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Camping with a Roof Top Tent Questions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by UncleBoone, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    Jaque8

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  2. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    I have a RTT and a Travel Trailer. Here is my $.02
    Keep the Travel Trailer for times you want to camp that style.
    Then pick up a RTT and some bedrails. Give it a try if you aren’t that into You won’t be out much $. They sell fast on TW.
    How’d you like that airstream? My wife wants one bad.
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    You just need a bucket and a pool noodle.

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    Its a Smittybilt Overlander (not fully deployed as shown) on top of a Prinsu cabrak. I mounted it to two extra T-bars and simply take it off with the bars still attached when not in use.

    https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-2...ander+tent&dpPl=1&dpID=41bj8ekFpUL&ref=plSrch

    Here’s how I mounted it post:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mounting-rtts-to-prinsu-racks.545548/#post-17674928
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    m603holden

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    State park hoping the north for fishing.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    Does it matter whether you install the RTT over the truck bed or over the passenger cabin?
     
  7. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    Scratches, dents, lots of squeaks.
    Get a 5gal bucket, one of the shitter seats to fit, cut the bottom off the bucket, digna hole. Voila. Or just lean against a tree like the rest of us lol
     
  8. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    Not really, all depends on the rack you use and if you have a shell or not. M603holden’s setup is great for aerodynamics and for keeping the center or gravity lower. Definitely more aerodynamic and looks good if you mount it over the bed without a shell, and I think it looks better than mine mounted over the shell if yours is flat and can handle the weight, otherwise you have to go over the cab like I did and go Beverly Hillbilly style since my shell is a higher profile MX one.

    I also put a platform in my shell, so I can sleep 4 or 5 if needed, with extra headroom for all. But I mostly use the platform for gear and for winter weather camping without the RTT.
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I camp in northern New Mexico quite a bit and is the main reason I got a RTT. Lots of public lands where you can just pull over and camp. Camping with a RTT is very limited in Texas. New Mexico, Utah, Colorado... RTT is great!

    But personally, if I already have an Airstream, I wouldn’t get a RTT.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    That thing is huge!
     

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