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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 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.
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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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Post by John86045 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:47 am

You can set up your roof tent very fast and without difficulty. There are not requiring any other equipment to set up the tents. You can have night sleeping housing ready to go within minutes for a peaceful and restful night. These Roof Top Tents are making with materials that are very strong for your sleeping arrangements. The tents of today are making under severe quality control measures that make sure and guarantees the comfort and workmanship of each and every tent. You will be surprised at how well these tents are planned for your sleeping comfort and how safe you will feel being sleep on the road.
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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:43 am

That feels super spammy. Prove me wrong.
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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:37 am

CGSshorty wrote:
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That feels super spammy. Prove me wrong.
You nailed it.

Do these guys have some sort of application which runs though forum conversations looking for their key words in order to insert spam?

I belong to a Toyota Tacoma forum where sleeping platforms are discussed routinely, so spamming there would make sense. This is kind of an unusual topic for a watch forum, so there must be a searching program in place looking for key words.

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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:20 am

Why go the rooftop route (serious question), is it because of bears or other wild animals? They must be way more expensive than a regular tent.
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unsub073 wrote:
JDC222 wrote:
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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. Image
I am going to assume that you've checked out the expedition portal?

http://forum.expeditionportal.com/
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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:56 am

Joeprez wrote:
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Why go the rooftop route (serious question), is it because of bears or other wild animals? They must be way more expensive than a regular tent.
I think critter resistance is a consideration, but a bear will climb your truck faster than you could. More like snakes, etc.

I think RTT provide a bit more weather resistance given they are off the ground and heavy rain won't cause a stream to run through your tent. Heavy wind might be a bit more of an issue given the tent is higher up, but if the wind is strong enough to bend the tent stays, I'll be sleeping in the truck, not the tent.

Finally, they provide a level sleeping platform for guys who are camping in rocky areas. The sleeping area is also on the same footprint as the truck, so there is arguably less impact on the environment.

I mostly camp in New England in woodland areas, so traditional tents work fine for me.

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Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:56 am

They’re also appreciated by the wife & kids. I’ve had one with the Landcruisers for quite a while and my wife and kids (younger ones) love it - mostly because the mattress inside is the same as a bed mattress - while the older kids & I each do individual tents, like Tree Frogs and such.

The footprint of the RTT also expands so it’s a very big sleeping space, which the crew needs. And when used with the vestibule attachments it makes open camping a fairly private and secluded affair. CVT is the company that I have the most experience with.

My wife loves it - we’ll, she accepts it. “Camping”, to my wife, is any hotel without a pool.

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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:27 pm

Grahamcombat wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:56 am
They’re also appreciated by the wife & kids. I’ve had one with the Landcruisers for quite a while and my wife and kids (younger ones) love it - mostly because the mattress inside is the same as a bed mattress - while the older kids & I each do individual tents, like Tree Frogs and such.

The footprint of the RTT also expands so it’s a very big sleeping space, which the crew needs. And when used with the vestibule attachments it makes open camping a fairly private and secluded affair. CVT is the company that I have the most experience with.

My wife loves it - we’ll, she accepts it. “Camping”, to my wife, is any hotel without a pool.
Ha! Your wife sounds like my wife. Here I am, an old Eagle Scout who has hiked and camped all over New England in all kinds of weather, and my wife is repulsed by even the thought of having to pee in the woods.

If I were to get a RTT and expect my wife to camp with me, I'd probably have to get a hitch shitter to go along with it....
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Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:37 am

Do these guys have some sort of application which runs though forum conversations looking for their key words in order to insert spam?

I belong to a Toyota Tacoma forum where sleeping platforms are discussed routinely, so spamming there would make sense. This is kind of an unusual topic for a watch forum, so there must be a searching program in place looking for key words.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:43 pm

Grahamcombat wrote:
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“Camping”, to my wife, is any hotel without a pool.
Same here, or staying in an rv is her idea of camping.

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Post by zepp21 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:44 pm

Ditto on the Eagle scout :nerd: My girlfriend thinks a holiday inn is "roughing" it :eyeroll:

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Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Grahamcombat wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:56 am
They’re also appreciated by the wife & kids. I’ve had one with the Landcruisers for quite a while and my wife and kids (younger ones) love it - mostly because the mattress inside is the same as a bed mattress - while the older kids & I each do individual tents, like Tree Frogs and such.

The footprint of the RTT also expands so it’s a very big sleeping space, which the crew needs. And when used with the vestibule attachments it makes open camping a fairly private and secluded affair. CVT is the company that I have the most experience with.

My wife loves it - we’ll, she accepts it. “Camping”, to my wife, is any hotel without a pool.
Ha! Your wife sounds like my wife. Here I am, an old Eagle Scout who has hiked and camped all over New England in all kinds of weather, and my wife is repulsed by even the thought of having to pee in the woods.

If I were to get a RTT and expect my wife to camp with me, I'd probably have to get a hitch shitter to go along with it....
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That would be a great thing for freeway commutes. Might cut down on the tailgaters.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 am

^^^if slower "shttier" drivers would quit "camping out" in the fast lane there probably wouldn't be tailgating.

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