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Roof tent and rack advice for D3 please

Hi Looking for some advice on the best / max tent size to fit onto the D3.

Thinking about a howling moon 1.6

I also have a G4 rack fitted so thinking I will remove and fit a slimline, but would like to hear what others have got fitted.
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Have you seen the Nakatanenga cargo bear rack Very flexible - not in the bendy sense of the word Rolling with laughter
Stainless and usual Nakatanenga quality.
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Re: Roof tent and rack advice for D3 please

poprivit wrote:
Hi Looking for some advice on the best / max tent size to fit onto the D3.

Thinking about a howling moon 1.6

I also have a G4 rack fitted so thinking I will remove and fit a slimline, but would like to hear what others have got fitted.


Do you mean the prospeed ones? Great bits of kit but pricey.

I personally have a G4 type on mine - they are the coolest looking after all Very Happy

On the RTT side of things. Think you can pretty much mount anything. I have a tufftrek tt02 and that fits no problem:

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DIMENSIONS:
Closed: 120cm L x 140cm W (add 1-2cm all round for travel cover access)
Open: 240cm L (bed) + 80cm Extension Length (total 320cm L x 140cm W x 1.3m H)
Weight 59kg
Lower Annex stores separately, in stuff sack - weight 12kg
Annex Foot Print is approx 2m wide x 2m long


http://tuff-trek.com/soft-top-tents.html
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leeds wrote:
Have you seen the Nakatanenga cargo bear rack Very flexible - not in the bendy sense of the word Rolling with laughter
Stainless and usual Nakatanenga quality.
Regards
Barbara


Gosh that is expensive!

You can get a prospeed, with floor pieces and access ladder for less than £1200..
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Re: Roof tent and rack advice for D3 please

professorpool wrote:
poprivit wrote:
Hi Looking for some advice on the best / max tent size to fit onto the D3.

Thinking about a howling moon 1.6

I also have a G4 rack fitted so thinking I will remove and fit a slimline, but would like to hear what others have got fitted.


Do you mean the prospeed ones? Great bits of kit but pricey.

I personally have a G4 type on mine - they are the coolest looking after all Very Happy

On the RTT side of things. Think you can pretty much mount anything. I have a tufftrek tt02 and that fits no problem:

Quote:
DIMENSIONS:
Closed: 120cm L x 140cm W (add 1-2cm all round for travel cover access)
Open: 240cm L (bed) + 80cm Extension Length (total 320cm L x 140cm W x 1.3m H)
Weight 59kg
Lower Annex stores separately, in stuff sack - weight 12kg
Annex Foot Print is approx 2m wide x 2m long


http://tuff-trek.com/soft-top-tents.html


Yes I do like the G4 rack and as it was factory fitted i would like to keep it.

I was also looking at the TT02 do you have any pic's of how it's fitted as i assume you have removed the rear and side bars from the rack?
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No I'm afraid I don't - but will do in about six weeks when at the Chepstow camp Very Happy
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If it helps, this was my set up a couple of years ago using an expo rack with cut down side rails and a howling moon 1.4 tourer.





  
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Thanks thats very helpful and i had a measure up today and that was what i thought i would have to do.
I think i may just remove the Rack and keep it for a later refit if required. I don't want to cut it about due to having a genuine G4 rack as part of the original build of my car by Land Rover Special Ops.

i like the prospeed rack and it adds cost to the setup but would give me the ideal platform to mount the tent.
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