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Old June 6th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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My son's first time on ROOF!

Check this picture out! Thought you all would like

I told my son a few weeks ago that I had a platform that I could put together for the roof of the car. I made it for picnics with my wife years and years ago.

My son has been bugging me ever since to go up that back ladder. I told him we ONLY go up when I have the platform up there............he agreed (for now).

Now he wants to eat every snack and play every game up there

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Old June 6th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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You are making a weird face.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Evilfij,

I had Brain surgery in 1995. Thank God every day that I am still alive. I have some facial weakness on the right side of my face from the surgery, and some other things that I deal with every day. So I smile the best I can.........

Is that what you are referring too?

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My son asked me this morning when we are going BACK up on top the Defender

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Old June 7th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Sorry, if I had known there was a reason I would not have mentioned it. I thought you were smirking because you were up high with the kid. Anyway, great picture. You should get a roof top tent if the kid likes being up high.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:36 PM
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Hey man.........no big deal. You had no idea. I am just glad to be alive. Done a lot of great things since that surgery - great wife, two awesome kids, started my own business, etc. etc. It gave me a second chance at life.........

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Now on your roof top tent idea - that would be awesome! I never quite figured out how I would add it to the factory roof rack, or where to buy it, or if I could install it myself. And I doubt I can ever convince my wife of the expense

Tell me how much it would be, and the details of the install. Maybe I will pull the trigger and get a roof tent someday!!!

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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:46 PM
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your son is lucky to grow up in a car enthusiast home. won't be too long before he is bothering you to let him drive the 964 RS (you have great cars).
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:23 PM
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Hey man.........no big deal. You had no idea. I am just glad to be alive. Done a lot of great things since that surgery - great wife, two awesome kids, started my own business, etc. etc. It gave me a second chance at life.........
It's great to hear someone say something like this - I had a huge surgery back in 2001, when I also joined the cheat death club.. also a wife and two kids later, more than enough time to do great things. Cheers to you and your D90.
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my girls the first day i got home with my defender - they still climb up the ladders in the back to get in 50% of the time

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Thats funny. Kids love climbing. Jarek's son wanted to climb up my ladder and sit on my roof rack this past weekend too. I think its about age 5 that they think "oh I should climb that"
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Flagg,

The basic 47in model camping lab (which I just picked one up tonight) is $725 and they go up (WAY up) from there, but one suitable for two adults and a couple kids is $1000.

http://www.campinglab.com/carpatecho02.html

You can mount it by either cutting the front or back or side off your existing rack (I have seen people fit hinges and it is pretty slick), fitting crossbars to the existing rack or, what I would do, is remove the basket when you plan to go camping, fashion a couple of tie bars to the rear ladder to keep it stable, and mount it to the two front bars you already have and to the tie in bars you made. It is an easy bolt on affair.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 06:31 AM
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My 4 year old has a blast in our RTT. It's his "fort" and he climbs up and down the ladder all day.
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shoot, I think kids positive attitudes to camping and Rovers always balance out the wives attitudes
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Roof makes a great place to play, eat and we even tie the hammock to it.
Let the kids play... they learn a truck is utilitarian AND fun.
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I can't keep my 8 yr old off the roof of my 110.
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Kids love the roof. My son gets very bummed when I bring home restored customer trucks and he isn't allowed to climb on them.
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That is VERY cool!
snack time on the roof
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