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post #1 of 27 Old 02-06-2008, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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roof top tent

anyone ever built their own?


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post #2 of 27 Old 02-06-2008, 08:24 PM
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I haven't, but I've considered it. I've seen the little tent cots and it would be pretty easy to make some rails for one of those.

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yea i was thinkin bout attempting it this summer. it seems like it wouldnt be too much work, plus i dont feel like spending close to $1000 on something i will only use maybe 4 times a year

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I have a little trailer that matches my jeep that I was thinking about mounting one of those on, but they sure are expensive. The tent cots are alot cheaper and look like they'd do the job.

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post #5 of 27 Old 02-07-2008, 01:17 AM
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Here's the ultimate rooftop tent:




Could you make something that could use a safari type roof rack as the foundation?

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post #6 of 27 Old 02-07-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the ultimate rooftop tent:




Could you make something that could use a safari type roof rack as the foundation?
that is very nice, too bad they dont do something for the XJ. i have a surco rack and im not sure if it would hold up to a tent being mounted to it.

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post #7 of 27 Old 02-07-2008, 07:49 PM
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I'm not sure if I'd sleep in that! I'm 6'-1" 230ish and even alone w/out the wifey I'd be worried about that giving out.
Imagine having a date in there and your Well... you know!

Am I really the only one thats thunk such a thing?
What kind of supports/hinges do they use?

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I'm not sure if I'd sleep in that! I'm 6'-1" 230ish and even alone w/out the wifey I'd be worried about that giving out.
Imagine having a date in there and your Well... you know!

Am I really the only one thats thunk such a thing?
What kind of supports/hinges do they use?

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The thing costs like 100k! The tent retracts automatically. It has a Queen size matress, running water, even a toilet (uh, I'll just go in the woods, thanks.) all sorts of stuff for people with too much money.

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post #9 of 27 Old 02-09-2008, 11:33 AM
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All too TRUE!
A good tree to block the wind or to lean against to take duce!

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post #10 of 27 Old 03-08-2008, 10:22 PM
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looks like the jeep might do a wheelie if you have too many people sleeping at the back of the tent
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post #11 of 27 Old 03-08-2008, 10:52 PM
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It also makes the jeep INSAINLY top heavy.
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Yuck......

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Buy a motor home instead
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i can see why this is a good thing. it would be useful for keep away from the bears in montana

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