Roof top tents

scblack

Leucocholic
French buzzbox...? It’s a Camry sized sedan made in Turkey. So that’s a no on both counts.
Lazmo has replied with valid points to your query about shoving a rooftop tent on a smallish hatch.

And your only response is to bitch about the frog buzzbox comment...

Johnny is far more knowledgeable on psychology than I’ll ever be and he has a number of times pointed out your inferiority complex. He’s right.

Plus you’re an idiot.
 

Haakon

Not happy, Jan.
Lazmo has replied with valid points to your query about shoving a rooftop tent on a smallish hatch.

And your only response is to bitch about the frog buzzbox comment...

Johnny is far more knowledgeable on psychology than I’ll ever be and he has a number of times pointed out your inferiority complex. He’s right.

Plus you’re an idiot.
Sigh. He wasn’t really asking questions...

And you’re not short on idiot points yourself. It’s not a smallish hatch. It’s roof is load rated higher than the beloved Hilux for example. And I already covered why I’m “attached” to the Megane...

It would be fine, have had more than 40kg on the racks before and it didn’t care. And I’m not fussed that others prefer conventional tents, that wasn’t the question.

Thanks to those that offered useful input.
 
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Haakon

Not happy, Jan.
Hack,
Sorry for the buzzbox comments, it was the shiraz talking, I apologize.



But, they were legitimate questions.
No worries. I had the feeling like crap exhausted responses going.

I just like the idea of being up off the ground, away from water and cold ground and bugs etc. The car is fine, it’s just a car. It’s not particularly amazing in any regard apart from the fact it’s in good nick and is comfortable and reliable and I don’t owe anything on it. Just not worth selling! It’s also heavy enough to not be worried by such things and has the good bolt on roof rack mounts (as opposed to the sketchy clamp on types).

However it seems SWMBO has put the mozz on the whole thing - she hates the ladder idea. Sigh.
 

droenn

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Only time I've used a rooftop tent was in Africa - where it was kinda nice to be off the ground. They suck getting in and out of when you're drunk though.

Normal tent (especially the quick setup ones) are far better choice for car camping: more versatile and means you can leave them setup and drive off in your car. And you're sleeping on flat, stable ground!

Camper trailers are probably they best choice, but a decent investment (or just hire one if you're only going a couple times a year).
 

dancaseyimages

Mountain bike pornographer
Ive setup a tent on the tray of my ute a few times recently with no issues. Only pain is you need to lift it off the ute when you drive somewhere.
Talking about a two person tent though. Off the ground at a recent motorsport event where the toilet started flooding down the hill was definitely worth the tray mount.
 

Lazmo

Old and hopeless
We are buying another Coleman Instant Up 6 man Gold tent tomorrow, as my kids keep using our first one. They were relegated to using some of my dome tents, but the setup time is fiddly, a PITA and the fibreglass poles die eventually, plus you can't stand up around the edges of a dome tent.

BTW, I'm typing this under the awning of my foreshore camp site tent, which is a real PITA to set up, but it does stay set up for 3 months.

I'm hot spotting my laptop from my phone and "Working from the Beach"

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Duane

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I have a quick tent, swags, and a caravan.
All are a pain for 4x4 touring. But I'm talking long weekend type trips where shit goes wrong and your usually pulling into camp just for one night after dark.
So I'm getting a RTT. A used one cheap.
Mates have them and they are usually sitting in the chair drinking beer long before I find a level bit of ground...in the dark...set up tent/swag...fuck about with bedding etc.
For those trips you can't beat a RTT, for base camp type trips I think RTTs are shite.
The RTT might be convenient for short 1 night MTB trips.
 

Lazmo

Old and hopeless
The new updated Gold Coleman is great. It was a dead still night, so it wasn’t exactly a weather workout. The one bugbear with our original instant tent, was the insect screen on the main door didn’t go down to goundlevel, the new one does, much better. It also has identical front and rear doors, super good for air flow. It has side ventilation too. The floor is much heavier duty, and has a nice soft feel on your feet. Inside and outside side windows and a detachable side awning to keep the fridge and cooking stuff in the shade. It still only has one zipped entry for power, but at least now it can be at either the front or back, the old tent was front left only, and it meant a very long lead from the AGM battery. This tent is not the “dark” but it’s still much darker than our first one, better for sleeping in.

Anyway it’s a big tick from me.
 
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