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Roof Top Tent

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Brunhean, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    Brunhean

    Brunhean [OP] Active Member

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    Looking for a way to mount mounting brackets for a roof top tent. I have a tonneau cover that I would I want to keep. Show me your ideas!
     
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  2. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    Filterec

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    I just mounted my RTT above my Bakflip MX4 yesterday using a KBVoodoo rack w/ brackets for the Bakflip. With the whole assembly, I still clear my parking garage and everything. I used a Tepui Lo Pro 2 which is only 7 inches when closed.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    derrickito

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    Mount it on the ground like a man
     
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  4. Oct 21, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    t.hornstra

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    If it’s a hard tonneau you can probably mount bars to it like someone would a camper shell. If it’s a soft tonneau, you’ll have to look into the KB voodoo rack style.
     
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  5. Oct 21, 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    TX_Taco88

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    Ran mine with the Max Modular (KBVoodoo) rack with tonneau brackets. Just switched to be bars for ease of removal. Dude I sold it to had an electric bed cover that retracts. Worked perfect for him and I think that’s the best possible option. Since he can still utilize his whole bed. You can’t open the cover with the OEM one from factory. 4DF35DFB-7F5E-402C-90D3-DDC639F0783C.jpg74674055-DACA-444B-907B-5A7074C43D04.jpg
     
  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    BakFlip MX4/ KBVoodoo Rack/ Tepui Tent/ Prinsu

    ^----check out this thread
     
  7. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    Fletcher37

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    Is that the 18" rack or 14"? Looking for a rack setup that will work with a Diamondback HD cover.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    erok81

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    Like a commoner!? No thanks!
     
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  9. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:57 PM
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    TX_Taco88

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    I ran the mid height but the brackets added like another 2” so made it a bit higher. Another reason I went to bed bars. Didn’t want it to be over the roof. Have you checked to see if their brackets are compatible with the diamondback ?

    edit: mid height = 14”
     
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  10. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Thanks! Yup. They list Diamondback as compatible. Can't decide whether to go 10" or 14". When RTT is not on, I'd like to carry kayaks so the 14" probably be best so kayaks clear roof. But I'd rather keep the RTT below the roofline. Can't always get what you want...
     
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  11. Oct 24, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    Tacosoul

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    you could always get the iKamper with the load bars, with the 10" rack and the brackets the kayaks should clear the roof
     
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  12. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Someone should make a song about that
     
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  13. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    My Diamondback, Front Runner load bar setup, for RTT

     
  14. Oct 24, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Or install Yakima tracks on your bed rails

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  15. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    King 2.5" Ext resi with compress adjust Front and Rear ICON RXT Leafs ICON Tubular Delta Joint UCAs Xenon HD LED Low Beam Swap Baja Sports Wide Cornering Fogs Interior LED AVS In-Channel Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Tonneau
    Is anyone running a GOFsr 55” and a max modular bed rack? I was unable to mount mine with the door opening to the sides with the bed rack crossbars perpendicular to the slotted rails under the tent. I’m concerned because the the tent rails now sit parallel on top of the bed rack crossmembers.

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  16. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Here’s the set up I went with. The KBvoodoo cross bars. Just leave them attached to the tent and lift it off. The 6 screws are easier to install then all of the tent mounting bolts.

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  17. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    I have a Solid Fold 2.0 w/ AluMax from KB Voodoo - the tonneau brackets work great and you don't have to modify your tonneau.

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  18. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    Diamondback SE, steel KB Voodoo bed bars. I love this setup so far.

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  19. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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  20. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Here’s my truck

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