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Message posted by GNAJ on 24/8/2012 at 8:03pm
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I stumbled across a Wolf Lake 7 2011 used for one holiday on a local sales page.  We've had a Monty 6 for 6 years and I've been wanting to upgrade.  Especially as when we bought it it didn't have all the extras you can get now and we never wanted to add to it just incase we did upgrade...

Anyway, I've managed to get them to sell it with no extra's for 500.  I think this is a bargain but OH has concerns and wants me to sleep on it.  One being the extra weight and size of this when we've been used to the Monty all this time & then there's the pitching as I'm a little un but like to think I'm quite strong.  I can pitch the Monty on my own although it does take me a while.

Looking at the size of the bags its going to mean a bigger car (currently a picasso) or towing a trailer again.  We do usually spend 2-3 weeks in France every year though and I think this will make it perfect.  Especially as the kids are so much bigger now, a 10 year old girl & 6 year old boy who by next year are another year older and wanting their own space.

So.....  What would you do?  Would you go for it?


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Message posted by 3madboyz on 24/8/2012 at 8:17pm
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We get our Yukon River 6 plus extension in our Renualt Scenic with roof box with no problems..... The Yukon's pack size is very similar to that of the Wolf lake's and with the extension in a separate bag, probably takes up more room in fact??!!

I wouldn't worry about getting a bigger car as your's is virtually the same size as ours. A bit of clever packing and i'm sure you'll be fine.....

Personally I don't think that's a bad price, I'd probably ask if they would throw in the footprint (if they have it) too....

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Thanks Andy - good to know.  You know the more room you have the more you'll take...

They're not selling anything else sadly and they originally wanted a lot more.  I can't help thinking if we don't buy it now at this price we'll never get one   & I Sooooo want one.


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Quote: Originally posted by GNAJ on 24/8/2012

Thanks Andy - good to know. You know the more room you have the more you'll take...





hmmmmmmm yes, we have just had a tow bar fitted and have bought a Thule easybase with gadgets...... I'm sure i'll find some way of filling it all LOL

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  Hi GNAJ,

  I think as long as you are well aware of the weight and pack size of the Wolf Lake, you wont regret buying it and that is a good price, as they do seem to keep their value.

  The Wolf Lake isn't too disimilar to the Monty in the typical tunnel shape, we tend to put in either the front or rear pole and peg out the guyline, then insert and erect as you go along otherwize its too heavy to insert all the poles then lift in one go.  Then the only difference is sliding in the side tension bars which help tighten the tent, zip on the front canopy and 'bobs your uncle'!!!

  If you are camping in hot weather, you will notice a considerable difference in temperature and a lot more comfortable to live in and the kids will love their own rooms.

  I guess you've got to think of this as an investment, as you will have this tent for years to come.  Although we only use ours if going away for a week (use the bell tent mostly for weekends) and its a lumping big pain in the bum, but once its up and all the blooming endless guylines and pegging points have been pegged out, you finally sit in it and think wow, this is such a great tent.

  And as for bad weather and wind, it doesn't budge an inch, so safe and secure.

  Good Luck with your purchase hopefully, I don't think you'll regret it ('cept when your cursing your bent back from pegging out!!!!!!!)

  Best wishes Sam


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If you camp in France for 2 - 3 weeks, its a no brainer. Used to own a Wolf Lake 5 and whilst they are a lump, its not so bad if you are camping for longer periods. You will be far comfier than in the polyester Monty. 500 is a very good price for almost new, and will hold that value for a considerable time. I wouldn't be suprised if you could sell it for the same amount in a couple of years.Go for it. 

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Quote: Originally posted by 3madboyz on 24/8/2012
hmmmmmmm yes, we have just had a tow bar fitted and have bought a Thule easybase with gadgets...... I'm sure i'll find some way of filling it all LOL



I'm booked in for a tow bar, and have the easy base and bag on order..... but gadgets, yer say? Pray tell!!



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You will notice a big difference in the internal climate of the tent, less noisy in the wind and the tent will last longer due to the fabric. The price you have found seems ok as new they are selling for 850.

If you can fit it in the car I agree with others posters definitely worth the upgrade.

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Thanks everyone - I think it's a yes then!!  Will know Monday if I've got it 17

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Hi
I'm reading this post with interest as we just got back from a wet week in Tenby in our wolf lake 7. As said above its an amazing tent when pitched, it was superb in winds and rain,however, I think we've decided to sell ours because ..it is soo heavy when wet. We don't have a garden big enough to repitch it for it to dry so we're now left with 2 options for tomorrow, either we pitch it at the local park if its sunny and spend a few hours with a flask and book at the park. Or if its raining(most likely) we somehow have to drape it over the dining room table to dry.
It is an amazing tent when you're away but for us the problem with drying it is become a dealbreaker.
Ironically we'll probably go for the montanna.

We'd be asking about 500 so looks like you would be paying about the right price .
If anyone is interested we're in S wales xxx

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I am a WL 5 owner, and yes its a lovely tent too ... but even though its a WL5 not a WL7 like you are looking at, it takes up huge space in our car (I ended up having to buy a trailer also just to take all the "other" gear because the tent took up so much space in our estate car, and also - because its such a big tent - you end up buying extra gear just because you have the space in the tent to fill it!

I also find that because of the long pitching/de-pitching time of the WL that it determines my camping style - no longer do I have the ability to move around from area to area when in Europe - I now tend to stay basically in the same place, or perhaps just move area once.  Before having the WL, when I had a smaller tent I had a lot more freedom to explore new areas and go where the whim took me. 

I am sure that you will love the WL7 if you get it.  But be prepared for the huge huge wieght and pack size, and also the fact that you will probably also accumulate more camping gear to fill it.  And with the extra camping gear you will need a trailer.  And with a trailer then you will have extra ferry costs and petrol costs when towing!  But as long as you know all this when/if you buy it, then I am sure you will love this tent to bits.  Good luck with your choice!


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Why splurge for a new car when you could just extend your car with a small trailer?

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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 25/8/2012
Quote: Originally posted by 3madboyz on 24/8/2012hmmmmmmm yes, we have just had a tow bar fitted and have bought a Thule easybase with gadgets...... I'm sure i'll find some way of filling it all LOL



I'm booked in for a tow bar, and have the easy base and bag on order..... but gadgets, yer say? Pray tell!!





Sorry!, I read that back and it looks like have found some new-fangled device for the easybase LOL
By Gadgets I meant I too have got the big luggage bag jobby.... IT'S MASSIVE!!, we decided on the bag as it folds down into it's own carry bag really quite small and is ideal for l the "soft" gear that we take as well as clothes etc, the hard back box thingy would have been another great big lump of plastic to store and we simply haven't got the room...... I also got the 2 bike carrier for when we don't take so much gear and won't need the bag IYSWIM? all-in-all it looks like it will be a really versatile investment and the quality is really very good


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Quote: Originally posted by richards-family on 25/8/2012
Hi
I'm reading this post with interest as we just got back from a wet week in Tenby in our wolf lake 7. As said above its an amazing tent when pitched, it was superb in winds and rain,however, I think we've decided to sell ours because ..it is soo heavy when wet. We don't have a garden big enough to repitch it for it to dry so we're now left with 2 options for tomorrow, either we pitch it at the local park if its sunny and spend a few hours with a flask and book at the park. Or if its raining(most likely) we somehow have to drape it over the dining room table to dry.
It is an amazing tent when you're away but for us the problem with drying it is become a dealbreaker.
Ironically we'll probably go for the montanna.

We'd be asking about 500 so looks like you would be paying about the right price .
If anyone is interested we're in S wales xxx



Hi! Might be interested (although have yet to view this model) I'm not sure if this forum has a message facility so could you email me at 99linky at googlemail.co.uk

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We have room to pitch & dry so thats not a problem but a good point thank you. We've already been looking at bigger cars for various reasons & have towed in the past, we wouldn't be buying the car to fit around the tent lol

We have decided to go ahead with the purchase but keep the Monty for those shorter breaks.

Only wish we could go away again this year now!

Thanks for all the help.


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