pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

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pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by philr » 15 Jul 2018 09:44

i know of the alu-cab pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m , and the custom leisure tech options which are cheaper. what are the best pop up roof top tents available? and what material for the outer cover fibre-glass or aluminium or fabric?. at the moment i am favouring the cheaper custom leisure tech canvas or aluminium options, but what are the views out theref for occasional use (4 weeks away in total per year)

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Re: pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by Tinus lotz » 15 Jul 2018 12:20

Imho ...to much money for what it is ....you can buy good tent for 5 to 7k and it doesnt take all your roofrack up.....but if you have to the leasure tec looks good

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Re: pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by offroadbiker » 15 Jul 2018 16:45

I am looking at getting one as well after my next trip.

Will be the Leisure tech one, alu hard cover.

Soft cover a little bit more work than hard top.

Alu stronger than fibre glass and def will last longer when exposed to the sun.

I know Tommie uses one currently maybe get his opionion as well.
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Re: pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by pgreeff » 17 Jul 2018 11:09

Tinus lotz wrote:
15 Jul 2018 12:20
Imho ...to much money for what it is ....you can buy good tent for 5 to 7k and it doesnt take all your roofrack up.....but if you have to the leasure tec looks good
Where do you get roof top tents for 5 to 7k? The cheapest I could find was the Tentco at R8k5 for the 1.2m.
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Re: pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by Oetie » 17 Jul 2018 11:38

offroadbiker wrote:
15 Jul 2018 16:45
I am looking at getting one as well after my next trip.

Will be the Leisure tech one, alu hard cover.

Soft cover a little bit more work than hard top.

Alu stronger than fibre glass and def will last longer when exposed to the sun.

I know Tommie uses one currently maybe get his opionion as well.
Another advantage of an alu RTT is that you can fit solar screens to the top.
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Re: pop up roof top tent, 2.2x1.4m

Post by gupster » 18 Jul 2018 08:25

I dont know anything about the Alu pop up tents except the only person I spoke to who had one, complained that the rain came in through the windows because of the design. That was back in 2013 so the design has probably changed by now. I was however very envious at the speed he could take it down and move on while I was balancing on my roof rack struggling to fold my 1998 Echo without falling off.
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