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Old 09-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Recommendations for roof top tent & rack

We are looking for recommendations for a rooftop tent and rack. I liked the Gobi, but do not like what I have read about interference with the sat nav and radio. We just finished our build and would like to start using it!
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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I have the Gobi Stealth with ARB Simpson III RTT (plus annex and awning) and enjoy it very much. A Sirius antenna can be had for $25 and located anywhere so it shouldn't really be a factor. Besides, any rack and RTT may cause interference with the stock located antenna. Keep in mind though that this RTT only sleeps 2 adults plus maybe one small child. Two more can sleep down in the annex area though. I have the same 3.5" AEV lift and running 35's...the optional ladder extension is required.

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Old 09-23-2011, 11:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, any thoughts on the other rack manufacturers?

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Thanks for the info, any thoughts on the other rack manufacturers?

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I chose Garvin. Their Wilderness rack works tops for me. They've also got a new one, that is just a platform. The customer service is tops. Highly recommended. It's a family owned/run business.
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I chose Garvin. Their Wilderness rack works tops for me. They've also got a new one, that is just a platform. The customer service is tops. Highly recommended. It's a family owned/run business.

Do you have a link to the RTT you guys are using ? Is this it http://www.wildernessracks.com/
This is something i am thinking of adding as well.


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Do you have a link to the RTT you guys are using ? Is this it Wilderness Roof Racks, Accessories, utility cargo rack for Jeeps, SUVs, Trucks, 4x4 Off Road storage, off-road
This is something i am thinking of adding as well.


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Old 09-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #8
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I chose Garvin. Their Wilderness rack works tops for me. They've also got a new one, that is just a platform. The customer service is tops. Highly recommended. It's a family owned/run business.
I agree I have The Wilderness rack also and I installed there rear bumper to. These folks are a real pleasure to deal with and I love my rack!

I do not have a tent yet, but I will be getting one this winter. I am not going to mount it on the roof, I will be building a trailer and putting the tent on top. This is the company I am going to go with. They make nice stuff and have roof top models. I have used there tents both here and in Africa.

http://www.eeziawn.com/eeziawn/legen...of_africa.html

I get a magazine called Overlanding Journal. You should look up there website. The last issue of there mag had en extensive comparison of all the roof top mounted tents. It may be worth you buying a copy if you dont want to subscribe to there mag for an entire year. It is a well put together publication with incredible photography. real good overlanding info on equipment every issue.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:17 AM   #9
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Wilderness rack is the way to go for sure...
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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The eezi-awn seem to be very good quality. I would like to know the difference in materials between ARB and eezi-awn...

I like the Wilderness rack, but not all the holes drilled into the body. I don't think Gobi drills which I think is a big plus.

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I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with hardtop what is the rack system I need to get that will accommodate kayaks?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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I have a Gobi Stealth and was having sat interference. I went to car toys and he put an aftermarket sat antenna underneath the dash. No problems.
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I have a Gobi Stealth on a 2011 4D Rubicon. Great rack. I moved the satellite antenna to the front of the rack, flat on the light bar. You can't see it and the wire is wrapped around the right front rack support down to where I brought it into the interior. All works great. There is no drilling with the Gobi rack and it is solid!
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I've got a Gobi Stealth and no interference at all on SAT.
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Anyone with experience with the tepui tents? Good? Bad?
Was looking to see if I can put one on the body armor 4x4 roof rack cargo basket, looks pretty small, would maybe just a small tepui tent fit?
Welcome all suggestions
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I think this is the route I plan on taking.
Kukenam XL Ruggedized

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It's a bit expensive (3,400.00) but the videos and reviews have been great.
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A good link for anyone interested in a quality and top of the line RTT.

James Baroud Evasion Evolution RTT | Expedition Portal

And I can tell you from personal experience and roughly 50+ nights in just this year alone that these tents are everything they are talked up to be!
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You can go this route. although a bit pricy, it would be cool. I prefer a tent on the ground, but that's me. one day, I'll get an Oztent.
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We are looking for recommendations for a rooftop tent and rack. I liked the Gobi, but do not like what I have read about interference with the sat nav and radio. We just finished our build and would like to start using it!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ful...on-113646.html

Thanks for your help,

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We have a really neat patent pending roof rack getting released here in october, it allows you to access your soft top and put it and down without removing any cargo from the roof rack. If anybody is interested, give us a call with questions, we will have pics and details here in a few days!

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I think this is the route I plan on taking. Kukenam XL Ruggedized Front Runner Slimline II Extreme Full Rack / Jeep Wrangler JK 5 Door It's a bit expensive (3,400.00) but the videos and reviews have been great.
I wound up going with the body armor 4x4 base rack, added to cross members the went with the Kukenam Sky, LOVE IT. Not a complaint,
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o doubt as stated Gobi is top of the line also Garvin is great. Gobi did not really appeal to me, Garvi was nice but I was not crazy about the square tubing with everything on my being round. I wound up going Rugged Ridge Shepard, not a bad rack, easy for complete removal. Guess it just comes down to what really works for you.
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I wound up going with the body armor 4x4 base rack, added to cross members the went with the Kukenam Sky, LOVE IT. Not a complaint,
I did see that Sky version and thought it would be pretty cool for warm, clear nights. Glad you like it. I have been really impressed with what I have read and the videos I have seen for that company. Especially liked the video of getting caught in Death Valley during a wind/sand storm.
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You can go this route. although a bit pricy, it would be cool. I prefer a tent on the ground, but that's me. one day, I'll get an Oztent.
love this idea.... would have really enjoyed this years ago when I did a lot of camping!
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I did see that Sky version and thought it would be pretty cool for warm, clear nights. Glad you like it. I have been really impressed with what I have read and the videos I have seen for that company. Especially liked the video of getting caught in Death Valley during a wind/sand storm.
Yea no kidding eh, first night in mine was a cool night(dropped down to 5c) and windy as hell the next morning and I still woke up at 6 to open all the windows! Didn't even notice the wind either it's insane, built REALLY WELL to,
Only thing is after having it on all summer I notice the back end sagging more now because of the weight,
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A lot depends on how you will use your roof-top tent. Extreme conditions, regularly, comfort desired, etc.

Most of the frames are pretty similar, although there are differences in materials and quality. I have been researching quite a bit and have found that the Howling Moon and EEZI-AWN are the elite level tents. There might be others that I have not seen. The materials used are better than the rest... I have personally seen, touched, crawled around and evaluated many of them. The Poly cotton used and coatings on the rip-stop are just better on these higher end tents.

The mattresses are important too. Some are just way better than others.

That said, I don't know if I am willing to spend that much for an occasional use item. If not, I like the Tepui kukunam, if so, I like the Howling Moon Deluxe 1.6.

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We have the gobi stealth rack. I have a cascadia vehicle tent. Chris the owner is great to work with and has great customer support.

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