So after getting the name of the manufacture of the Wild Boar Camp-n-case hard sided roof top tent, I found it rather interested, and decided to look into it a bit more. I've always wanted a hard shelled tent, and figured that in addition to James Baroud, Autohome and CVT that this would be another option. Now, when looking at other sites (on their tent products), they have lots of info on the various selling points of their product. Weight, size, mattress specs (to some extent), breath-ability, as well as whatever else they think is relevant. You can also usually find videos of the setup/take down (either on the site, or else where (online, youtube, etc), inside and whatever else.
Here's the tent in question. Wild Boar Camper Case. However, the name I received was Wild Boar RTT - which is likely why I couldn't find jack shit about it online.
So first thing I did when I found out the name was to find their site. Took a bit, but I eventually found what they had - which honestly wasn't much. They say something about pillows and a mattress, interior lighting kits, quick setup time (20 seconds), roof rack, power plugs from vehicle battery and light weight weather-proof nylon tent. Then below the picture they talk about the features on how it's built. Okay, it's a start right? They hit the high points, and talk it up. But no where on their site is anything specific about the tent. I couldn't find the price, more info on the power to the tent, what weight the tents roof rack can support, or much of anything else. Disappointing but not the end of the world.
So I go to youtube and see what I can find out about how the setup/take down is. All I could find was 3 videos. 1 that was 60 seconds about Wild Boar, but noting about their specific products. 1 from a spectator at the SEMA show, and 1 that's about 3 minutes long, that has maybe 60/70 seconds on this product, but covers a couple of their products.
And that's all I could find. All in all I'm pretty disappointed. So I send an email to the vendor (Wild Boar), expressing my disappointment in how little info they have on their site, and online in general. Now reading it again, perhaps I could have worded it better... but I'd spent a bit of time looking for into on it, and hadn't really gotten anywhere.
Originally Posted by Septu
On 12/5/2013 12:38 PM, Septu wrote:
It's rather disappointing that the only video I can find of the RTT is A tied in with other Wild Boar products, and B, maybe 60 seconds long, and shows it going up, with a quick shot of the inside.
Nothing on how it goes down, price or much of anything really... Just a suggestion, you'd be well versed to make a 3-5 minute video of this - solely about this product with as much info on it as possible. Everything from the type of pillows/mattress, electrical outlets, spec's on the storage rack (how much can it hold when open) etc.
It looks like an interesting platform, but there's almost no info available to do any research to compare this to something like the CVT or Autohome.
But nothing really prepared me for Paul Leazer's (sales & dealer inquiries) reply.
Originally Posted by Paul Leazer
So what's your point? Are you the expert advertizing guy? Never even
heard of you before, appreciate the input, we do just fine and are
working on magazine articles. The video was done in house by our web
master. We also have a website, "camper-n-case.com", you can go to. All
I am going to say is we have a unique product that no one offers, a
Camper Case that opens into an automatic tent, as seen on the video. So
for analitical people like you, it's probably not for you. Thanks for
The link provided doesn't work.
Now, as I said before I probably could have worded my email slightly better. But there's so many more ways they could have handled the reply. Provide a link (that actually works), and suggest I look there and if there's questions, ask away. Or send a brochure/spec sheet or whatever. Instead I get a smart ass reply that is basically a big fuck you.
I'm just blown away that this is coming from a sales guy who in theory is suppose to be marketing and selling their products. Needless to say, I'll stick to other products when I go to replace the RTT I currently use (which should hopefully be this spring).