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I like the look of RTTs on trailers.

What are the pros & cons of a mag vs arb/eezi awning style?
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Old June 4th, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Awesome...and your brother is using it, not you....awesome!!!

OH almost forgot....you have two now!!!! baaaaahaaaaa
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I like the look of RTTs on trailers.

What are the pros & cons of a mag vs arb/eezi awning style?
Hard shell -
PRO
full length bed without folds
simple and fast to open/close
aerodynamic waterproof shell
quiet/dark due to solid roof
bedding can stay in tent when stowed
minimal support needed (cross bars only)

CON
size on the roof
weight (125lbs+)


Fold out -
PRO
lighter weight
smaller footprint
can create covered space over door when open
various weight materials available - ventilation options
Can fit multiple tents on one roof, large space available

CON
separate cover for dust/water
traps water when put away wet
slower to deploy/stow on tall truck
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Awesome...and your brother is using it, not you....awesome!!!

OH almost forgot....you have two now!!!! baaaaahaaaaa
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I didn't like wheeling with the tent on top of the truck. Here in the East trails are usually narrow with vegetation tearing @ your mega buck investment. I mounted mine on a rack on top of the sankey. I like pulling into camp and unhooking the accomodations and hit trails until all hours and then come back to a deployed tent. I guess when I get as old as Ron I'll have to worry about bladder breaks too.
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Hard shell -
PRO
full length bed without folds
simple and fast to open/close
aerodynamic waterproof shell
quiet/dark due to solid roof
bedding can stay in tent when stowed
minimal support needed (cross bars only)

CON
size on the roof
weight (125lbs+)


Fold out -
PRO
lighter weight
smaller footprint
can create covered space over door when open
various weight materials available - ventilation options
Can fit multiple tents on one roof, large space available

CON
separate cover for dust/water
traps water when put away wet
slower to deploy/stow on tall truck

Great info! Especially for those of us who are envious of you RTTers.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 03:41 AM
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I own a Tepui tent. Fantastic piece of gear. This is totally a shout out to a fantastic product. Great for the desert southwest over-lander. Took the same tent up into the redwoods and kings national preserve in NorCal and it did great wheeling in the forest. Some aspects of the tent are a pain in the ass, but while lions may not be your biggest threat in the US, it is nice to get off the ground. Also, 300lbs for a normal sized unit is a bit of a stretch. Mine is like 150.
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I have had my ARB going on 4 years now. I can mount it on the truck, or trailer, depends on what I'm doing. The nice part is the extra room. Makes life easier sometimes. Will never be without one.
Oh....and keeps you nice and warm in the winter with a buddy heater.
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I have had my ARB going on 4 years now. I can mount it on the truck, or trailer, depends on what I'm doing. The nice part is the extra room. Makes life easier sometimes. Will never be without one.
Oh....and keeps you nice and warm in the winter with a buddy heater.
I have an ARB Simpson as well and think its great. Having a tent with a queen size mattress is awesome. The covered entrance design of the ARB and Howling Moon tents is great for a rainy situation. My only complaint is the zipper on the cover. I think zippered covers on tents mounted on top of a lifted truck are a bad idea and thats where Brian's Mag and other hardshell tents excel.
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I have had my ARB going on 4 years now. I can mount it on the truck, or trailer, depends on what I'm doing. The nice part is the extra room. Makes life easier sometimes. Will never be without one.
Oh....and keeps you nice and warm in the winter with a buddy heater.
Man that photo looks cold and dark!...I would hope if I were ever camping in the cold like that again my "buddy heater" would have boobies! lol.
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I have an ARB Simpson as well and think its great. Having a tent with a queen size mattress is awesome. The covered entrance design of the ARB and Howling Moon tents is great for a rainy situation. My only complaint is the zipper on the cover. I think zippered covers on tents mounted on top of a lifted truck are a bad idea and thats where Brian's Mag and other hardshell tents excel.
My Eezi-awn T top is also a covered entrance, but the stowage cover is not zippered. it has a ratcheted strap around the base and anti flap straps over the top
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Roof top tents are awesome for overlanding, but I didn't care for mine on top of my wheeling truck - just too top heavy. I ended up selling mine and getting an OzTent.

I will say that there were many times we were out overlanding with other people in the rain and snow and it was nice to just open up the RTT and climb inside, all while others were setting up on the cold, wet ground. Kids love the "fort" aspect of the RTT too.
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Ron aren't you kind of old to be climbing up into a rtt ? I mean those late night bladder breaks must be brutal....

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Furthermore, then he needs arm surgery when he falls off the tent
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Sure you guys have seen this but cool idea for RTT! He talks about tent set up at 5:50.http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=lVOpUHYO1zQ

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did I put this in the Misc chit chat or wanted?


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Doug, I don't have any issues with my bladder or scrambling up a ladder.

I want the tent for overlanding not really for the trails.

Im planning on driving cross country this month..

Clay thanks for the offer ..
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I have had my ARB going on 4 years now. I can mount it on the truck, or trailer, depends on what I'm doing. The nice part is the extra room. Makes life easier sometimes. Will never be without one.
Oh....and keeps you nice and warm in the winter with a buddy heater.
So true Rick... having that heater in there beats a hotel any day!
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Loved my Autohome Overcamp for overlanding. And it didn't even take up the whole rack, and folded lengthwise into a queen size bed. They don't make it any more, sadly. Wish I had hung onto it now reading all these RTT-love posts, LOL! But it has a good home now with Glenn.
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Doug, I don't have any issues with my bladder or scrambling up a ladder.

I want the tent for overlanding not really for the trails.

Im planning on driving cross country this month..

Clay thanks for the offer ..

Best of luck to you on your trip Ron... a x-country trip + camping sounds like a nice time.
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Doug, I don't have any issues with my bladder or scrambling up a ladder.
You are no fun.
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Matt thanks ... I wish your truck was closer that was one of the cleanest i have seen..

Oh fun is seeing your drunk ass hobbling around a camp fire after to much moon shine....
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