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    MtnClimber
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    Roof Top Tents

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:05 pm

    Here's an interesting read on the top 10 RTT's done by offroadtents.com

    https://offroadtents.com/blogs/news/the-10-best-roof-top-tents



    We absolutely love our Tepui Ruggedized Autana and can comfortably fit all of us in it (2 adults, 1 toddler, and 1 65# pitty). The supplied annex comes in very handy during inclement weather and is easy to attach and remove.


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    Post by boncooverlander on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:00 pm

    That looks like an very comfortable tent. Plus it looks great on the car. I've tried a few over the years, and Tepui is definitely one of the best. Have you ever tried a Hardshell RTT?
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    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:05 pm

    I haven't. They are intriguing for sure, but I've been really satisfied with my "softshell" tent Very Happy
    If I had a chance to try one for a bit, I'd definitely be up for it!


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    Post by ME OFF Rd on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:23 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Here's an interesting read on the top 10 RTT's done by offroadtents.com

    https://offroadtents.com/blogs/news/the-10-best-roof-top-tents



    We absolutely love our Tepui Ruggedized Autana and can comfortably fit all of us in it (2 adults, 1 toddler, and 1 65# pitty). The supplied annex comes in very handy during inclement weather and is easy to attach and remove.

    Is the Annex a PITA to get on with the Tepui? I just got the CVT Mt Shasta Extended and the Annex is kind of PITA to setup.
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    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:28 pm

    James, is actually super simple. Slide the backside on by the hinge and then zip it up. After it's all zipped on, then you put the spring rods in/on for the side window canopies.


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    Post by boncooverlander on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm

    Btw, forgot to say that I really like the way you set up the tent on you truck!
    As to softhsells, yeah traditional seems to be better. I slept on a hardshell ones, and they do seem to be sort of stronger, but frankly, soft shells do it for me price wise and look wise haha
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    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:18 pm

    Thanks!! It provides coverage over my tailgate/cooking area and is also alot easier to level out the Taco or tent deployment.
    I also believe that the softshell provides more interior roominess (headroom) vs the lower profile hardshell.


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    Re: Roof Top Tents

    Post by boncooverlander on Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:14 pm

    For MtnClimber and others interested, another interesting read: https://offroadtents.com/blogs/news/8-hardshell-roof-top-tents-that-will-soften-your-senses-1
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    Re: Roof Top Tents

    Post by boncooverlander on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:04 am

    I had posted this on a Fb group, but here I go again.

    https://offroadtents.com/blogs/news/behind-the-scenes-with-tepui-tents-the-road-to-the-top

    Please, comments, suggestions are more than welcome. We will be interviewing more RTT brand owners, as to bring more info for everyone that's interested. So if you have any suggestions on what questions we can ask in the future, please let me know!

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