. Indeed, we only put up our tents in the afternoon and pull them down the next day a total of 10 times across the whole 90-day tour (7 times in the 45-day South Island tour). Again, we want you to relax and enjoy New Zealand as much as you possibly can.