That is awesome! I have been considering building one myself, thanks for the pictures. Great job!
It's a good one, ARB copy and half the jingleG Beasley said:Have you looked at this Roof top tent ? Seems like a really good deal . http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-5630 $699.00
I definitely love mine, very comfortablegrogie said:^Yes, nice price. The Ayer Tepui tent is about that price too, and it's a little lighter at 95#. I will probably have to install some additional bars on top of the trailer to mount the tent to. With my recent trip to the Michigan U.P., I have gone to cots and air mattresses, which just take up room in the tent and in the trailer/Jeep. An RTT just sounds nice being quick to open and off the ground. I think I'd use it a lot!
My Tent stays nice and clean closed and zipped up, looking at 5+ years now^The way the covers seal on RTTs is that there is rounded fabric on one side that slides through a receiver channel at the hinge side of the tent base. Then there is a large zipper that goes all the way around of the other three sides of the tent. The cover is a thick vinyl. The tent itself is pretty compressed inside the cover, so even if dust got through the zipper, or at it's edges, I doubt it would work its way inside the the tent.
As far as the Tepui brand tents, I've read several reviews of guys using them over a hundred nights and have been pleased with them for the $.
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I have a 2" memory foam mattress on top of my stock 3" RTT mattress and mine seems to zip up just fine.grogie said:^Thanks for the comment. Well since this thread was brought back to life, last week I had the trailer back at home as my TJ was out getting new Metalcloak aluminum control arms installed at Sunfire. I had some more supplies for it, plus I was also still working on the bed. I found a 1-1/2" gel top pad that's a perfect size to slip inside the double-sized sleeping bag. Unfortunately it's too thick to leave inside the RTT and close it up (can't get the outside cover to completely zip), but the double bag with the gel top folds up easy enough and slips into a duffle bag that will go inside the trailer below. This is about the size of my old ground tent, but it's now super comfortable inside. The wife should be happy for our nine nights of camping in Utah! :rofl: The two mummy sleeping bags that were going to be stored inside the trailer will now stay in the RTT as a trade off. And, with the new control arms on the TJ, it even tows better! (Tighter front end.) I hit some dirt roads last Sunday and the TJ with the trailer in tow kicks up dust like a semi.
Still a great investment, most comfortable way to camp especially as we get oldergrogie said:Well the Tepui isn't a huge RTT, so it only has so much room in the center area to leave something inside it. I was able to get the zipper zipped on one side, but not the second side.
Yeah, We did!grogie said:Oh indeed! I've thought back to my youth when all I needed was a basic sleeping bag. How is it that the ground is just too hard for that anymore? Did something change? :rofl: