10 questions from our users
Have a new turbo lite twin 300. 2nd time camping and like it so far. However can’t zip the doors fully shut - have tried kicking around with the pole legs but no luck so far. Are there any tricks to this??
Hi, what’s the best way to minimise condensation. We have the 300 twin lite. Newest model. Thanks
My name frame all the poles that lead up to the top pop out of the holes in the centre of the tent up the top how do you put them back in struggling
I have a serious problem with floor condensation, not a leak, under the mattresses of a morning. We have experimented with and without a tarp underneath to no success. It's so frustrating to see cheaper tents without the same problem. All windows and vents are open. Any ideas on a solution?
We also have had this problem. Our normal setup involves layers. Woollen picnic rug on the ground, then mattress, then and old doona on top followed by the fitted sheet. Originally done for thermal insulation it seems to prevent condensation too.
I have never had condensation problems on the floor. I have a piece of shade cloth about 2x4 metres which when folded in half, goes on the ground and the tent on top. This creates a small air gap between the ground and the floor of the tent.
Of course the shade cloth made not be the answer, perhaps it has been the weather conditions when I'm camping.
Looking at getting a Turbo 300, If I was to get the plus can you leave the plus part not set up?? Ie if camping with two peple just use it as a 300 and then when away with more people set up the plus part to give you more room?
No, the structure requires the plus section to prive lateral support. Maybe also consider buying two oz tents, they can be joined In the middle to form a large tent with two rooms
I purchased my first Turbo 300 Canvas tent about 8 years ago. Loved it so much, I purchased a Turbo Plus 300 tent. I have been in all weathers in the heavy duty Turbo 300 Canvas tent - it never leaked anywhere. I liked that the canvas breathes in warm weather and retains heat in cool weather. The Turbo Plus 300 I find too heavy for me to cart about by myself. Great quality tents. I don't understand people saying they leak.
I have a black wolf turbo lite plus 300 and the seam tape is coming off on the fly and the tent it's self also there is mould on the inside of the tent, what products should I use to water proof the fly and tent and what product should I use to water proof the seams of the tent and fly?
As far as I know the tent has not been packed away wet as we always dry them out at the scout hall.
I'd look at re-gluing the tape using contact adhesive, put plenty on both the tape and the tent, making sure you can force some of the glue into the seam. This what I did. Alternatively, if you find the tape has shrunk and won't fit exactly back into place, is to cut the tape. This may leave a small gap and you cut a strip from something waterproof the same width as the original tape and glue this over the gap.
To remove the mould I'd use 'mould killer' or something similar which I believe is nothing more than a weak bleach solution (it smells of chlorine) and follow this up with a scrubbing of mild detergent.
For waterproofing, I've been using 'Nikwax' Tent and Gear Solarproof (it comes in a spray bottle) starting with an initial coating along all the seams using a paint brush, followed up with an all over application with the spray and spreading it around with a sponge. I must admit however that my tent hasn't been really wet as most time there's only been a light shower or two when I've put it up.
Hope this helps.
We purchased black wolf Tubo 300 Canvas and was wondering if you can set fly up without veranda been extended as this is a secondary bedroom for our son some times the veranda comes out to far to fit on camp site Our son loves his tent have not had any problems
Hi, I have been given a gift from my son of a Black Wolf 300 Turbo. I have massive phobia especially surrounding bugs entering the tent but was assured that the tent had a snake proof floor and the fibreglass mesh would stop anything getting into the sleeping compartment of the tent. I was horrified to discover that there is a 2cm gap where the vertical and horizontal zips meet. I have spoken with a distributor and they have informed me that BW have changed the zip mechanism as they seem to have caught onto this issue. Unfortunately we have moved twice in the past 6 months and can no longer find the receipt. Has anyone had issues with this before and have they found a solution? I would appreciate any help as I love camping and wish to continue but need this resolved before I will venture out again.
Hello Sharon, I totally understand your concerns.
I am assuming that this problem is on the entrance to the tent. I usually zip it up from the bottom to the top. This will certainly take care of any snakes providing you always keep the mesh entrance zipped at all times which is what we do. Until you can get it fixed a small piece of masking tape over the gap should suffice. Yes it is a rough temporary fix but it gets you into the bush.
Not sure if you need to produce your receipt as Blackwolf have a lifetime guarantee. It seems that there is a manufacturing problem with your zips and as such I believe that Blackwolf will rectify this problem for you. Talk to Blackwolf directly about your problem. Hope I got your problem right let me know if not.
Have purchased a second hand Turbo 300 and was just wondering if you could replace the double pile fly with a triple pole fly?
Do I go canvas or lite? I don't care about weight or size but want it waterproof!
I personalty would not go for the lite, I have had my Turbo 240 in the most heavy wind and rain you could imagine several times and it held up and not a drop of water has ever come inside. If I was in the market for a tent, I would buy the same again.
Our turbo lite is only a few months old . When we got it we sprayed it a few times with water , we have only used it during one rain storm which was a pretty good one , but it didn't leak at all . I was a bit worried that we hadn't done a good enough job of wetting it down but it was good . The floor didn't leak either , even though it had quite a big puddle under our bed . That will teach us not to put the tent up over a dip in the ground . We bought the turbo lite because it was a bit lighter and we are getting older . I am sure which ever one you buy that you will be happy with it .
We upgraded to the canvass version from the Lite because it leaked! If you want waterproof dont buy Blackwolf. If you do consider buying then get them to apply a seam sealant as part of the sale. Note that you will not usually have a problem in lite down pours less than 2 hours in duration - anything above this start swimming as the seams will saturate!
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