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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Roof Top Tent

Just thought I would post of few of the roof top tent on the truck. I got the tent from John Gadd and it is a snap to set up. If anyone is thinking about getting one I would highly advise it as it sure beats the heck out of sleeping on the ground.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Clay,

Tent looks awesome. Where is your rack mounted on the back of the truck? Also, it looks like your truck has a belt rail for a newer top, but that looks like the original Tickford top with snaps. How's that work?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:07 AM
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That looks really cool. I just saw one yesterday and took a picture so I thought I'd share. I do have q couple of questions for you;

What kind of a rack do you have? How do you get up on the roof? I don't see any ladders



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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:04 PM
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I'm have an ARB (Howling Moon design) on a Front Runner Wind Cheatah rack. Just put it up there 2 weeks ago. its still growing on me. Seems to be costing @ least 1-2 mpg.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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hee hee no latter - Check out the post in the techincal section as I have a few pics of a rack I had made that will hold either the tent or a basket. It includes a reproduction of the C pillar with 2 mounts on it that poke through the tickford and have one runner across the B to A cage piece. It is much cheaper that a Safety device rack.
As far as the tickford on a belt rail set up...I have posted before that you can purchase "snap screws". I drapped the tickford over the vehicle, fasten the back 3 snaps on the tailgate and then figure out where on the belt rail the screws need to be placed to line up with the tickford. This way I can run my tickford or my Rovers North belt rail top.
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Nick - thank you but I must say your truck is definetely bad ass looking . Jim drooling over the double cab.

I had a mombassa tent (I think that is how you say it) and it was smaller then this one and they are really good tents. It just didn't have the screen room off to the side and the sleeping area was much smaller.

I feel so much safer off the ground.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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I got mine used and it's in great shape. I used it at The Cove and was remarkably comfortable.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Yep that is the same one that I had prior to the latest. They are truly well built. it just is a little hairy trying to step down to the ladder upon exit. I could find anything to hold on to except the wife.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Yep that is the same one that I had prior to the latest. They are truly well built. it just is a little hairy trying to step down to the ladder upon exit. I could find anything to hold on to except the wife.
That's why mine is angled...
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Clay, that thing is enormous! How many are you packing in that?

Here is a pic of my Eezi Awn 1400 while camped on the edge of the grand canyon... and I mean on the edge. You'll have to look close in the first pic for the trucks in the top left corner about 5000 feet above the Colorado.

A couple of the others in the group had ARB, Howling Moon, and Eezi Awn. I was equally as impressed with the Howling Moon as I am with the Eezi Awn. I wish I would have gotten the add a room like yours though.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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I got mine used and it's in great shape. I used it at The Cove and was remarkably comfortable.
Glad you like it. Sorry about the cover being in the shape it's in.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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did you have to cut a hole in the Tickford top to mount it?
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Old August 6th, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Todd,
Yep, 2 small ones in the top as the rest of the C pillar was a good copy. I had a upholstery shop reinforce the the holes.
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