Suggestions of a Quick set up tent.

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 16:36
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I currently have a JET TENT F30X this is a good tent and fits in the back of my dual cab ute, but i now require another tent for overnight stops that is quick to set up. The oztent RV Series looks good but wont fit in the back of my ute.
The tent will be used by my parents to do the GRR. A roof top tent is out of the question.

What other tents can people suggest ?

Regards Matthew.
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Reply By: Hilux fan - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 16:59

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 16:59
Have a look at the Black Wolf Turbo range. We have a Turbo Plus 240 we use for the kids to sleep in. It's very quick to put up and handles strong winds and rain without a fuss. Fits across the back of my Hilux when packed up, so easy to pack away.

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Follow Up By: the_fitzroys - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 19:16

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 19:16
Another vote for the Black Wolf Turbo. We have the Turbo 300 - dead easy to put up and take down. Good, solid and as Colin says, handles bad weather very well.
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Reply By: patsproule - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:46

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:46
We have had a Black Wolf Turbo 300 for over 10 years. It's the heavier "canvas" version. It's been through some horrific storms and has never leaked or got damaged. We had the zipper replaced at the start of the year as we simply wore it out. Broke a couple of the original plastic knuckles but BW replaced these with the alloy ones for free.

The 300 is a bit heavy, but a 240 would be big enough for them and it is very quick to erect.

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Reply By: Stewy1 - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 21:09

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 21:09
Check out some touring tents, 4xpegs in the corners and a centre pole inside and it's up.
I've had a Southern Cross touring tent for 15 years, done heaps with it and still like new.
They cost a bit, but are made from good canvas. They fold into a square 1metre and about 100mm thick, so could either lay down or sit on it's side in your ute
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Reply By: veight - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 21:42

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 21:42
Thanks everyone for the reply's when i purchased the Jet Tent F30X it wasn't exactly cheap at $1500. I do like the build quality & kept me dry in a down poor in Kakadu down side is it a little too heavy & big for the folks. I would prefer a roof top tent but they aren't keen on climbing into one. So i will be sussing out these types that have been mentioned.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:05

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:05
The Black Wolf turbo tents mentioned are the same as your Jet Tent so I think you'll be wanting something different.
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Follow Up By: Pebble - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:56

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:56
We brought one of those pyramid style touring tents, we went for the Outdoor Connection Cooper model, cheaper than the likes of Freedom etc and more features than OzTrail cheapies.

Pretty happy with it so far, definitely quick to set up (have had camper trailers and a couple of hiking tents in the past). Also it fit a double mattress (or two singles) either side of the pole, so was good for quick overnighters sleeping the two kids on one side and the two of us on the other. More ideal for two people as you'd have all the room other side of the pole for gear & what not. We did take one of the hiking tents with us on the longer trip but it was just too easy to set the touring tent up and leave it at that.
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Reply By: Gado - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 23:34

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 23:34
We bought a Coleman instant-up 4 person tent for a 3-week trip recently. It is 2.4m square with no central pole. It was perfect for two of us, light, quick to set up and pack up into a bag about 1200 long, 250mm square. It was about $260 from memory and seems reasonably well made (China of course) but probably not up to the quality of dearer ones.

We normally travel with a camper trailer so will only use it occasionally. We put a tarp on the ground first to protect it a bit from stones & prickles.

Cheers, Gado
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Reply By: Janders - Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 17:47

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 17:47
We have a camper trailer for our family of 5, but with the 14yr old moving on & up into his swag we are after the F30x and possibly retiring the trailer.
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Follow Up By: veight - Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 19:31

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 19:31
The F30x is a GOOD Tent in my opinion, only down side is weight & it is 1.5m long when packed.

Thanks everyone for the comments I purchased the Oztrail Tent Blitz 240 and the parents are currently on the Gibb river road.
It was the closest thing i could find "in stock in Darwin" with out having to order from south.

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