Black Wolf Turbo Tents

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Am looking at purchasing a Black Wolf Turbo Tent. Does anyone have experience of these tents. I would be very interested in any feedback. Thanks
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Reply By: nick riviera - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 10:52

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 10:52
We have owned two black wolfs so far. They are great. I am 185cm and found the turbo 210 a little short for me but acceptable ( i like to stretch out ). We have used it beach camping (down south) in storms and very strong WA winds, just take your sand pegs!

They are quite - no flapping in wind -
they dont smell - like other canvas tents i have slept in
Very Very Easy to errect and take down.
They are bulit to be repaired in the field very easily and have great support from the suppliers. Also our tents came with a small selection of spares.
Great ventilation
Excellent front awning

We decieded to purchase another turbo 240 and it rocks, we live in NW WA and use it regulary on our weekends and holidays when we go down south west. The have a great carry bag and about the only downside is its size packed but it fits in front of the rear seats (floor) or in the rear of our 100 series.

All round the best tent i have ever owned.

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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:26

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:26
Sh,
My daughter has been using a Black Wolf tent now for about three years from the age of nine, she wanted to be a part of the camping experience. The tent is easy to erect and dismantle, still water proof, no rips or tears, all the zips still work, no problems at all. I bought the tent from a 4wd show on special offer, worth every cent, I would buy another one.
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Reply By: nick riviera - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:29

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:29
paddy palin also sells them and if you become amember you get 10% off
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 16:38

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 16:38
10% off a Paddy Palin wouldn't even come close to Rays or Snowys on a discount day. Are you associated with them?
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Follow Up By: nick riviera - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:08

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:08
No I dont see how i could be affilated with them - Do they have a store in Derby?

The store is over 2500 km's away from us.
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Reply By: Mike - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 13:19

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 13:19
We are extremely happy with our 2400, easy to put up and stow. I would recommend.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 13:50

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 13:50
Tracy & I have the 300.

After using it once, we decided to sell our two other tents.

Now, it fits Tracy & my 2 kids just nice, I still like to swag it.

Dead easy to erect & stow. Seems good quality.

I think the Oz Tent would definitely be quicker to erect, but the useable head room in Oz Tent didn't really appeal to us.

Go for it.....

Wolfie ( no affiliation with Black Wolf by the way.... )
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Reply By: Willykj - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 18:13

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 18:13
Hi,

Bought a Turbo Tent for a 7 week trip to Cape York last year & we have also used it since.

We had previously used a dome tent but buying the Turbo was the best thing we have done. We are very happy with the tent - easy to erect etc and is very functional. Have not experienced any problems with our 240 - plenty of room for 2 people & storage of gear. We have a Jackaroo & we store it across the vehicle on the fllor behind the front seats.

Go buy one!
Willy
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Reply By: DrewT - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:47

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:47
I'm thinking of buying a Turbo 300 and got some good feedback from some previous posts (21149, 20123). I prefer the idea of a two skin tent than the bulkier single canvas centre pole tents & of course it all folds up into a much more "packable" shape than the canvas centre pole tents . Feedback seems to be that the folding frame & knuckle joints are sturdy enough.

The only negative seems to be that the mesh windows don't extend as close to the ground as some other tents, so when you are lying in bed you don't get the full advantage of any breeze (and of course the rear wall has no window at all).

By the way, what's the best price you have got so far??
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry T (NSW) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 14:10

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 14:10
Hi Drew,
I paid $990 at the 2004 Sydney National 4WD show for the Turbo 300. I have been very happy with the tent functionally, for two people its luxurious, :-) I did break one of the knuckles when pulling down on the flysheet one trip, I rang Black Wolf when I returned and they sent me two replacements for free by express post. Best service I have received since Wakeo replaced my fridge lid.
My only issue is that it is quite a heavy package. I've seperated out the fly sheet into a bag with the sacrificial tarp, hammer and various pegs.
Not that anyone competes when putting up their tents - but I always win ! :-)
Cheers, Barry
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Follow Up By: sh - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 20:40

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 20:40
DrewT, I'm in Tassie and there are no real discounts being offered by any of the dealers here.
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