|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|
|11-06-2013 09:29 PM|
|11-05-2013 06:30 PM|
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|
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|
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|
|11-01-2013 03:41 PM|
|11-01-2013 01:37 PM|
|10-25-2013 04:37 AM|
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|
|06-06-2013 08:19 PM|
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|
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|
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.