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View Poll Results: Will you be getting a roof-top tent?
Yes, Already Have One 123 11.04%
Yes, Sometime Soon 319 28.64%
Hopefully One Day 592 53.14%
No, I'll keep my feet on the ground 80 7.18%
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The Bajarack RTT version is currently shipping, we have made some modifications to the original design to be compatible with Eezi-Awn Series 3 1200 series, Camping Lab, ARB, Mombasa car top tent and soon AutoHome Maggiolina.
The EXPEdition (RTT) measurements are 48" wide x 84" long, flat area is 48" wide x 58.25" long. The mounting brackets for the FJ allow easy access for a guys hand to tighten all 6 mounts:
The price for this rack is $565.00 plus shipping (approximately $110)
Question on the Maggiolina you mention.
Will the shell of say a medium Maggiolina such as mine sit lower to the roof line than what it currently does on my stock rack?

The Maggiolina works great on my stock rack, but it is up higher than I like, and I will get tossed around a bit at freeway speeds if it is really windy out.

I like what this member did.
He used the ARB fitkit, then had 1"x1" crossbars welded in after 3/4" holes were notched to drop the bars in.
Although it looks like it would be a royal PITA to get to the mounting hardware for the bottom of the tent, pretty much what Dom described.

The Maggiolina AirLand model below though is the small one, not the medium model like I have.





If your future rack would let a medium Maggiolina fit lower, I would be looking into one of your racks.

The Maggiolina is getting quite popular around my neck of the woods too, as I have seen a few others besides Wayne's and mine.
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

what about awnings?

2012 Jeep JKU...Loved the FJ, but the top wouldnt come off easy enough
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

I'm going to put one on my Adventure Trailer when I order it.

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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

There needs to be a "not sure yet" catagory
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

Ace. don't you sleep on the ground enough at work? You Schedule A???
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

I'm glad to see everyone that is so supportive of the Camping Lab products! We love our tent to death.

Just a comment on the Oasis...it is probably my least fave out there....its essentially a tent cot that you mount to the roof for about four times the price. It still has the bar down the middle just like the Kamp Rite Double Tent Cot...not much snuggling going on in there. If this doesn't bother you I'd suggest paying the $200 for the Kamp Rite and just mounting that to your roof or using it on the ground.
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

For what it's worth, I've decided to purchase the Camping Labs RTT + goodies with some of the funds from the sale of my camping trailer; it suits my needs better, will eliminate the need for a rear jack - granting me more departure angle, weighs less, costs less, can be removed, is compatible with the BajaRack, and I can also still manage to mount the Lucrum LLS system in front.

To me, that's just about perfect. Desert country, tied-down awning for shade, etc. Nirvana! Or at least as close as Nylon can come to it.

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Congratulations!! Your article has been permanently immortalized in the coveted FJ Cruiser Technical Articles - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum.

Once again, a great topic and a superb job on your write-up.


I'll leave this thread as a Sticky throughout the week to ensure that any additional tent submissions from other members find their way here. If you need to add them into the FJ Cruiser Technical Articles - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum, drop me a PM so I can temporarily open the article for your editing.

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Congratulations!! Your article has been permanently immortalized in the coveted FJ Cruiser Technical Articles - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum.

Once again, a great topic and a superb job on your write-up.


I'll leave this thread as a Sticky throughout the week to ensure that any additional tent submissions from other members find their way here. If you need to add them into the FJ Cruiser Technical Articles - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum, drop me a PM so I can temporarily open the article for your editing.

BTW, thank you for doing such a clean job of emulating the Tech Article's layout and format. That saved me a lot of editing work.
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Re: Complete Roof-Top Tent Comparison

I am using the ARB touring awning.



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