Black Wolf Turbo Lite Twin 300 Tent – How to setup & pack away

Black Wolf Turbo Lite Twin 300 Tent – How to setup & pack away


– Hey folks, this is the Turbo Lite Twin 300 tent from Black Wolf. I’m gonna show you how I set it up, and I’m gonna show you
how to pack it away too. Let’s get started. ♪Hit it ♪ (upbeat music) – Hey, guys Ben from Snowys here today in the Brownhill Creek Caravan Park in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. It’s a nice quaint little spot for you to park your van or set up your tent if you’re just passing through
Adelaide, so check it out. We got some space down here today to set up some products for you and I’ve got the Black Wolf Turbo Lite Twin 300 tent
in front of me here. Now this is a three room tent. You’ve got a central living area and two sleeping areas on each side. It’s quite a big tent,
weighs about 34 kilos and when it’s packed up like this it’s about 145 centimetres in length by about 35 centimetres wide and 34 high. What I’m gonna do today for you is show you how to set it
up and pack it away. First, I’ll show you
what comes in the bag. So inside the bag for your Turbo Twin 300 you get the main portion of the tent, which is the inner and
the frame all together. This is the fly sheet. You get bag of pegs and guy
ropes, everything you need. And quite a few poles. Now you’ll get three awning
poles for the front awning, two short ones and a long one, which has got the two black barrels. You get a couple of extra awning poles because you can actually set the rear door up as an awning as well. This guy here goes
together as a ridge pole and then these curved ones and these that kind of
clip together like this are the poles that are
going to form the rooms, bedrooms on each end. First thing I need to do
though is spread the inner out and peg the corners in place. Now there’s various straps
incorporated into this to help manage all the poles and fabric and things on the inner tent here. Now it will have a strap
around the middle of the tent, that is a separate strap
so make sure you keep that somewhere safe that
you’re not gonna lose it. That will let this fabric
fall out around the edge here. We just want to orient the tent, so these dark green bits are
going to the ends of the tent so I’m gonna set mine up along this way so I’ve just oriented each
room to the side there. Now there’s a strap that
runs around the poles here that we need to undo,
which lets all of these fall to the side and on top of that, each of these little loops
goes over the knuckle here. That just helps to hold it all into place, it makes it much easier to manage. So we undo all of those and let the frame fall out to the sides. Now I’ve pegged the four corners of the central portion of the tent in place. Just while I’m on the pegs,
they’re nice durable pegs that come with your Turbo 300 tent, so for most ground you’re
not going to need an upgrade. If you’re using it on sand though, it might be beneficial
to grab a few sand pegs. Now when you’re pegging
these four corners, don’t pull these too tight. Just give it a little
bit of play in the frame, it allows you to settle into
place as you pop the frame up. Now that I’ve got all those four in place we need to peg these in bedrooms out. Now these are actually
clipped up at the top here with a clip to keep the fabric in place. We need to unclip these, stretch this out, and put two more pegs in each end. So I’ve got eight pegs in place now, four in essential area,
two in each end there, and there are two extra
peg points at each end in the centre here as well that we should probably put in place just to stop the fabric from
flapping around too much. Okay, I’ve got all the pegs in place so we just need to pop the
frame up into place now and there’s two steps to that. First, we need to go to each of these legs and invert this knuckle back the other way until this button on top pops into place. We do that on all four legs. And to pop the whole tent up into place we need to step inside the door here and get a hand up
underneath the central hub and lift it up into place. Now that’s the main
portion of the tent setup. Now I need to put a couple of
poles in each end of the tent to make the bedrooms take some shape. So to do that we need four pole sections. Basically these, it’s got
a string in the middle. We need two straight sections
like this for each end and then we need two
curved sections as well. We just need to find the right ones so that they’ve got
ends that join together and these corners, if
you say, if you please, actually go on the end of this curve. So they don’t go together like this, they go together like this and there’s a nice curve in the middle with these corners on each
end and we feed this through the sleeve that sits on
the top of each bedroom at the ends at the tent. I’m not sure what’s easier, whether it’s better to
point each half of the pole in from the middle and try
and join it in the middle because it’s quite a way
to reach to the centre here or to try and feed the
whole thing through it once. Whichever way, the pole
needs to join in the middle and there is a gap there. We now need to put the
uprights in each end. Now these poles just sit up
against the central frame here. They don’t actually peg into
place or go into any joints, they just butt up against the
strap and the frame there. So that pole is now in place and we do the same thing at the other end. So that’s all the poles
and frame in place, that’s the inner tent setup. Now we need to throw the fly over the top. Now this would certainly be easier with a second set of hands because it is a big tent
and there’s a lot of fabric to get over the top of the tent here. What we need to do is orient the fly so we need to find the awning that will stick out the front of the tent. You can identify that because
there’s got zips and Velcro around the edges for all
the accessories to fit on. So need to find that make
sure that sticks out this way and then as best I can drag
the fly to the top of the tent. Now the fly is just laying
in place at the moment. Now there’s a combination
of pegs, Velcro, and clips that we need to use to secure the fly. Now in the central frame of the tent if we fold the fly up
where the leg sits there, we have Velcro tabs to
go around these uprights. That’s only on these
poles, not the end poles or the bedroom poles to this. Two of those on each of those poles and then at the bottom of
this is a side release buckle or a side release clip
down the bottom here that we need to put into place. It clips into the very base
of the frame down here. We do that on four corners. So now I just grab a handful of pegs and I can finish putting the fly in place. So there are guy ropes,
two on each of these legs on the central frame of the tent. They’re incorporated into
their own little pockets here. We aren’t going to put them up today, but I would recommend using
them particularly for long stays or if the weather’s really bad, gives the tent extra stability. So two on each leg and there’s also one in
the middle at each end. Now I’ll go around and
find all of these loops around the base of the fly
and put a peg in each of those to keep it all in place. At the rear of the Tubrbo 300 tent here, there’s actually a second
little vestibule here. This allows for a bit
of weatherproof storage. There’s also a second entrance
to your Turbo Twin tent and with the extra two awning poles that you got with your kit we can actually unzip this doorway and using the brass eyelets, the feature in the corners here, set this up as a sheltered
entrance as well. It’s got nice big gussets in here to give it a bit of protection. And there’s another door in there to access the central portion of the tent. I’m gonna leave it zipped up for now that way it’s a bit of weather
protected storage for me. The last bit of setup
is the three pole awning at the front of the tent here. Now to do that we grab
our three awning poles, two shorter ones have got a
single black ferrule on it like these two and the
central one, which is longer, has got two black ferrules on it. So we’ll just pop them in place ready and we need to get the
centre ridge pole ready too and that’s made up of two portions. This ridged portion here is extendable with a little collar on
there to tighten it up and then this portion here
clips into the end of that. We’ve got a hole there that lines up with a button here and they go together. Now I need to locate this
ridge pole in the actual frame, central frame of the tent, so this little hook on the end here actually gets located up in a little hole that you can’t quite see. You need to feel around to hook into the black plastic hub at the
top up underneath the fly. So once we’ve got that
ridge pole in place, we now need to grab our
centre upright pole, extend it right out. It goes through the hole in
the end of the ridge pole here and then through the brass eyelet in the top of the awning here. Won’t worry about tightening
everything too much at this stage, we’ll get
the guy ropes in place and the other poles and
then we can tighten this ridge pole so it all sits nice and taut. That is that Turbo Twin 300 tent. Almost all set up, I
haven’t down the guy ropes as I mentioned before, I
won’t worry about that today, but there’s one other thing we could do and that’s with regard
to these windows here. Now these can be set up
in one of three ways. It is zipped completely
closed as you see it here. You can unzip the sides
here and roll it right up so that it allows
ventilation through the tent. There’s tabs at the top here so you can secure this fabric at the top. Alternatively there’s a
second zip that features underneath here that
encloses this gusset here and allows you to peg these windows out as a weather protected awning. So you grab the extra guy
ropes that came with your kit put it through the brass eyelets here, peg it out like this,
it allows ventilation up through the tent while
keeping the rain out. But that is a Turbo 300
Twin tent all set up. Pack away, it’s just as easy. We start with the awning. So I’ve got the awning
collapsed down here now and the the guy ropes tucked
away in their pockets. So now I’ll just go around
and pull all the pegs out around the base of the tent, unclip it from the frame at the bottom and don’t forget about the
Velcro tabs around the frame and underneath here as well. And as you go around just let the windows, if you’ve gotten them rolled up, let them roll down so they just sit flat. It’s going to make it
easier to fold it up. So I’ve got the fly completely
detached from the tent. It’s just sitting on top so I’m gonna drag this
off now and fold it up. This would certainly be a whole
lot easier with two people, but we’ll see how I go. So I’ve got the fly off and folded up. Next step is to take the poles
out of the end bedrooms here so we just move that from
against the frame there, pop these end ones out, and take the pole out and then we can take the pegs out from the end. There is an extra step
here that’s going to make folding the tent up so much easier. There are still clips that feature on these corners of the tents. Now they actually marry up to a clip at the top of the tent here. If we clip this up here,
we do that on both sides, that keeps the fabric
up and out of the way as we fold it up it and makes getting it back in the bag so much easier. So do that at the other end as well and then we can collapse
the inner frame down. I’m just gonna undo the doors
that I’ve got rolled up here. If we leave them rolled
up, it kind of makes it harder to roll the tent
up tightly afterwards. There’s like a big fat
sausage of fabric in there, so if they just hang loose, they tend to fold up much easier. Now to collapse this inner
portion of the tent down we need to step inside grab
that handle in the middle. We’ll grab a handle in the middle and pull this centre portion down and the whole frame will then collapse in. So now we’ve got the
centre portion of the tent collapsed down, we go around
to each of these knuckles on each leg and we depress
the button on the top there and that allows these legs
to fold in on themselves. From here we go around
and take all the pegs out. Now one thing I’ll note with
the pegs as you go around that the loop that the
D-ring’s attached to that the pegs go through
has a double action. It also serves to hold
this section of the pole up against the knuckle
here as we fold it up so we haven’t got poles
flailing all over the place while we try and roll the tent up. So I’ve got all the pegs out, all the lower arms are
attached to the knuckle. From here we bring these
four sections together in the middle and we need to find a strap that’s attached to the tent, so this requires tricky hands. Hold these in the middle. Now somewhere around here
there will be a strap. Here it is on this side here. This goes around the poles
and keeps them all in place as we try and roll it all up. So from this point I’d recommend you spend a little bit of time just sort of trying to get the fabric to sit
as neatly as possible. There’s a lot of fabric in this tent and the more time you spend
sort of flattening it out, the easier it is gonna be
to get back in the bag so. Pull it out as much as you can and then lie it down on
it’s side on a flat section. So I’ve grabbed my second strap that I need to secure this
once I’ve got it rolled. I’ve kind of got this
flattened out as much as I can. It’s easier said than done. There’s a lot of fabric
bunched up in here so, I just need to follow this across and roll it up as tight as I can. If we get it done tightly now, it’s going to go back in
the bag so much easier. So I’ve got all my poles packed away, I’ve got the pegs here. Pretty sure you get notice
you get, this is a demo tent and I’m pretty sure you
get two bags for your poles so you got somewhere to put
these curved ones as well. Put the poles in the bag first, followed by the main portion of the tent, then the fly on top. That is how you set up and pack away the Black Wolf Turbo Lite Twin 300 tent. Now a little bit of a wrestle
to get back in the bag. It is a big tent, there’s a lot of fabric. If you fold it up really
neatly, it goes back in easier. Despite it being a big
tent it is really livable with three rooms, two
of those being bedrooms, two entrances and two awnings, so it’s a great family camping tent. You can grab them online at snowys.com.au at our lowest prices every day. If you got any questions about the tent let us know in the comments below. Subscribe to our channel and
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