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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.

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The ladder doesn't get in the way of the doors, but the annex is a pita if the tent opens to the back.
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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?
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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!!

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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.

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Personal opinion of course, but we all do that.

I looked at the lot I reckon. Cheap end and top end like Hannibal and Howling Moon. If you can afford one of them they are great I think.

As for the rest, most of them are very similar. You can pay anything from $700 to $1400 for exactly the same tent with a different brand logo on it.

I have an Adventure Kings tent. Advertising BS aside, it is the best value for money I could find. It is one of the cheapest going, but the quality of it is better than some of the others.
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Personal opinion of course, but we all do that.

I looked at the lot I reckon. Cheap end and top end like Hannibal and Howling Moon. If you can afford one of them they are great I think.

As for the rest, most of them are very similar. You can pay anything from $700 to $1400 for exactly the same tent with a different brand logo on it.

I have an Adventure Kings tent. Advertising BS aside, it is the best value for money I could find. It is one of the cheapest going, but the quality of it is better than some of the others.
A friend recently bought a kings rtt, I was quite impressed with the quality.

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I think it is better than some others that cost $500 more. Hard to fault in the lower end of the market. Compared to tents offered by some of the big 4WD parts suppliers, it was better, and cheaper.
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Was looking at Darche RTT, but have seen Kings getting feedback and they are half the price and has a heavier canvas.
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I bought an Eezi-Awn RT03 in 1997. Pretty expensive at the time at around $2000, but there were no cheapy Chinese ones back then. 20 years later the canvas, insect screens and wooden base are still perfect but the fly and cover are showing signs of age, mostly as a result of wind flapping, and some of the plastic tie downs for the cover have broken.

If you are planning on buying one and intend to use it in Northern Australia, make sure you get one with a fly for the roof, or it will get unbearably hot. Longest I've lived out of it is three weeks, and that was about a week too long for me. Setting it up and taking it down every day gets old after a while.
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Setting it up and taking it down every day gets old after a while.
That is why mine is getting fitted on trailer, can leave it set up and go 4x4ing!
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That is why mine is getting fitted on trailer, can leave it set up and go 4x4ing!
Defs preferred mine on the trailer.
Miss it at times as much as i love the full camper tent.
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