1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

RubiconEP hitch RTT platform. Anyone ever use?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Rawdoggy, May 15, 2020.

  1. May 15, 2020 at 8:51 PM
    #1
    Rawdoggy

    Rawdoggy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2020
    Member:
    #315438
    Messages:
    575
    https://rubiconep.com/

    Looks interesting as an alternative, they have a pretty good deal on it on ExpertVoice.
    Wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a base camp.


    Only con I can really see is it would crush your mpg maybe. Thoughts?
     
  2. May 16, 2020 at 3:38 AM
    #2
    ovrlndkull

    ovrlndkull STUKASFK - HC4LIFE

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2017
    Member:
    #206806
    Messages:
    35,445
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skip
    Burlington, NC
    Vehicle:
    2005 DCLB Silver
    63s, XD Machete, Beat not Babied
    size tent you can carry is pretty limited.
     
  3. May 16, 2020 at 4:05 AM
    #3
    Bannerman

    Bannerman Lives Under Bridge

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Member:
    #166789
    Messages:
    6,706
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnson
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    15 TRD OR MT, 21 T4R ORP
    That’s the dumbest shit I’ve ever seen
     
  4. May 17, 2020 at 9:33 AM
    #4
    mhshark

    mhshark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Member:
    #225632
    Messages:
    865
    Gender:
    Male
    Bend, Or
    +1 who would buy this? There are so many incredible ground tent options for less than this, let alone buying this and a RTT.
     
    Bannerman likes this.
  5. May 17, 2020 at 9:37 AM
    #5
    Rawdoggy

    Rawdoggy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2020
    Member:
    #315438
    Messages:
    575
    Agree. I think if the base could kind of quad fold and then you can pack it up and use as a platform for a tent, that would be cool. Not for 800+ though. Maybe 200-300
     
  6. May 18, 2020 at 5:58 PM
    #6
    dman100

    dman100 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Member:
    #180009
    Messages:
    1,719
    Central Coast, California
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR DCSB
    It’s kind of a misleading name. It’s a tent hitch, not a hitch tent. There is no tent included in the product, even though tents are shown in most of the pictures. I guess they didn’t want to pay the lawyer to write “Tent not included” in large print on their web pages. As an idea, it’s not bad. After all, lots of people think it’s nuts to put a tent on your roof, or to tow it around behind you. This is just another alternative. I’ve had an RTT and a FlipPac it for now, rolling up my $200 ground tent and throwing it behind the seat works pretty well.
     
    Rawdoggy [OP] and ovrlndkull like this.
  7. May 18, 2020 at 6:05 PM
    #7
    Rawdoggy

    Rawdoggy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2020
    Member:
    #315438
    Messages:
    575
    agreed. I doubt I’ll get a RTT.. for a fraction of what a rack and tent would cost, I could have a brand new very good all around gear pack that could Handle any situation and hikeable.


    BUT.. I guess the RTT is more so glamorous for the wife and kid.
     
  8. May 18, 2020 at 6:12 PM
    #8
    dman100

    dman100 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Member:
    #180009
    Messages:
    1,719
    Central Coast, California
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR DCSB
    For what it’s worth my wife didn’t like the RTT. She’d rather sleep on the ground with a tent she can set up by herself not reaching 6’ overhead.
     
  9. May 18, 2020 at 6:13 PM
    #9
    Rawdoggy

    Rawdoggy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2020
    Member:
    #315438
    Messages:
    575
    Good to know. I wish those OZTents weren’t over 6ft long..
     
  10. May 18, 2020 at 6:18 PM
    #10
    jowybyo

    jowybyo Mobtown Offroad

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Member:
    #116863
    Messages:
    5,615
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Baltimore, MD
    Vehicle:
    '14 MGM DCSB Postrunner 4wd Conversion, Debadged
    42 Designs Catch Can Mobtown Offroad Ribbed Tailgate Skin Mobtown Offroad Tailgate Cap Mobtown Offroad Locking Storage Doors Mobtown Offroad Utility Bed Bars (Prototype)

    I know it’s lame and not hardcore or whatever. But the RTT makes it a shit load easier to camp with the kids. We keep all the sleeping gear folded up in the tent along with some PJs. We can show up at camp late and have the kids in the tent asleep in about 10 minutes.
     
  11. May 18, 2020 at 6:28 PM
    #11
    Syncros

    Syncros Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Member:
    #53500
    Messages:
    1,193
    Gender:
    Male
    Would have to mount one hell of a tent to it for it not to get destroyed hanging off the back of my truck like that. Water crossings and bog holes are going to be a serious problem.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:22 AM
    #12
    jbrandt

    jbrandt Made you look

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Member:
    #51038
    Messages:
    15,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD Tacoma 4x4 DC
    Kings, J59's Total Chaos UCAs Custom skids Sticker mod
    Seems like a lot to spend for what is essentially a ground tent with a cot inside.

    Yes, protect your exposed RTT, so you can... put your bike on your roof instead? I'd rather put the bike on a hitch rack instead.

    The look on that hunter's face just says "this is the dumbest thing I've ever done".
     

Products Discussed in

To Top