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This is what I am going to get when the rack isn't on the truck....


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Old 11-13-2016, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by grancuda View Post
Been thinking of getting into overland / roof top tent camping for a while. Finally pulled the trigger on getting a rack made & picked up a ARB Simpson 3 w/annex.

Last week we went camping/running trails up to southern Colorado to the Trinidad, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton & Ouray.

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Awesome looking trip.
Got anything planned for the spring?

Now that you've used he roof top tent, how do you like it as compared to typical ground tents?


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Awesome looking trip.
Got anything planned for the spring?
We are planning another Colorado trip for this summer but about twice the time off work this time. We have lots of stuff we wanted to do but time didn't work out.

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Now that you've used he roof top tent, how do you like it as compared to typical ground tents?
It really worked out well & would definitely buy it again.

Couple of things of note:

It's nice because you don't have to find a nice flat, in-rocky tent surface area.

It sets up super quick. Probably 4x quicker than a dome tent of equal size.

It sets up easy in the dark.

Your bedding, foam pad / sheets/ blankets store inside.

The bedding is ready once you fold the tent out.

All your supplies can stay in the bed while you sleep unlike camper shell set-ups.


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Which part of Oklahoma are you from? I'm thinking of buying a RTT for my raptor and using it as my overland vehicle. Always been a ultra light camping person. But I think I'm ready to move from a hammock to a RTT.
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Which part of Oklahoma are you from? I'm thinking of buying a RTT for my raptor and using it as my overland vehicle. Always been a ultra light camping person. But I think I'm ready to move from a hammock to a RTT.
Sorry just seen this. We are from the Tulsa area. Midwest Expedition Outfitters (MEO) in Tulsa is who made our Rack and they also sell the RTT's.

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That rack looks great !

I just got back from Ouray and hit Corkscrew Gulch, Hurricane Pass and California to get to Animus Forks. Then the next day I think we did Red Mountain Pass... to the Yankee Girl Mine.

It would be great to drive those trails and not be concerned about making it back to the hotel by dark !!

Did you have any problems with the truck not wanting to engine brake when coming down the mountain ? I had major trouble. Even in 4 Low and manually shifted in first, the truck would roll up to an RPM of 3K before slowing down.. way too fast for switch backs and with truck in front of me !

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