Patrol Roofrack Side Roof Tent

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Patrol Roofrack Side Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 16 Apr 2016 18:24

I am using my Datsun Safari for years now to camp a weekend in each month with the Friends of Pilansberg (FOBS) and I camped and Borakalalo for years and since November last year I started working at Pilansberg. It is so easy with my Safari to camp to just lift the canopy roof - within 10 seconds - to be able to walk inside the Safari with my bed, fridge and kitchen part to make food and coffee. :blonde:

I'm not yet able to use my Patrol for driving open roads because we are not allowed to use my Patrol for holidays because of my wife's pelvic problem. I just decided to create a tent for my Patrol's roofrack roof so that I can drive open road with my Patrol.

I just make the tent by myself this week to just connect it on the roof part that will take my within 2 minutes and also put the pins at the bottom part in the ground. I will also put my bed, chair and table in the tent and I also created an open part for the rear passenger door so that I can open the door's window to get to my rear battery and 1000watt invertor so that I can use the power that I might need. I will make food in the morning and also lunch because we braai every late afternoon. I will have my kitchen unit on the table - I can have the small toilet also in the tent. :lol:

If I need to go and work I will just disconnected the top part of the tent so that it lay down and I then close the roofrack roof and can go to work. Because the tent part will still be there nobody can then use my camp area when I'm away to our work area. To come back after our work I will just park next to the tent on the ground, open the roofrack roof and just connect the tent to the roof parts and the I can walk inside the tent. :thumbup:

I will never use a rooftop tent because it is not good for my to be able to walk inside and make food and use the small toilet!!

I asked a company to build the tent for my and it would have cost my R5300-00 and I brought the other stuff and build it my self and cost my less than R1000-00!! :thumbup:

Here is the photos so long and when I use it next month at Pilanesberg I will add more photos to show you!
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Michael » 16 Apr 2016 19:48

Dis mooi!
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by ricster » 17 Apr 2016 13:58

Very clever idea !! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 18 Apr 2016 19:14

Hierdie is my Safari se kamp deel:
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 26 Apr 2016 07:35

Ek het tot my Patrol se tent getoets met 'n groot bed met die tafel en die kombuis gedeelte:
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 26 Apr 2016 08:35

Die tafel met die ou kombuis houer is ook in die tent saam met die groot bed en ek gaan 'n ander kombuis houer bou wat en kan gebruik vir my ontbyt en koffie in die oggend.
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 03 May 2016 07:26

Ek het die naweek ook nou 'n Rino, Olifant en Leeu op my tent gesit en gaan die naweek in Pilansberg NR werk met my Patrol en die tent gebruik.

Om te gaan werk gaan ek net my tent bo los maak en laat plat lê - kan die bed, tafel en kombuis binne in los - en ry en as ek terug kom stop ek net langs die tent, maak die roofrack dak oop en hak die tent op om hom weer te gebruik.
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by ricster » 03 May 2016 08:33

I like the Lion, Rhino and Elephant work done to the sides !!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 09 May 2016 13:26

I did go to Pilansberg this weekend with my Patrol and used the tent - lots of people came to look and is very happy with the tent and the way I use it there to go and work, come back and quickly lift up the tent to start my lunch and then lay down to rest after hard work! :blonde:

I'm very happy with the tent, sleep nicely and checked that the temperature between inside and outside is 3 degrees different. :thumbup:
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Re: Patrol Roofrack Side Roof Tent

Post by Herrie » 25 Jul 2016 08:30

My Patrol met sy tent is nou in Wegry! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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