DIY Roof Rack Tent

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DIY Roof Rack Tent

Postby Mcfly Minis » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:06 pm

I have been looking for a tent system that will work with our trucks, I found a company that makes a roof rack tent, for around 1,000. I found a couple of guys that build their own. Here is a link to a nicely done roof rack tent. http://forums.offroadtb.com/viewtopic.php?t=2008

I was thinking of trying to create something similar for my crew cab, but instead of it being mounted to the roof, mount it to my folding hard top bed cover, that way it won't be as high in the air and I can still keep my roof rack loaded with gear. I just threw out the most perfect canvas army style tent from the late 70's last week, then of course I find a DIY roof tent that requires a donor tent to make. Duh!

What you guys think?

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Re: DIY Roof Rack Tent

Postby HenryJ » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Looks ok. Needs a rain fly to reduce the condensation and some peak venting though. I speak from experience!

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Re: DIY Roof Rack Tent

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:57 pm

Thats a nice looking Trailblazer. I want bumpers like that for my crew!
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Re: DIY Roof Rack Tent

Postby Mcfly Minis » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:21 am

ApproachMedium wrote:Thats a nice looking Trailblazer. I want bumpers like that for my crew!


I'm working on a nice offroad front bumper for the CC
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Re: DIY Roof Rack Tent

Postby HenryJ » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:45 am

Mcfly Minis wrote:I have been looking for a tent system that will work with our trucks, I found a company that makes a roof rack tent... mount it to my folding hard top bed cover...
Some ideas: Bed mount RTT

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