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Cascadia Vehicle Tents Roof Top Tents

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by MTgirl, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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    Monkeyboy

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    I have an older one, and by default they run the long way. However, you can cut them off and mount them the short way. I'm pretty sure this doesn't require drilling - if I recall correctly, the holes are premade.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    RigidTaco

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    Thanks

    That makes sense, I wonder if it would mess with the durability of the structure at all? Seems the base is pretty solid and my rack is definitely solid. As you have one, whats your take on that?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Monkeyboy

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    I shouldn't think it would be any weaker. The base is a honeycomb aluminum sheeting - it's plenty strong.

    I've had mine 2+ years (~50 nights in it) and have beat the snot out of the tent on branches and crap and it's held up really well.
     
  4. May 18, 2014 at 1:56 AM
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    csjumper2003

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    Does anyone know If a queen size air mattress will fit in the bachelor?
     
  5. May 18, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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    Well it's not the size of a queen bed.. I believe it's similar width to a twin bed. But I wouldn't want an air mattress in it anyway. Super comfortable the way it is, or get a mattress topper
     
  6. May 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    csjumper2003

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    I've heard they are pretty comfortable but with a messed up back I'm seeing what my options are gonna be when I get one and the one I should get.
     
  7. May 18, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    JLink

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    Yea I'd just get a temperpedic mattress topper then. I definitely wouldn't sleep on an air mattress with a bad back, firmer mattress is better for your back.
     
  8. May 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    hoppie1

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    Do you have any pics of your rack? I want to do the same setup on mine. Thx

     
  9. May 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    Double bed. What are the measurements if the mattress? The tent is 56" wide x 96" long
     
  10. May 25, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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  11. May 26, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    Scenes from my CVT...
    [​IMG]
     
  12. May 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM
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    That's sytfu something's truck. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...arged-mt-lt-off-road-exploration-project.html
     
  13. May 28, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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    Anybody running their tent on a Yakima or thule bars on top of an access cab? I love my tent but also want to get my dirt bike in the back of my bed.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jul 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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  15. Sep 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    Bobby! :angrygirl: I want to be on the payroll! :laugh:
    I broke from my normal camp routine of "dinner, clean up, campfire, RTT set up, show and tell" and set up my tent first on Saturday night...had about 6 different people stop by to check out the tent while I was cooking/eating.
    A couple of different folks were genuinely interested in the RTTs and had never seen them before - one couple had a westfalia van but wanted to go places that they weren't comfortable taking it and a lady said she just sleeps in the bed of the truck when she wants to leave her RV behind. They were amazed at the RTT and the possibilities it could offer them in their travels. If any future buyers mention that they first heard of your tents from some crazy girl in Glacier National Park I want to know!
     
  16. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    lol@ "some crazy girl"
     
  17. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    :mad:



    :D
     
  18. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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    FWIW I am also known to spread the CYT gospel. :eek:

    I've got a handful of Bobby's cards and hand them out when folks ask about the setup. :D
     
  19. Sep 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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    Pasotaco, I'm faced with the same issue. I'm leaning towards getting a class III hitch mounted bike carrier instead since I want to keep my RTT in my bed since i have to hoist my 55lb lab up in there to.

    Thant being said, I'm not sure the roof of an access cab is long enough to support a RTT well anyway but it would be interesting to see how others have solved this issue.

    Cheers, James
     
  20. Sep 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    arb bull bar topper shell with yakima basket piaa lights spacer and add a leaf lift Midland CB
    I have mine on my double cab with Yakima bars and the bars are already sagging in the middle. Not by much but enough for me to look into another option to mount it. i do have the Rainier though so it does way more.
     
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