Black Wolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 Tent – How to setup & pack away

Black Wolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 Tent – How to setup & pack away


– This is the BlackWolf
Turbo Lite Cabin 450 set up behind me. It is a big roomy and livable tent with a massive awning at the front. I’m gonna show you how I set it up and how to pack it away. So get started. (upbeat music) Hey folks, Ben from Snowys here. Today we’re down in the Brownhill
Creek Caravan park again, a nice quiet little caravan park in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Great stop over if you’re
travelling through the area or a very easy get away
if you just want somewhere to go on the weekend for Adelaidians. Got some space here today
to show you some products And I’m gonna show you how
to set up and pack away the BlackWolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 which I’ve got in front of me here. This is a big tent with two rooms, tonnes of living space, really versatile. But it is quite a big unit. Measures about a 130
centimetres in length, by about 50 wide and about 40 high, depending how tightly you roll it up. And Blackwolf say it
weighs about 30 kilo’s but I just weighed it, it come in a little bit
over that, around about 33. I’ll start by showing
you what comes in the bag when you buy your Cabin 450. So we’ve got inside our flysheet here, this is the main portion of the tent, the frame and everything
all included together. We’ve got a bag of pegs
and few extra Guy Ropes and things that you need for the awning. You get three awning poles, just the three pole awning at the front with the two ferrules
is the long awning, pole for the middle and two
shorter ones for each side. And then a two section pole here which forms the ridge of the awning that runs down to the front. Now to get started setting it up. The first thing you wanna do is grab this centre piece set it up on it’s end and we
can fold all the legs out. So to stand the Turbo up on it’s end here, with these knuckles facing upwards and there’s two straps
that hold it together. Now this hasn’t been
rolled up very neatly, the last time it was put away. There’ll be a separate
strap, or a loose strap that goes around the
base of the tent here. Put this somewhere we’re
not gonna loose it. Then there’s a second
strap at the top here that runs around all these poles and it’s actually sewn
in so you can’t loose it. So if we undo these all these poles are gonna start to fall to the side. As we do this we wanna try and work out where the doors are for the tent. Both doors are on the same side and I wanna orient my tent that way so. I’m just looking in here
as this falls to the sides for where the doors might be. And I can spin it around
to face the right way. And the best way to try and orient or work out which way it faces is to look for this BlackWolf logo here. That’s gonna be where the doors are just facing underneath the awning. Now I got to go round and
put the pegs in the base. You’ve got six pegs here. There’s six peg points in
the base of each pole leg. We’re putting them in, and
then we can pop the frame up. Just a word of advice when
you’re pegging these out, don’t pull these too tight, just give it a little
bit of a play in there cause when the frame pops up, it just needs a little bit of room to move so it settles into place. So I’ve got all six peg
points in around the base now. So from here we come to the end legs and we go to the roof
section of these end legs and this portion here
needs to be extended out. Now this can be a little bit stiff if the frame’s twisted a little. So just give it a little, bit of a give. I’ll pull it this way I can’t pull it out so just got to push it across that way then slide it into place and there’s a little push
button underneath here, that locks into place
when it’s fully extended. We do that on each of the four end legs. Once you got all four of
these locked in place, before you go any further, just double check all these clips here and make sure they’re
round the frame at the top. It’s easy to put them back in place if they popped off during storage. That is once the tent’s set up. Now need to go on all four legs on the, oh six legs sorry, on the side now. And invert each of these until this button on this knuckle pops into place. And that makes this leg
sit nice and straight. We’ve got six of them to do. Once all six of these
knuckles are locked into place we need to undo this door, step inside the tent and get our hand up underneath the centre
hub and push it up and the whole frame will pop into place. That’s the inner portion
of the tent set up. Now we’re gonna grab the flyer, throw it over the top. Now this can be a whole
lot easier with two people, cause it is quite high, I’ll
see how it goes by myself. Just got to orient the flyer so the awning is at the front here. You’ll be able to identify that with all the zips and Velcro on it. And then we throw the back
over the back of the tent. So I’ve got the flysheet
roughly in place now. To secure it to the frame we come in underneath each of these legs here and there’s a Velcro tab at the top, we just get it secured
around the frame here to hold it in place and
this is on each leg, that goes around the side of the tent. There’s a second Velcro tab
about halfway down there that also goes around the frame. And then at the base of each these there’s a clip which goes
into this side release buckle on the frame of the
bottom of the tent here. Further to that we go round and there’s peg points
all around the base, we put all of them in place. And that will be our fly, nice and secure. So we got our flysheet
secured on the tent now. We just need to set the
awning up out the front. So we grab our awning poles. The two with the single
black ferrule go on each end, so we just put them roughly
in place at the moment. And then the centre one
has got two black ferrules that extends to a bit longer height. That goes in the middle. And these two actually clip
together to form the ridge pole, so we put them together like this. There’s a little push button here, that pushes in to lock this into place. Just from the locating hole there. This has a collar on here,
to allow this to extend out. This hook here locates in the hub at the top of the tent where you seem to sort of push out there, find a little hole to locate it in and then it extends out to form the ridge of the awing at the front of the tent. Just a little tip in getting
this located at the top here, firstly make sure this collar is undone so you can extend it, you can’t reach the, where the pole is actually
located at the top there because it is so tall. From here just push the pole up, the little hole that it locates in is just to the side of the centre pole. So you need to just fish
around there a little bit until it falls into place. There we go, we found it there and now because I haven’t
tighten that collar I can extend this out to
the end of the awning here. Grab my upright pole, put it in place and peg it out with the Guy ropes. So we got the centre pole in, now I can just put the two side poles in. And that’s our Turbo
Lite Cabin 450 all set up with the exception of a few things. Firstly Guy ropes, we’re gonna
take a shortcut here today I’m not gonna set these up. There’s two Guy ropes on the five poles around the outside of the tent. The only one who doesn’t have it is the centre pole at the
front there under the awning. They’ve all got there own
little zip and pockets here. You can use single peg out here, or two different pegs if I like but put them in place if
you’ve got the tent set up. Or pretty much any time
you got the tent set up, it gives it lots of
stability in any weather. The other thing we can
set up are these windows. Now there’s three different
options for these windows. Firstly, zipped closed,
completely like now at the moment keeps the weather
out, keeps the wind out, fully weather-proof as
it is at the moment. If we unzip the first zip, there’s two zips on each side here. If we unzip the first zip
and use the extra Guy ropes that came with our kit, through the brass eyelets
on the corners here, we can peg this out as a
weather-protected awning over the window, so it allows
wind flow up underneath here but it keeps the rain
out from over the top. Alternatively this zips open completely and there’s little tabs up the top here so we can roll this
window right up and open if we like, secure it at the top. We got a nice big window there, so we can get air right through the tent. Now this feature’s on
this end of the tent, the other end of the tent and at the rear of the
tent there are two windows which also have the same features. That is how you set up
the Turbo Cabin Lite 450 tent from BlackWolf. Pretty easy by myself,
certainly easy with two people. I’m gonna take it down now. First thing I’ll do is
take the awning down. So I’ve got the awing collapsed down now. Now I just need to go and
detach the fly from the frames. So to do that we’re gonna go ahead and pull all these pegs
out from around the base. And then undo the clip at the bottom here and of course the two Velcro tabs that we’ve got up underneath here that are attached to
the flame, frame sorry. We did that all the way round and then we can pull the
fly off and fold it up. So that’s our fly all folded up. Leave that aside for now. And before we collapse the frame down, I’m gonna go round and
roll the windows down and undo the doors that are rolled up. If we leave them rolled up it’s gonna be a fat sausage of fabric that doesn’t fold up very well when we got to pack that tent away. So I’ve got the windows closed, I’ve got this fabric from the doors just hanging loose here so just gonna fold up easier now. We need to step inside and
pull the centre hub down, I’m gonna leave the pegs in the base, it’s always good to leave the pegs in for as long as you can in
case the wind picks up, that’s when damage can occur to the tent if the tent rolls across the campsite. So we step inside here, we got this handle at the top here and we pull this down, now just be weary as you do this. This is pulling the
frame down towards you, so you wanna keep your
head out of the way. Pull this down and the frame
will start to collapse down. Okay so that’s the centre
of the frame collapsed down. Now we need to go round
to each of the legs, to these knuckles here, and
press the button on the knuckle to invert these legs
back in on themselves. So we got six of those to do. Once we’ve done all six of those knuckles, we need to retract these roof
poles on the end four poles. So to do that we go to
the little push button in underneath here, push it in and collapse these in on themselves. Push them right in. So we got all the frame collapsed down as far as it will go at the moment. We go around and pull the
six pegs around the corner and we can start to fold it all up. So now I’m just gonna fold the tent up. So grab the strap that
we put aside earlier, keep that just handy and start to grab all these poles and pull them all together in the middle. So folding them up against each other. We’re gonna try keep this
fabric as neat as we can around the edges as we do this, if we spend a bit of time
folding the fabric now, it’s gonna make getting the tent folded up into the bag much easier. So from this point we find the strap that’s sewn on to our tent and put it round the poles
to keep them all in place. So from this point if
we lie it on it’s side and just take few minutes to try and flatten this fabric
out as much as you can. And then we grab our other strap, we put it right around the tent and we can put it back in the bag. So we got it packed up, we can try get it all in the bag now. So put this in first,
we could put our poles and pegs in first as well if we wanted. And then just try and stuff
the fly in around the edges. That is how you set up and pack away, the Turbo Lite Cabin
450 tent from BlackWolf. Went back in the bag relatively easily, a little bit of a wrestle. Will certainly be easy with two people. You can grab these online
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