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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

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

  1. May 20, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    Wowza that’s some expensive bedding, their sheets too. I used a standard king size fitted sheet on my mattress/topper combo today and it seemed to work really well.
     
  2. May 21, 2021 at 7:14 AM
    jeremy5000

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    Any tips for bending/fixing a bent slide/rail where the cover slips on for the Tepui tents?
     
  3. May 22, 2021 at 1:29 AM
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    Anyone run a ARE Z series canopy with a hard or soft shell? Looking to see if there are any issues you experienced with the topper (other than losing your warranty).
     
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  4. May 22, 2021 at 2:22 AM
    littlefish

    littlefish Buzz, your girlfriend...

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    I’ve got an ARE Revo. I have a CVT softshell with no issues. Many people speculate about issues like cracking, but I’ve never actually seen any reports of it happening. Although I’m sure it has happened.
    Where does ARE say running a tent will void the warranty? I asked ARE about a weight limit before I bought mine and was told to stay under 200 pounds of dynamic weight, which my rack and tent combined are 165.
     
  5. May 22, 2021 at 2:28 AM
    Rafterman

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    The dealer I bought it the canopy from verbally mentioned the warranty would be void if it cracked from a RTT so that always stuck in the back of my head. I haven't been able to find evidence of that though so I reckon he was speaking out of his ass.
     
  6. May 22, 2021 at 4:02 AM
    littlefish

    littlefish Buzz, your girlfriend...

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Yeah I wouldn’t let that be the cause for your concern. I always envisioned, if I did run into an issue, that I’d just take the tent off before going to the dealer. “What tent?” :hattip:
     
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  7. May 23, 2021 at 7:24 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Which exped did you get?
     
  8. May 23, 2021 at 7:27 AM
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  9. May 23, 2021 at 7:43 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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  10. May 23, 2021 at 7:44 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    No, I have a baby tent that's only 48" wide.
     
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  11. May 23, 2021 at 5:52 PM
    BattlecryTaco

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  12. May 24, 2021 at 8:05 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    For the 0 people following along with my mattress antics, I thought I'd share another update.



    I put the exped back in the tent but also added a 1.5" foam topper. It's ridiculous how comfortable it is for a ~5.5" thick mattress. It's no sleep number but it'll easily be the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on on while camping. I used a fitted twin bed sheet on top to hold the topper onto the exped.

    This also gave me more room to store stuff in the tent AND it closes easier now.

    Anti condensation mat + exped megamat + 1.5" memory foam topper + coleman sleeping bag (acts as extra padding or an extra layer if I get too cold) + down comforter + pillow.

    I guess the reason I'm sharing is that the exped is second to none when compared to the stock mattress as far as comfort and packability. The fact that it deflates is huge.


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  13. May 24, 2021 at 11:40 AM
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    I just wanted you to know that I’m closely following your mattress antics. I would like to try something similar. I’m not sure my hard shell will permit it, however.
     
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  14. May 24, 2021 at 11:50 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    So far that's the only con to wedge tents that I've seen is you can't really store bedding in there. I bet with the exped you'd be able to fit a sleeping bag or blankets, or at the very least be able to close the shell easier.
     
  15. May 24, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    I haven’t explored it much, but my CVT RTT is one of the first ones they came out with. It’s not the deeper one they have now. I’m probably SOL.
     
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  16. May 24, 2021 at 1:58 PM
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    So I finally got to try out my new MIA tent with the granddaughter a few weekends ago. It was just one night and thought I' try using just the pad it came with. Oh wow no. I have one of these airmats I picked up and was planning on trying as I figure I can deflate and leave it in when I fold the tent up although I'm suspecting I'll be looking at other solutions members have posted.
    https://klymit.com/products/insulated-double-v-sleeping-pad?variant=31722980376666

     
  17. May 25, 2021 at 6:46 AM
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    Broke in the tent last week with a trip to Dogfish and quite a few other breweries on the east coast. Such a massive upgrade over my ~20 year old ground tent.

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  18. May 25, 2021 at 7:20 AM
    anthonynoriega

    anthonynoriega I just wanna disappear and find nothing.

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    So with the SB XL tent, I got the LED velcro light thingy that plugs into the power socket in the truck... anyone know of another power alternative source I could use or try? They make mini battery pack things to plug into?

    Would like to see what you all are doing in your tents for lighting.
     
  19. May 25, 2021 at 7:47 AM
    Brian422

    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    I plug mine into a samll cell phone charger battery.

    https://www.amazon.com/Portable-258...1954022&sprefix=external+cell+,aps,154&sr=8-3
     
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  20. May 25, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    I have a CX topper and I have been told that ARE are some of the toughest fiberglass toppers. They are reinforced in the center and I was told it has over 400 lbs dynamic rating. But thats word of mouth. Ive had my Sherpa Rack and Alpha II on there for months now and not a single issue.
     

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