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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by ChamYota, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. May 13, 2021 at 10:44 AM
    DannyBFresco

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  2. May 13, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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    I have a couple of their coolers, way worth it, bought 3 so far, and still haven't spent yeti money.
     
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  3. May 15, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    Welp, I finally got my Smittybilt XL RTT worked out to get it on and off my truck. I unfortunately do not have a garage and it does way 140lbs. I wanted something that I could just drive my truck under, hook it up, and take it off.

    So I built something to help me out. Thank God, I bought the wood before the prices went up back in January. I have a camper shell with a homemade custom 80/20 rack on top of it. It made of 15 series instead of the 10 series that almost all racks are made of. I wanted this thing stout.

    First of all, anyone on the fence wanting to get the Front Runner Quick release RTT mounts.....JUST GET THEM. They are a life saver. Yes they expensive, but time is money and if you are not wanting to keep it on your truck the entire season to save weight and gas, it is a life saver.
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    This is the rack itself.....
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    To give you a scope of how big this thing is, here is a picture of my truck underneath it.

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    And here is a picture of the RTT hooked up to the top of the rack system. I used 4 pulley systems attached to 2 2x4 pressure treated pieces of wood with eye-loops.
    20210515_113144.jpg
     
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  4. May 16, 2021 at 6:04 AM
    Spare Parts

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    Freaking awesome,
     
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  5. May 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Hey Everyone.

    I am just beginning the research on RTT.
    I wanted to run by my potential setup that I have out together from a ton of reading so far and see if there is anything I am missing.
    I have a family of 4, a 4 year old, 2 year old and my wife and I. We would be doing short weekend trips mostly to the beach or camp grounds. The beach is the main reason for the RTT rather then a normal tent so we can camp on the beach with friends.

    I would look at a awning as well but I think the below would get us started. Please let me know your thoughts and if I missed anything that I might need (not including camping gear or recovery gear.) Thanks!!

    Tent will not be kept on the truck year round. Will be garage stored when not in use.

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    Thule camper tracks

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    UpTop Bravo Roof Rack

    Rear Helper Air Spring

    LoadMax Roof Rack Support

    Tuff Stuff "Eilte" Overland RTT

    FrontRunners Quick Release Tent Mount

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  6. May 16, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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  7. May 17, 2021 at 5:48 AM
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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    I like this. You over thought it, over engineered, and over built it; just how I like it.

    Are you going to leave the tent there year round? I'm considering doing the same thing only underneath my deck, since getting into and out of the garage is turning into quite the Rube Goldberg operation. I'm gonna ask to see how you rigged up the pulleys and ropes.
     
  8. May 17, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    Damn SUb'ed for sure I need this! I haven't been able to take my tent off since I put it on in March. I can't even get my truck in the garage and no chance with my rack and tent on.
    Do you have a write up on it?
     
  9. May 17, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Not so fast...*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*



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  10. May 17, 2021 at 4:40 PM
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    :rofl::rofl: that is a really good solution! I still don't know if it would fit but I might try that first.
     
  11. May 17, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    Here is the rigging system. I used 4 of the "deer lift" pulleys from harbor freight.
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  12. May 17, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    do you just leave the tent out there after you take it off?
     
  13. May 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM
    crashngiggles

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    Not really a "write up" but this is what I used.
    4 - 4x4x8 pressure treated for the 4 uprights
    4 - 4x4x8 pressure treated cut at a 45° at both sides to make an even box square for the top.
    3 - 4x4x8 pressure treated going across the top to hold the pulleys and to stiffen the top
    4 - harbor frieght deer lift pulley systems
    3 - 2x4x10 pressure treated to go across the two sides and rear to stiffen the rack itself
    64 - 2 1/2" long 3/8" galvanized screw bolts to bolt it together.
    And I used these for the corners - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07CKL93B9?ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
     
  14. May 17, 2021 at 5:07 PM
    crashngiggles

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    Pretty much. I live in a very rural/suburban area and have video cameras on my house and property.
     
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  15. May 17, 2021 at 5:14 PM
    crashngiggles

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    I am thinking about it. I have to figure out a way to roof it to handle the snow.
     
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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Are they tied into each other? Or do you have to make sure you pull all four equally?
     
  17. May 17, 2021 at 5:35 PM
    crashngiggles

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    As of right now, each one is tied down individually but I plan on putting in some more pulleys to bunch them up into one pull rope. This works for now.
     
  18. May 18, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    the tent should be fine in the snow, its the wood and pulleys id be worried about
     
  19. May 18, 2021 at 8:07 AM
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    Wondering how this setup went. Was the rack long enough? Were the stiffeners necessary? I'm about to pull the trigger on the same setup (and have a '20 OR short bed)
     
  20. May 18, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    The wood is 4x4 pressure treated, the pulleys can hold 440lbs a piece and the upright braces hold about 500lbs on top so I should be able to figure it out.
     
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