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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

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

  1. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:46 PM
    AKSig88

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    This weekend did not suck. I hope everyone had a good one as well!
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  2. Aug 2, 2021 at 5:07 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    The beauty of an RTT. We rolled into "camp" at midnight, aka a dirt parking lot for this trail we were going to run. Awake at 6 am and on the trail by 7 am. RTT's made it easy to quickly set up and break down when our only goal was finding a place to sleep for the night. Mr. 4runner just slept in his truck, even easier.

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  3. Aug 2, 2021 at 10:34 AM
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    Anyone willing to trade their RTT and rack, mostly tent, for a leer 100xq topper for a short bed?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2021 at 9:48 PM
    buffedout

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  5. Aug 6, 2021 at 9:02 AM
    turbodb

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    Found ourselves setup in the mesas of North Central New Mexico, with a colorful display in the clouds, the mesa sheltering us from 35mph winds and 55mph gusts.

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  6. Aug 6, 2021 at 1:24 PM
    crashngiggles

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    Beefed up my Smittybilt XL RTT awning today with some PVC.....no more wind or rain going to bend my aluminum awning bracket......It comes apart into 2 pieces and goes inside the tent when I fold it up.
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  7. Aug 9, 2021 at 4:37 AM
    AStinkyBumb

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    Did you get your XL before they started offering more aluminum cross members to stiffen and keep rain from collecting on the fly? Mine came with 3 extra aluminum poles with those C grips on the end and it looks almost identical to what you built there when all assembled. I will agree adding even this much to the awning makes it super rigid and beefy. Helps a ton!
     
  8. Aug 9, 2021 at 4:47 AM
    crashngiggles

    crashngiggles Tacomaworld's Resident Psych Dr.

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    Yes, it is a first generation
     
  9. Aug 9, 2021 at 10:16 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    A few months ago I stumbled across a one person wedge RTT somewhere on the interwebs. It was from a quality company, just lesser known as I had never heard of them. For the life of me I can't find it again, if anyone has any insight.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    I haven't seen a 1 person wedge, but thule tepui has that folding soft tent that only takes up half of the roof.
    https://www.thule.com/en-us/rooftop...s/rooftop-tents/thule-tepui-foothill-_-901250
     
  11. Aug 9, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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  12. Aug 9, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    littlefish

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Just sent it to you in IG.

    Edit. My bad I see you found it.
     
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  14. Aug 9, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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  15. Aug 9, 2021 at 12:47 PM
    littlefish

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Any thoughts on lifting a hardshell clamshell like this from the tracks? Four M8 bolts and eyes on each corner, each one only holding 25% of the weight. Last time I called CVT I asked about it and he said not to do it. But I got the sense it was something they had to say.

    It’s not impossible to thread a ratchet strap between the tent and my cap, but it becomes a game of Operation.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2021 at 1:24 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    I think it would be fine. I mean at most each is supporting 50 lbs. You could also double the amount of eyes and use a bridle on each strap, distributing the load even more.

    I have no basis behind this though.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Buying a RTT, and wanting a bed rack that would be high enough to still fit my kid’s 110cc quad underneath. Suggestions on what I could do for this?
     
  18. Aug 9, 2021 at 3:09 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Welcome to tw. I would start by measuring the height of the quad and go from there. There are some racks meant to go over a softopper which are about as high and wide a rack as you’re going to find.
     
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  19. Aug 9, 2021 at 5:34 PM
    littlefish

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Bridle on each corner can't hurt, but even without I think it's fine. The sheer strength on those bolts is way more than the weight of the tent. The only point of failure would be the bolt head twisting or pulling out of the track. Once the tent is up high I distribute the weight onto some safety straps, so I should be okay. Famous last words, I know...
     
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  20. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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