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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

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

  1. Jun 15, 2022 at 3:36 AM
    Dtax

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    those look like Plano boxes on the roof ? Honestly - great to see! lots of good utility (and weight savings) for the money on those IMHO.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    I put these, in combination with a small solar/rechargable battery pack, in my tent. Don't need much power to run them.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KHPF566?ie=UTF8

    Power bank I use is similar to this:

    https://www.amazon.com/elzle-Portab...prefix=solar+battery+pack,aps,84&sr=8-2-spons

    I string the lights around the interior of the tent. Keep them there all the time. I haven't seen any damage to wire or light in 1.5 years.
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2022 at 4:59 AM
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    Both the Smittybilt's in the picture above come with an LED strip and a place to store a power bank up high to run it while in the tent. My CVT awning also has an LED strip but it's diffused and it's much easier on the eyes. I think you can buy the kit from Smittybilt for ~$30 with the LED strip and a 12v plug to run into your truck.


    Yep those are the ones! 52" weatherproof and locking. Bolted them straight to my Prinsu roof rack. I pulled the foam out and keep camping chairs, recovery gear, a shovel, small axe, hammock, ratchet straps, and other miscellaneous tools up there. They have been essential to me for such a small truck with two small kids!

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  4. Jun 15, 2022 at 5:09 AM
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    I put a trimmable strip that came with a remote control and diff colors. We use red at camp to avoid bugs.

    Got it off Amazon for cheap. Power it via a battery bank you can use for phones too
     
  5. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:40 AM
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    I have a mounting question. I have a clamshell rtt mounted to a KBVoodoo bed rack. I also have a prinsu roof rack. The RTT overhangs the prinsu and rests on the cross members. I absolutely know not to attach the RTT to the prinsu but should it rest on them or should I move the crossmember so it is just hanging free. With the bed and cab flexing independently is even resting on it going to cause issues?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:42 AM
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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    I raised my tent to give me 1" of clearance between the tent and the rack over the cab. Previously like you the tent was touching the rack and my thinking with flex was that it would still push up on the tent.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:48 AM
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    Yeah.
    Have you validated that the 1" is enough? I'd personally want a couple of inches, but I feel like 1" should be enough.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:51 AM
    littlefish

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    I have not. I actually removed the rack on my cab altogether since my hardhsell overlapped a good portion of it anyway it was largely useless, so I just sold the whole rack rather than cutting it down or having most of it unusable.

     
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  9. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    Just do what I did and chop the rack in half
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:47 AM
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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    Anyone familiar with the Roofnest Feather Bed? Looks like it would fit my CVT hardshell as I continue my search to attempt to make the mattress up there more comfortable.
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2022 at 2:40 PM
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    Still enjoying my Roam Adventures tent.

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  12. Jun 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM
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    I can't wait for fall so we can camp again.
    Got me day dreaming
     
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    Too hot to camp now? It was 39F Monday night while I was camping. REFRESHING!
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2022 at 3:16 PM
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    High of 98 here today
     
  15. Jun 29, 2022 at 10:43 AM
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    I just use a portable charger and a light strip. The strip is stuck on and zip tied to the middle cross bar.
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07CNP2149/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07S829LBX...olid=3W48PLT9J1AM8&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
     
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    Has anyone found a way to make the Tuff stuff trailhead RTT fit on CBI bed bars for the 3rd gen?

    I ordered the tent realized after they say it can only fit on 3” crossbars. CBI has 4” cross bars
     
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  17. Jul 4, 2022 at 1:24 PM
    dpele

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    I just use 1 bolt through the bars on the 4 corners. I didn't want the clamp design option.
     
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  18. Aug 4, 2022 at 5:28 PM
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    Any of you guys have a recommendation for a mattress topper? Being able to close it still would be nice, but isn't really required.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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    Exped megamat is the standard. Any 3-4 inch self inflating mattress on Amazon should work.
     
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  20. Aug 5, 2022 at 3:51 AM
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    Exped or Nemo self inflating foam mattresses, if that's not enough add a foam topper to them. Since they can be deflated you can deflate them with the foam topper on top to close the tent then open them back up to inflate when you set up camp.

    I have a few nights on my Nemo Roamer and I love it!
     

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