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Post by JDC222 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:15 pm

Is anyone using a roof top tent? I have a Land Rover Discovery, with racks, that I want to set up with a RTT. I've been looking at a few different brands, new and used...they are not cheap!

Any info/recommendations would be great!

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Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm

I’ve had CVT and loved it.


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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Tons of people have them here. They all don't look like they have ever been used though.

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Post by Heuerville » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm

If I were you, I'd make my own.. a thick piece of treated plywood, a fold away ladder, and a suitably sized tent would do the trick.
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Post by fastward » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:17 am

My concern would be the weight of a full tent on the roof.

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 am

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Post by JDC222 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:43 am

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Not an issue. You could use a RTT on a Mini, as long as it is set up correctly.

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Post by Ryeguy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:47 am

Are you a member of any Land Rover forums? I'm on a Tacoma forum and there are countless threads on rooftop (and inside the bed) tent options.

The benefit is those guys will know the options / pluses and minuses the way we know watches.

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Post by JDC222 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 am

Yup, I am...I just wondered if anyone here used a RTT. :shrug:

I know there is a vast and diverse knowledge base (knives, tape, nail polish...) here, with many outdoor enthusiasts. :thumbsup:
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Post by TSD » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 am

JDC222 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Is anyone using a roof top tent? I have a Land Rover Discovery, with racks, that I want to set up with a RTT. I've been looking at a few different brands, new and used...they are not cheap!

Any info/recommendations would be great!
Maybe check out Freespirit Recreation in Bend, OR.
https://www.gofsr.com/product/high-coun ... ion-large/
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Also Alu-Cab should have a RTT to fit the Discovery. I know some guys with GWagens like them.
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Post by unsub073 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:56 am

JDC222 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 am
Yup, I am...I just wondered if anyone here used a RTT. :shrug:

I know there is a vast and diverse knowledge base (knives, tape, nail polish...) here, with many outdoor enthusiasts. :thumbsup:
I am going to assume that you've checked out the expedition portal?

http://forum.expeditionportal.com/

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