Roof top tents - Page 2 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum, Photos, Directory

 


Go Back   Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum > Caravaning, Camping and Equipment > Camping and Caravaning Equipment

Patrol4x4.com is the premier Nissan Patrol Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 17-07-2015, 07:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mount Annan NSW
Posts: 286
Thanks: 43
Thanked 76 Times in 54 Posts
Default

My son recently purchased a Gordigear Roof top tent second hand. Excellent product and very well made. The double stiching seems very well done. He's used it many times and says he's very happy with it. Worth concidering IMO.

Bazza
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22  
Old 17-07-2015, 07:47 AM
Sméagol's Avatar
Part Of The Furniture Round Here
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hobbitville aka the "Shire"
Posts: 3,170
Thanks: 46
Thanked 315 Times in 261 Posts
Default

The ladder doesn't get in the way of the doors, but the annex is a pita if the tent opens to the back.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 17-07-2015, 04:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 117
Thanks: 31
Thanked 35 Times in 30 Posts
Default

I was planning on having the tent opening towards the back that if it rains we can still cook in the tent with access to the rear doors. What exactly was the problem? Do the doors not open wide enough to clear the tent?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
 
  #24  
Old 17-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Overboard's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Townsville
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 470
Thanked 790 Times in 588 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seanc View Post
I was planning on having the tent opening towards the back that if it rains we can still cook in the tent with access to the rear doors. What exactly was the problem? Do the doors not open wide enough to clear the tent?
If you are not going to use an annex then it is best to have the tent open backwards as you suggested. If you are going to use the add on annex under the tent then they really get in the way behind the car. Much better to have the annex beside the car.

Cheers,
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 18-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Sméagol's Avatar
Part Of The Furniture Round Here
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hobbitville aka the "Shire"
Posts: 3,170
Thanks: 46
Thanked 315 Times in 261 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by overboard View Post
if you are not going to use an annex then it is best to have the tent open backwards as you suggested. If you are going to use the add on annex under the tent then they really get in the way behind the car. Much better to have the annex beside the car.

Cheers,
x 2
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 19-03-2017, 04:30 PM
gab gab is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Darwin
Posts: 8
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Default

Post Dig!!

I read through this and other posts and thought I'd just pop a message here asking for some expert help!

Sorry to drag this up again, but I am seriously considering getting a Rooftop Tent, but my budget is rather small when considering the options out there (there are so many!!)

As we will be camping in some very Hot and Humid conditions which are prone to some pretty awesome storms and rain, the tent has to be cool and air well as well as keep absolutely all water out.

At the moment the Adventure Kings Roof Top Tent with Annex (TOURER) looks the best. Any of you guys use it? Do you know if it's any good, or if there's something else out there which is better even if it's a bit more in price?

I sincerely appreciate your help and advise in this regard!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 19-03-2017, 05:38 PM
Heavensent's Avatar
Part Of The Furniture Round Here
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 6,391
Thanks: 591
Thanked 448 Times in 354 Posts
Garage
Default

Personally wouldnt touch adventure kings...but more out of pride as we know its cheaper but they go on about it being best in business etc.

I had a G-camp one through ebay.
Great customer service and product was great quality.
Id happily buy through them again

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
__________________
AKA Boyd
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavensent-Fabrications/635552486461725#

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Heavensent For This Useful Post:
gab (19-03-2017)
  #28  
Old 19-03-2017, 09:26 PM
Leethal's Avatar
..Hollywood..
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Perth NOR
Posts: 10,507
Thanks: 1,947
Thanked 5,422 Times in 2,978 Posts
Garage
Default

I have a Powerful 4x4 brand unit that was given to me by a mate about 7 years ago. I've only really used it a fair bit in the last few months, and while the brand was also regarded as a cheapy I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the quality. We used it on a horrendously windy night on the great Oz bite after Christmas and I thought it would be going in the bin, but much to my pleasant surprise there was not a stitch out of place by the morning.

I've also got the zip on annex thingy, which we only used for the first time a couple of weeks ago after also having it seven years (can't rush these things) and it worked great even flipping over the back, there is a huge zippered opening to access both the barn doors which was important as we cook out of the back when we don't take the camper.

Quite a few people have the Kings RTTs and while I have a couple of mates with them, I must say we haven't discussed them but I will ask when I next catch up.

Hopefully someone else here has one and can offer an opinion.
__________________
.


Every dog has his day.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Leethal For This Useful Post:
gab (21-03-2017)
  #29  
Old 21-03-2017, 07:49 AM
gab gab is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Darwin
Posts: 8
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leethal View Post
I have a Powerful 4x4 brand unit that was given to me by a mate about 7 years ago. I've only really used it a fair bit in the last few months, and while the brand was also regarded as a cheapy I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the quality. We used it on a horrendously windy night on the great Oz bite after Christmas and I thought it would be going in the bin, but much to my pleasant surprise there was not a stitch out of place by the morning.

I've also got the zip on annex thingy, which we only used for the first time a couple of weeks ago after also having it seven years (can't rush these things) and it worked great even flipping over the back, there is a huge zippered opening to access both the barn doors which was important as we cook out of the back when we don't take the camper.

Quite a few people have the Kings RTTs and while I have a couple of mates with them, I must say we haven't discussed them but I will ask when I next catch up.

Hopefully someone else here has one and can offer an opinion.
Thanks a lot Leethal. I'll look forward to hearing from you.

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
__________________
Be nice, I'm new!

Current - 2009 Nissan Patrol Y61

Previous - 1996 Nissan Navara D21
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Overboard's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Townsville
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 470
Thanked 790 Times in 588 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gab View Post
As we will be camping in some very Hot and Humid conditions which are prone to some pretty awesome storms and rain, the tent has to be cool and air well as well as keep absolutely all water out.
Make sure you get one that has a plastic membrane between the mattress and the canvas, or be prepared to add your own. Even good quality canvas gets damp to touch with constant rain. Any cloth or foam that touches the canvas will wick water through it and end up sodden. A 200mm wide strip of thin plastic right round the mattress except for the entry area will keep your bed dry in torrential rain.
__________________
GU Series 1 wagon
Jan 2000
TD42T
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Overboard For This Useful Post:
gab (21-03-2017)
  #31  
Old 21-03-2017, 08:47 PM
gab gab is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Darwin
Posts: 8
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Overboard View Post
Make sure you get one that has a plastic membrane between the mattress and the canvas, or be prepared to add your own. Even good quality canvas gets damp to touch with constant rain. Any cloth or foam that touches the canvas will wick water through it and end up sodden. A 200mm wide strip of thin plastic right round the mattress except for the entry area will keep your bed dry in torrential rain.
That's some solid advise!! Thanks Overboard!! I appreciate it!!

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
__________________
Be nice, I'm new!

Current - 2009 Nissan Patrol Y61

Previous - 1996 Nissan Navara D21
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 21-03-2017, 09:27 PM
Sméagol's Avatar
Part Of The Furniture Round Here
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hobbitville aka the "Shire"
Posts: 3,170
Thanks: 46
Thanked 315 Times in 261 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Overboard View Post
Make sure you get one that has a plastic membrane between the mattress and the canvas, or be prepared to add your own. Even good quality canvas gets damp to touch with constant rain. Any cloth or foam that touches the canvas will wick water through it and end up sodden. A 200mm wide strip of thin plastic right round the mattress except for the entry area will keep your bed dry in torrential rain.
I can't say that I have struck that problem with my eBay rtt in the past 5 yrs or so. Even when packed up wet there has been no transfer of moisture to the mattress or bedding. This includes some truly torrential periods of rain. My biggest gripe is when moisture freezes on the internal metal poles during the night then defrosts in the morning hitting you on the forehead, but that's a 1st world problem.

Sent from my A1601 using Tapatalk
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On







Subscribe in NewsGator Online


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.