Well here is the tent out in the sunlight. It's so quick to set it up! I just grab the ladder's end, pull it across the tent and the tent opens up, adjust the ladder's height (the rails click into place), then stake the window flaps open and it's done and ready to move in. Who needs a Holiday Inn Express?
I bought two jack stabilizers to put one on each end. I'll also utilize wheel chocks.
The RTT sits above the lid so I can still utilize the tie down straps on each side of the lid to carry anything on top of the tent when it's closed up. I also have ordered a small hammock that will go next to the ladder and hang under the tent for shoes!
It is comfortable inside with a great view! This is a small
version of an RTT being 4' x 8' inside. I'm about 6' so it works for me. I can sit up in the middle of the tent fine. It will be cozy, but then it's just for sleeping in not living in. (I also have a small and quick to put up privacy tent for dressing, etc.)
The pad is okay on it's own, but with a sleeping bag or something else it's very comfortable as I almost took a nap! In fact I put two single sleeping bags inside, but their a little too wide for the space without overlapping each other (combined their about 70" wide). I'm looking around for instead a double sleeping bag, either to sleep in it or on top of it. I found one that was 50", which would be perfect, but it's out of stock. There is room inside when it's closed up, so a sleeping bag or blankets/pillows can be left in it. Nice!
The trailer's lid is easy to open when the tent is also open so it's weight is transferred to the ladder.
And my ground tent and cots have come out of the trailer!
Wow that opens up more room. Immediately that will make room to pull more stuff out of the Jeep! Previously in the back of my Jeep we were keeping a good sized cooler and two large duffle bags for clothes. At least one duffle bag will now go inside the trailer.
Overall the tent seems to be well made for the money. There are more expensive options and larger tents of course, but already this is going to be an improvement from a ground tent. You know the problem with having Jeep love is that so little fits inside a Jeep and of course especially with a two-door Jeep, they don't tow much either! So far I'm most pleased with this modification. And now I get to accessorize the tent!