Roof Top Tent

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by chadley, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Just got a sweet deal on a used TRDPro. Looking to get a RTT on it. I’ve seen a bunch of fab frame set ups and tents. Who has what?
    Why did you get that specific one? Pros and cons?
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I'd trailer if you can to keep the weight off the truck. That way you don't have to upgrade suspension as early as you would need to for the weight.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Do I need to upgrade suspension? What does that entail?
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    It isn't a need but the truck will sag with the weight. You can just change leaf springs out to reduce sag.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Thanks whippersnapper02
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Sweet. You finally ditched the 4runner and grabbed toyota buy the taco. :confused:
    Congrats.
    The small trailers with the RTT’s are great the ones @whippersnapper02 is talking about. If you can pull one of those. If not replace the suspension on all four and the leaf packs maybe add air bags.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    I like the RCI, KB Voodoo, CBI, and Frontrunner outfitter. Those are my top 4. WTF is Leitner thinking with their price point? What am I missing there????
     
  9. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    I just google RTT on trailer. A guy used a truck bed trailer and built a rack same bolt pattern on the trailer axle. as the 4 runner pulling it. Had great ground clearance. It was pretty damn impressive. I would do alittle research about that setup. It was probably whippersnapper that built the damn thing. He is crafty like that
     
  10. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    IMG_0188.jpg IMG_7978.jpg IMG_8865.jpg
    Front Runner roof rack , RTT, awning was back ordered so the ARB Awning fit in the Front Runner brackets as if they were made in the same factory. Probably are.
     
  11. Captqc

    Captqc Well-Known Member

    4DE70A83-9899-47A6-8BF1-AF0BF4B3F371.jpeg 18F21E9D-76A2-4102-AD36-1D86887CD405.jpeg I went with Free Spirit Recreation 55 Automatic.
     
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  12. 2012OverlandKK

    2012OverlandKK New Member

    I was buying on a budget when i got my RTT. Love the Tepui brand. Easy setup and take down. Great product. I should have bought a heavier model as i bought the lightest version and it doesnt do so well in the lower digit temperatures
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    I didn’t think about putting the tent on top of the cab. Is there any crazy pro cons between doing that on a roof rack vs. installing on a bed rack?

    Obviously a roof rack is cheaper. I don’t want to put a cab on the back

    Thoughts?
     
  14. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    Personal preference. I carry stuff in the bed daily that I needed a Cap. Some put them on-top of the cap . I think bolting to the cab of the truck is the most secure.
     
  15. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

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    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

  17. msouthall

    msouthall Active Member

    Your gas mileage would take a big hit with the RTT on the cab. I had a bed rack built that put the tent as high as it would go with out any major drag.
     
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  18. msouthall

    msouthall Active Member

     
  19. msouthall

    msouthall Active Member

    I really screwed my response up. I meant it for the gent asking about any major cons.
     
  20. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    It’s only money for gas for each camping trip. A couple of miles per gallon less it’s a big deal. Your not taking any money with you when your dead.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    I decided to go with the short bed rack to reduce drag. Haven’t decided on a specific RTT yet but will get one that is lower than top of front cab.
     

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