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Old March 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM
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roof rack and a hannibal roof tent on a ST 90?

Does anyone have any experience to share on putting a Hannibal 1.4 roof tent on a D90 Soft top with a SD roof rack?
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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:08 AM
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Yes.

a) Remove the basket and mount custom cross bars
b) Modify SD basket
c) Have new basket built to custom fit.
d) Mount tent to top of basket.


I would recommend all but "d". Search the archives for many posts on the subject.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Yes.

a) Remove the basket and mount custom cross bars
b) Modify SD basket
c) Have new basket built to custom fit.
d) Mount tent to top of basket.


I would recommend all but "d". Search the archives for many posts on the subject.
I was considering cutting a section of the roof rack to make room for the swing part of the roof tent?
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Old March 17th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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If it is the SD basket, I personally would not (and did not). I had a new basket made specifically for it (that included mounts for the awning on either side). But it would work. My only thought going that route is you are cutting into a structural component of the basket. You'll need to find a way to reinforce either side of the opening so the basket doesn't fold in if you lean it on a tree or otherwise.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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If it is the SD basket, I personally would not (and did not). I had a new basket made specifically for it (that included mounts for the awning on either side). But it would work. My only thought going that route is you are cutting into a structural component of the basket. You'll need to find a way to reinforce either side of the opening so the basket doesn't fold in if you lean it on a tree or otherwise.
Yes, it is the SD basket... Not sure about having a custom one made... I suppose I could remove just the basket part of the rack, leaving me to figure out how to suspend it properly over the soft top...?
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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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I had an old rack that was already tweaked, so I cut the front off and was not happy with that arrangement - there is no really good place to cut and have a result that looks good. It worked for a while but I went with the custom rack as soon as it was practical. Mounting a couple bars instead of the rack I think is a good solution, and you could even use the extra distance to put a platform of some kind up there so you had a little flat space behind your tent. I really don't like the idea of mounting the tent above the top rail of the rack.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:02 AM
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just so you can compare:
Here is a factory basket cut for a tent
http://www.eastcoastrover.com/99.html
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