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Does anyone have The soft topper with the Optional camper top tent??

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by aidenhardcore, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    To anyone that has a softtopper, did anyone order the optional camper top tent they have? For 189, it seems like a good deal. And from the pics, it would be nice having the tail gate down when I camp in it so I have more room to lay my legs out in my 5 foot bed haha.

    But does anyone have any reviews or actual pics on it? I can’t find anyone that actually ordered the optional tent and would love some info on it. Thanks.

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  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    I ordered one, it will be here this Wednesday for me to play around with. Message me and I'll take some pics
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 11:09 PM
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    Here’s mine. I love it!
     
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  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    That’s awesome. It looks like a really good tent. Is it easy to set up and attach the tent to the top? Does it seem durable? Thanks
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Let me know how you like it. I like the fact that I could keep the tailgate down and spread my legs out without feeling cramped in but I didn’t know if it was easy to set up and put away
     
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    FWIW, I made a short section of waxed canvas to cover the open tailgate section. It's about 24" long to drape over the tailgate while open and has Velcro ("hook") as the top edge to attach to the lower edge of the rear panel on the ST. I think I have less than $40 into it, but I do have a sewing machine and know how to use it. Waxed it with bees wax to make it water proof. Best part is it rolls up and stows easily.
     
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    Hook a bitch up I need to be able to try this out in July at my son's Scout Camp week.
     
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    I was interested in the tent but I always wonder what kind of damage those straps will do to the pain if you are camping somewhere with high wind.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    It is super easy to setup using the supplied bungees and poles. The upper corners that hold the tent up are reinforced and appear very durable.

    I'm 6'8" and fit comfortably with this tent installed.
     
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    Where do you order this and would it work for a hard topper??
     
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    I bought mine from the Softtopper website, and yes, it works with hard shells with rear windows that open horizontally (the rear window holds up the tent without the need for the poles).
     
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    That’s awesome. Thank you so much for the review. You’re pretty tall. I’m only 5 foot10 so I would be perfect with tons of room haha
     
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    Anyone think this would work with a camper shell as well? maybe the window of the camper shell would hold the tent up?
     
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    That's actually what is is made for. I think Softtopper buys them, reinforces the corners and adds the rods to hold it up since their topper doesn't have a rigid rear window.
     
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    Do you know of where you can buy one other than soft topper?
     
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    I think it's so new they haven't started to distribute them very much.
     
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    It looks very similar to the one that used to be available for either jeeps, Honda element or something else like that . Maybe (gasp!) the Aztec?

    I swear I have seen them other than from Softopper.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    I thought about it, my only gripe is I wish they made it out of the softopper material.
     

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