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My solution to the Roof-top tent debate...more options, less money!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ag96, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    ag96

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    Ok, so after reading the whole RTT vs traditional tent debate. I decided I could have the best of both. Now I can sleep up high (and flat) when I want, but I can also have the flexibility of putting my tent wherever I want, and can drive off without having to fold up for the day. Please don't ask for autographs...

    (This first required me to mount some Yakima bars accross the bed.)

    RTT when traveling. (covered with a Walmart tarp that I use as a shade later)

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    Folded up. (It has the capability of being folded completely flat when no tent)

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    Tent set up:

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    Camp set up:

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    Enjoy the outdoors!
     
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  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    rab89

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    cool, nice work man.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Brunes

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    That is pretty slick man - Great work!!
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    loading...
    That

    Is

    Awesome.

    Good Work :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    great ingenuity, but i bought an RTT for the reasons of ease of set-up, no poles needed as it does it as i fold it up

    automatically comes with a nice high quality foam mattress, quality of the tent is much higher than your typical 300$ tent, and comes with a long standing warranty, comes with a full ladder

    But not knocking your set-up i think its a great set-up
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    Very cool :thumbsup: I have been wanting to do something similar with an oversized Tent Cot.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Looks good but i guess i've never understood this bed mounted tent thing. Is the reason you don't have the tent on the ground because of grizzly bears or something? :der: I don't mean to be rude...just wondering why.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    Keeps you out of the creepy crawleys, and also helps keep the tent cooler than it would be on the ground temperature wise
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Thanks God someone else asked first.... Now I am not the only one who doesn't know.... I am thinking snakes ??

    Nice work on the platform, Enjoy Be safe JIM
     
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    The bears aren't deterred by the extra height. You just get an extra 37 seconds of terror before they eat you. I hope I taste extra gamey.

    Being up off the ground means better breezes and fewer ground bugs (gnats, noseeums, etc.)

    And never having to worry about this :

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    Nice work OP. I thought about doing that, but then my ability at woodworking is constrained by all the beer I drink. Safer to have someone else build it. :D
     
  11. Jun 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    That set up is awesome, Nice way to save major $$$$.
    You gave me some great ideas.
     
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    That is a pretty awesome idea you came up with there. I'm impressed. Great thinking!!!
     
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    That set up is rad!
     
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    Late 30's early 40's? :D
     
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    Yep, fantastic! I love it when people take on projects like this. Kudos!
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    no rocks, mud, cactus, squirmy critters up there either.

     
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    that's pretty neat. great job!
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Do you have any more pics of under the wood when its folded out?
     

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