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Kodiak truck tent

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by FHC, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Mar 31, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    FHC

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    We are doing some weekend camping this summer and got a Kodiak tent. This was our first install attempt and it took about an hour. We are very happy with fit and quality. We’ll know more after we use it. It fit over the G4 Elite tonneau cover and mounted to the rails with no problems!
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  2. Mar 31, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    :thumbsup: looks like funs-a-commin'
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    I got one of these yesterday. The cheap Napier Backroadz has been returned to Amazon for a refund. Night & day difference in quality. This thing is built to last.

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  4. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    How did you position the L-shaped base plates on the bed rails? First time I set it up I had the rear edge of them about 8" back from the tailgate. It fit kinda funny. I set it up again this morning with the rear edge of those rails almost back to the tailgate, and the whole area of the tent around the tailgate seems too loose.

    I saw a tip somewhere advising to set it up and hose it down good, then let it dry in the sun to kind of "shrink to fit" the canvas to your truck, so mine is drying right now in the sun.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    This is the second setup, drying in the sun. This time the L-rails are almost back to the tailgate and the fit around the tailgate is sloppy.

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  6. Jul 13, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    I have one of their ground springbar tents and we love it.
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Mikus2010

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    I'm looking at buying one of these, just wanted to verify its the right thing before I order it. Skew #7211.
    Thanks in advance!

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  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:57 AM
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    Is an hour to put up normal for these tents? Does it get easier and faster?
     
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    FHC

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    Yes! Maybe 15 minutes once you know what to do. Don’t forget the poles, we went to New Hampshire last year and I forgot the poles!:eek:
     
  11. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    Lol. Thanks. Never had a bed tent, but like the looks of this one. I guess a bit of practice putting it up and down a few times would help. I've had to put ground tents up in bad weather and it's never fun, but quickness makes it less of a pain.

    Maybe I'll turn the lawn sprinklers on and teach myself to get it done under pressure.
     
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