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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

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

  1. Dec 1, 2021 at 3:56 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    I installed the Harken, and it works great to lift off both my tent and bed rack. I don't use it that much now that the truck is 100% adventure vehicle, but it was certainly heavy-duty enough.

    Definitely need gloves when pulling the cord (though there is plenty of mechanical advantage, so it's not hard to do). It'd be really nice if there were some sort of electric winch for it though.

    Here was my install:

    Garage Hoist – Winter Weight Loss for AdventureTaco – ADVENTURETACO

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  2. Dec 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
    crashngiggles

    crashngiggles Tacomaworld's Resident Psych Dr.

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    I don't have a garage so I can't offer any advice on any of these options but I built my own for less then $150. I used 4 "deer hoists" from harbor frieght.

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  3. Dec 1, 2021 at 8:31 PM
    Hawk373

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    That’s cool, you can even build that into a shed to keep more of the elements off the tent.
     
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  4. Dec 3, 2021 at 3:18 PM
    BattlecryTaco

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    Picked up the Roofnest Condor Overland earlier today. Hoping to install it later tonight. So far, it looks like a good fit for the current bed rack setup. Thank you Tepui Ayer II for your service. I hope the next users enjoy you as much as we did or more. :)
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  5. Dec 3, 2021 at 5:54 PM
    JeffRoyJenkins

    JeffRoyJenkins Essentially Non-Essential

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    Nothing too exciting... maybe a little rust
    IMG-1774.jpg IMG-1776.jpg So MkIV Supras with RTTs are apparently a think...
     
  6. Dec 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    BattlecryTaco

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    For camping out at the track?

    …or, the spoiler wasn’t enough.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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    I’m going with the added down force.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2021 at 8:18 AM
    BattlecryTaco

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    It’s got that aerodynamic look to the rtt. This could be revolutionary it sports car / tuner / automobile racing: “the next big thing.” :D
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2021 at 3:55 AM
    Spare Parts

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    I had a VW Fox that I strapped a canoe to the roof, and I swear it helped with handling. Or at least I got got so used to it being up there, when I took it off, I thought the car sucked to drive.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2021 at 7:47 AM
    BattlecryTaco

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    Improved contact patch > new top heavy weight distribution setup?:notsure:
    Maybe, that’s what happened in your case. …should have just left the canoe on top. :rofl:
     
  11. Dec 5, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    It was on most of the year. We were fortunate enough that we lived near a bunch of small lakes to paddle in.
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2021 at 2:37 AM
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    That is awesome. Would you have a link to this build? I'm over a year away from finishing my shop and need something like this to hold me over.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2021 at 4:21 AM
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    I don't have a link to the build, unfortunately, but I basically used these as the corner brackets:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CKL93B9?ie=UTF8
    and I used 8 4x4's for the top and the legs, then attached the 2 sides with pressure treated 2x4's and the back with another 2x4 to give it some rigidity. Then I attached 4 Harbor freight "deer hoists" from the top and with eye bolts, I hooked 2 2x4's to slide underneath the front and the back of the RTT to hold it up. I also used the front runner sliding quick release RTT mounts to quickly attach and detach them onto the truck.
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    Thank you Sir! Exactly what I needed - the parts list above. Those brackets were throwing me. Saw your post the other day and stopped by Home Depot and Lowes but couldn't find them there.

    Edit: Currently unavailable...Like everything else!! Sheesh. I'll search more. And thanks again! :thumbsup:

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    Just mounted my "vintage" rtt!
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  16. Dec 6, 2021 at 4:56 AM
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    JDSmith The Overland Shop, VT

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    Oh man…
    That’s bad ass
     
  17. Dec 6, 2021 at 7:27 AM
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    MedlinAround Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    Right in my back door.














    That's what she said.
     
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  18. Dec 6, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    MedlinAround Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    Anybody know a better solution to mounting the tent where the ladder comes out the side of my bed besides behind my truck over the tailgate?

    I say that because I have cross bars running side to side and not a square in the bed. So the pre drilled holes on the bottom of the tent allow the bars to clamp to my cross bars that way. If I rotate my tent they're going to be running the same direction as my cross bars.

    Don't really want to take the rack and have more welding done so has anyone just drilled new holes in the bottom of the tent to mount. differently?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    One of my Fav new areas to explore! Just a little far from home haha. Hope to get back up there in March!
     
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    We usually do meets in that area every year. Usually around June.
     

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