Black Wolf Turbo tents

Submitted: Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 19:52
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Hi guys ,Just want people`s experience with the Black Wolf Turbo Tent .How easy are they to put up? How easy are they to put away? Also any other advice would be great.Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:00

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:00
Hi uppy,
I have had a black wolf turbo tent for some years now.
We have used it for a Simpson and Canning trip with no issues whats so ever.
Only down size is the weight and size IMHO.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:25

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:25
Thanks for the input .Think that I will give it a go.Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Top End Az - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:07

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:07
Hi Uppy. I have the Turbo 300, so it's canvas and a tad heavy. They go up in about a minute or 2 if you want to put the fly on allow another 5 minutes. You get quicker at it the more practised you are. Pulling it down is quick, just trying to get it all in the bag takes a few minutes and zipped up. I mentioned on here a few weeks ago that when putting them away, if you get a couple of cam straps around it all before putting it in the bag you can minimise the size of it all and it fits in the bag much easier.
Mine is about 25kg or thereabouts, and the 300 bag is 1.5m long so it just fits in the back of my dual cab Dmax.
They are very sturdy and ours has been very durable over numerous trips.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:28

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:28
Thanks Top End, I`m going to give it a go , will use the cam straps .Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:33

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:33
Great tent - easy to put up and pack away, and good quality materials. We've used our Turbo 2.1 on the Simpson and various other trips, and it will be with us on the Canning next year. We chose this ahead of the Oztent because it packs up small enough to fit inside the canopy instead of having to go on the roof.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:31

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:31
wildmax , That sounds like the kind of trip that Im doing.Will give the tent a go.Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: RobAck - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:37

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 20:37
Excellent tent having owned one for around 10 years now which has spent at least 5-6 weeks every year crossing the Simpson and travelling the outback. The trick is to be well practiced in setting up and pulling down and packing away. Simply peg down the corners, step inside and push the centre section up and you are done. Fly is another two minutes at the worst. Like all tents you need a decent ground sheet underneath to help protect the base from penetration by stones and three corner jacks etc.

Ours is a 2.4m sq which is fine for two

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Follow Up By: Top End Az - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 22:45

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 22:45
x2 for the groundsheet. Also helps in those wet dewy mornings when its time to packup the tent. The tarp just folds up leaving the base of the tent clean instead of you getting covered in crap trying to pack it up.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:33

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:33
Guys I`m going to get the Tent and ground sheet.Thanks for the advice. Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: ian - Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 23:45

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 23:45
uppy
I have a 300 lite. great tent. quick and easy to put up or down.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:34

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:34
Thanks Ian
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Reply By: Ben01 - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 01:34

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 01:34
I just recently purchased the turbo 300 plus in the canvas version. I can't comment too much on it yet as I haven't used it but I will say it is quite heavy. 35kgs to be exact. The size of the actual bag makes 35kgs feel a lot heavier.

My advice if you want to buy one is get it online from Snowys. Their prices cannot be beaten. I got mine during a weekend flash sale for $1305 when they normally stock it for $1430ish. By comparison BCF sells the same model for $2050. And everything on snowys is free shipping. I also bought the black wolf ground sheet which perfectly fits the appropriate size tent including awning.

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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:36

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:36
Thanks Ben , We`ll check them out and get a 300,Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: ajd - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 17:38

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 17:38
We have just replaced our Oztent 4 with a Blackwolf 240 and it takes a few minutes longer to set up but it is much better to sleep in.

Warmer in winter and you can have a sleep in when its summer with the fly keeping the light out.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:37

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:37
Thanks ajd, I`m going for the 300 .Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:25

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:25
I had one and sold it not long after
Yes it is a great tent as everyone has said but I think they are much too big and heavy for touring
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:40

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 19:40
Thanks Alby. I`ll see if I agree with you when I get back. Going for the 300.Cheers Uppy
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Follow Up By: RobAck - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 19:29

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 19:29
An interesting view and points to each of our needs being different. We chose the BW240 as it was lighter and more compact to carry on either the roof or inside the Prado and much more comfortable all round. We wanted something you can stand up in to have a comfortable bird bath in privacy and/or change your clothes without rolling around on the ground inside a small tent or swag

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Reply By: Prydey - Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 23:21

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 23:21
Good to read the positive feedback for the BW Turbo's. We just bought a turbo lite 300 twin. We also bought it from Snowys, being local. Weather is yuk here in adelaide so yet to get it out for a practice set up in the back yard. The twin has the two extra rooms so probably take me a bit longer than 5 min. plenty of clips on youtube showing it to take around 15min, which is still a lot better than our two room cabin tent, which takes the best part of an hour, and require 2 people minimum.
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