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post #16 of 25 Old 10-21-2013, 02:00 PM
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post #17 of 25 Old 10-21-2013, 08:01 PM
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How do those roof top tents hold up in the wind?

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post #18 of 25 Old 10-21-2013, 09:28 PM
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So is it bolted to the top of the trailer's lid, or do you have a rack under the tent that it's attached to?


The previous owner built a rack attached by a piano hinge...perfect for attach the tent.

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post #19 of 25 Old 10-26-2013, 09:51 AM
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Hammock. More comfortable than both
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post #20 of 25 Old 10-26-2013, 01:39 PM
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I know this might sound dumb but what could I get for 3,000? I am just dipping my head into the rooftop tent world I know 3,000 is a ridiculously low amount. Or better yet im 21 and just have a tent and some other stuff what would be my best bet to enjoy camping which I love the way it is. I would not have a problem sleeping under the stars or in the jeep but the lady friend wont go for that. I live in ND so what would be my best set up so she can enjoy it as much as I do?
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post #21 of 25 Old 10-26-2013, 02:04 PM
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I know this might sound dumb but what could I get for 3,000? I am just dipping my head into the rooftop tent world I know 3,000 is a ridiculously low amount.
Some of the better rooftop tents are $1500-$1700 top of the mark. You can get a decent one for $700-$1000. $3K would almost buy you a pop up camper. Only rooftop tents that cost $3K are the fiberglass shelled ones - which when opened are really no different than any other RTT, smaller in fact. They just dont have as much wind drag on the highway.

If your bringing a chick, just get a ground tent, air mattress and all the creature comforts you can haul. Better yet, just camp in the backyard. Then you wont have to hear her whining about the lack of a bathroom.
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Some of the better rooftop tents are $1500-$1700 top of the mark. You can get a decent one for $700-$1000. $3K would almost buy you a pop up camper. Only rooftop tents that cost $3K are the fiberglass shelled ones - which when opened are really no different than any other RTT, smaller in fact. They just dont have as much wind drag on the highway.

If your bringing a chick, just get a ground tent, air mattress and all the creature comforts you can haul. Better yet, just camp in the backyard. Then you wont have to hear her whining about the lack of a bathroom.
Thats to ture... maybe one day we can all find a lady who will love camping.
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post #23 of 25 Old 10-26-2013, 11:58 PM
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maybe one day we can all find a lady who will love camping.
Good luck, I have yet to find one.
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Good luck, I have yet to find one.
The girl im with actually likes to camp I just need to get her into hunting and fishing. She is one of them who gets sad when a fish or something is killed she accepts it though.
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post #25 of 25 Old 11-01-2013, 06:10 PM
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Thats to ture... maybe one day we can all find a lady who will love camping.
Well I'm sure that the number one reason is the lack of facilities that they enjoy when not camping.



Not to get this thread off topic, but I tried out a Turbo Toilet on my camping trip to the Michigan U.P. last September. I had no problem using it , but my wife only resorted to using it in the middle of the night instead of walking to a stinky pit toilet.

It sits low can could use some blocks under it, and the seat is small, but it certainly takes up very little room when folded up.

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