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Hard Top RTT (Roof Top Tent)

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by cantle, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    cantle

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    I'm starting to think about the coming summer, and with the trips I have planned across the west, I'm thinking I might justify something more than a ground tent.

    I know the Tundra can pull like no other, but I simply don't have the space to park a trailer or the money to drop on one. That leaves me with a shell (nope), or an RTT set up. Or say screw it and ground camp (highly likely).

    The soft tents look like kinda a pain in the ass, especially for the price. However, the hard top ones that pop up kinda caught my eye.

    Has anyone used one of these and have any feedback? Worth the 3k-4k for one?

    I'm looking at doing a full size unit and run a rack that allows it to extend over the cab of the crewmax.

    Thanks!

    some references:
    https://tepui.com/products/white-lightning
    https://roofnest.com/product/new-sparrow/
    https://offroadtents.com/collection...roof-top-tent-made-in-usa?variant=47714335176
     
  2. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    Vizsla

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    I have a soft top Tepui, and it sucks. Falls apart, pain in the butt to set up. Know a few people that have these, both soft and hard top are very nice, high quality, and what I will be buying soon. https://www.jamesbaroudusa.com/
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    Am I correct in thinking the hard top versions set up in like 30 seconds solo?

    Those look nice too!
     
  4. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    They have a hard top Ikamper for $3500 that is out for a while. Open up in 30 secs. Google ikamper hard top RTT. Last time I checked, I think it was #1 in the market for hard top RTT.
     
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  7. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    I'm working on an order of about 4 of the ikamper skykamp style tents directly from the Manufacturer in china. If anyone is interested in more information you can DM me.
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    That thing looks pretty good, thanks!

    The 2x version may be perfect for me.
     
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  9. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Not sure about other brands, but yes for the hard tops, only have personally seen the vision soft top and it is super quick and easy.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    I have a soft RTT from CVT. The quality is great and I love the tent, but it does take more work to set up/pack down. I really like the look of the Hybox from Tepui. Can use it as either a RTT or just a rooftop box for skis or other gear.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    I don't own a roof top tent but I'm done a fair amount of research. I don't understand the claim that the soft top tents are a pain. From every video I've watched it takes less than 90 seconds to set up. I think you'd be happy with one.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    It's not the set-up; it's the take-down. RTT's with built-on awning extensions are a PITA to stow away quickly. I agree though, otherwise soft tops are pretty quick.
     
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  13. Feb 11, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    If you've ever tried to put up or take down soft top RTT in the rain it's a pain in the ass. When you take it down in cold, freezing temps you debate leaving the tent on the side of the road. After running an RTT for 5 yrs I wouldn't go back to one unless I camped in a completely dry and warm environment .
     
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