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Smittybilt RTT question

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by Wixo, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    Wixo

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    So I got the tent installed today. Its a smittybilt overlander regular, not the XL. Almost took off to SPI because I really wanna camp in it, but...since half of it just kinda hangs Im not sure if it safe to use just like that. The half that hangs id the half in which Im supposed to climb in through. My gf had no problem getting, but then again she weighs like 100lbs and I weigh 300lbs (down 30lbs, and dropping), so I dont want to snap it in half getting in/out during a camping trip. Should the ladder act as a support or is it just for getting in? Hopefully someone who has one or works at smittybilt can chime in.

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  2. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    Collapse your ladder to get it straighter. The ladder is used to support that end of the tent.
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    Ok, so then it is a necessary support
     
  4. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Yes, the ladder should be at a slight angle so you need to collapse it more
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Yes it’s a support beam, essentially. It should never be at that sharp of an angle. Place it so it’s just slightly less than vertical. From there you can tie a trucker’s hitch from the bottom rung of the ladder to your truck somewhere. It’ll prevent kick-out.

    This is a pretty good angle for the ladder to be at. If you are having a hard time getting both feet to touch then you can use some rocks as shims or level the truck better. You can always drill holes to get a custom length for your bed height.

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  6. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:55 PM
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    Let me google what a truckers hitch is
     
  7. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    Maybe you can swap your ladder for those telescope ones? They look more sturdy!
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2020 at 3:30 AM
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    Your ladder is plenty sturdy. Just set it at a better angle. You’ll most likely have to drill new holes for the pins to slide into. Enjoy.
     
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