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Roof top tents

Postby Lincon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Hello everyone,,
Just kicking an idea round in my head at the moment. Saw a roof top tent on trademe and wondered how practical they really are?
Does the weight showbox.bio/ tutuapp.uno/ vidmate.vet/ add much to body role and fuel use?
How are they affected by wind in the night? (meteorological wind)
Getting in and out on a ladder is it as easy as it seems?
Will it fit ok on the standard wizard bar or will the ladder foul the tailgate?
The unit Im looking at is this one. Too be honest I think the price is on the high side and it is a basic model with only room for sleeping.
In NZ roof top tents are not common but overseas they are more popular.....
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Re: Roof top tents

Postby geeves » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:18 am

Cost of getting one from NZ to India is going to kill any bargains. Roof top tents are not as common here as normal tents are cheaper and in most cases work well enough. Australia etc they are popular as people dont like sleeping on the ground because of the snakes and spiders. I imagine the same situation exists over there.
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Re: Roof top tents

Postby tonkamu » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:47 am

Rode a Royal Enfield bullet across India over 10 years ago, can't imagine camping anywhere in India even in a roof tent. :lol:
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