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11-12-2013 12:08 AM
muhammadki Looking at the Manley cargo trailer now, and adding the trailer top tent later. It should be low enough to stick the dog in there
11-12-2013 12:07 AM
nickmimi They are all designed very similar. I can say that CVT has great customer service!
11-12-2013 12:03 AM
nickmimi T
11-06-2013 09:29 PM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by BoarderMX View Post
Just another tent option to look at is Tepui Roof Top Tents they have a number of models and are priced very well. I have the kukeman sky model and it has been great.
Are they all copying each other?? That one looks just like the ARB too
11-05-2013 06:30 PM
BoarderMX Just another tent option to look at is Tepui Roof Top Tents they have a number of models and are priced very well. I have the kukeman sky model and it has been great.

11-05-2013 01:35 PM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post
Thanks For posting pictures! I was all set to order a gobi rack as soon as funds allowed but one of the things that has me bugged is that it will be difficult to remove the hardtop without completely removing the rack or scratching the out of the top. I disregarded the MBPR rack in the beginning because i assumed it just attached to the fiberglass hardtop without any structure to support it. (none of the stores,even mbpr make it clear there is re-enforcing on the back side) After doing some more research and diving into a ton of pictures it seems to have a sturdy reinforcing system. I would order it with the front lightbar and rack extension kit to be able to fit the larger CVT tent. I also really like that when i remove my hardtop the rack goes with it so it doesnt inhibit the views and open air feeling (like the gobi rack does). Also like that it gives you "grab" points to take your top off easier. Do you have any issues with the rack, is it holding up alright? any qualms about weight? Is it easier or more difficult to remove the top with the weight of the rack? Is there anyplace where you could run wires through the tubes for lights? TIA! sorry for so many questions
Yeah, i too thought the mbrp just mounted to the fiberglass, but it's SUPER SOLID! And you are right, it makes for great grab handles especially when you put and take off the cover for the rtt.

You can easily pull the freedom tops off with the mbrp, but ONLY if you dont have the light bar on!

I read that with racks like gobi you have to keep tightening and checking the bolts. You definitely dont need to do that for the mbrp.

Sorry for the pic delay, i'll post pics of the mbrp mounts and of the arb mounting. I'm not 100% that rtts mount that easy to the gobi.
11-03-2013 09:53 AM
3PedalMINI Thanks For posting pictures!

I was all set to order a gobi rack as soon as funds allowed but one of the things that has me bugged is that it will be difficult to remove the hardtop without completely removing the rack or scratching the out of the top.

I disregarded the MBPR rack in the beginning because i assumed it just attached to the fiberglass hardtop without any structure to support it. (none of the stores,even mbpr make it clear there is re-enforcing on the back side)

After doing some more research and diving into a ton of pictures it seems to have a sturdy reinforcing system.

I would order it with the front lightbar and rack extension kit to be able to fit the larger CVT tent. I also really like that when i remove my hardtop the rack goes with it so it doesnt inhibit the views and open air feeling (like the gobi rack does). Also like that it gives you "grab" points to take your top off easier.

Do you have any issues with the rack, is it holding up alright? any qualms about weight? Is it easier or more difficult to remove the top with the weight of the rack? Is there anyplace where you could run wires through the tubes for lights?

TIA! sorry for so many questions
11-03-2013 08:44 AM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by nickmimi View Post
We have a mastiff who surprisingly cant climb a ladder. We went with the CVT tent and annex. The annex comes in real handy as a changing room, bathroom enclosure(portable toilet), dry storage area and dog sleeping area. Works great. Wife loves it.
Wow, the ARB and CVT look similar down to the very last detail! I dont know who copied who, but someone definitely did a lot less work on this that the other guy! Even the annexes are identical
11-01-2013 03:41 PM
nickmimi
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Originally Posted by live_slow View Post
I would love an RTT, but we have a big old lazy dog.

Looking at the Manley cargo trailer now, and adding the trailer top tent later. It should be low enough to stick the dog in there.

The other option would be to get the RTT and the annex. Those are very cool. Dog can stay down ladder, lol.
We have a mastiff who surprisingly cant climb a ladder. We went with the CVT tent and annex. The annex comes in real handy as a changing room, bathroom enclosure(portable toilet), dry storage area and dog sleeping area. Works great. Wife loves it.
11-01-2013 01:37 PM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by David Decoster View Post
BF, I'm having my Gobi Stealth installed mid-November. Next step would be getting an RTT as well. Is your ARB tent compatible with the Gobi? Any insight on ease of folding / unfolding? Ease of mounting / dismounting after the trip? Also, since my 10A is also a 2-door (with back row seat removed), have you any advice / lessons learned on what extra equipment to haul along on a 10-14 4x4 camping trip?
I'll take a picture of how the ARB mounts, it's the easiest to understand. As far as folding and unfolding, we found that climbing up in the tent, propping/removing the supports for the awnings and straightening out the bedding is what takes the longest. Anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes is what you're looking at. Oh, if you have neighbours relatively close to you you likely will take upwards of 30 minutes as they will almost always flock over great ice breaker for sure! We did a 12 day trip with it in the summer and between firewood, jerry can, luggage, cooler and dog, space was tight. BUT, the RTT did help big time as all of our beddings we could leave in it, as well as most of our clothes.
10-25-2013 04:37 AM
David Decoster BF, I'm having my Gobi Stealth installed mid-November. Next step would be getting an RTT as well. Is your ARB tent compatible with the Gobi? Any insight on ease of folding / unfolding? Ease of mounting / dismounting after the trip?
Also, since my 10A is also a 2-door (with back row seat removed), have you any advice / lessons learned on what extra equipment to haul along on a 10-14 4x4 camping trip?
06-16-2013 12:12 AM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by live_slow View Post
I would love an RTT, but we have a big old lazy dog.

Looking at the Manley cargo trailer now, and adding the trailer top tent later. It should be low enough to stick the dog in there.

The other option would be to get the RTT and the annex. Those are very cool. Dog can stay down ladder, lol.
We have a beagle so he's easy to carry up i just tell him we're going airplane and he's good to go
06-06-2013 08:19 PM
live_slow I would love an RTT, but we have a big old lazy dog.

Looking at the Manley cargo trailer now, and adding the trailer top tent later. It should be low enough to stick the dog in there.

The other option would be to get the RTT and the annex. Those are very cool. Dog can stay down ladder, lol.
06-06-2013 08:08 PM
bloodfart
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
That's so cool. I love Roof Top Tent (RTT) setups and their many configurations.
We're a week into our 10 day road trip, and at EVERY campsite we pulled up at, at least one or two people come over to ask questions about it or just look at it from up close people just LOVE it, and it's a great ice breaker with whatever neighbors you have for the night. For small kids, it's the coolest thing ever.

Obviously we got the tent for wilderness camping, but since we havent tented in a good 10 years, figured we'd start with regular campsites for our first trip out. Turns out even organized campsites can be quite eventful, as we had a cougar in the one we were in 2 nights ago. All in all, 100% get one!
06-04-2013 11:43 AM
kramer2k That's so cool. I love Roof Top Tent (RTT) setups and their many configurations.
06-04-2013 10:56 AM
bloodfart Went with MBRP, and it's as solid at it can be! It doesnt just bolt to the top from the outside like i thought, it has a bar on the inside that takes the load off. You can still take out the freedom panels easy, as long as the lightbar isnt hooked up. All in all very happy with both the rack and the tent! Here's a pic while we're at it
05-16-2013 09:08 PM
bloodfart
MBRP 2 door roof rack with ARB tent

Decided to bite the bullet and order the ARB tent tomorrow, and am SUPER excited. I'm not rich, but i've always preferred to pay more and stay at a nice hotel, than to throw money out the window and deal with the bs of cheap accomodations or camping in a big camp ground. But the idea of camping out in the middle of the wilderness is exciting, and I think this tent will pay for itself by the end of the fall.

Now I'm stuck, unable to decide what roof rack to go with. I like the GOBI stealth because there's no drilling required, but it's expensive. I also like the MRBP rack because you have the option to do just the backside and it's half the price. Of course, the downside is the holes in the hard top .

My questions are:
1) is the 2dr mbrp rack enough to support the tent and a skinny couple in their late 20s
2) which one would you go for? I dont really care for a huge amount of roof storage, i just want it to hold the tent in the summer and the snowboards in the winter.

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